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Three DynCorp International Programs Earn Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Diamond Awards

FAA Diamond Award logoAs part of its ongoing commitment to aviation maintenance training, DynCorp International has earned the 2015 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Diamond Award for Excellence for three of its programs.

U.S. Air Force at Joint Base Andrews-Naval Air Facility Washington Program

For the 12th year, the DI team at Joint-Base Andrews has earned this prestigious award. Through this program, DI provides services for the Very Important Person Special Air Mission (VIPSAM) including aircraft maintenance, transient alert, munitions, base supply and fuels in support of aircraft assigned to the 11th Wing and 89th Airlift Wing.

“We are incredibly proud that our team’s commitment to creating a culture of safety is being recognized for the 12th time with an FAA Diamond Award,” commented Len Campbell, senior program director, Andrews Support Division.

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Program

DI’s team that works in support of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) has earned the FAA Diamond Award for the fourth consecutive year. Through this program, DI flies and maintains Grumman S-2T fire retardant air tankers and OV-10A aircraft, and fully maintains and services UH-1H Super Huey helicopters flown by CAL FIRE pilots.

“This award represents the partnership between DI and CAL FIRE and our continuing focus to never stop improving,” said Jeffrey Cavarra, CAL FIRE program manager.

U.S. Air Force Materiel Command T-6 Program

DI team members operate and manage several Contractor Operated and Maintained Base Supply (COMBS) facilities at Air Force and Navy locations throughout the U.S. to provide T-6A and T-6B aircraft spare parts and support equipment. This program earns its third consecutive FAA Diamond Award.

T-6 program director Blake Mathies said, “The FAA Diamond Award designation is extremely important to our program. It reinforces the outstanding performance we have been providing to our customer and lets them know we will continue to hold ourselves to the highest of standards.”

The FAA Diamond Award

The Diamond Award is the highest corporate award given by the FAA, and the program includes both individual and corporate recognition. The FAA’s Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Award program is based on the commitment of maintenance technicians in each program to advance safety by actively participating in training programs to further their technical knowledge. In addition to the Diamond Award, which is presented to the company, each mechanic receives an Aviation Maintenance Technician award based on the number of training hours logged.

To earn the Diamond award, each program is required to have 100 percent of its eligible maintenance team complete specialized training in aircraft systems, regulations and FAA rules over the course of a calendar year.

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