PALM BAY, Fla., Sept. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AAR Airlift Group, Inc. categorically denies the allegations set forth in a complaint filed by DynCorp International LLC in early September 2015 in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
DynCorp's lawsuit alleges improper actions purportedly taken by AAR Airlift in connection with a solicitation issued by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Office of Aviation for a federal government contract (the "INL/A contract") supporting State's Worldwide Aviation Support Services program. The lawsuit follows a series of protests filed by DynCorp with the U.S. Government Accountability Office, beginning on February 12, 2015, after DynCorp and AAR Airlift each submitted proposals in October 2014 for the award of the INL/A contract.
Steven Harrison, President of AAR Airlift, stated: "This lawsuit is entirely without merit and represents yet another tactic in an orchestrated campaign by DynCorp to delay the Department of State from making a contract award in support of a critical program. As the incumbent under the current INL/A contract, DynCorp significantly benefits from any delay in the awarding of the new INL/A contract."
Mr. Harrison continued, "We will vigorously defend our good name, and we are confident that we will prevail in the lawsuit."
AAR is a global aerospace and defense company that employs more than 5,000 people in over 20 countries. Based in Wood Dale, Illinois, AAR supports commercial, government and defense customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Expeditionary Services. AAR's Aviation Services include inventory management; parts supply; OEM parts distribution; aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul; and component repair. AAR's Expeditionary Services include airlift operations; mobility systems; and command and control centers in support of military and humanitarian missions. More information can be found at www.aarcorp.com.
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