DynCorp International Contract Field Team (CFT) members at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, support the U.S. Army’s Theater Sustainment Manager assigned to the aviation taskforce supporting NATO Kosovo Force (KFOR).
The team provides all levels of aircraft maintenance support, including limited depot repairs, in support of KFOR’s aviation taskforce. Services that are routinely provided include scheduled preventive maintenance checks and services, airframe structural repairs, troubleshooting and repair of aircraft systems, and back shop component repairs.
DI has provided continuous aircraft maintenance support to KFOR since May 2001. In addition to quality aircraft maintenance support, these DI team members serve as an invaluable source of continuity during the transition period between unit nine-month cycle rotations.
The aircraft maintenance support in this program often involves military helicopters that have inspection cycles that include daily, intermediate and periodic inspections. The inspection interval, or number of flight hours between inspections, may be different for each type of aircraft, but ultimately each aircraft’s inspection cycle will culminate in a periodic Phased Maintenance Inspection (PMI).
The PMI inspection is a comprehensive and thorough inspection of the complete aircraft, ensuring that there are no safety-of-flight conditions.
“Each aircraft’s deferred workload is different, and there is no way to know beforehand what safety-of-flight conditions may exist. However the DI team at Camp Bondsteel excels at being able to anticipate challenges and being flexible enough to meet the requirements of a changing scenario,” said John Purdy, DynCorp International site supervisor.
DynCorp International Contract Field Teams
Through CFT teams such as the DynCorp International team at Camp Bondsteel, team members accomplish depot, intermediate and organizational level inspection, maintenance, modification and repair at operational Government locations worldwide.
The CFT program supports Air Force requirements at each of the Air Logistics Centers (ALCs), Air Combat Commands (ACC), Air Mobility Commands (AMC), Air Force Reserves (AFRES) and Air National Guards (ANG). CFT contracts are also used to support requirements generated by the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other Federal agencies.
The CFT program provides a rapid deployment capability to field necessary skilled technicians on-site, anywhere they are needed to support the Government’s war readiness and posture planning needs.