American International Contractors Inc. (AICI), McLean, Virginia, was awarded a $24,750,303 firm-fixed-price contract to construct an F-16 maintenance hangar at Marsa Matrouh Air Base in Egypt. AICI is a design/build international construction firm which specializes in US-funded Middle East and African infrastructure projects. Work will be performed in Egypt, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2024. Fiscal 2019 Foreign Military Financing funds. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Middle East District, is the contracting activity.
The Egyptian Air Force operates 220 F-16s, making it the 4th largest F-16 operator in the world. The F-16 is the EAF’s primary frontline aircraft, and is used for both air defence and ground attack. On June 25, 1980, Egypt signed a letter of agreement to acquire 42 block 15 F-16A/B fighters under the Peace Vector I FMS (Foreign Military Sales) program. The first F-16 was accepted by the Egyptian Air Force during a ceremony at Fort Worth in January of 1982, with the first six planes arriving in Egypt on March 16th of that year.
Marsa Matrouh Air Base hosts the 102nd Tactical Fighter Brigade. Marsa Matruh International Airport, formerly Mersa Matruh Airport, is an international airport in Mersa Matruh, Egypt. In 2011, the airport served 99,515 passengers. The Mersa Matruh VOR-DME (Ident: MMA) is located on the field.
American International Contractors Inc. has a proven track record of successfully completing a wide range of projects in various locations throughout the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Since 1974, AICI has served clients in both the public and private sectors. Its public sector clients include US government agencies such as the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and the US Department of State Bureau of Overseas Building Operations (OBO).