Mercury Air Group & Red Orange Launch “Final-Mile Peace of Mind” Service Into Afghanistan & Iraq

Mercury Air Group & Red Orange Launch “Final-Mile Peace of Mind” Service Into Afghanistan & Iraq

Proven Results to Date Plus Decades of Expertise in Freight Logistics & U.S. Military Contracting Drives Success

Los Angeles, CA (Sept. 16, 2009): Mercury Air Group, Inc. announced today a strategic alliance with Dubai-based Red Orange to provide “Final-Mile Peace of Mind” freight logistics services into Iraq and Afghanistan. The alliance combines the strengths of Mercury’s wholly-owned subsidiaries, Mercury Air Cargo and Maytag Aircraft Corporation with the proven delivery record of Red Orange into hostile regions in the Middle East and North Africa.

The freight logistics services utilize Mercury’s long standing relationships with numerous international airlines servicing the region as well as Mercury’s Air Cargo Carrier certification and Red Orange’s proven on the ground expertise in providing door to door logistics into and out of Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan as well as other Middle East and African nations.

“Red Orange has accomplished amazing feats in Iraq and Afghanistan, from moving millions of tons of cargo, running 24/7 logistics support to procuring hard to acquire items for contractors as well as U.S. and NATO forces. As Red Orange’s partner in the United States we look forward to providing our “Final-Mile Peace of Mind” service to contractors, shippers and freight forwarders with logistics needs into MENA,” said Joseph A. Czyzyk, Chairman and CEO of Mercury Air Group, Inc.

Noteworthy service by Red Orange includes: moving 300,000 tons for Louis Berger/Black & Veatch, between Kabul and Kandahar for the Kajakai Dam Project; manufacturing and delivering 300,000 MREs and coordinating shipments through New Delhi, Dubai and Baghdad Airports for the Iraq Police Academy; procuring and delivering 500,000 polypropylene bags into Kandahar for USAID.

“Our new relationship with Mercury and its subsidiaries provides us a strong calling card in the United States to increase our service to U.S. based contractors doing business in the Middle East and North Africa. Mercury and Red Orange is a winning combination that complements our respective strengths,” said Lijo Mathew, Managing Director of Red Orange.

For more information on Mercury and Red Orange’s “Final-Mile Peace of Mind” service into Afghanistan and Iraq, please contact: (310) 577-8771 or (310) 641-5667 x 3215.

About Mercury Air Group
Based in Los Angeles, Mercury Air Group, Inc. was founded in 1956 by three members of the legendary First American Volunteer Group (AVG) Flying Tigers. Today, Mercury is a global leader in the aviation services industry and is one of the largest privately owned aviation services company in the world with business operations on five continents in more than 60 locations. Mercury Air Group provides aviation petroleum products, air cargo services and transportation as well as support services for international and U.S. commercial airlines, general aviation and U.S. government aircraft.

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