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Press release

October 16, 2019

AAR and Alaska Airlines announce new digital trial, integration of Airvolution repair cycle management

WOOD DALE, Illinois — AAR (NYSE: AIR), a leading provider of aviation services to commercial airlines and governments worldwide, announces that Alaska Airlines has signed on for a digital trial of Airvolution®, AAR’s innovative cloud-based platform for efficient component repair cycle management.

The two organizations will work closely over the coming months to achieve seamless integration of Airvolution with Alaska Airlines’ existing technology stack and selected supplier base. Incorporating AAR’s expertise in component repair management and digital service integration, this innovative platform enables customers to centralize and gain maximum visibility into their component repair cycle — as well as provides access to AAR’s proprietary analytics and business intelligence capabilities. Through this partnership, Alaska Airlines can expect to improve efficiencies, reduce operational costs, maximize productivity and gain enhanced component availability.

“Alaska Airlines is excited to begin a trial of this advanced component repair system to enhance our efficiency, reduce turnaround times and ensure maximum component availability,” said Justin Neff, Alaska Airlines MD, Engine, Component, Material and Lease Management. “This new partnership reflects the latest stage in an ongoing and successful relationship between our organizations and demonstrates our mutual commitment to efficiency and innovation.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Alaska Airlines to integrate our highly advanced component repair management system, Airvolution, into their supply chain,” said Ken Hein, AAR SVP of Operations. “This cloud-based, streamlined tool provides Alaska Airlines with real-time tracking and complete visibility of their component repair process, along with expert analytics, to transform their business and benefit their bottom line.”

For more information about Airvolution, please click here.

About AAR
AAR is a global aftermarket solutions company that employs more than 6,000 people in over 20 countries. Based in Wood Dale, Illinois, AAR supports commercial aviation and government customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Expeditionary Services. AAR’s Aviation Services include inventory management; parts supply; OEM parts distribution; aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul; engineering services and component repair. AAR’s Expeditionary Services include airlift operations; mobility systems; and command and control centers in support of military and humanitarian missions. More information can be found at www.aarcorp.com.

Media contact: Daniela Pietsch, Vice President Corporate Marketing & Communications, at editor@aarcorp.com or +1 630-227-5100. 

This press release contains certain statements relating to future results, which are forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on beliefs of Company management, as well as assumptions and estimates based on information currently available to the Company, and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical results or those anticipated, including those factors discussed under Item 1A, entitled “Risk Factors”, included in the Company’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2018. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize adversely, or should underlying assumptions or estimates prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described. These events and uncertainties are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many are beyond the Company’s control. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events. For additional information, see the comments included in AAR’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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