The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded Part 145 Certification to DynCorp International’s Houston, Texas, operations and maintenance team. The certificate was presented during a special ceremony held June 26, 2014, at the Houston Flight Standards District Office. The Part 145 certification includes standards necessary to inspect and maintain aircraft and aircraft parts.
The Houston-based DynCorp team currently serves NASA on the Aircraft Maintenance and Operational Support contract. The FAA Part 145 certificated repair station was established to provide Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services for FAA type-certificated and military derivative Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) aircraft. The Houston MRO is independent of any government program and is designed with the flexibility to support Part 145 requirements in a variety of methods. The benefit of this independence is the repair station can be used to support present or future government contracts and commercial work without conflict to existing programs.
“Earning our Part 145 certificate allows us to better support not only our NASA program, but also to open new markets for the company,” said Michael Bryant, DynCorp International Safety, Reliability and Quality Assurance director.
The FAA Part 145 Certification Advantage
DI’s Houston MRO facility holds the following ratings as part of its FAA Part 145 certification:
- Power plant
- Emergency equipment
- Nondestructive testing
- Specialized service
As part of the certification process, the DI team follows a stringent safety program, and drug and alcohol testing program. The Houston MRO is also able to work off-station to support customer needs. Through a self-controlled capability authority, DI’s team will be able to add aircraft, engines and associated equipment to the repair station capability without the delay of applying for an amendment to Operations Specifications.
DI FAA Repair Stations
DI’s Houston MRO facility is the fourth DynCorp International facility to be listed in the FAA Repair Station Directory with others based at Joint-Base Andrews, Md., Huntsville, Ala., and McClellan, Calif., to support other DI programs.