DynCorp International (DI) has been awarded a new contract to continue supporting the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) aviation program. The program works as an invaluable teammate to suppress and control wildfires. 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.
“We are excited to continue our critical mission support to make certain the firefighting aircraft are maintained and mission ready to help support the firefighters and keep the residents of California safe,” said Jeff Cavarra, DI program director for the CAL FIRE program. “This year, from January 1 to October 25, CAL FIRE saw an increase of nearly 2,700 fires and millions of acres burned over the previous 5-year average during the same time interval.”
“DI is proud to continue our support for CAL FIRE, saving lives, property and natural resources throughout the state of California,” said DI CEO George Krivo.
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 training aircraft. CAL FIRE is adding 7 C-130H air tankers during the life of the contract. DI also provides 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.
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