The Air Force’s C-130 Programmed Depot Maintenance Team at Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Ga. was awarded the Department of Defense’s 2012 Robert T. Mason Depot Maintenance Excellence Award. DynCorp International supports this program through a task order under the Contract Field Teams (CFT) contract.
According to the Armed Forces Press Service, the team was recognized because “the team increased C-130 aircraft availability by returning 64 aircraft to operating units, reduced in-progress work from 41 to 36 aircraft, slashed flow days from 102 to 69 days, achieved 100 percent on-time delivery by the end of the fiscal year, and lowered customer-reported deficiencies by 60 percent despite increased operational and repair demands on the aging C-130 fleet.”
The team’s expanded use of dedicated crews, high-velocity maintenance concepts and consolidation of widely scattered production facilities, also made it stand out against other depot maintenance team in the military.
“This is the Super Bowl of depot maintenance,” commented Brigadier General Cedric George, commander of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex.
“We have the best production line in the entire DOD, and that’s tough competition,” George said. “It’s yet another example of what can happen when we work together as a team.”
“The world’s finest aircraft maintainers work on the Robins flight line, and receiving the prestigious Robert Mason trophy is testament to the maintenance professionalism of not only our C-130 production team, but our entire 402nd Aircraft Maintenance Group,” said Col. Tim Molnar, 402nd Aircraft Maintenance Group commander.
A trophy will be presented to the Robins leadership on November 15, 2012 at the annual Department of Defense Maintenance Symposium at the DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids, Mich.
DynCorp International at Robins AFB
DynCorp International supports the U.S. Air Force (USAF) through a task order under the Contract Field Teams (CFT) contract to provide aircraft maintenance support at Robins AFB in Georgia. DI team members provide depot maintenance operational support on USAF aircraft such as the C-130, C-17, C-5 and F-15.
DI team members were instrumental in streamlining the depot maintenance process on C-130 aircraft at Robins. The team even added additional supervisors to the program, allowing management to better capture work performance and improve efficiency.
“The DynCorp International team is ecstatic about being part of the amazing group being honored with this prestigious award,” said James Rhodes, DynCorp International program manager, Warner Robins-Air Logistics Complex.
Robert T. Mason Award for Depot Maintenance Excellence
In 2005, the Secretary of Defense depot-level award was named the Robert T. Mason Award for Depot Maintenance Excellence in recognition of Robert T. Mason, a former assistant deputy undersecretary of defense for maintenance policy, programs, and resources. This award is presented to the outstanding program from a major organic depot-level maintenance facility that exemplifies responsive, transformed, depot-level maintenance support to DoD operating units. The plaque presented to the award-winning depot program and Robert T. Mason trophy are courtesy of the Society of Automotive Engineers International (SAE).