WOOD DALE, Illinois, November 27, 2017 – Global aviation services leader AAR (NYSE: AIR) announces it has been selected by Republic Airline Inc. to perform heavy maintenance checks on its fleet of 188 Embraer 170/175 aircraft. This is a four-year agreement.

Work is set to begin in January and will be performed at AAR’s aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in Indianapolis, where Republic is headquartered. With AAR, Republic gains a trusted partner recognized by the industry as the top airframe MRO provider worldwide and the largest in the Americas.

“We are excited to add a new airline to our list of maintenance customers. I have the frequent opportunity to fly Republic in and out of Indianapolis as well as other locations. It is a first-rate airline with clean airplanes, friendly crew and dependable operations. We are thrilled to be able to support Republic from our Indianapolis maintenance facility,” said Troy Jonas, Vice President, Aircraft and Engineering Services, AAR. “We’ve invested in the latest technology and training at our facilities, enabling us to provide the highest level of quality and customer service.”

Republic Airline operates a fleet of 188 Embraer 170/175 aircraft and offers scheduled passenger service with 900 daily flights to 100 cities in 35 U.S. states, Canada, the Caribbean and Central America. The airline provides fixed-fee flights operated under its major airline partner brands of American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express.

“As Republic continues to provide exemplary operational reliability, optimizing fleet performance and reducing aircraft-on-ground time will be essential to our future business success,” said Dale Cash, Director of Maintenance, Republic Airline. “Given AAR’s proven expertise and its ability to minimize costs and improve efficiencies, we think they are a great partner to handle our heavy maintenance so we can focus on operations and new opportunities to grow our business.”