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01:24 PM, February 3, 2016
UK Selects Embraer Phenom 100 Business Jets To Train Its Aircrew
Phenom 100 Business Jet (Image: Embraer)

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.

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