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U.S. Army Selects AAR for CH-47 Cargo Systems


AAR CORP. (NYSE: AIR) announced today that it has received a contract from the U.S. Army to provide 25 cargo handling systems for CH-47 (Chinook) helicopters. The systems will be manufactured by AAR’s Cargo Systems division in Goldsboro, North Carolina starting in September 2007, with deliveries scheduled to be completed by September 2008.

The CH-47 Chinook is a twin engine, tandem rotor helicopter used to transport ground forces, supplies, ammunition and other battle-critical cargo in support of worldwide combat and contingency operations. AAR is the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of the current CH-47 cargo system which has been in service since 1982.

“The Chinook helicopter is the workhorse of the U.S. Army aircraft fleet and operates in a variety of harsh environments that are very demanding on a cargo system,” commented Timothy J. Romenesko, AAR’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “The durability and dependability of these systems is shown by their performance and reliability during 25 years of rigorous service and our selection by the U.S. Army.”


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