Up to $78.9M in Contracted Helis for US Pacific Fleet, 2011-2016
In September 2011, AAR Airlift Group, Inc. in Palm Bay, FL received a maximum $78.9 million contract to continue contracted ship-based helicopter services, including vertical replenishment services, in support of the U.S. Pacific Fleet and US Military Sealift Command. MSC ships are crewed by civilian mariners, and their accompanying helicopters are contractor operated.
AAR Airlift Group, Inc., will provide helicopters, personnel, and operational and technical support services in the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans, and the Arabian/ Persian Gulf. Base contract funds are subject to availability of FY 2012 funding, and will expire at the end of that fiscal year, on Sept 30/12. The $15.5 million firm-fixed-price base contract also has 3 more 12-month options periods, and one 11-month option period, which could bring the total to the maximum noted above, and extend the contract to August 2016. This contract was competitively procured via solicitations posted to multiple government websites, with more than 50 companies solicited, and 4 offers received by US Military Sealift Command in Washington, DC (N00033-11-C-1003).