Federal Court Upholds State Department Award of Aviation Services Contract
November 1, 2017
AAR ready to commence work immediately on worldwide aviation services contract
WOOD DALE, Illinois, November 1, 2017 -- Global aviation services leader AAR (NYSE: AIR) announced that the Court of Federal Claims (COFC) entered judgment late yesterday in favor of the U.S. Government, upholding the award of the Worldwide Aviation Support Services (WASS) by the U.S Department of State to AAR Airlift and dismissing the protest filed by incumbent DynCorp International.
AAR Airlift is ready to commence work immediately under the WASS contract that was awarded in September 2016 by the U.S. State Department to support the work of the Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Office of Aviation.
"We are very pleased that the Court affirmed the State Department's decision to award the WASS contract to AAR Airlift," said Don Wetekam, Chairman, AAR Airlift. "Our talented team is excited to begin work on this contract and deliver world-class service for this important national security program."
AAR is a global aftermarket solutions company that employs more than 6,000 people in over 20 countries. Based in Wood Dale, Illinois, AAR supports commercial aviation and government customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Expeditionary Services. AAR’s Aviation Services include parts supply; OEM parts distribution; supply chain programs; customer fleet management and operations; aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul; engineering services and component repair. AAR’s Expeditionary Services include mobility systems; command and control centers in support of military and humanitarian missions; and composite manufacturing operations. Additional information can be found at www.aarcorp.com.
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