AAR shuts down facility in Minnesota


DULUTH, Minn. (WTVO) — An aviation company with ties to Rockford has shut down a facility in Minnesota due to fallout from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

AAR said Friday it will permanently close its Duluth maintenance facility.

The pandemic has had a devastating effect on the airline industry, with whom AAR works closely.

About 275,000 will lose their jobs. The facility had been in operation since 2012.

A spokesperson for the company said equipment from the Duluth facility will be transferred to other AAR locations in the US and Canada.

AAR also operates a facility at the Chicago Rockford International Airport.


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