LaGuardia Airport, New York (April 15, 2020) – FlightSafety International has been awarded a new contract to provide multi-country KC-46 aircrew and maintenance training. The training will be delivered to International Military Students (IMSs) to support the United States government and Air Force Security Assistance Training international partners’ mission objectives.
“FlightSafety has the experience and expertise required to provide KC-46 crewmembers with the highest quality training system using our proven advanced technology training devices, visual systems, and highly effective courseware,” said Afshan Baharmast, Vice President Government Business Development and Capture, FlightSafety Services Corporation. “All of us with FlightSafety are honored to support those who serve to protect our freedom at home and around the world.”
FlightSafety will be responsible for program management, instruction and required courseware modification in support of IMS training to be performed at the Altus Air Force Base in Oklahoma.
The contract is a not-to-exceed $25,000,000 award and expected to be completed by September 2026. Japan is expected to begin IMS training starting in 2021. Israel and the UAE are also projected to utilize this IMS training in the future.
FlightSafety was awarded the KC-46 Aircrew Training System contract by the United States Air Force to provide the Aircrew Training System for the KC-46 military aerial refueling and strategic transport aircraft in 2013. It includes the design and manufacture of KC-46 Weapon System, Boom Operator, and Part Task Trainers. The Weapon System Trainers feature FlightSafety’s industry leading technology which includes electric motion and control loading and visual systems with all-new glass mirror display technology.
FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. FlightSafety’s highly qualified instructors provide more than 1.4 million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 167 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full-flight simulators at Learning Centers and training locations in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
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