AAR Mobility Systems has been awarded a task order valued at $27.5 million from the U.S. Air Force for production of 463L cargo pallets. The cargo pallets will be manufactured in Cadillac, Michigan and are expected to be completed by December 30, 2020. This task order is tied to a previously awarded contract, which brings the total cumulative face value to $170.6 million.
“Over the past 50 years AAR has been the sole provider of 463L cargo pallets to the USAF and we are honored to support their ability to deploy strategic assets worldwide,” said Lee Krantz, senior vice president, AAR Mobility Systems. “This new order ensures that we will continue to assist them in maintaining optimum readiness levels across the USAF and other services within the DoD.”
AAR has been providing 463L systems cargo pallets to the U.S. Armed Forces since the early 1960s. The 463L USAF design uses a lightweight balsa wood core that provides strength-to-weight performance and reliability compared to alternative commercial pallet designs.