History Highlights Through the Years
DESI is awarded Idaho, Oregon, and Washington Outreach, Admissions, and Career Transition Services contracts.
DSI wins National Guard Bureau contract for Air Traffic Control and ATCALS Maintenance.
Exodyne, Inc., celebrates its 35th anniversary.
DESI receives a Finch-Henry Job Corps center contract as the first contingency operator.
DESI obtains grant with the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services and partners with Veterans First, Ltd., to help women veterans successfully return to civilian life.
DSI secures Ramp Control Tower Services management for SeaTac.
Exodyne, Inc., celebrates its 30th anniversary.
DSI commences contract with Detroit Metro Airport to expand aviation services into ramp control and gate management.
Exodyne, Inc., celebrates its 25th anniversary.
DSI’s Dynamic Educational Systems division procures 11 new contracts with the U.S. Department of Labor and is incorporated as Dynamic Educational Systems, Inc. (DESI) on 20 September 1990*.
Exodyne, Inc., forms Exodyne Properties, Inc. (EPI) on 1 May 1986: a real estate management and investment vehicle.
DSI begins to work with youth as a Department of Labor contractor.
Ralph Rockow forms Exodyne, Inc., and purchases DSI in October 1982.
Talley Industries, Inc., purchases DSI.
Ultrasystems, Inc., acquires DSI in March.
vSER moves to a new test facility at 19th Ave. and Pinnacle Peak Road.
Dynamic Science, Inc. (DSI), a division of Marshall Industries, purchases AvSER. Ralph Rockow joins DSI.
AvSER performs crashworthy fuel systems for rotary-wing aircraft.
AvSER completes advanced testing on aircraft crew restraint seating and helmet systems.
AvSER carries out aircraft crash tests using simulated nuclear payloads.
AvSER conducts the first aircraft test using passenger airbags.
AvCIR broadens its scope and changes its name to Aviation Safety Engineering and Research (AvSER).
The Flight Safety Foundation assumes ownership of AvCIR.
AvCIR moves from New York to the Deer Valley Airport in Phoenix, Arizona.
From 1942 to 1959, DSI focuses on the collection of aviation crash test data through direct accident investigation and AvCIR program agency participation.
DSI is established to assist in the Cornell University Medical College crash injury research project.
DeHaven becomes Cornell University Medical College research associate, which leads to formation of Aviation Crash Injury Research group (AvCIR).
The U.S. Navy asks DeHaven to make its planes safer.
Hugh DeHaven is injured in an airplane training flight and begins to research aviation safety.
* From 1985 to 1990, DESI was a division of Dynamic Science, Inc. (DSI). It ran the DOL contracts under DSI until 1990, when it was incorporated in September 1990.