DynCorp International team members are now providing maintenance support for a P-8 aircraft recently assigned to the U.S. Navy’s Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Zero (VX-20) at Patuxent River Naval Air Station. The aircraft was brought in for in-service testing and evaluation.
The P-8 is new to DI’s team and a welcome addition to the lengthy resume of fixed-wing aircraft that they support.
“We are always excited to have the opportunity to support a new platform and look forward to working more closely with this aircraft,” said Randy Hughes, DynCorp International program manager. “We are proud to be the first team working with the P-8 outside the original equipment manufacturer.”
The P-8 has been fight tested by the manufacturer at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station since 2009 to demonstrate its capability to government specifications and will eventually replace the now in service P-3 aircraft.
The P-8A Poseidon is a long-range anti-submarine and, anti-surface warfare mission design. The P-8A is a derivative of the Next-Generation Boeing 737. The P-8A has the fuselage of a 737-800 and the wings of a 737-900.
DynCorp International: Supporting the Patuxent River Naval Air Station
DynCorp International provides organizational, intermediate, and depot-level aircraft maintenance on Naval Test Wing Atlantic aircraft. Logistical support is also provided, and other support services include repairs and modifications of airframes, engines, transmissions, avionics, electrical, radio and hydraulic components on all types of military aircraft used in Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E). The team also maintains aircraft assigned to the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS). In support of the Naval Air Station mission, our technicians also provide support services on detachments and deployments of aircraft to other operating locations.