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AAR Secures Contract With Aeromexico To Perform Heavy Maintenance

CHICAGO, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grant Park Global announced today that AAR, a global aerospace and defense contractor that employs more than 6,000 people in 17 countries, has secured a contract with Aeromexico to provide heavy maintenance, or C checks, on three of the airline's Boeing 767 aircraft. AAR will perform the work at the Indianapolis Maintenance Center, its largest maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in the U.S., located on the Indianapolis airport.

Work has already begun on the first 767; two more aircraft will be delivered in the coming weeks. The contract is the first between AAR and Aeromexico, and expands on the aerospace and defense contractor's global presence, which includes supply chain, cargo and transport, component repair and inventory management operations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.  AAR has been voted among the top MRO providers in the world, with six facilities comprising its 1MRO network in North America.

"Grant Park Global's strategic consulting services have helped AAR identify business opportunities and establish relationships that have led to contracts in Latin America," says AAR CEO David Storch.

"AAR is the largest independent MRO provider in North America and our team is focused on supporting the company's strategic objectives for increased market share and new client acquisitions in Latin America," says Michael Axelrod, Managing Partner.

About AAR

AAR is a global aerospace and defense contractor that employs more than 6,000 people in 17 countries. Based in Wood Dale, Illinois, AAR supports commercial, government and defense customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Technology Products. AAR's services include inventory management and parts distribution; aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul; and expeditionary airlift. AAR's products include cargo systems and containers; mobility systems and shelters; advanced aerostructures; and command and control systems. More information can be found at www.aarcorp.com.

About Grant Park Global

Grant Park Global provides comprehensive professional consultancy services including governmental affairs, international business development, advocacy and strategy consulting to a diverse client base. Grant Park Global builds partnerships with its clients through a practical, creative, and comprehensive approach.  Headquartered in Chicago, Grant Park Global's team of experienced professionals is prepared for any challenge.

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