A BRIEF HISTORY OF DYNCORP INTERNATIONAL
DynCorp International LLC has its origins with two companies
formed in 1946 - Land-Air, Inc., and California Eastern
Land-Air, Inc., which became the predecessor to DynCorp
International's Maintenance and Technical Support Services (MTSS)
Division, reached a major milestone in 1951, when it was awarded
the first Contract Field Teams (CFT) contract by the Air Force
Logistics Command (AFLC). Contract field teams provide mission
support and depot-level repair to U.S. military aircraft and
weapons systems worldwide. DynCorp International and its
predecessors have provided services under the CFT program
continuously since being awarded that first contract.
Also in 1951, Land-Air, Inc. was acquired by California Eastern
Airways, Inc. (later California Eastern Aviation, Inc.). In 1962,
California Eastern Aviation, Inc., changed its name to Dynalectron
Corporation, and in 1987, Dynalectron changed its name to
In 1998, DynCorp established DynCorp Technical Services, Inc.
(DTS), and transferred its existing aerospace and
international-division business-including contracts later held by
DynCorp International-to the new DTS subsidiary.
In December 2000, DynCorp formed DynCorp International LLC, and
transferred to it all of its international business. DynCorp
Technical Services LLC continued to perform DynCorp's domestic
In March 2003, DynCorp and its subsidiaries were acquired by
Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). DynCorp remained the parent of
its existing subsidiaries, including DTS and DynCorp International
LLC, and CSC became their ultimate parent.
In 2004, CSC made a strategic decision to
divest itself of its non-core businesses, including security and
aviation services. As part of that decision, CSC transferred its
aviation services business segment into a separate CSC subsidiary,
DTS Aviation Services. The U.S. Government approved the transfer of
government prime contracts that were part of this business to DTS
Aviation Services on September 30, 2004.
On December 12, 2004, DynCorp and CSC entered into an agreement
to sell DynCorp International LLC, including its subsidiaries Dyn
Marine Services LLC and DTS Aviation Services LLC, to DI
Acquisition Corp, an affiliate of Veritas Capital Management. The
sale closed on February 11, 2005, and the purchaser was renamed
DynCorp International Inc. DynCorp International Inc. is the
corporate parent of DynCorp International LLC.
On April 12, 2010, DynCorp International and private investment
firm Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. announced a proposed merger,
which was completed on July 7, 2010. As a result of the merger,
DynCorp International became a private, wholly-owned subsidiary of
entities created by affiliates of Cerberus.