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Aircraft Maintenance and Operational Support (AMOS)

Amentum Maintained NASA’s Aircraft Fleet

Amentum, under its legacy company DynCorp International (DI), supported the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Aircraft Maintenance and Operational Support (AMOS) program by providing maintenance, logistics, and engineering operations at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Texas, Langley Research Center in Virginia, and forward operating locations in El Paso, TX and Edwards AFB, CA. We performed full-spectrum maintenance, fleet management, and flight line operations for NASA’s fleet of 39 aircraft, including 21 T-38N, four HU-25 Falcon, three WB-57 F, two OV-10A, two OV-10G, a B377 SGT Super Guppy, DC-9, G-III, King Air B200, UC-12B Huron, 206 Super Skywagon, and a SR22.

Our management team implemented an AS9110-certified quality management system for this program, which specifies aerospace requirements for aircraft maintenance organizations. We supported approximately 4,900 annual flight hours and an average of 10 continental United States (CONUS) and 4 outside CONUS (OCONUS) deployments each year. DI won the initial AMOS program in June 2012 and performed exceptionally well through contract end in February 2018, which closed due to being competed as a small business set-aside.

Project Highlights:

  • Managed 66,000 line items worth approximately $100M on the NASA AMOS program. Our logistics services include inventory management, kitting, purchasing, shipping and receiving, controlling repairable parts, and many other duties.
  • Supported the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (Boeing 747) with aircraft launch, recovery, maintenance, and payload integration support services before its retirement with the end of the Space Shuttle program. We ferried the last flight.
  • Amentum provided aircraft maintenance support to NASA’s Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) for the space shuttle Endeavour’s final flight from Kennedy Space Center in Orlando, Fla. to its final home, the California Science Center.
  • The Super Guppy is the only airplane in the world capable of carrying a complete S-IVB stage, the third stage of the Saturn V Super Guppy Turbine N941NA (formerly F-GEAI), serial number 0004, is still in service with NASA as a transport aircraft, and is based at the El Paso Forward Operating Location at El Paso International Airport, in El Paso, Texas, US.[9] It is the last operational Boeing 377 Stratocruiser in the world.
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