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AAR continues airlift services

Nov. 5, 2012 at 3:27 PM
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WOOD DALE, Ill., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Private airlift company AAR Airlift has announced it will continue to provide fixed-wing and helicopter services to the U.S. military in Afghanistan.

The work, for a period of three years, is the result of the U.S. Transportation Command exercising a renewal option to one of several contracts AAR Airlift has with the U.S. Department of Defense.

The value of the renewal is about $161 million, the company said.

"We appreciate the confidence the U.S. Transportation Command and the Department of Defense have in AAR Airlift to help maximize their logistics and transportation capabilities in this important military theater," said AAR Airlift President Randy J. Martinez. "We thank our pilots and personnel on the ground for being responsive and for maintaining great relationships with our customers."

AAR Airlift, which transports U.S. military personnel, mail and other cargo for the U.S. military worldwide, said it is flying two Sikorsky S-92s, six Sikorsky S-61s, and two Bell 214 ST10 helicopters in Afghanistan.

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