AAR Selected to Provide Cargo Pallets to U.S. Air Force

AAR Mobility Systems

Company signs five-year contract to manufacture and refurbish 463L cargo pallets. AAR has been awarded a contract from the United States Air Force for the production and repair of 463L cargo pallets.

463L Cargo Pallets

The contract has a two-year base period valued at $133 Million in revenue and an estimated value of $323 Million over the five-year term. The cargo pallets will be manufactured and maintained by AAR's Mobility Systems business in Cadillac, Michigan.

The 463L cargo pallet was developed by the U.S. Air Force and put into operation with the assistance of the Company nearly 50 years ago. The 463L design uses a lightweight balsa wood core that continues to provide unparalleled strength-to-weight performance and reliability compared with alternative commercial pallet designs.

"It is a great honor to be chosen again by the U.S. Air Force for this mission-essential work," said Lee Krantz, Senior Vice President of AAR's Technology Products Group. "We look forward to continuing to provide value as an integral part of the U.S. Air Force's logistics chain by supplying and maintaining a proven product with high levels of quality, service and reliability."

AAR and its subsidiaries offer a full line of cargo and transport solutions that contribute to the efficiency of commercial and military cargo and operations. AAR products provide excellent performance, high reliability and a low total cost of ownership, backed by a global aftermarket support network.

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