Tempus Applied Solutions said that the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAF) division has selected the company as one of seven awardees of a five-year blanket purchase agreement (BPA) for airlift service in North and West Africa (NWA).
Under the contract, Tempus Jets Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Tempus, will compete with other awardees to answer AFRICOM task orders for fixed and rotary wing services throughout Northwest Africa, including countries such as Mali, Senegal, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Nigeria and Algeria. Tempus would provide services in a variety of company-owned and operated aircraft, including a Pilatus PC-12, Gulfstream III and Cessna Caravan.
AFRICOM requests for service could begin as early as May 2016 and extend more than five years and beyond. Tempus anticipates that there will be opportunities to substantially grow the amount of services provided to AFRICOM in coming years.
In addition to the base requirements of providing airlift services to AFRICOM, Tempus would be responsible for logistics, security, personnel management, passenger services, cargo services and more.
Tempus Jets Inc., is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 135 Air Carrier with worldwide operating authority. Tempus Jets Inc. maintains exceptional levels of safety and quality and is regularly audited by third party organizations including Wyvern Ltd., Aviation Research Group (ARG/US) and IBAC — International Standards for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO).
United States Africa Command (US AFRICOM) is one of six of the US Defense Department´s geographic combatant commands and is responsible to the Secretary of Defense for military relations with African nations, the African Union and African regional security organizations. A full-spectrum combatant command, AFRICOM is responsible for all US Department of Defense operations, exercises and security cooperation on the African continent, its island nations and surrounding waters. AFRICOM began initial operations on Oct. 1, 2007, and officially became an independent command on Oct. 1, 2008. AFRICOM is located at Kelley Barracks in Stuttgart-Moehringen, Germany.