AAR to Provide Cargo Loading Systems to EADS EFW

Sept. 13, 2011
Systems to be used for Airbus A300-600 & A310-300 freighter conversion program.

WOOD DALE, Ill., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AAR (NYSE: AIR) has been selected by EADS EFW to manufacture main deck cargo loading systems for its Airbus A300-600 & A310-300 freighter conversion program. Recent purchase orders from EADS EFW include thirteen A300-600 systems.  Deliveries will be accomplished over the next twelve months.

The cargo systems will be manufactured by AAR's Cargo Systems division in Goldsboro, North Carolina. AAR Cargo Systems holds FAA certifications for a wide range of commercial aircraft types, including the Airbus A300-600 and A310-300.  

"We're very pleased to be selected by EADS EFW and look forward to working closely with them to provide high-quality products and excellent service and support," said Robert Kuhn, Vice President and General Manager of AAR Cargo Systems. "Recent orders further strengthen our position as a leading cargo systems provider and position us well as carriers capitalize on the cost-effectiveness and efficiency of converted aircraft."

AAR Cargo Systems specializes in the design and manufacture of in-aircraft cargo loading systems for commercial and military applications. AAR is a leading provider of value-added products and services to the worldwide aerospace and government and defense industries. With facilities and sales locations around the world, AAR uses its close-to-the-customer business model to serve 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.

EADS EFW, headquartered in Dresden, Germany, is the Centre of Excellence for Airbus passenger-to-freighter conversions within EADS. Additionally, it develops and manufactures flat fibre-reinforced composite components for structures and interiors of the entire Airbus family and offers engineering services in the context of certification and approval. More information at www.efw.eads.net.

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