DynCorp International has been awarded a new contract to continue supporting the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) aviation program. The program helps suppress and control wildfires. Work will be performed at McClellan Park in Sacramento, California and aircraft are deployed throughout 12 air tactical and 10 helitack bases throughout the state.
The competitively awarded contract has a two-year base period with three, one-year options, for a total potential value of $126.2 million.
Chief Ken Pimlott, CAL FIRE director, commented, “As we are now in the fourth year of California’s drought and our fire activity has already increased, ensuring our firefighting aircraft are maintained and mission ready is critical.”
“We have been honored to be able to provide this unique support to the CAL FIRE team since 2001. This new award continues our partnership with CAL FIRE and retains DI’s status in the aerial firefighting community as part of the world renowned CAL FIRE Aviation Program,” added James Myles, DynAviation senior vice president, DynCorp International.
DI team members will continue to provide line to depot-level maintenance on CAL FIRE’s fleet of 51 aircraft including S-2T air tankers, OV-10A aircraft and UH-1H helicopters. DI also provides full flight operations, including pilots, for CAL FIRE’s fixed-wing fleet of aerial firefighting aircraft. Aircraft maintenance services include repair, overhaul, modification, and manufacturing of airframes, engines, propellers, helicopter rotating components, and various aircraft parts and components.