TOP

The world's largest organisation in the field of
professional defence and security magazines

moench magazines digital and print

Eve of SMD Symposium Report (7 August 2017)

US Army Exercises Option on UH-72A LAKOTA VMT

Missionised Aircraft and Maintenance, Logistics and Training Support since 2007

L3 Link to Provide F-16V Mission Training Center to Taiwan Air Force

Service Life Extension Upgrade for up to 50 Shipsets

Lockheed Martin received a contract for first production of precision-guided, anti-ship standoff LRASM

SKYGUARD 1 and 3 Systems for Two Nations

Agreement Sustains Highly Skilled UK Jobs

L3 Technologies to supply EO/IR imaging systems for Airbus Helicopter's H225M

Key Component of AH-64E to be Operated in 15 Countries

Japan is planning to mass produce supersonic air-to-ship missiles

Quick Reaction Alert in Bulgaria

Aero L-159Es as North Sea Aggressors

Leonardo to Upgrade Defensive Aids Sub System

Fleet Upgrade Will Complete by 2019

 

Rotorcraft MRO Detailed

4,000 Repairs Annually

Embraer delivers first PHENOM 100 for UK´s Military Flying Training System programme

São José dos Campos, Brazil,

On 4 July Embraer delivered the first PHENOM 100 business jet to Affinity Flight Training Services. The aircraft has been selected to provide Multi-Engine Pilot Training to UK Armed Forces as part of the UK Ministry of Defence´s (MoD) Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) programme. The contract with Affinity comprises a firm order for five PHENOM 100s and services support, as well as an option for additional follow on aircraft. Fore more on the UKMFTS programme, please see here

The departure of the first Embraer PHENOM 100 from Brazil, en route to the UK, marks a significant milestone in preparation for delivering the MFTS Fixed Wing programme,” said Iain Chalmers, Managing Director of Affinity. “Affinity is delighted this has been achieved ahead of the original programme schedule, and look forward to seeing the aircraft at RIAT 2017.”

We are very happy with our partnership with Affinity and for the opportunity to take part in the UKMFTS programme”, Jackson Schneider, President and CEO of Embraer Defense & Security, continued. “The PHENOM 100 delivers a sound combination of top performance, reliability, low operating costs and high availability. There is no doubt that the advanced technology of the Phenom 100 makes it the right solution for the Multi Engine Pilot Training of the UK Armed Forces, and will reduce costs whilst ensuring the proficiency of flight crews.”

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 state-of-the-art 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 UKMFTS programme. In 2014, Affinity was selected by Ascent Flight Training to provide and maintain the aircraft selected for the UKMFTS programme.

The UKMFTS takes UK 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.

 

Mission Troop Seat to equip Bundeswehr NH90

Sikorsky actively pursuing German companies to support CH-53K in Germany

We use cookies to improve our website and your experience when using it. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

I agreeMore Information