AAR to provide airlift support across central Africa
The United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) has contracted AAR to set up a dedicated rotary-wing operation to provide airlift for its Africa Command across four central African countries beginning next month.
Under the contract, AAR will perform rotary-wing passenger and cargo transportation services and logistics support for Allied Forces. The operation will be based in the Central African Republic and also service the Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of South Sudan and Uganda. The total value of the contract is approximately $34 million, inclusive of all optional task orders.
“AAR Airlift is pleased to announce the addition of another new Africa-based operation to our portfolio,” said Randy J. Martinez, President and CEO, AAR Airlift Group. “We are proud to support our national service members and allies in this important region.”
USTRANSCOM is the Department of Defense’s (DoD) single entity for transportation, sustainment and distribution to the nation’s warfighters. Its responsibilities include the procurement of commercial transportation services for U.S. military forces. USAFRICOM is one of six of the DoD’s geographic combatant commands and is responsible for military relations with African nations, the African Union and African regional security organizations.
AAR Airlift provides expeditionary airlift services in support of contingency operations worldwide. The Company provides passenger and cargo transport, aeromedical services, night vision operations, search and rescue (SAR), and other special mission services. AAR Airlift’s fleet of fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft serves the U.S. DoD in Afghanistan, Africa and the Western Pacific.