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AAR says it's 'ready to commence work' on WASS contract

November 1, 2017 at 11:20 AM

AAR said today that, following a Court of Federal Claims judgment, it is ready to begin work on a hard-fought State Department contract.

The company said the Court of Federal Claims late yesterday ruled in favor of the U.S. government, upholding the award of the Worldwide Aviation Support Services contract to AAR and dismissing the protest filed by incumbent DynCorp International.

“AAR Airlift is ready to commence work immediately under the WASS contract that was awarded in September 2016 by the U.S. State Department to support the work of the Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Office of Aviation,” the company said.

AAR and DynCorp have long been wrangling over the program. DynCorp turned to the Government Accountability Office before the Court of Federal Claims.

In a statement provided to Inside Defense today, DynCorp said it is “disappointed” by the court's decision.

However, “we are honored to have served the INL Air Wing program for more than 25 years, having a distinguished record of flight safety and operational excellence,” the company added.