On Tuesday, August 6, 2013, DynCorp International’s DynAviation Group welcomed home several UH-1H helicopters to its new Aviation Center of Excellence at the Huntsville International Airport in Huntsville, Ala. The aircraft, along with several DI team members, arrived on an AN-124 aircraft carrier after a successful deployment in southern Afghanistan.
James Myles, DynCorp International’s DynAviation senior vice president, Congressman Mo Brooks, Mayor of Madison Troy Trulock, Commission Chairman for Madison County Dale Strong, City Administrator for Huntsville Rex Reynolds and Col. James Macklin, Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command (AMCOM) chief of staff, addressed the more than 40 attendees.
DynCorp International’s Support Operations Air Group
The Huey helicopters were used by DI’s Support Operations Air Group (SOAG) to transport personnel and equipment between 30 Forward Operating Bases (FOBs). Since 2010, the aircraft have flown more than 8,000 hours, transporting nearly 300,000 pounds of cargo and 40,000 personnel.
As part of a strategic partnership with Sierra Nevada Corporation, DI has established an Aviation Center of Excellence in Huntsville that will house aircraft as it is modified, repaired and maintained in preparation for whatever its next mission may bring. The aircraft returning from Afghanistan will be the first housed at the facility.
DynCorp International’s DynAviation Group
DI’s DynAviation Group supports global military and commercial aviation needs with end-to-end professional services and technical support. From rapid-response field assignments to long-term engagements, DynAviation provides the world’s most comprehensive array of integrated solutions to ensure our customers’ success.