DynCorp awarded contract with CAL FIRE

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.

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.

Thanks and a tip of the hat go out to Todd.

4 thoughts on “DynCorp awarded contract with CAL FIRE”

  1. Not a big surprise. Dyn has been doing a good job for Cal Fire since 2001. It would be difficult for a competitor to out bid them. I hope this also means that the dedicated Dyn employees (pilots, mechanics, clerical) will maintain and possibly improve their pay and benefits package.

  2. Betcha they could do a good job for the C130 program as well for GOCO as diversified as they are already……

  3. Unfortunately a two year contract even with three years of possible options doesn’t seem adequate or fair. Can you imagine having to ponder the possibility of losing a contract every two years?

  4. my thought to the 2 year contract ,and the possibility of losing the contract was…..OMG you mean the fleet could leave McClellan?….OH NO….my dad and i enjoy trips to sacramento to photograph some tankers…well i do.he just grumbles and says oh ok…

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