Erickson, November 13, 2019 - PORTLAND, OREGON – Erickson Incorporated, a worldwide leading operator, maintainer, and manufacturer of utility aircraft, was awarded a seat on the U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM) $5.7Billioncontract to perform airlift services for the United StatesArmed Forces.
The TRANSCOM contract provides Federal Aviation Regulation Part 135 airlift services for fixed and rotary wing aircraft usedto transfer Department of Defense and Federal personnel, cargo for domestic and international shipments, supplies, ancillary support services, and equipment.
“We are grateful to receive an award on the Worldwide Airlift Support Program and look forward to continue serving the U.S. Department of Defense. Using non-standard aviation (NSAV) that leverages commercial air forDoD operations in expeditionary environments is a proven model for efficiently and effectively supporting the warfighter.”-Doug Kitani, Chief Executive Officer.
Erickson is one of 17 firms selected, awarded under the Worldwide Airlift Services Program(WASP).Work will be performed globally over the next five years with an expected completion date of November 11, 2024.
“Erickson’s long history in providing high quality logistical movement, casualty evacuation (CASEVAC), and personnel recovery (PR) aerial services to TRANSCOMhas proved to be a combat multiplier around the globe for decades and we look forward to continued service for years to come.”-Kevin Cochie, VP of Defense and National Security.
About Erickson: Erickson is a leading global provider of aviation services specializing in defense and national security, manufacturing, Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO), and commercial services.
Erickson Defense and National security conducts repair and overhaul of Department ofDefense (DoD) rotary wing platforms as well as operates a variety of commercial aircraft in expeditionary environments to perform Casualty Evacuation (CASEVAC), Personnel Recovery (PR) and Vertical Replenishment (VERTREP) for the DoD. Erickson Manufacturing and MRO services include manufacturing the S64 AirCrane® helicopter as the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) as well as manufacturing key aerospace parts for aerospace OEMs.
Commercial aerial services include the operation of 20 Erickson owned andoperated S64 AirCrane® helicopters to perform firefighting, powerlineconstruction, timber harvesting, HVAC, and specialized heavy lift for oil and gas. Founded in 1971, Erickson is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, USA, and maintains operations in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and Australia