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

MCLEAN, Va. — (February 23, 2015) – DynCorp International (DI) has earned the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Diamond Award for Excellence in recognition of its commitment to aviation maintenance training, honoring three programs in 2015. The programs awarded include:

  • U.S. Air Force at Joint Base Andrews-Naval Air Facility Washington program. The DI team at Joint-Base Andrews has earned this prestigious award 12 times. 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.
  • California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) program. Through the CAL FIRE 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 is the fourth consecutive Diamond Award for DI’s CAL FIRE program.
  • U.S. Air Force Materiel Command T-6 program. This is the third consecutive FAA Diamond award for the T-6 program. DI operates and manages Contractor Operated and Maintained Base Supply (COMBS) facilities at several Air Force and Navy locations throughout the U.S. to provide spare parts and equipment necessary to support T-6A and T-6B aircraft.

The FAA’s Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Award program is based on the commitment of maintenance technicians to improve safety by actively participating in initial and recurring training programs to further their technical knowledge. The Diamond Award is the highest corporate award, and the program includes both individual and corporate recognition.

The award recognizes completion by 100-percent of an organization’s eligible maintenance technicians of specialized, continuous training in aircraft systems, regulations and FAA rules over a 12-month period. 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.

“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.

“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.

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.”

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