MCLEAN, VA – January 12, 2017 – In 2016, DynCorp International (DI) received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Diamond Awards for Excellence in recognition of its commitment to aviation maintenance training, honoring four programs in 2015.
- U.S. Air Force at Joint Base Andrews-Naval Air Facility Washington program. The DI team at Joint-Base Andrews has earned this prestigious award 13 times. Through this program, DI provides services for the Very Important Person Special Air Mission (VIPSAM) including aircraft maintenance, transient alert, munitions, base supply and fuels in support of aircraft assigned to the 11th Wing and 89th Airlift Wing.
- California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) program. Through the CAL FIRE program, DI flies and maintains Grumman S-2T fire retardant air tankers and OV-10A aircraft, and fully maintains and services UH-1H Super Huey helicopters flown by CAL FIRE pilots. This is the fifth consecutive Diamond Award for DI’s CAL FIRE program.
- U.S. Forest Service Firewatch program. This is the first FAA Diamond award for the Firewatch program. DI maintains and operates reconfigured Army AH-1/Bell 209 Cobra helicopters. They have been rebuilt, rewired, and equipped with advanced systems to improve operational efficiency and tactical decision-making. An infrared capability enables them to see through smoke so they can guide firefighters on the ground. Operating from Redding, Ca., the Firewatch teams are dispatched nationwide.
- U.S. Air Force Materiel Command T-6 program. This is the fourth consecutive FAA Diamond award for the T-6 program. DI operates and manages Contractor Operated and Maintained Base Supply (COMBS) facilities at several Air Force and Navy locations throughout the U.S. to provide spare parts and equipment necessary to support T-6A and T-6B aircraft.
The FAA’s Diamond Award program is based on the commitment to improve safety by actively participating in initial and recurring training programs to further technical knowledge. The Diamond Award is the highest corporate award, and the program includes both individual and corporate recognition.
The award recognizes completion of specialized, continuous training in aircraft systems, regulations and FAA rules over a 12-month period.
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