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AAR to continue US military airlift support

29th November 2011 - 16:09 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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AAR has announced today that the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) has exercised two renewal options for AAR to provide airlift support in Afghanistan through October of 2012. According to an AAR statement, the order will see the company continue to provide rotary-wing aircraft and related personnel, equipment and maintenance to transport personnel, cargo and mail in support of US and NATO operations in Afghanistan.

According to the company, the first option has a value of $99 million and is part of a task order awarded to AAR in October, 2010. The second option has a value of $51 million and is part of a task order awarded to AAR in August, 2011.

AAR has said they will support the requirement using three Bell 214ST, seven Sikorsky S-61 and two Sikorsky S-92 helicopters, which were acquired to fulfil the initial contract award.

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