The Federal Aviation Administration recently presented Calfire and DynCorp International with the FAA’s Diamond Award of Excellence for Aviation Maintenance.
The award recognizes Calfire’s aviation maintenance unit after all maintenance technicians pass a rigorous and specialized aircraft safety training program. Calfire maintains 23 airtankers, 14 airtactical aircraft, 11 helicopters and numerous other fixed-wing training and administrative aircraft. All the aircraft are maintained at the department’s maintenance base at McClellan Air Park in Sacramento County, according to a release..
For more information on CAL FIRE’s firefighting air program visit www.fire.ca.gov.