AAR Aircraft Services

About AAR Aircraft Services

On much more than a wing and a prayer, AAR provides a wide range of products and services for the aerospace and defense industries. The company’s Government and Defense Services segment supplies the US government and its contractors with aircraft components, while the Aviation Supply Chain does the same for the commercial market; it also sells and leases used jets. Structures and Systems makes in-plane cargo loading and handling products, while Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) provides engineering services to commercial and military customers. Customers include airlines, business aircraft operators, cargo carriers, aviation OEMs, and militaries; the US government accounts for about 43% of sales.

Aviation Supply Chain specializes in new and overhauled engine and airframe parts, as well as instruments for avionics, electronics, fuel, and other aircraft functions. The segment also provides services that include material planning, sourcing, logistics, information and program management, and parts component repair and overhaul. Operating four FAA licensed repair stations, the segment distributes products for more than 100 aviation manufacturers.

Similar to Aviation Supply Chain’s mission, Government and Defense Services serves its military customers with new and overhauled engine and airframe parts. The segment also provides airlift services for government customers through AAR Airlift Group, which has a fleet of fixed-wing and rotary aircraft. The segment additionally offers logistics services for the Department of Defense (DoD) and foreign governments. Other services include aircraft modifications and engineering, design, and integration. The segment also operates an FAA licensed repair station.

Included among the wide variety of operations served by Structures and Systems’ containers and shelters are armories, supply and parts storage, refrigeration systems, tactical operation centers, laundry and kitchen facilities, and water treatment plants. Structures and Systems operates one FAA licensed repair station. Services provided by Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul include painting, line maintenance, exterior and interior refurbishment, and structural repairs. The segment specializes in the repair and overhaul of landing gears, wheels, and brakes. The segment operates five FAA licensed repair stations.

Revenue rose 14% in fiscal 2012 compared with 2011 thanks in part to strong growth in the Aviation Supply Chain and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul segments and the contributions of two acquisitions, Telair and Nordisk. By segment Aviation Supply Chain increased 26% in fiscal 2012 vs. 2011 to meet more demand from the commercial airline market, among other factors. The segment’s gross profit rose 39% over the same period as the result of a good product mix. Government and Defense Services fell 3% in fiscal 2012 compared with 2011 due in part to weakened demand in the defense logistics market. Gross profit for the segment plummeted about 25% because of deficiencies in the availability of aircraft and a contract adjustment.

Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul headed up 7% during the same period with the support of strong activity at heavy maintenance facilities. The segment’s gross profit fell about 1% as the result in part of lower sales of high margin engineering services. Structures and Systems soared about 34% in fiscal 2012 vs. 2011 with the contribution of Telair and Nordisk. Gross profit for the segment surged 13%, but gross profit margin fell from 18% in 2011 to about 16% in fiscal 2012 because of factors that included start-up costs on new programs for precision machining and restructuring charges. The company’s net income fell 3% over the same period due in part to increased selling, general, and administrative expenses and lower gross profit in the Government and Defense Services segment.

As sales to government and defense customers decrease, but business with commercial customers rises, AAR has been making acquisitions that boosts its operations in the civilian sector. In 2011 the company acquired Telair, which makes cargo loading systems for wide-body and narrow-body Airbus and Boeing aircraft; Nordisk, a maker of heavy-duty pallets and lightweight cargo containers for commercial airlines; and Airinmar, which provides aircraft component repair management services. In fiscal 2012 sales to commercial customers surged 32% while sales to global government and defense customers -- challenged by budget deficit pressures -- declined about 2% in fiscal 2012 vs. 2011.

123 jobs with AAR Aircraft Services

  • Corporate Accounting Intern

    • AAR Aircraft Services
    • Wood Dale, Illinois

    The Accounting Intern will provide support to our Finance team while learning how each area of this department and business ...

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  • Expeditor

    • AAR Aircraft Services
    • Miami, Florida

    The expeditor will coordinate the movement of parts between vendors, customers, Parts Rooms and production, while keeping the Project Manager ...

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  • Technician II, R&E

    • AAR Aircraft Services
    • Duluth, Minnesota

    The Technician B, R&E is responsible for effectively performing R&E routine work associated with heavy aircraft A, B, C and D ...

