DynCorp International was awarded a contract extension to continue supporting the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) aviation program. DI helps CAL FIRE suppress and control wildfires.
“Our aviation fleet is a critical component to our ability to contain wildfires in California,” said Chief Ken Pimlott, CAL FIRE director. “The partnership between CAL FIRE and DI allows us to meet our mission and keep the residents of California safe.”
“The true heroes are the firefighters that work on the ground to stop these wildfires, and we are honored to work alongside them. DI has supported CAL FIRE since 2001, and our team members take great pride in being able to augment the efforts that save lives, property, and natural resources throughout the state of California,” said James Myles, DynAviation senior vice president, DynCorp International. “Our partnership with the CAL FIRE team has helped DI become a true leader in aerial firefighting.”
As part of this contract, DI maintains CAL FIRE’s UH-1H helicopters, used to transport fire fighters and equipment. DI team members also pilot and maintain CAL FIRE’s modified S-2T air tankers and OV-10A aircraft. Aircraft maintenance services include repair, overhaul, modification, and manufacturing of airframes, engines, propellers, helicopter rotating components, and various aircraft parts and components. The contract has a one-year period of performance with a total value of $27.8 million.