AAR adds to Afghan airlift contract
Global aftermarket solutions company AAR has been awarded an additional rotary wing airlift services in Afghanistan from the US Transportation Command (TRANSCOM). The award to AAR's Airlift division is part of an existing services contract to support US Central Command (CENTCOM). The task order for nine months service is valued at $21.7 million.
Under the contract, AAR Airlift will provide passenger and cargo transport helicopter services and external cargo transport to US Department of Defense forces. AAR Airlift will provide two helicopters, flight operations, maintenance and logistics support as well as personnel.
"Leveraging our extensive flight operations experience in this austere and inaccessible region, AAR will field an additional operational hub in fewer than 10 days following contract award notification, including two aircraft, personnel, spares, tooling and consumables,” said Steven B. Harrison, President, AAR Airlift Group. The Company has operated rotary wing aircraft in Afghanistan since 2009.