Erickson Selected as Vendor for Africa Transport
Erickson to Support USAFRICOM in Three Year, $6.5M Contract
PORTLAND, Ore. — 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.