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Summary: AAR Corp. Sep 02
Standard & Poors, September 2002
The ratings for Wood Dale, Ill.-based AAR Corp. are supported by its established business position, a satisfactory balance sheet, and moderate financial policy; those factors offset very difficult conditions in the airline industry, the firm's primary market, and weak financial performance. The ratings also reflect expectations of a material strengthening in overall subpar credit protection measures in the intermediate term. AAR is a leading player in supplying aftermarket products and services to a diversified customer base in the global aerospace industry. The company operates in four segments: inventory and logistics services involving distribution and redistribution of parts (about 40% of sales); maintenance, repair, and overhaul work for air carriers (30%-35%); aircraft and engine sales and leasing (10%-15%); and manufacturing (about...
Companies mentioned in this report are: AAR Corp.
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