Akima Logistics Services has been awarded a contract to provide contractor logistics support to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The contract has a value of $109.7 million over 10 years if all options are exercised.
“We are honored to prepare cadets for their future missions by supporting the Academy’s three major flying training programs and over 15,000 sorties a year,” said Scott Rauer, president of Akima’s Facilities Solutions Group.
Akima will support three Flying Training Squadrons: the 94th FTS Glider/Soaring Training, the 98th FTS Parachute Training and the 557th FTS Powered Flight Training. The company will provide base support services, organizational and depot maintenance, sortie support, scheduling, maintenance and aircraft recovery.
Akima will also provide tow aircraft and tow pilots in support of glider/soaring training.
“This award demonstrates the confidence the Air Force continues to show in Akima as a trusted provider of aviation maintenance, logistics, and supply chain services,” Rauer said.
In addition to support at USAFA, work will be performed at Peterson Air Force Base and the USAFA auxiliary airfield in Colorado Springs.
The contract was awarded by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma.