in General Aviation

AAR awarded contract for airlift charter services with United Nations

Posted 19 March 2015 · Add Comment

AAR Airlift has been awarded a contract by the United Nations for airlift services in Central Africa. The contract is valued at approximately $19 million.

AAR Airlift will provide passenger and cargo air charter services in support of the MONUSCO operation, the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The MONUSCO mandate

includes support of the Government of the DRC in its stabilization and peace consolidation efforts. 

Under the contract, AAR will provide rotary-wing aircraft, flight operations, maintenance and logistical support. Operations will begin in July 2015 and continue for a period of 3 years, including options. 

"This win represents another strategic market diversification effort and complements our existing presence in Africa," said Randy J. Martinez (right) , president and CEO, AAR Airlift. "We are particularly pleased to leverage our experience in this market to support the UN's critically important mission in Central Africa."

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Colas UK secures construction deal for new Ugandan Hoima International Airport

Colas UK has revealed its new direction as a transport infrastructure company able to compete for the largest projects both in the UK and overseas.

How to make the African cargo industry shipshape

Two major air cargo conferences took place in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, in June. Kaleyesus Bekele reports.

Travelport achieves ground-breaking IATA NDC Level 3 certification

Travel Port ha been certified by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as a “Level 3” aggregator under IATA's New Distribution Capability (NDC) initiative intended to create a new distribution standard for the airline

Flight for sore eyes

It's not rare to spot an MD-10 aircraft in African skies but there is one unique jet, owned by Orbis that is saving the sight of thousands and offering life-changing training in eye care.

Etihad Airways adds new B787 to Casablanca route

Etihad Airways is to operate its flagship Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the Abu Dhabi – Casablanca route, effective 1 May 2018.

Conference plots the future direction for drones

Unmanned air vehicles and their potential uses throughout Africa were put under the microscope at the Drones East Africa Conference in Nairobi. Githae Mwaniki reports.

Aviation Africa SK18418
See us at
Aviation Africa BT18418