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FlightSafety awarded TH-57 training contract

August 30, 2018  By Helicopters Staff

FlightSafety International has been awarded a contract for Bell TH-57 aircrew-training services, in addition a contract for Boeing C-17 aircrew training.

“All of us with FlightSafety are proud to be selected as the prime contractor for the TH-57 program and to be part of the Boeing C-17 team,” said Ray Johns, executive vice president, FlightSafety. “We sincerely appreciate the support Frasca International and Aechelon Technology are providing for the TH-57 contract.”

The TH-57 aircrew training services program will be provided to the United States Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, as well as international students. FlightSafety will deliver instruction and Contractor Logistics Support and manage the replacement of the current training devices. The Level 6 and Level 7 flight training devices, image generators, visual databases and projectors are scheduled to enter service in February 2019.

The C-17 aircrew training system contract was awarded to FlightSafety by Boeing to support the United States Air Force Air Mobility Command. The work will be performed at 15 U.S. Air Force locations and the Royal Australian Air Force base in Amberley, Australia.

The C-17 contract includes program management, aircrew instruction and courseware development, as well as on-site support and upgrades for the training devices and visual systems. FlightSafety is the manufacturer of C-17 Weapon Systems Trainers currently in service.



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