WOOD DALE, Illinois, July 24, 2013 - AAR (NYSE: AIR) announces that the U.S. Marshals Service has signed a purchase commitment for two Boeing 737-400 aircraft for delivery in September. In addition to sourcing the aircraft, AAR will provide airframe and landing gear overhaul, aircraft painting and interior reconfiguration. AAR recently delivered two similar aircraft to the Colombian Air Force as part of a cost-effective program that included the conversion of the aircraft for cargo transport and the supply of custom seat pallets.
The program demonstrates AAR’s wide range of capabilities, which the Company combines to create custom-tailored solutions for its commercial, federal civilian government, and defense customers.
“This program will enable AAR to deliver an efficient, cost-effective means to satisfy the U.S. Marshal Service, Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System’s prisoner transport requirements,” said Donald J. Wetekam, Senior Vice President of Government and Defense Business Development for AAR. “Our one-stop shop approach to procurement, overhaul and reconfiguration enables us to react quickly to a variety of customer needs.”
Modifications and reconfiguration of the aircraft are on course for delivery by September 2013.
AAR is a global aerospace and defense contractor that employs more than 6,000 people in 17 countries. Based in Wood Dale, Illinois, AAR supports commercial, government and defense customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Technology Products. AAR’s services include inventory management and parts distribution; aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul; and expeditionary airlift. AAR’s products include cargo systems and containers; mobility systems and shelters; advanced aerostructures; and command and control systems. More information can be found at www.aarcorp.com.