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FounderDon Kirlin
HeadquartersQuincy, Illinois
ServicesContract air services to the US Department of Defense

Air USA is an American defense contractor based at Quincy Regional Airport in Quincy, Illinois. It offers adversary air, close air support, Joint Terminal Attack Controller, and Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance training to the United States Department of Defense.[1]

Air USA's first aircraft, a Czech Aero L-39 Albatros, was purchased in 1994.[2] In 2019, Air USA was one of seven companies awarded an IDIQ contract to support the USAF's Combat Air Force Contract Air Support (CAF CAS) program in October 2019.[3] In March 2020 the Australian Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price announced that up to 46 ex-RAAF Hornets, as well as the entire associated spare parts and test equipment inventory, would be sold to Air USA.[4]


As of April 2022, Air USA possesses or has purchased:[5][6]


  1. ^ Colbert, Ethan. "Air USA inks multi-billion dollar contract with U.S. Air Force". Herald-Whig. Retrieved 2022-04-26.
  2. ^ "About". Air USA. Retrieved 2022-04-26.
  3. ^ Donald, David. "U.S. Air Force Awards $6.4 Billion of Adversary Contracts". Aviation International News. Retrieved 2020-05-01.
  4. ^ "RAAF Classic Hornets get a new lease of life - Australian Defence Magazine". Retrieved 2022-04-26.
  5. ^ Rogoway, Tyler (2020-04-09). "This Man Owns The World's Most Advanced Private Air Force After Buying 46 F/A-18 Hornets". The Drive. Retrieved 2022-04-26.
  6. ^ "Aircraft". Air USA. Retrieved 2022-04-26.