FALLS CHURCH, Va. (November 6, 2013) – The U.S. Air Force has chosen to exercise DynCorp International’s fourth option year for an aircraft maintenance support contract at Sheppard Air Force Base (AFB) in Wichita Falls, Texas.
“We are proud to continue working with the U.S. Air Force to support the world’s only multi-nationally-manned and managed flying training program,” said Jim Myles, senior vice president, DynAviation. “We are committed to keeping these aircraft ready for the next generation’s pilots.”
Under this contract, DI team members provide aircraft maintenance services for the 80th Flying Training Wing based at Sheppard AFB. The initial contract was awarded in 2009, with an 11-month base period and six, one-year options. The current value of the contract, if all options are exercised, is $184.9 million.
The mission of the Air Education and Training Command’s 80th Flying Training Wing is to provide undergraduate pilot training for the U.S. and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies in the Euro NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training program. Graduates of this prestigious program are assigned to fighter pilot positions in their respective air forces.
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