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APR-MAY 2018

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The government was the same way. The people looking over the budgets might say, "Hey why don't we outsource this?" The people responsible for the platform would say, "No way, I'm not going to give up control." I think the kind of acceptance over time of outsourcing your supply chain or outsourcing your maintenance to a third-party provider has really been a big change, a big adjustment. RWD: Is this more accepted today? DPS: Yes. And I think there's more to come. As companies like us build track records, show that we are capable, and show that we are as focused on safety of flights and quality, we can be the extension of the aircraft operator. RWD: What would you say has been the most rewarding part of your A AR career? Is there any one single accomplishment that is at the top of that? DPS: I see AAR as the people. We're a team of people working together to support our customers. In the case of commercial customers: help them compete with a focus on safety on flight. In the case of our government customers and the case of the military in particular, it's to be there for the war fighter and give the war fighter the tools he or she needs to perform their mission. I'm most proud that we as a company have gotten our people excited about these two large missions. And I think we've performed pretty admirably in this way. RWD: That's certainly a testament to you and the leadership that you have provided. DPS: Thanks Ron, but my satisfaction is watching people do really well. I'm just one person and we have 5,000 plus people. It's the leadership's responsibility to make sure that the people inside the company are connected to the mission, the goals, and the objectives. For me it's been fun. RWD: David, this was such a great honor and a pleasure for me. Thank you very much and all the best to you and to AAR Corp. AAR CORP. The Aircraft Fuel Leak Stops Here At Seal Aviation we repair fuel leaks the first time, every time! That's why we offer a 181 Day Warranty on all of our leak repair work. We also offer: Non-Destructive Testing and Structural Repair support 24/7 anywhere in the world A rapid response team ready to deploy to your location for your AOG maintenance and emergencies FAA and EASA Certified Repair Station 9JBR401B S.E.A.L. Aviation 1011 N.W. 51 St., Ft Lauderdale, FL 33309 | 954-492-3522 | 19

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