Aeralis, the UK-based company currently developing a new generation of jet training aircraft and an associated flying training system, now seeks to offer potential customers an innovative leasing model that promises to significantly reduce costs.
Adopting a unique modular concept built around a robust common core fuselage, the Aeralis suite of jet trainers will have 85% commonality of parts, allowing for significant cost savings when compared with purchasing more traditional aircraft.
With the leasing arrangements now under development, the customer will not be burdened by huge capital purchasing costs, but will have the ability to flex its flying training system as requirements change over time. The Aeralis trainer aircraft will offer a significant return on investment due to a fuselage that can be easily re-roled and which is built to outlast traditional airframe structures. When combined with the flexibility that the company’s training concept will provide, the cost reductions in training tomorrow’s fighter pilots become even greater.
“Buying trainer aircraft outright is a major investment for any air force and much of that investment is wasted when the planes are standing idle because the training needs have changed. With our innovative leasing plans, Aeralis is changing all that. The Aeralis/Lessor/Lessee relationship means that the end-user will be able to adapt their trainer fleet to meet both current and future training requirements,” explained the company’s Strategy Director, Tim Davies.
AERALIS also aims to deliver shorter overall pilot training times by exposing students earlier to more complex mission management training due to configurable cockpits and a fully tailorable flying training system.