DynCorp receives contract to continue work on CAL FIRE aircraft

DynCorp maintenance facility at Sacramento McClellan Airport
DynCorp maintenance facility at Sacramento McClellan Airport, March 24, 2016. Photo by Bill Gabbert.

DynCorp International (DI) has been awarded a new contract to continue supporting the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) aviation program. Work will be performed at McClellan Park in Sacramento, California and aircraft are deployed across 13 air tactical and 10 helitack bases throughout the State.

The competitively awarded contract has a three-year base period with two one-year options for a total potential value of $352 million, subject to legislative appropriation.

DI team members will continue to provide line to depot-level maintenance on CAL FIRE’s fleet of 57 aircraft including S-2T air tankers, OV-10A aircraft, UH-1H helicopters, S-70i helicopters, and A-200CT King Air training aircraft. DI also provides full flight operations, with pilots, for CAL FIRE’s fixed-wing fleet of aerial firefighting aircraft including the new-to-them HC-130H aircraft that are in the process of being converted from Coast Guard missions to firefighting air tankers with internal gravity-powered retardant tanks. Pilots for the helicopters are CAL FIRE employees.

Aircraft maintenance services include repair, overhaul, modification, and manufacturing of airframes, engines, propellers, helicopter rotating components, and various aircraft parts and components.

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A lineup of CAL FIRE OV-10 air attack ships at Sacramento McClellan Airport, March 24, 2016. Photo by Bill Gabbert.

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6 thoughts on “DynCorp receives contract to continue work on CAL FIRE aircraft”

  1. Stephen Feinberg owns Dyn Corp. He is a big contributor to Donald Trump. He contributed $1.3 million to the campaign and shortly after Dyn Corp acquired a $1.3 Billion contract with the Government.

  2. California had to give them the contract seeing how late they pay dyn and how much they owe them from the previous contract.

  3. This is from Dyn Corp’s website: https://www.dyn-intl.com/media-center/press-releases/dyncorp-international-awarded-customs-and-border-protection-contract/

    DynCorp International Awarded Customs and Border Protection Contract
    Last Updated on June 4, 2019 by DynCorp International

    McLean, VA – (June 4, 2019) – On May 31, the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), awarded DynCorp International (DI) a contract to provide National Aviation Maintenance and Logistics Services. This hybrid Firm Fixed Price (FFP), Cost Plus Incentive Fee (CPIF) and Cost Reimbursables contract is estimated at more than $1.4 billion and consists of a base year plus nine and a half option years.

    DI will provide aircraft maintenance and logistics support services for CBP’s diverse fleet of fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft to ensure that the Government has the numbers and types of properly configured aircraft available to meet operational commitments. CBP’s aviation assets consists of approximately 211 aircraft at multiple locations in the Western hemisphere. The fleet is a mix of military and non-military, fixed- and rotary-wing, single- and multi-engine aircraft, including some modified and equipped with state-of-the-art, highly sophisticated sensor equipment.

    “We are thrilled to have this opportunity to serve Customs and Border Protection,” said Joe Ford, president of DynAviation. “DI is completely focused on providing the highest quality aviation maintenance support to the guardians of our Nation’s borders.”

    About DynCorp International
    DynCorp International is a leading global services provider offering unique, tailored solutions for an ever-changing world. Built on over seven decades of experience as a trusted partner to commercial, government and military customers, DI provides sophisticated aviation, logistics, training, intelligence and operational solutions wherever we are needed. DynCorp International is headquartered in McLean, Va. For more information, visit our blogs Inside DI or DI at Work or follow DynCorp International on Twitter.

    1. A quick question relating to Cal Fire’s OV-10s. I notice that some of them are now appearing with 5 bladed props. Are these OV-10As that have been fitted with new props following the blade failure a few years ago? If so, have the engines been upgraded as well?
      Do Cal Fire still only have one OV-10D – and does this still have 4 bladed props?
      Hope there’s someone out there in the know?
      Many thanks
      Brian (a different one)

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