AAR Mobility Systems has been awarded task orders valued at $25.3m from the US Air Force for the production and repair of 463L cargo pallets. The cargo pallets will be manufactured and repaired in Cadillac, Michigan. The two task orders are expected to be completed by 30 June 2019, and are tied to a previously awarded contract, which brings the total value to $143m.

“Mobility Systems takes pride in being the sole manufacturer and authorised repair center for the 463L pallets for the US Air Force. These two task orders ensure that the current inventory stays fully operational while also increasing inventory by up to 6,000 new pallets,” said Jeffery Jackson, Vice President, Business Development, AAR Mobility Systems.

AAR Mobility Systems has been providing 463L systems cargo pallets to the US Armed Forces since the early 1960s. The 463L USAF design uses a lightweight balsa wood core that continues to provide unparalleled strength-to-weight performance and reliability compared to alternative commercial pallet designs.