July 9 - Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated has been awarded option period extensions with Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAFRICA), writes Louisa Beckett.
The awards were made to Evergreen Helicopters, a wholly owned subsidiary of Erickson, to provide a fleet of fixed and rotary wing aircraft for personnel and cargo transport for the Department of Defense in Central Africa. The total value of the contract options is in excess of USD 8 million.
Udo Rieder, CEO of Erickson, said: "We are excited to continue to develop a strong operational capability and strategic presence in Africa for the Department of Defense. We believe this region, with its vast territories and relatively undeveloped infrastructure, is becoming an increasingly large and diverse market for aviation services across a broad range of missions and types of customers."