DynCorp International has been awarded the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) prestigious Diamond Award for Excellence for its support of two U.S. Air Force programs, the C-21A Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) team and the C-20 program. The C-21A CLS has earned this award for four years consecutively, while this is the C-20 program’s first.
Through these programs, DI maintains LearJet 35A, Gulfstream III and Gulfstream IV distinguished visitor airlift aircraft at 12 different operating locations globally.
The FAA’s Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Award program is based on the commitment of maintenance technicians to improve safety by actively participating in initial and recurring training programs to further their technical knowledge. The Diamond Award is the highest corporate award, and the program includes both individual and corporate recognition.
The award recognizes completion by 100-percent of an organization’s eligible maintenance technicians of specialized, continuous training in aircraft systems, regulations and FAA rules over a 12-month period. In addition to the Diamond Award, which is presented to the company, each mechanic receives an Aviation Maintenance Technician award based on the number of training hours logged.
“The award recognizes our dedication to continuous training and employee development,” said Jeffrey Roth, C-21A CLS program director. “With multiple operating locations, this is an additional measure to baseline and improves our training process. To be recognized for our training commitment by the FAA with their highest award for four straight years is significant.”
“Truly a team effort, the FAA Diamond Award means a great deal to the program team,” Duane Carr, C-20 program manager said. “It’s a means for us to invest in our employees and demonstrate our dedication and commitment to providing highly trained team members for our customer.”
John Nix, vice president of DI’s U.S. Air Force and Navy Aviation business area, congratulated both the C-20 and C-21A teams for their achievement.
“For more than 60 years, DI has been known for aviation excellence, and safety and training are the cornerstones of that reputation. The FAA Diamond Award demonstrates our commitment and success in meeting the U.S. government’s highest standard for aviation training,” Nix said.
The C-21A CLS and C-20 program teams are not the only DI teams to achieve this award; DI’s CALFIRE program was also recognized for this achievement earlier this year.