Company plans operation at SARA in 2019

Published 3:00 am Tuesday, January 1, 2019

DynCorp confirmed in November that it planned to put people to work in Andalusia in the Standard Aero/Vector facility at South Alabama Regional Airport.

DynCorp International said in a press release it has been awarded a $152 million contract from the Naval Air Systems Command to provide logistics support services and material for the maintenance of TH-57 aircraft. The contract has a two-year base period and two option years.

The company began moving equipment into the hangar facility on Nov. 1.

DynCorp received a $152 million government contract over five years for upgrades and maintenance work on military helicopters.

SARA Executive Director Jed Blackwell said that DynCorp hopes to bring in 65 to 80 jobs to Andalusia, and has already contacted several former Standard Aero/Vector employees.

Standard Aero/Vector announced earlier in the year it was leaving SARA.