Erickson wins African transport contract

Erickson Incorporated has been awarded a three year, $6.5m blanket purchase agreement by the United States African Command (USAFRICOM).

Erickson is one of a few select vendors that will be providing “on demand” fixed wing aerial services to Department of Defense, transporting personnel and equipment in the Central and East African region.

“Erickson is pleased to have been awarded this strategic contract and is proud to serve our country in Africa, a market we have served for many years.”

Jeff Roberts, president & CEO of Erickson said: “Erickson is pleased to have been awarded this strategic contract and is proud to serve our country in Africa, a market we have served for many years.”

“This award also demonstrates our commitment to the region and our ability to perform in difficult operating environments,“ added Roberts.

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Currently, Erickson operates aircraft in the Central and East Africa Regions in support of USAFRICOM missions.

The contract commences immediately and has a period of performance extending through November 2018.

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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