PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, is pleased to announce that it 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,” said President and CEO, Jeff Roberts. “This award also demonstrates our commitment to the region and our ability to perform in difficult operating environments.“
Currently, Erickson operates aircraft in the Central and East Africa Regions in support of USAFRICOM missions. Due to its current operational footprint, Erickson is well positioned to provide “on demand” services. The contract commences immediately and has a period of performance extending through November 2018.
Erickson is a leading global provider of aviation services and operates, maintains and manufactures utility aircraft to safely transport and place people and cargo around the world. The Company is self-reliant, multifaceted and operates in remote locations under challenging conditions specializing in Government Services, Manufacturing and MRO, and Commercial Services (comprised of firefighting, HVAC, power line, construction, timber harvesting, oil and gas and specialty lift). With roots dating back to 1960, Erickson operates a fleet of approximately 75 aircraft, is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, USA, and operates in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, and Australia. For more information, please visit our new website at www.ericksonaviation.com.
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