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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

Gov. Bobby Jindal is expected to announce a new partnership Friday afternoon between Chennault International Airport and AAR, a company headquartered in Woodale, Illinois.

As a result of this new partnership, the long-term partnership between Aeroframe and Chennault Airport has been terminated at Aeroframe's request.

"At Aeroframe's request, their contract has been terminated, and all hangars and assets formally used by Aeroframe will be taken over by AAR," said Randy Robb, Chennault International Airport executive director.

According to AAR's website, the company is a leading provider of diverse products and services to the worldwide commercial aviation and government/defense industries.

The company reportedly employs more than 6,000 people at more than 60 locations in 13 countries.

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