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US extends AAR's Afghan flight ops

25th May 2016 - 08:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The US Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) has issued an extension on an existing contract with the AAR's Airlift Group subsidiary for rotary-wing flight services in Afghanistan, the company announced on 23 May.

The extension is valid for up to nine months and is being funded for six months at $33.5 million. The contract was initially awarded in September 2010, under which the Airlift Group provides logistics, maintenance and flight operations for four rotary wing aircraft that conducts cargo and passenger transport missions to support US Central Command forces.

Steven Harrison, president of AAR Airlift Group, said: 'AAR Airlift Group has been operating successfully in this region for over ten years. We are pleased to have earned the Defense Department’s confidence and honoured to continue our support of America’s service men and women.'

The company provides expeditionary airlift services for contingency operations, including passenger and cargo transport, night vision operations, air ambulance, search and rescue special mission services and airdrops.

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