FALLS CHURCH, Va. – (March 30, 2012) -DynCorp International has earned the Federal AviationAdministration’s (FAA) prestigious Diamond Award for Excellence forits support of the California Department of Forestry and FireProtection (CAL FIRE). DI flies and maintains Grumman S-2T fireretardant air tankers and OV-10A aircraft, and fully maintains andservices civilian UH-1H Super Huey helicopters flown by CAL FIREpilots.
The FAA’s Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Award program isbased entirely on the commitment of maintenance technicians toimprove safety by actively participating in initial and recurringtraining programs to further their technical knowledge. The DiamondAward is the highest corporate award, and the program includes bothindividual and corporate recognition.
“Firefighting aircraft play a pivotal support role in helpingour firefighters suppress California’s devastating wildfires,” saidChief Ken Pimlott, CAL FIRE Director. “We are proud that ouraviation management staff and DynCorp International mechanicsmaintain the largest wildland air fleet in the world with an awardwinning safety and maintenance program.”
The award recognizes 100-percent participation in training byAirframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanics who completeFAA-certified training online and document completion of DI annualmaintenance training. In addition to the Diamond Award, which ispresented to the company, each mechanic receives an AviationMaintenance Technician award based on the number of training hourslogged.
“Receiving this award is an honor and reflects the exceptionalmaintenance performed by DI team members for CAL FIRE aircraft thatare responsible for helping suppress and control wild land fires onmore than 30 million acres of land. Each DI technician working inthe CAL FIRE program is committed and dedicated to continuouslyimproving their knowledge base,” said Jeffrey Cavarra, CAL FIREprogram manager for DynCorp International.
About DynCorp International
DynCorp International is a globalgovernment services provider in support of U.S. national securityand foreign policy objectives, delivering support solutions fordefense, diplomacy, and international development. DI operatesmajor programs in logistics, platform support, contingencyoperations, and training and mentoring to reinforce security,community stability, and the rule of law. DynCorp International isheadquartered in Falls Church, Va. For more information, visit ourblogs.