MCLEAN, Va. (April 15, 2015) – DynCorp International (DI) announced today that they have been awarded a contract to continue supporting the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) aviation program helping suppress and control wildfires. Work will be performed at McClellan Park in Sacramento, California, and aircraft are deployed throughout 12 air tactical and 10 helitack bases throughout the state.
“As we are now in the fourth year of California’s drought and our fire activity has already increased, ensuring our firefighting aircraft are maintained and mission ready is critical,” said Chief Ken Pimlott, CAL FIRE director.
Through this contract, DI team members provide line to depot-level maintenance on CAL FIRE’s fleet of 51 aircraft including S-2T air tankers, OV-10A aircraft and UH-1H helicopters. DI will also continue providing full flight operations, including pilots, for CAL FIRE’s fixed wing fleet of aerial firefighting aircraft. Aircraft maintenance services include repair, overhaul, modification, and manufacturing of airframes, engines, propellers, helicopter rotating components, and various aircraft parts and components.
“We have been honored to be able to provide this unique support to the CAL FIRE team since 2001,” said James Myles, DynAviation senior vice president, DynCorp International. “This new award continues our partnership with CAL FIRE and retains DI’s status in the aerial firefighting community as part of the world renowned CAL FIRE Aviation Program.”
The competitively awarded contract has a two-year base period with three, one-year options, for a total potential value of $126.2 million.
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