AFLCMC Directorate awards USD 330m contract to Akima for USAF C-21 maintenance services

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center´s Presidential and Executive Airlift Directorate has announced it has awarded Akima Logistics Services with a 10-year USD 330 million contract to provide maintenance and support actions for the Air Force´s C-21 fleet of 19 aircraft, the company said.

Akima provides aircraft maintenance to operate the aircraft, aircraft subsystems, supply and management of all government owned and contractor owned spares and repairables, launch and recovery of the aircraft at main operating bases and deployment operating locations, as well as mobilizing anywhere in the world to repair and maintain the aircraft.

From Sept. 1 through Dec. 31, Akima will complete a transition with the current contractor, reviewing maintenance and supply operations and preparing to take over responsibilities in order to ensure a seamless transition. Akima will be fully responsible for supporting the C-21 starting Jan. 1, 2021.

The C-21 is a twin turbofan-engine aircraft used for passenger and cargo airlift, and medical evacuation missions. It can carry up to eight passengers and 42 cubic feet of cargo.