AAR Corporation Announces that Donald Wetekam was Elected Company Officer – Press Release

by: Matthew Potter
November 6, 2008

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WOOD DALE, ILLINOIS (November 6, 2008) — AAR CORP. (NYSE: AIR) announced today
that Donald J. Wetekam was elected an Officer of the Company. Wetekam serves as Group
Vice President of the Company’s Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) segment and is
responsible for overseeing AAR’s MRO activities, growing the Company’s domestic and
international MRO business and expanding the Company’s offerings for government and
defense customers.

“Don is a world-class leader with a wealth of experience successfully directing and transforming large-scale operations,” said David P. Storch, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AAR CORP. “His leadership and sharp focus on operational excellence have contributed greatly to strengthening AAR’s position as a first-rate MRO provider.”

Prior to joining AAR, Wetekam served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Insatllations and Logistics in the US Air Force where he was a staunch advocate for the adoption of commercial process improvement techniques, such as Lean and Six Sigma.  He also directed oeprations at Warner Robins Air Logistics Center an dplayed key leadership roles at the Oklahmoa City Air Logistics Center at Tinker Air Force Base.

AAR is a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry.  With facility and sales locations around the world, AAR usies its close-to-the-customer business model to serve aviation and defense customers through four operating segments:  Aviation Supply Chain, Maintenance, Repari and Overhaul; Structures and Systems; and Aircraft Sales and Leasing.  More information can be found at www.aarcorp.com.

Contact: Chris Mason, Director, Corporate Communications
(630) 227-2062, chris.mason@aarcorp.com

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