AAR Earns No. 1 MRO Ranking in North America

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AAR Earns No. 1 MRO Ranking in North America

June 28, 2013 Updated Jun 28, 2013 at 10:55 AM CDT

Wood Dale, IL (NNCNOW.com) --- AAR has once again been named the number one Airframe maintenance, repair and operations provider in North America and number three in the world.

The ranking was based on an industry survey by Aviation Week, a leading source of global aerospace information.

To arrive at the rankings, Aviation Week examined 2012 revenues and airframe maintenance man-hours of MRO providers.

AAR's total man-hours, at 4.6 million in 2012, represented a 33 percent increase from 2011. AAR's revenue also rose to $2.065 billion for the fiscal year 2012. The company anticipates a 5 to 10 percent increase in man-hours in 2013.

With the addition of the AAR center here in Duluth, AAR expanded its 1MRO network to five U.S. cities, including Miami, Indianapolis, Oklahoma City and Hot Springs.

AAR also has two Engineering Services hubs in Indianapolis and Singapore.

At a recent air show in Paris, AAR announced its letter of intent to explore establishing a technical maintenance center for commercial aircraft in Russia.

AAR also ranked number one in MRO providers in North America during the last survey completed in 2010.

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