AAR names president of operations in Africa

Aerospace and defense contractor AAR (NYSE: AIR) has appointed AAR VP Cheryle Robinson Jackson as its president, AAR Africa, the company said.

The company has established a base of operations in Africa to grow aviation maintenance and supply chain business on the continent.

Jackson, who has served as AAR´s vice president of government affairs and corporate development since she joined the company in 2010, more recently added business development to her responsibilities and has been successful in growing AAR´s business in Africa.

In 2012, Jackson became the first African American woman elected to the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) board of governors. The AIA is an advocate for US aerospace and defense manufacturers around public policy and homeland security issues to increase its members´ global competitiveness.

AAR is a provider of aircraft maintenance and supply chain solutions that employs more than 4,500 people in over 20 countries. AAR supports commercial aviation and government customers through two operating segments: aviation services and expeditionary services.