AAR Celebrate Milestone in Duluth

Monday, November 02, 2015

AAR celebrated the completion of its 200th aircraft for Air Canada Thursday at its Duluth maintenance facility. AAR is also marking three years doing business in the Duluth market, where it contributes $47 million annually to the regional economy.

At the end of 2012, AAR it re-opened the former Northwest Airlines maintenance base, a 188,000 square-foot aircraft hanger. The aircraft maintenance company now has three aircraft maintenance lines and provides 385 full-time jobs.

"AAR is grateful to the city of Duluth, Mayor Ness and all of the people who have contributed to the success of this industry-leading, public-private partnership," Danny Kleiman, group vice president- repair and Engineering, said in a news release. "Together, we have created a best-case scenario for how government and industry can work together to revitalize a sector that's vital to our GDP and economically empowering citizens. We deeply appreciate the dedication of AAR's 385 employees in Duluth for their commitment to excellence and safety."

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