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Babcock and Leonardo Partner for Canadian Aircrew Training Programme

Comprehensive Solution to be Proposed for FAcT

Babcock Canada and Leonardo Canada are partnering to jointly pursue Canada’s Future Aircrew Training program (FAcT) – and to create a Canadian joint venture. The partnership builds on two strong footprints in military pilot training, ensuring that FAcT will benefit from the expertise and innovation of two global players, each of which has 70+ years’ aircrew training experience delivered around the world.

Modern air forces require advanced training solutions, focused on early streaming and better output standards at lower costs. Babcock and Leonardo can offer a modern, comprehensive solution that draws on long experience in civil and military fixed-wing, rotary-wing and mission training services.

Leonardo can cover the entire pilot training syllabus, allowing it to be tailored to air force requirements. A complete ground-based training system (GBTS), perfectly integrated with the platforms, able to ensure both high quality training and strong operating efficiency, complements the aircraft. Platforms and systems offer customers worldwide a turnkey training solution that can guarantee the highest quality standards at every training stage. The company has built some 2,000 trainers, sold to over 40 countries.

From basic to advanced flying training, Babcock delivers unrivalled technical instruction across multiple locations and aircraft types. Whether in providing technical training instruction, developing training materials or maintaining critical training assets, Babcock is trusted by its customers to deliver world-class solutions.

Canada is seeking to procure a comprehensive aircrew training programme in FAcT – one that provides aircraft, GBTS, civilian instructors, and other essential services, such as air traffic control, aircraft and airfield maintenance, accommodation, and food services for the Royal Canadian Air Force. The 20-year contract is expected to be awarded in 2023.

Canada seeks a comprehensive multi-platform training solution for its Future Aircrew Training requirement. (Photo: RCAF)

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