The U.S. Department of Defense announces contract renewals for services in Afghanistan
2013-11-05 14:24:54
by Vertical staff


The United States Department of Defense has exercised contract and option extensions with HNZ Group Inc., AAR Airlift Group Inc., Columbia Helicopters Inc., and Construction Helicopters Inc., for work in Afghanistan.

The first contract involves the provision by HNZ Group of three fully crewed and supported Bell 212 (B212) medium category helicopters. The final of four one-year renewal periods expires on Nov. 30, 2013 and USTRANSCOM has exercised a discretionary additional extension of the contract. Total revenue to HNZ Group for the additional extension period, assuming that expected hours are flown, would be approximately $6 million. The second contract involves the provision by HNZ Group of two fully crewed and supported Sikorsky S-61 (S61) heavy category helicopters and four B212s. The second of four one-year renewal periods expired on Oct. 31, 2013. USTRANSCOM has exercised an additional one-year renewal option to extend the contract with a reduced number of aircraft until Oct. 31, 2014. The contract has not been extended with respect to two of the four B212s and the two S61s are expected to be released early during the first quarter of 2014, with the result that only two B212s are expected to be flown until the end of the renewal term on Oct. 31, 2014. Total revenue to HNZ Group for the renewal period, assuming that expected hours are flown, would be approximately $22 million.

AAR Airlift Group Inc. is being awarded $151,582,265 to exercise option year four for rotary wing aircraft, personnel, equipment, tools, material, maintenance and supervision necessary to perform passenger and cargo air transportation services. Work will be performed in Afghanistan, and is expected to be completed by Oct. 31, 2014. The U.S. Transportation Command Directorate of Acquisition, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., is the contracting activity.

Columbia Helicopters Inc. is being awarded $87,697,701 to exercise option year three for rotary wing aircraft, personnel, equipment, tools, material, maintenance and supervision necessary to perform passenger and cargo air transportation services. Work will be performed in Afghanistan, and is expected to be completed by Oct. 31, 2014. The U.S. Transportation Command Directorate of Acquisition, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., is the contracting activity.

Construction Helicopters Inc., Howell, Mich., is being awarded a $33,602,864 modification 18 to exercise option year three for rotary wing aircraft, personnel, equipment, tools, material, maintenance and supervision necessary to perform passenger and cargo air transportation services. Work will be performed in Afghanistan, and is expected to be completed by Oct. 31, 2014. The U.S. Transportation Command Directorate of Acquisition, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., is the contracting activity.