Dixie Aerospace Acquires AAR CORP.’s PMA Product Line

PEACHTREE CITY, GA May 2011 - Dixie Aerospace, a Wencor Group company, is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with AAR CORP. to acquire its PMA parts product line, including all PMA inventory and associated intellectual property. Dixie Aerospace also entered into a long-term sales, distribution and new parts development agreement whereby Dixie Aerospace will provide PMA parts on a preferred supplier basis. Dixie Aerospace will work with AAR’s customers on new PMA development opportunities.

Keith Coleman, President of Dixie Aerospace, said, “The acquisition of AAR’s PMA parts capability is a great fit for Dixie Aerospace with many benefits for our customers. The acquired PMAs complement our system focus nicely, offering significant coverage in the landing gear, engine, and interior systems. This allows us to provide even more PMAs to our customers through the same services and interface they are accustomed to seeing from all Wencor Group companies.”

With the addition of these PMA parts, customers will have access to Wencor Group’s portfolio of over 4,000 PMA parts. This broader product line and increased scope of coverage will lead to increased PMA part development opportunities and reduced time-to-market for new PMA parts.

Dixie Aerospace will provide additional communications as they become available and strive to make this a seamless transition for all of its customers.