Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2020
Business Combinations [Abstract]  
Acquisition Acquisition

On January 10, 2019, our wholly owned subsidiary VSE Aviation, Inc. ("VSE Aviation") acquired 100% of the equity of 1st Choice Aerospace Inc. ("1st Choice Aerospace"), a provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul ("MRO") services and products for new generation and legacy commercial aircraft. 1st Choice Aerospace has operations in Florida and Kentucky. We retained key members of 1st Choice Aerospace's management team under three-year employment contracts with five-year non-compete covenants.

We may be required to make earn-out payments of up to $40 million if 1st Choice Aerospace meets certain financial targets during 2019 and 2020. In January 2020, after obtaining the sellers' consent to our proposed amount of the earn-out payment for the 2019 performance year, we made a payment of approximately $31.7 million to satisfy the 2019 performance year obligation. Included in earn-out obligation on our June 30, 2020 balance sheet is approximately $3.6 million classified as the current portion of earn-out obligation, which represents the fair value of such earn-out obligation for the 2020 performance year. Changes in the fair value of the earn-out obligations are recognized in earnings in the period of change through settlement.