On 20 December, the US Coast Guard (USCG) Aviation Logistics Center (ALC) Long Range Surveillance Product Line Division awarded DynCorp International (DI) the Progressive Structural Inspection and Depot Level Maintenance contract for C-130H and C-130J HERCULES aircraft. Located at the ALC at USCG Base Elizabeth City, NC, total contract value is $51.4 million and consists of one base year and four option years.
“We are pleased to be named a critical new partner with the Coast Guard’s ALC Depot Team at Elizabeth City. 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,” commented DynAviation President, Joe Ford.
The C-130H and C-130J aircraft are the USCG's long range surveillance aircraft, providing critical search and rescue, law enforcement, logistics, and marine environmental protection response. Inspection aircraft will ensure airworthiness through detailed non-destructive inspection procedures and will ensure compliance with Aircraft Structural Integrity Program (ASIP) requirements. Due to the corrosive environment in which USCG aircraft operate, inspections are required to be performed on each USCG C-130 every 48 months.
“This award illustrates that the excellence, innovation, and dedication of DI employees is not lost on other customers around the globe. As a new partner, we look forward to being a part of US Coast Guard’s mantra of ‘Semper Paratus’ or ‘Always Ready.’ This opportunity grows DI’s C-130 portfolio, adds to our depot-level maintenance capability, and continues our role in improving the readiness of our nation’s key, no-fail mission aviation assets,” explained Senior Director DI Business Development, Bill Tart.