DynCorp International has been awarded a contract with NASA to provide aircraft maintenance and operational support services at various locations.
“This is a key win for the team and an important return to our roots,” said Jim Myles, vice president of DynCorp International’s Aviation Group. “We held this contract several years ago and we’re honored to once again support NASA.”
The contract, potentially worth $176.9 million, will include work at Ellington Field at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston; NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.; NASA facilities in El Paso, Texas, and Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.; and other locations worldwide as required.
Services include support for flight operations, maintenance, repairs and alterations to aircraft, component parts and support equipment and engineering services. Additional services include spaceflight readiness training, airborne research and development and flight test support.
The fixed-price-award-fee/cost-plus-award-fee contract has a $46.6 million base contract, beginning June 1 for one year and four months, with two two-year option periods.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), is a U.S. government agency responsible for science and technology related to air and space. Established in 1958, NASA was created to oversee U.S. space exploration and aeronautics research.
NASA’s vision is “To reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind.”
NASA headquarters are located in Washington, D.C. and provide overall guidance and direction to the agency, under the leadership of the Administrator. Ten field centers and a variety of installations conduct the day-to-day work, in laboratories, on air fields, in wind tunnels and in control rooms.
NASA conducts its work in three principal organizations, called mission directorates:
- Aeronautics: pioneers and proves new flight technologies that improve our ability to explore and which have practical applications on Earth.
- Human Exploration and Operations: focuses on International Space Station operations and human exploration beyond low Earth orbit.
- Science: explores the Earth, solar system and universe beyond; charts the best route of discovery; and reaps the benefits of Earth and space exploration for society.
Major programs – astronauts in orbit conducting scientific research, satellites helping scientists learn more about Earth, space probes studying the solar system, improving air travel and other aspects of flight – are only a few of NASA’s responsibilities. NASA continues to develop new programs, such as exploring how to send more individuals to the moon, Mars and beyond.