AAR to Open New Aircraft Maintenance Facility in Lake Charles, Louisiana

No. 1 provider of aircraft maintenance in North America enters wide-body market with a 6th MRO location.

 “The AAR presence will expand the types and numbers of aircraft that will be worked on at the Chennault facility,” said Executive Director Randy Robb of the Chennault International Airport Authority. “Since AAR is the largest aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul organization in the United States and the third-largest in the world, Chennault anticipates significant growth in both jobs and commerce at the site. AAR selected the Chennault location based upon the fact that the facilities meet their needs and because of the apparent teamwork they observed between the State of Louisiana, Calcasieu Parish, the City of Lake Charles and Chennault.”

This expansion strengthens AAR’s value proposition for its commercial airline customers by becoming the Company’s sixth aircraft repair facility in its nationwide 1MRO Network, joining facilities in Indianapolis, Miami, Oklahoma City, Duluth, Minnesota, and Hot Springs, Arkansas. AAR has become the No. 1 provider of MRO services in North America and one of the top 3 in the world, according to industry rankings.

“We’re very excited to begin working with the talented pool of aviation professionals and local suppliers in the region,” Storch concluded.

About AAR

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.

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