Pentagon contracts Akima Logistics for C-21A support

The US Department of Defense has contracted Akima Logistics Services to provide logistics support for the US Air Force’s (USAF’s) Learjet C-21A VIP transport fleet.

The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract – worth US$385m – provides for the programme’s management, aircraft base and depot maintenance, along with modifications, engine maintenance and deployment support for the C-21A.

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Learjet C-21A - serial 84-0114 (c/n 35A-560) - of the USAF's 177th Airlift Squadron departs Hector International Airport in Fargo, North Dakota, in May 2009. USAF/SMSgt David Lipp

The contract is expected to be completed by August 31, 2030 – with work mostly being performed at Scott Air Force Base (AFB), Illinois; Joint-Base Andrews, Maryland; and, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Work will also take place at other domestic and overseas locations as per mission requirements.