Air Force Life Cycle Management Center awards Aero Simulation contract
In May 2016, Aero Simulation Inc. (ASI) announced the award of the T-1A Ground Based Training System (GBTS) Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) and Training System Support Center (TSSC) contract. Awarded by the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), Simulator Division, the programme provides support for 16 Operational Flight Trainers (OFTS) and 14 Avionics Part Task Trainers (APPTs) located at Randolph, Laughlin, Vance, and Columbus Air Force Bases (AFB) and Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola.
The five month contract comes with five one-year options and is valued at approximately $15.5 million.
The programme requires a team of highly skilled technicians to maintain the complex training devices at each location. The ASI team will also have personnel at Randolph AFB and NAS Pensacola to provide training system hardware and software updates, concurrency management, and obsolescence analysis as part of the TSSC.
The T-1A simulators provide support for instrument training, low-level flight and formation training, and navigation training for the T-1A JAYHAWK aircraft which is used in the advanced phase of specialised undergraduate pilot training for pilots selected to fly airlift or tanker aircraft. The JAYHAWK is also used at NAS Pensacola to provide training for Combat Systems Officers.
“ASI is extremely pleased to have won our second CLS/TSSC contract from the Air Force,” Dan Deschnow, ASI’s Vice President/Director of Program Management, said. “ASI has been providing support for the T-38C Aircrew Training Devices (ATDs) since receiving that award in September of 2015. We look forward to supporting the Air Education and Training Command (AETC) to deliver highly skilled pilots and operators to the transport and tanker communities.”
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