Elbit Systems of America Subsidiary, M7 Aerospace, Awarded $15.6 million U.S. Navy Contract for Logistics Support and Maintenance of C-26 and UC-35

Apr 11, 2011, 07:49 ET from Elbit Systems of America

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd. announced that its recently acquired subsidiary, M7 Aerospace LP (M7), has been awarded a $15.6 million contract by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) in Patuxent River, Maryland to perform Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) and maintenance for a mixed fleet of seven RC/EC/C-26D and 12 UC-35C/D utility aircraft. The five-year contract is for a base year with four one-year renewal options.

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Under the terms of the contract, M7 Aerospace will provide overall program management and CLS for the RC/EC/C-26D aircraft. This will include site phase-in at numerous global locations where the aircraft are based, base-site operations, flight operations material requirements, scheduled depot level maintenance, rental engines, unscheduled maintenance, and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) engineering and technical services as well as technical publications.

The C-26D is a military version of a Fairchild Metro regional airliner, originally built by Fairchild Aircraft. M7 is the OEM for the C-26. RC and EC versions of the aircraft are equipped for special electronic missions. The UC-35C/D is a military version of the Cessna Citation 560 business jet.

Elbit Systems of America, President and CEO, Raanan Horowitz stated, "We are pleased to be selected as a partner with the United States Navy on this important aircraft platform support contract. M7 has an extensive legacy in providing outstanding logistics support to the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force, and we look forward to demonstrating our expertise and professionalism to our new U.S. Navy customer."

M7, based in San Antonio, Texas, is an integrated service company offering a full suite of aviation services. M7 offers an integrated services solution approach to its government and commercial customers, crossing traditional market boundaries. M7 Aerospace operates its FAA Part 145 Repair Station at the same facility with full maintenance and repair capabilities for the Shorts series and other regional airlines aircraft, including letter checks, heavy maintenance and wheel and brake overhaul capabilities.

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