ST Aerospace and Alenia Aermacchi are set to deliver the last of the 12 M-346 new generation advanced trainers to the Republic of Singapore Air Force(RSAF) in March 2014, under the contract signed in late 2010.
Currently, a total of 10 aircraft have been delivered along with the delivery of the relevant ground based training system and the associated M-346 initial logistics support package.
In February 2013, the RSAF commenced the pilot training in its Advanced Training School at the Cazaux Air Base in France, while in March 2013 the first training flight for a pilot trainee in the M-346 was successfully conducted. This event marked the beginning of the full spectrum 3rd Generation Integrated Pilot Training System for the RSAF and it was also an important milestone for the M-346 programme.
India is likely to buy 15 CH-47F Chinook transport and 22 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters before the end of the year, the Boeing officials were quoted as saying by Shephard. "We expect that the contract award for the Chinook will come in the first half of the year, and the award for the Apache in the second half of the year," Leanne Caret, Boeings VP and GM of vertical-lift, were cited saying at the Singapore Airshow 2014
Poland has signed an agreement estimated €280 million with Alenia Aermacchi to purchase M-346 Advanced Jet Trainers, becoming the fourth customer after Israel, Singapore and Italy. The Polish-Italian agreement in the years 2016-2017 includes delivery of 8 new advanced training aircraft M-346, simulators, and computer assisted training and logistics package
Hawker Pacific and Bell Helicopter signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the intent to enter into future purchase agreements for various Bell helicopter models based on anticipated market growth. The multi-aircraft, multi-year agreement was signed by Hawker Pacific CEO, Alan Smith and Bell Helicopter President and CEO, John Garrison at Bell Helicopters Chalet at the 2014 Singapore Airshow
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