Ardoin earned a certificate of achievement for his extensive work with three Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) aircraft that were delivered to their worksite with long-standing intermittent avionics problems. Through persistent troubleshooting, the aircraft were able to be fully repaired. Ardoin also worked with RAFO personnel to train them in wiring repairs and increase their aircraft maintenance capabilities.
“Jonathan’s commitment in identifying issues with these aircraft is a great reflection of how dedicated this team is in supporting our customer,” said Paul O’Brien, DynCorp International program manager.
DI’s Integrated Avionics Technicians
Integrated avionics technicians in Oman perform flight line organizational level and second line intermediate maintenance on F-16 Block 50 avionics. They also perform inspections, troubleshoot repairs and maintain all avionics equipment and aircraft systems.
Providing on-the-job training for RAFO technicians in an integral part of their responsibilities – with the ultimate goal of qualifying a team of maintenance technicians to conduct maintenance without supervision.
Through this training, DI technicians teach RAFO personnel about equipment operating characteristics to isolate malfunctions in systems such as attack control, radar infrared, laser, instruments, displays, flight control, communication, navigation, satellite communications, identification and defensive and offensive systems. RAFO technicians also learn how to use technical data wiring diagrams, electronic measurement equipment and special tools.
In September 2008, the Sultante of Oman Ministry of Defense (MOD) awarded DI a contract to provide support services to the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) F-16 program.
The in-country F-16 Support Services team currently provides comprehensive assistance for ground and flight operations, organizational and intermediate level maintenance activities, formal training and mentorship of RAFO personnel – while supporting 12 F-16 C/D Block 50 aircraft.
The F-16, also known as the Fighting Falcon, is a single-engine, multi-role aircraft originally developed for use by the U.S. Air Force.