Michael N. Beckstead Joins AAR as President, Distribution

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from AAR

    WOOD DALE, Ill., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- AAR (NYSE:   AIR) announced today
 that Michael N. Beckstead has joined AAR as President and General Manager, AAR
 Distribution reporting to Joe Gullion.  In his new role, he will be
 responsible for the Company's new parts distribution operations in Elk Grove
 Village, Illinois.
     "We are pleased that Mike has joined AAR," said AAR President and CEO,
 David P. Storch.  "Our goal is to continually develop dynamic leaders to keep
 the Company at the forefront of the aviation services industry.  The addition
 of Mike, along with Joe last month, helps strengthen our leadership team as we
 move forward and position AAR for the future."
     Beckstead brings more than 19 years of broad-based experience, including
 positions in business development, logistics, strategic planning, sales and
 finance for Honeywell and Navistar International.  Most recently, Beckstead
 was Group Director, Business Development for Honeywell's Aerospace Services
 Group.
     AAR Distribution provides high-quality, factory-new products to the
 commercial, regional, business and general aviation markets.  AAR is the
 preeminent provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide
 aerospace/aviation industry.  Products and services include proprietary
 inventory management and logistic support services, encompassing supply,
 repair and manufacture of spare parts and systems.  Headquartered in
 Wood Dale, Illinois, AAR serves commercial and government aircraft fleet
 operators and independent service customers throughout the world.  Further
 information can be found at www.aarcorp.com .
 
 

SOURCE AAR
    WOOD DALE, Ill., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- AAR (NYSE:   AIR) announced today
 that Michael N. Beckstead has joined AAR as President and General Manager, AAR
 Distribution reporting to Joe Gullion.  In his new role, he will be
 responsible for the Company's new parts distribution operations in Elk Grove
 Village, Illinois.
     "We are pleased that Mike has joined AAR," said AAR President and CEO,
 David P. Storch.  "Our goal is to continually develop dynamic leaders to keep
 the Company at the forefront of the aviation services industry.  The addition
 of Mike, along with Joe last month, helps strengthen our leadership team as we
 move forward and position AAR for the future."
     Beckstead brings more than 19 years of broad-based experience, including
 positions in business development, logistics, strategic planning, sales and
 finance for Honeywell and Navistar International.  Most recently, Beckstead
 was Group Director, Business Development for Honeywell's Aerospace Services
 Group.
     AAR Distribution provides high-quality, factory-new products to the
 commercial, regional, business and general aviation markets.  AAR is the
 preeminent provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide
 aerospace/aviation industry.  Products and services include proprietary
 inventory management and logistic support services, encompassing supply,
 repair and manufacture of spare parts and systems.  Headquartered in
 Wood Dale, Illinois, AAR serves commercial and government aircraft fleet
 operators and independent service customers throughout the world.  Further
 information can be found at www.aarcorp.com .
 
 SOURCE  AAR