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  • Intern

    • AAR Aircraft Services
    • Miami, Florida

    The AAR summer internship program offers college students an opportunity to develop professional skills and gain valuable work ...

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  • Paint Engineer - Temporary

    • AAR Aircraft Services
    • Goldsboro, North Carolina

    Designs, develops, tests and evaluates integrated systems for industrial paint processes including application and mixing equipment, quality ...

  • Processor, Accounts Payable

    • AAR Aircraft Services
    • Miami, Florida

    Ensure that all accounts payable data is entered and processed in a timely fashion. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Process vendor payments ...

  • Honer I

    • AAR Aircraft Services
    • Miami, Florida

    Installs, hones, inspects and verifies that components comply with customers requests and overhaul manual requirements. All other duties as ...

  • MECHANIC, MAINTENANCE

    • AAR Aircraft Services
    • Duluth, Minnesota

    Maintenance Mechanics are under the immediate and direct supervision of a Certified Technician and are ultimately responsible to the Director of ...

  • Records Clerk

    • AAR Aircraft Services
    • Indianapolis, Indiana

    Performs a variety of clerical work including word processing, accounting and record keeping assignments under general ...

  • Clerk, Department

    • AAR Aircraft Services
    • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

    Performs a variety of clerical work including word processing, accounting and record keeping assignments under general ...

  • Administrator, Payroll

    • AAR Aircraft Services
    • Indianapolis, Indiana

    Compiles payroll data to maintain payroll records by performing the following duties. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - Compile payroll ...

  • Warehouse Clerk

    • AAR Aircraft Services
    • Ogden, Utah

    Ensure that all inventory is properly categorized and accounted for. Receive inventory as needed and ensure that the entire shipment is ...

  • Inventory Analyst

    • AAR Aircraft Services
    • Ogden, Utah

    The Inventory Analyst is responsible for monitoring the entire logistics chain to ensure support of the program customer while maintaining ...

  • Corporate Sr Paralegal

    • AAR Aircraft Services
    • Wood Dale, Illinois

    The Senior Paralegal is responsible for maintaining and administering key aspects of the Law Department. The Senior Paralegal reports to the ...

  • Finance Manager

    • AAR Aircraft Services
    • Wood Dale, Illinois

    The Finance Manager will be responsible for analyzing business unit performance and supporting the operational business leaders to help drive ...

  • Aircraft Mechanic 3 WASS - PACE

    • AAR Aircraft Services
    • United States

    Aircraft Mechanic 3 WASS - PACE - 10501. The maintaining of aircraft and their associated engines and sub-systems to ensure ...

  • Warehouse Specialist

    • AAR Aircraft Services
    • United States

    Receives, stores, and issues materials, supplies, or tools, and compiles stock records of items in stockroom and ...

  • Sr Analyst, Corp Tax

    • AAR Aircraft Services
    • Wood Dale, Illinois

    Assist with all Federal and state income tax compliance, accounting for income tax reporting and numerous supporting tax ...

  • Product Line Rep

    • AAR Aircraft Services
    • Wood Dale, Illinois

    Support the selling function and carry out a variety of tasks and functions. Responsible for maintaining efficient and profitable support for the ...

  • Aviation A&P Licensed QC Inspector

    • AAR Aircraft Services
    • Wood Dale, Illinois

    Aviation A&P Licensed QC Inspector - 9088. AAR is a leading provider of aviation services to the worldwide commercial aerospace and ...

  • Technician, Receiving

    • AAR Aircraft Services
    • Indianapolis, Indiana

    Verifies and keeps records on outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment by performing the following duties. Work Energy Teamwork ...

  • Defense Contract Specialist

    • AAR Aircraft Services
    • Wood Dale, Illinois

    The Defense Contract Administrator is responsible for overseeing all pre-award transactions relating to the processing of U.S. Receive written ...

  • Disassembler I

    • AAR Aircraft Services
    • Miami, Florida

    Disassemblers are responsible for taking apart various types of landing gears and components in accordance with AAR and OHM ...

  • Operator, Lathe I

    • AAR Aircraft Services
    • Miami, Florida

    This individual manufactures necessary bushings and bearings required for aircraft components. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Must have ...

  • Lead, A&P

    • AAR Aircraft Services
    • Duluth, Minnesota

    Monitor and accurately complete all aircraft paperwork to insure safety and timely delivery. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Establish work ...