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by Heather McAfee | Dec 28, 2020 | News

Aery Aviation, LLC (“Aery”) is the Managing Member of a Joint Venture (JV) that has been awarded the five-year U.S. Navy HEEWJ contract by Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIRSYSCOM) for a Firm Fixed Price of $146 Million. The contract was awarded to Strategic Airborne Operations JV, LLC, which is a JV between Aery and Mountain Aviation LLC, based in Denver Colorado. “We are proud to have been awarded this mission critical Navy contract and follow a great legacy of performance with next generation modernized equipment to serve our Navy partner”, commented Scott Beale, Vice President of Aery.

Under the contract, Aery will acquire thirteen (13) aircraft, including three models of Learjet and Gulfstream IV aircraft and will complete intense design, engineering, modification, testing, and certification iterations from its Newport News, Virginia corporate headquarters facilities. The fully modified aircraft will provide the Navy with next generation services including Stand-Off Jamming, Electronic Attack, and Banner and Target Tow, flying approximately 4,000 flight hours annually CONUS and OCONUS. Aery will be certifying over a dozen FAA Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) baseline and configuration changes for wing hardpoints, radomes, and a variety of mission critical systems. Aery’s theme of performance is to upgrade the Navy CAS HEEWJ fleet with modernized equipment and capabilities to replace the legacy equipment.

These aircraft are used to simulate a wide variety of airborne threats to train and test/evaluate shipboard and aircraft squadron weapon systems, operators, and aircrew on how to counter potential enemy Electronic Warfare (EW) and Electronic Attack (EA) operations in today’s Electronic Combat (EC) environment. This support is provided in a variety of venues, from basic “schoolhouse” Air Intercept Control (AIC) training, to large multinational exercises and small, single unit training exercises, including target/banner tow missions. Locations include multiple Continental United States (CONUS) sites and foreign and remote operating bases outside the Continental United States (OCONUS). HEEWJ Capabilities may include customers from other Department of Defense (DoD) agencies and services, non-DoD Government agencies, and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers.

Aery Aviation is a full service commercial and government services provider of aerospace design, engineering, systems integration, modifications, certification, maintenance, and flight operations solutions that support critical aviation mission requirements for domestic and foreign governments and select corporations and individuals in the private sector. Aery’s experienced team of professionals provides efficient, economical, and flexible services that respond to the most challenging demands facing the aerospace industry today. Our commitment to safety, compliance, and security has earned Aery a reputation as one of the most forward-thinking aviation companies worldwide. We are headquartered in Newport News, Virginia and are deployed globally to meet our clients’ needs.

Founded in 2016 by a team with over 200 hundred years of combined aviation experience, Aery’s drive to dream, innovate, and inspire has fueled our rapid growth and diversity. Together, the Aery Team has developed over 100 Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) with over 200 projects, and more than 500 airworthiness releases.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS: This communication contains forward-looking statements that involve several judgments, risks and uncertainties concerning Aery Aviation, LLC., its subsidiaries and their expected financial and operating performance and plans. Actual events or results could differ materially from those described or implied herein, including as a result of risks described in reports filed with various entities, and other risks and uncertainties. We do not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or results after the date they were made, whether as a result of new information, new circumstances or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable laws.


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