Kalitta Wins USAF Contract to Fly Human Remains Home
Small business qualifier Kalitta Charters, LLC in Ypsilanti, MI recently won a $9.4 million fixed-price indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract for the air transportation of human remains. Missions will normally originate from Dover Air Force Base, DE, but in some instances may originate from other locations. Flight coverage includes the continental United States, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, U.S. Virgin Islands, and other North American countries agreed upon; the contract will run until Sept 30/11.
Kalitta’s fleet is mostly made up of Learjets, including a 20 series hospital model, as well as a Dassault Falcon 20 business jet, and DC-9 and 727 aircraft. This contract resulted from a 100% small business set-aside acquisition, with 4 proposals received. U.S. Transportation Command’s Directorate of Acquisition at Scott Air Force Base, IL manages this contract (HTC711-11-D-R004).