The UK Ministry of Defense’ Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) program has selected Embraer Phenom 100 business jets to provide multi-engine pilot training to its aircrew.
The contract includes support services and an option for additional follow on aircraft, Embraer said in a statement Wednesday.
The Fixed Wing programme is intended to replace the elementary, multi-engine and basic flying training that is currently delivered on aging platforms with a new fully integrated solution that provides training aircraft, ground based training devices and courseware all derived from the training design developed by Ascent Flight Training, the training service provider of the MFTS programme in UK.
In 2014, Affinity was selected by Ascent Flight Training to provide and operate the aircraft selected for the MFTS programme.
The UKMFTS takes United Kingdom armed forces aircrew from initial training through, elementary, basic and advanced flying training phases preparing them for their arrival at their designated operational conversion units. The system is operated by Ascent Flight Training, a consortium formed by Lockheed Martin and Babcock International under a Private Finance Initiative contract for the UK's Ministry of Defence.
Lebanon today acquired six A-29 Super Tucano turboprop light attack aircraft from Embraer. The contract includes logistics support for aircraft operation as well as a complete training system for Lebanese Air Force pilots and mechanics, the company announced today at the Dubai Air Show
Embraers certification for the KC-390 tanker-transport has delayed to the second half of 2017. Further, Embraer is planning to deliver the first KC-390 cargo jets in the first half of 2018, extending a deadline originally set for the end of 2016
Embraer Defense & Security and the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Ghana have signed a contract for the acquisition of five A-29 Super Tucano light attack and advanced training turboprops. The contract includes logistic support for the operation of these aircraft as well as the set-up of a training system for pilots and mechanics in Ghana that will provide the autonomy of the Ghana Air Force in preparing qualified personnel
Embraer and Boeing have signed an agreement to jointly market and support the KC-390, a multi-mission mobility and aerial refuelling aircraft. The aircraft is currently on an eight nation tour, and expects to receive certification by the end of 2017
Embraer will be showcasing its A-29 Super Tucano basic trainer at the forthcoming DefExpo in India next month. “Embraer is already present in India and we will be getting the A 29 Super Tucano for the DefExpo next month,” Brazilian ambassador to India Tovar da Silva Nunes was quoted as saying by Financial Express news daily Wednesday
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