AAR Awarded New Airlift Services Contract to Support NATO Allies

AAR (NYSE:  AIR) announces the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) Joint Theatre Support Contracting Command has awarded its Airlift division a contract to provide fixed- and rotary-wing support for the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) under the NATO Training Mission — Afghanistan (NTM-A) and Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan (CSTC-A).

The contract is an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) with a total ceiling value of approximately $134 million. AAR Airlift will support the NTM-A and CSTC-A with light fixed-wing, medium fixed-wing, and medium rotary-wing aircraft, personnel, and logistics support.

The NATO Training Mission — Afghanistan, in coordination with NATO nations and partners, supports the government of Afghanistan in generating and sustaining the ANSF to provide accountable, Afghan-led security.  Under the agreement, AAR will perform passenger and cargo transport services from 21 locations in Afghanistan.  The Company has been performing in-theatre support to the U.S. Department of Defense in Afghanistan since 2004, and is the DOD's largest commercial provider of lift services in-country.

"AAR is proud to continue supporting our national interests in Afghanistan under this new agreement," said Randy J. Martinez, President and CEO, AAR Airlift Group.  "The issuance of this contract to AAR reaffirms that we are the premier provider of airlift services in Afghanistan; no other carrier has more experience operating in this region than we do."

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.

Source: PRNewsWire ASD feed
Date: Dec 3, 2013