SAN MARCOS, TEXAS, July 29, 2013 – Berry Aviation, Inc. (BAI), announced today that it has been awarded a task order from the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) to provide airlift support for U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) operations throughout Western and Central Africa.
The USTRANSCOM fixed-price, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for Trans-Sahara short take-off and landing (STOL) services is valued at approximately $49 million, including the base period and three one-year option periods.
Under the contract, BAI provides two-fixed wing aircraft, personnel, equipment, tools, material, maintenance and supervision necessary to perform casualty evacuation, personnel airlift, cargo airlift, as well as personnel and cargo aerial delivery services throughout the Trans- Sahara of Africa.
“This contract award expands BAI’s established international logistic footprint and extends our airlift support efforts for USTRANSCOM and the DOD,” said Harry (Sonny) Berry, III, President and CEO of BAI. “Being awarded with this opportunity attests to the exceptional work our operations personnel and management teams have conducted in austere environments working for the DOD throughout Afghanistan and the Pacific Rim.”
Berry Aviation, Inc. (www.berryaviation.com) is a trusted leader in private aviation, with a portfolio of services that includes Government, Private Charter, Scheduled and On-Demand Freight, Maintenance, and FBO operations. Since its foundation in 1983, BAI has grown into a dynamic, customer-focused company with the knowledge, experience and manpower to operate on short notice with turnkey safe aviation services. More information on the company’s awards, services, certifications, history, and industry leadership can be found on the website.