PALM BAY, Fla., Jan. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AAR Airlift Group, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of AAR CORP. (NYSE: AIR), announced that the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida dismissed the amended complaint filed against it by DynCorp International LLC. The amended complaint was part of an effort by DynCorp to disqualify Airlift and disrupt the competitive process to award a federal government contract (the "INL/A contract") in support of the Department of State's Worldwide Aviation Support Services program. The Court's decision followed prior Court orders denying DynCorp's motion for a preliminary injunction and its motion for expedited discovery.
The Court dismissed all eight counts of DynCorp's amended complaint, stating that it "is nearly as devoid of details" as the original complaint, and its claims that Airlift stole DynCorp's trade secrets relating to the INL/A contract are, among other things, "extremely vague" and legally insufficient.
"We are tremendously pleased the Court has thrown out this complaint," said Steven Harrison, President of AAR Airlift. "We have always maintained that DynCorp's lawsuit had no merit, and we believe that the Court's order yesterday confirms our view." Mr. Harrison continued, "Our Airlift team has acted with the utmost integrity throughout the entire INL/A bidding process. We were and remain undeterred by this lawsuit, the three bid protests and other delaying tactics used by DynCorp to protect its incumbent status on the INL/A program."
AAR is a global aftermarket solutions company that employs more than 4,500 people in over 20 countries. Based in Wood Dale, Illinois, AAR supports commercial aviation and government customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Expeditionary Services. AAR's Aviation Services include inventory management; parts supply; OEM parts distribution; aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul; and component repair. AAR's Expeditionary Services include airlift operations; mobility systems; and command and control centers in support of military and humanitarian missions. More information can be found at www.aarcorp.com.
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