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Concurrent Technologies Corporation One of Three Awardees of $49M IDIQ Contract to Support Air Force Energy Efficiency R&D Efforts

Work Includes an Initial $1.5M Task Order to Design, Develop, and Demonstrate a Hybrid Halvorsen Loader


The Halvorsen Loader is a rapidly deployable, high-reach mechanized aircraft loader that can transport and lift up to 25,000 pounds of cargo and load it onto military and civilian aircraft. U.S. Air Force photo

Johnstown, PA June 01, 2018

Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) has been named one of three awardees of a seven-year Air Force Research Laboratory-Advanced Power Technology Office (AFRL-APTO) multiple-award Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with a $49 million ceiling. Concurrently, CTC has been competitively awarded its first task order under the contract.

AFRL-APTO created this IDIQ to advance/leverage alternative energy and energy efficient and environmentally safe technologies to provide cost reduction, reliability improvements, and enhancements to U.S. Air Force missions. In addition to CTC, the University of Dayton Research Institute and Southwest Research Institute will perform work on the IDIQ contract through January 2025.

CTC’s first task order, which runs through April 2020, is valued at $1.5 million and focuses on the hybridization of a “Halvorsen 25K Loader,” which the Air Force uses to load and unload cargo from transport aircraft. The 27-month effort will enable the Air Force to retrofit the diesel-powered loaders with a hydraulic electric hybrid system.

CTC will design, develop, and demonstrate a hybrid Halvorsen loader, using engineers and ground support subject matter experts with relevant, successful experience for the Air Force. The hybrid system will be tested and demonstrated at CTC’s Johnstown, PA, facility. Staff will analyze energy efficiency, agility, noise, reliability, and maintainability then furnish a comprehensive technical data package, enabling the hybrid design to be replicated and maintained.

“AFRL-APTO is a long-time valued client, and we are very pleased to continue our work in support of their mission,” said Edward J. Sheehan, Jr., CTC President and Chief Executive Officer. “In this particular effort, CTC leverages successes in developing a hybrid electric flightline system and other related technology advancements.”

The expected benefits of a hydraulic electric hybrid system include improved agility, fuel efficiency, safety, reliability, maintainability, and noise and chemical emissions.

Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) is an independent, nonprofit, applied scientific research and development professional services organization. Together with our affiliates, Enterprise Ventures Corporation and CTC Foundation, we leverage research, development, test and evaluation work to provide transformative, full lifecycle solutions. To best serve our clients’ needs, we offer the complete ability to fully design, develop, test, prototype and build. We support our clients’ core mission objectives with customized solutions and strive to exceed expectations. For more information about CTC, visit www.ctc.com.


Read more about our hybrid aircraft loader in this Air Force publication article.