US Navy awards contract to AAR for C-40A aircraft logistics support

10 December 2020 (Last Updated December 10th, 2020 15:14)

The US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded a follow-on contract worth $148.35m to aviation services provider AAR.

US Navy awards contract to AAR for C-40A aircraft logistics support
C-40A Clipper of USN VR-59 squadron Fleet Logistics Support. Credit: US Navy.

The US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded a follow-on contract worth $148.35m to aviation services provider AAR.

As per the firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the company will continue to provide contractor logistics support.

This will support the operations and maintenance of the C-40A aircraft, aircraft subsystems, appliances, and support equipment.

The contract includes requirements such as new operating sites, commercial line maintenance, and scheduled engine overhauls.

AAR Integrated Solutions senior vice-president Nick Gross said: “We are proud to have been selected for the second consecutive time to provide this pivotal service for the US Navy and the expanding C-40A fleet.

“As we move forward, the government can rely on a trusted partner to provide uninterrupted performance and continue delivering commercial best practices for the expanded fleet.

“We will continue drawing from the breadth and depth of our services and facilities across the country to maintain the availability of the airframes.”

The C-40A aircraft’s heavy maintenance work will be carried out at the company’s facility at Oklahoma City airport.

Two Naval Air Stations in the US will provide line maintenance support while logistics support will be provided at six Naval Air Stations.

Additionally, AAR has planned to use its landing gear repair facility in Miami, Florida and component repair shop in New York.

AAR vice-president Government Services general manager Jay Pereira said: “This is the first time an incumbent has been awarded a follow-on contract for this programme which is a testament to AAR’s commitment to service, quality, excellence and value for the US Navy.

“We remain focused on enabling the navy mission and supporting the fleet, delivering some of the highest aircraft availability rates in the navy.”

In September of last year, NAVAIR awarded a contract to AAR to deliver two Boeing 737-700 Increased Gross Weight (IGW) series commercial aircraft and related support equipment to the US Marine Corps (USMC).