Breaking News Bar
updated: 12/3/2013 10:18 AM

AAR awarded contract for airlift services in Africa

hello
Success - Article sent! close
 

PRNewswire

Wood Dale-based AAR's airlift division has been awarded a contract to provide dedicated fixed-wing lift services to U.S. Africa Command throughout four Central African countries.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

The contract, which includes a base period of seven months plus five three-month option periods, is valued at approximately $23 million in revenue. Under the agreement, AAR will perform fixed-wing passenger and cargo transport services, aerial delivery services, and logistics support for allied forces.

The U.S. Transportation Command, which awarded the contract, is the Department of Defense's agency responsible for the transportation, sustainment, and distribution to the nation's warfighters. Its responsibilities include the procurement of commercial transportation services for U.S. military forces.

"AAR is pleased to expand our airlift services footprint in Africa," said Randy J. Martinez, president and CEO of AAR Airlift Group. "USTRANSCOM's issuance of this contract to AAR acknowledges our proven performance in remote and austere environments."

AAR provides expeditionary airlift services in support of contingency operations worldwide. The Company currently operates a fleet of more than 40 fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft to transport personnel, supplies, and mail for the U.S. Department of Defense in Afghanistan and the Western Pacific.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.