Nov 1/12: DynCorp International LLC in Fort Worth, TX receives a $72.8 million contract modification for contractor operated and maintained base supply services for the T-6A/B Texan II Joint Primary Aircraft Training System aircraft. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, TX until Oct 31/13, and the AFLCMC/WLZJC at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH manages the contract (FA8617-12-C-6208, PO 0004).
The T-6 is the result of iterative modifications to the popular Pilatus PC-9 turboprop trainer, but in time the modifications left the 2 aircraft with no common parts. Now the T-6 serves as the USAF’s and US Navy’s JPATS intermediate to advanced training aircraft for prospective pilots. Variants have also been ordered for export by countries including Canada, Greece, Iraq, Israel, Mexico, and Morocco.