The United States Transportation Command has exercised a renewal option for AAR to provide airlift support in Afghanistan from December 2012 through November 2013. The renewal has a value of approximately $143 million in revenue and is part of a contract originally awarded to AAR in 2008. The company announced a separate contract renewal for airlift support in November of this year.
Under this contract, AAR Airlift provides rotary-wing aircraft and related personnel, equipment and maintenance to transport personnel, cargo and mail in support of U.S. and NATO operations in Afghanistan. This renewal calls for AAR to continue supporting this requirement using 10 heavy-lift Sikorsky S-61 and two medium-lift Puma SA 330J helicopters.
"The extension reflects the U.S. government's continued confidence in our ability to meet the arduous demands of supporting tactical airlift missions in challenging environments," says Randy Martinez, president, AAR Airlift. "AAR is committed to providing the Department of Defense with critical military support to sustain its operations in Afghanistan and around the world."
AAR Airlift provides expeditionary airlift services and performs specialized aircraft modifications for defense, security and humanitarian relief operations. AAR currently supports the U.S. Department of Defense in Afghanistan, Africa and the Pacific Rim, and is ranked one of the top defense contractors in the world.