Akima Logistics Services, LLC has won a 7- contract from the U.S. Air Force valued $68 million to provide aircraft fuel and base supply services at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland and for aircraft carrying members of the executive branch.
The contract supports the Very Important Person Special Air Mission of the 11th Wing, the 89th Airlift Wing and the Presidential Airlift Group. This includes supporting a fleet of 40 aircraft serving the president, vice president, cabinet officers and congressional and military officials.
Within the 89th Airlift Wing is a combat-ready force of more than 11,000 people. They provide global air mission airlift, logistics, aerial port and communications for the president, vice president, cabinet members, combatant commanders and senior military, and elected leaders as tasked to do so by the White House, Air Force chief of staff and Air Mobility Command.
The 11th Wing serves as the host wing for Joint Base Andrews supporting contingency operations and response rotary-assets in Washington, D.C.
Under the contract, Akima will provide the management, personnel, equipment, tools, vehicles and materials needed for fuel and supply operations, and will primarily work at Joint Base Andrews.
This isn’t the company’s first time supporting aircraft sites. Akima Logistics Services already provides aircraft support to the 94th, 98th and 557th Flying Training Squadrons of the 306th Flying Training Group at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.
“It is an honor to continue to support the Air Force in the successful execution of one of their most visible and important missions,” said Shannon Carney, general manager of Akima Logistics Services.
And in April, the company announced a new fleet of seven tow plane aircraft for the Air Force Academy glider operations.
“This contract further validates Akima’s proven ability to provide our aviation customers with world-class services in support of their most critical efforts,” Carney said.