AAR Introduces New Aircraft Engine Fuel Pump Maintenance and Repair Service

(GARDEN CITY, NEW YORK – April 3, 2012) -- AAR (NYSE: AIR) announced that it is now offering maintenance, repair and overhaul services for aircraft engine fuel pumps, expanding its portfolio of MRO services to the aviation, government and defense industries. The repairs will be performed at AAR’s Aircraft Component Services facility in Garden City, New York.

“Adding fuel pump maintenance and repairs to our MRO offerings represents a significant opportunity for us and further expands AAR’s diverse capabilities for aircraft operators,” said Sam Gorman, Vice President and General Manager, AAR Aircraft Component Services. “Our goal with all our products and services is to extend our clients’ on-wing performance and reduce downtime. Servicing fuel pumps is one more way to support that goal as part of our overall capabilities development strategy.”

AAR will offer competitive fixed pricing for fuel pump testing, maintenance and overhaul, enabling AAR’s customers operating in all parts of the world to more effectively forecast their costs and operate more efficiently.

The new fuel pump service offering leverages the New York facility’s 25 years of experience providing support for a full range of aircraft components. AAR’s component repair facility in Amsterdam was recently awarded a Boeing Gold Performance Excellence Award for commercial component repair.

About AAR

AAR is a leading provider of value added products and services to the worldwide aerospace and government/defense industries. With facilities and sales locations around the world, AAR uses its close-to-the-customer business model to serve aviation and government/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.