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MetroAir Wins Department of Defense Charter Contract

September 2, 2016 - Featured Post, News, Operations

KANSAS CITY, MO – The United States Department of Defense has awarded a contract for ad hoc charter services to MetroAir Virtual today, alongside Atlas Air Inc. and Omni Air International. The highly sought after contract provides charter services for the military, mainly personnel and troop transport on high volume routes between large stations. The contract run throughout the 2017 fiscal year, which began yesterday, and will need to be renewed for continuation into 2018 upon further performance reviews.

“We have bid for this contract and been denied twice before,” said Director of Charter Operations Brant Cassell, “it’s very typical of these contracts to be ultra competitive and go solely to dedicated charter companies such as Atlas and Omni. We’ve been able to make an attractive bid with our current fleet structure and are pleased the government has awarded us the contract. We are happy to support our military troops as they transition to and from stations around the world.”

The charters will be operated primarily by Boeing 757 aircraft, as well as Airbus A319 and Airbus A330 aircraft when necessary.

The first scheduled charters will operate from McGuire AFB to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and Baltimore-Washington Int’l to Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

More information such as schedules and bids will be posted on company forums.

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Anders was born and raised in Northern California. He has been interested in aviation since childhood and began flight simming when he stumbled upon a copy of FS2000 at a friend's house. Anders joined MetroAir in 2007; after flying with MetroAir for over 5 years, Anders joined the staff in February 2013 as the Ontario Hub Manager. After 10 months as Hub Manager, Anders moved to the position of Director of Media and Marketing. In the real world, Anders is a graduate of Arizona State University, graduating with Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering. He currently works for American Airlines. His career goal is to become a Airline Transport Pilot at a major US airline. He currently holds a Private Pilot Certificate with an Instrument Rating.

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