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Coast Guard Depends on DynCorp to Maintain LRS Aircraft

Feb. 20, 2019
DynCorp International has been awarded a major contract for maintaining Coast Guard C-130H and C-130J LRS aircraft.

The U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Logistics Center (ALC) Long Range Surveillance Product Line Div. awarded DynCorp International the Progressive Structural Inspection (PSI) and Depot Level Maintenance (DLM) contract for C-130H and C-130J long-range-surveillance (LRS) aircraft. The total value of the contract, which consists of one base year and four option years, is $51.4 million. The contract will be carried out at the Aviation Logistics Center at the U.S. Coast Guard Elizabeth City (N.C.) base.

The C-130H and C0130J LRS aircraft support such applications as search-and-rescue, law enforcement, logistics, and marine environmental protection. DynCorp International and its DynAviation group will perform nondestructive testing to determine the airworthiness of the LRS aircraft, ensuring compliance with Aircraft Structural Integrity Program (ASIP) requirements. Both aircraft operate in potentially corrosive and destructive environments, requiring a comprehensive inspection every 48 months.

“We are pleased to be named a critical new partner with the Coast Guard’s ALC Depot Team at Elizabeth City,” said Joe Ford, president of DynAviation. “They are entrusting us with the C-130H/J depot operation of aircraft tasked with unbelievably tough missions in very challenging environments, and we are eager to demonstrate our commitment to getting that mission done—every day.”

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Jack Browne | Technical Contributor

Jack Browne, Technical Contributor, has worked in technical publishing for over 30 years. He managed the content and production of three technical journals while at the American Institute of Physics, including Medical Physics and the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology. He has been a Publisher and Editor for Penton Media, started the firm’s Wireless Symposium & Exhibition trade show in 1993, and currently serves as Technical Contributor for that company's Microwaves & RF magazine. Browne, who holds a BS in Mathematics from City College of New York and BA degrees in English and Philosophy from Fordham University, is a member of the IEEE.

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