Thursday, February 4, 2016
U.K. Armed Forces to Train With Embraer Phenom 100 Jets
|Embraer Phenom 100. Photo: Embraer Executive Jets|
[Avionics Today 02-04-2016] The Embraer Phenom 100 business jet was selected to provide multi-engine pilot training to armed forces aircrew in the United Kingdom. The contract with Affinity Flight Training Services will provide five aircraft to the U.K Ministry of Defense’s Military Flying Training System, (UKMFTS) program. The contract includes support services and an option for additional follow-on aircraft.
The fixed wing program 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 MFTS program. In 2014, Affinity was selected by Ascent Flight Training to provide and operate the aircraft selected for the MFTS program.