5-Nov-2010 Source: US DoD
Nueva Zona De Aviacion General, Bogota, Colombia, is being awarded a $139,038,859 option year modification for rotary wing aircraft, personnel, equipment, tools, material, maintenance and supervision necessary to perform passenger and cargo air transportation services. Work will be performed in Afghanistan, and the option will start Nov. 1, 2010, to be completed by Oct. 31, 2011. This contract was a competitive acquisition with 13 bids received. U.S. Transportation Command Directorate of Acquisition, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., is the contracting activity (HTC711-10-D-R027).
HeliHub.com editor note – “Nueva Zona De Aviacion General” is the formal company name behind Vertical de AviaciÃ³n according to their website – which also notes that they currently operate 14 Mi-8s in Afghanistan.