Lucky Lake Charles

 AAR has signed an agreement with the Chennault International Airport Authority to open its sixth North American aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul facility in Lake Charles, La., at the Chennault International Airport. AAR, the largest independent MRO provider in North America, will occupy approximately 520,000 square feet of MRO service and administrative space at the facility, capable of supporting maintenance operations for all wide-body aircraft, with expansion under way that will accommodate aircraft as large as the Airbus A380.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal applauded the news.

“Today is a great day for Calcasieu Parish and our entire state,” said Jindal. “Chennault continues to be one of the biggest economic drivers in Southwest Louisiana and our entire state. In addition to a world-class workforce and an outstanding business climate, Louisiana offers extraordinary sites like Chennault International Airport that make our state a leader in logistics and infrastructure. All of these resources contribute to Louisiana’s economic momentum, and AAR is one of many companies that have taken notice as they continue to invest here, creating more great opportunities for our people.”

AAR is a global aerospace and defense contractor that employs more than 6,000 people in 17 countries.

Based in Wood Dale, Ill., AAR supports commercial, government and defense customers through two operating segments: aviation services and technology products.

If you’re interested in a career at AAR, go here.

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