Washington, D.C., April 12, 2012 – AAR (NYSE: AIR) joined with other aerospace leaders as part of a panel at the 11th annual Aviation Summit, hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Chamber Foundation in Washington D.C., to present and discuss the future of aviation.
Each year, the Chamber selects leading experts to raise awareness of issues that are critical to the industry. Presenting on behalf of AAR, David P. Storch, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, joined David J. Barger, President and Chief Executive Officer, JetBlue Airways Corporation; Gary Spulak, President, Embraer Aircraft Holding, Inc.; William J. Flynn, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings; and Clayton M. Jones, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Rockwell Collins. The discussion was moderated by the Honorable T. Allan McArtor, Chairman, Airbus North America.
This year’s Summit, Flying Towards Global Economic Growth, explored the industry’s ability to create and sustain employment through the manufacturing and trading of new and improved technologies, as well as the implementation of the NextGen air traffic modernization program and the impact of the emissions trading tax being imposed by the European Union.
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.