BAE Systems Australia’s Flight Training Tamworth facility has delivered 250,000 flying training hours for the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) student pilots.
More than 5,600 ADF students have graduated from the facility, undertaking their training on CT4B air trainers. The students have completed flight screening and basic flying training courses.
BAE Systems Aerospace Director, Steve Drury, said: “This achievement is a credit to the skill and dedication of our experienced pilot trainers at Tamworth. Working alongside the ADF, we are proud of our role in preparing Australia’s next military pilots – an essential stepping stone for the future capability of the country’s air power.”
The Company also provides training services to the Republic of Singapore Air Force, Royal Brunei Air Force and Papua New Guinea Defence Force. In total, the facility has delivered around 360,000 training hours over almost 25 years.
Mr Drury added: “Our Company also remains focused on securing additional work in Tamworth. We are working hard to obtain new contracts in order to provide a sustainable future for our military flying training business here beyond 2019.”
Source: BAE Systems PLC (LSE: BAES.L)
Date: Jul 12, 2016