The U.S. Air Force has awarded DynCorp International (DI) a task order under the Contract Field Teams (CFT) contract to provide aviation maintenance support to the 512th Airlift Wing at Dover Air Force Base.
“The DI team will provide our superior intermediate level engine overhaul services on one of the largest military aircraft ever built,” said Jim Myles, DynCorp International senior vice president, DynAviation.
DI will provide jet engine intermediate maintenance support and component repair for the Air Force Air Mobility Command, Air Force Reserve Command and Air National Guard C-5 aircraft.
The competitively-awarded task order has one base year with one, one-year option, and a total potential value of $8.5 million.
Dover Air Force Base
Dover Air Force Base is located in Delaware at the center of the Delmarva (Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia) peninsula. Dover AFB is home to the 436th Airlift Wing, known as the “Eagle Wing” and the 512th Airlift Wing, our Air Force Reserve associate–referred to as the “Liberty Wing.” Together, these two wings make up the “Dover Team.”
The 512th Airlift Wing is the only Air Force Reserve unit in Delaware and has 1,870 reservists. Members of the 512th work side-by-side their active duty counterparts in the 436th Airlift Wing.
Dover AFB operates the largest and busiest air freight terminal in the Department of Defense and is also home to the Air Mobility Command Museum, which welcomes thousands of visitors each year. The Charles C. Carson Center for Mortuary Affairs is the DOD’s largest joint-service mortuary facility and the only one located in the continental United States.
C-5 Galaxy Aircraft
The C-5 Galaxy is one of the largest aircraft in the world and the largest airlifter in the Air Force inventory. The aircraft can carry a fully equipped combat-ready military unit to any point in the world on short notice and then provide the supplies required to help sustain the fighting force.
The C-5 has a greater capacity than any other airlifter. It has the ability to carry 36 standard pallets and 81 troops simultaneously. The Galaxy is also capable of carrying any of the Army’s air-transportable combat equipment. It can also carry outsize and oversize cargo over intercontinental ranges and can take off or land in relatively short distances. Ground crews are able to load and off-load the C-5 simultaneously at the front and rear cargo openings, reducing cargo transfer times.