Hopefully, they will be able to address some of the issues US combat commanders have raised re: the need for transport aircraft that can use smaller runways and land closer to zones of operations.
The firm has received a few contracts from the US government for these services, coering a number of central asian countries…
Unless otherwise specified, The United States Transportation Command Acquisition Directorate at Scott Air Force Base, IL issued the contracts.
Sept 27/07: Presidential Airways, Inc in Moyock, N.C won an indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) type contract for $92 million to provide all fixed-wing aircraft, personnel, equipment, tools, material, maintenance and supervision necessary to perform passenger, cargo and combi Short Take-Off and Landing air transportation services between locations in the Area of Responsibility of Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan.
This contract was competitively procured, and 2 timely offers were received. The performance period is from Oct 1/07 – Sept 30/11 (HTC7 11 -08-D-0010).
Feb 23/07: A $14.4 million fixed price task order against an existing indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for continued commercial short take-off and landing (STOL) airlift service in Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Pakistan.
The contract will end on September 30, 2007, which is also the end of the US DoD's fiscal year. The United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), Command Acquisition at Scott AFB, IL issued the contract (FA4428-04-D-0036).
Sept 20/04: Presidential Airways in Melbourne, FL a $34.8 million indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract to provide for fixed-wing short take-off and landing aircraft to provide airlift in and around the Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and Pakistan area of responsibility.
The Air Force can issue delivery orders totaling up to the maximum amount indicated above, although actual requirements may necessitate less than the amount above. At this time, $5 million of the funds has been obligated. Solicitation began July 2004 and negotiations were completed September 2004 (FA4428-04-D-0036). http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/blackwater-subsidiarystransport-contract-for-central-asian-front-03073/