January 19, 2016 at 8:46 am
DynCorp International (DI) has maintained the aircraft that transport our nation’s leaders since 2001, and in December 2015, CEO Lou Von Thaer and DynAviation President Steve Schorer visited Joint Base Andrews’ Very Important Person Special Airlift Mission (VIPSAM) program.
At Andrews, DI supports the 89th Airlift Wing and the 11th Wing providing aircraft maintenance on 21 UH-1Ns, nine Gulfstream and six Boeing aircraft. DI also provides base supply and fuels services for Joint Base Andrews tenants and transient aircraft. Read more →
January 7, 2016 at 11:25 am
Group photo of NASA’s three WB-57 aircraft together with AOD and WB-57 support personnel. Photographer: Robert Markowitz
On November 18, 2015 near NASA’s Johnson Space Center at Ellington Field in Houston, Texas, three WB-57s took off and flew in formation flight over the city. This was the first time that all three WB-57s have been in flight simultaneously since the early 1970s, when the U.S. Air Force maintained a squadron. These three WB-57s are rare, high-altitude bomber planes from the 1950s and 1960s and are currently the only ones in flyable condition in the world. Only recently did the third plane come out of storage, after sitting in the desert for about 40 years.
DynCorp International Helps Rebuild a WB-57
DynCorp International (DI) team members working in support of the NASA Aircraft Maintenance Operational Support (AMOS) program aided in the reconstruction of this third WB-57 aircraft, which had been retired from military service in 1972 and stored in “The Boneyard” at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. This aircraft holds the record for the longest time an aircraft has been in extended storage before returning to flying status – the previous record was a mere 20 years compared to this 41 year hiatus. Due to this extended time period, the logistical challenges were astounding – most original parts were no longer in production and the original manufacturers were often no longer in business. The combined efforts of DI and NASA engineers, mechanics and logisticians made this transformation and landmark achievement possible. Read more →
January 5, 2016 at 10:17 am
In addition to a record-setting year of wildfires, two of California’s aerial firefighting program employees have received a major tribute or award.
Lynn Flock – Pilot
Pilot Lynn Flock received a traditional dousing by firefighters when he taxied under their crossed water sprays after landing one of his final flights. Flock, 66, retires this year when the extended fire season ends.
“That was a nice sign of respect,” Flock said.
“He spent his entire life fighting fires,” said Mike Venable, a fellow CAL FIRE pilot. “The tribute was well deserved.” Read more →
November 24, 2015 at 2:07 pm
DynCorp International warns jobseekers and others of internet money scams. Unauthorized individuals using DynCorp International’s brand may solicit money. Please read the following information carefully.
Don’t Be Fooled by a Recruiting Scam
Scammers are very creative when it comes to targeting unsuspecting people using the internet. They advertise jobs that look like the real thing through job boards and other advertisements. You must look carefully for signs that a posting may be a scam. Read more →
November 19, 2015 at 3:56 pm
Team DI (DynCorp International) raised a total of $2,250 for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) by running in the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM/10K) in Washington, D.C. on October 25. This year was the 40th anniversary of the marathon and the third largest in its history, with more than 23 thousand runners.
The team included DI’s Elaine Kinnee who was joined by Sasha Bradford and Patrick McEvoy, both survivors of a loved one lost in service with DynCorp International. The run was Sasha’s first full marathon while Elaine and Patrick both ran in the 10K event. Read more →
October 20, 2015 at 4:25 pm
DynCorp International will participate in this year’s Dubai Airshow November 8-12 at Dubai World Central, heart of the future site of the World Expo in 2020. Representatives from DynCorp International will be there to engage with business partners, customers, and future customers.
The Dubai Airshow is recognized as one of the most influential events in the aerospace industry. DynCorp International’s booth will be located on the Chalet floor in spots A15 and A16. This is the 14th biennial Dubai Airshow – in 2013 there were 1,046 exhibitors from 60 countries and over 60,000 trade visitors. This year’s show is expected to be the biggest yet.
3D Printshow Dubai will take place within the Dubai Airshow with exhibitors such as Stratasys, Ultimaker, BigRep, and D2M demonstrating their technologies for visitors. Other official activities and demonstrations include daily flying events, pilot training, and Futures Day for students. Read more →
October 8, 2015 at 2:19 pm
On September 23, DynCorp International Chief Executive Officer Lou Von Thaer and DynAviation President Steve Schorer paid a visit to the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) Air Wing at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida, led by Air Wing Vice President Joe Dunaway.
In addition to meeting employees and touring the facilities, Lou, Steve and Joe also met with the State Department Director of the INL Aviation program, Phil Schlatter.
“The State Department told me that they are very pleased with our operational performance,” commented Lou Von Thaer. “As I anticipated, I was exceptionally impressed with the Air Wing Team.” Read more →
September 24, 2015 at 8:08 am
DynCorp International is a platinum sponsor at The Professional Services Council’s (PSC) Annual Conference, being held October 4-6 at the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, WV. PSC is the national trade association of the government professional and technical services industry.
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August 6, 2015 at 2:08 pm
DynCorp International was recently awarded an NTE (Not to Exceed) contract modification valued at $17.3 million to continue providing maintenance support to the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command.
Under this contract, DI provides support services and personnel to augment, train, and advise Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command (RSLFAC) personnel. Support is provided for the Royal Saudi helicopter fleet which includes Apache, Blackhawk, and combat scout aircraft.
This contract, awarded under the Foreign Military Sales program, was originally awarded in April 2009 and has a total potential value of $149.3 million.
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August 4, 2015 at 3:04 pm
For the fifth consecutive year, DynCorp International proudly supported the USO of Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore (USO-Metro) Operation Back to School program. The annual program provides backpacks and school supplies to 3,000 school-aged military children in the region.
As a corporate sponsor, DI team members also served as volunteers to help pack the thousands of backpacks with pencils, folders, markers and other supplies, as well as take part during distribution events at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and Fort Meade, Maryland.
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