AAR to continue Afghanistan airlift
AAR’s Airlift division has received a task order worth $21.7 million from the US Transportation Command (TRANSCOM) for additional rotary wing airlift services in Afghanistan, it was announced on 12 July.
The nine-month order comes under an existing services contract to support US Central Command (CENTCOM).
Under the contract, AAR Airlift will provide utility helicopter services including passenger and cargo transport and external cargo transport to US Department of Defense (DoD) forces. The company will provide two helicopters, flight operations, maintenance and logistics support, and personnel.
AAR Airlift Group has been operating rotary wing aircraft in Afghanistan since 2009.
CENTCOM is one of six geographical combatant commands of the DoD. It works with national and international partners to respond to crises and support development in Central Asia and the Middle East. TRANSCOM is the DoD's sole entity for distribution, sustainment and transportation of warfighters.
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