AAR Expands Global Logistics Operations, Establishes Unison Parts Distribution in Europe

WOOD DALE, ILLINOIS, January 25, 2012 — AAR (NYSE: AIR) has expanded its distribution network for original Unison aerospace components to better serve aircraft operators and repair facilities in Europe.

AAR, an exclusive supplier of aerospace parts for the Unison distribution channel, is adding inventory at its European Distribution Center located near Amsterdam Schipol Airport. The new inventory includes turbine ignition systems, engine-dedicated alternators, sensors, switches and wiring harnesses.

The program and new distribution hub are being managed by AAR Distribution, which operates as part of AAR’s Allen Asset Management division. The program leverages AAR’s global reach and extensive experience providing supply chain, component repair and parts distribution services to the commercial aviation industry.

“AAR is ensuring that customers everywhere have fast, easy access to genuine Unison parts,” said John Holmes, Division President, AAR Allen Asset Management. “The European Distribution Center is an important hub within our global supply chain network that efficiently and effectively supports the international aviation community.”

AAR is a leading provider of value-added products and services to the worldwide aerospace and government and defense industries. With facilities and sales locations around the world, AAR uses its close-to-the-customer business model to serve aviation and government and defense customers through four operating segments: Aviation Supply Chain; Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul; Structures and Systems; and Government and Defense Services. More information can be found at www.aarcorp.com.