Thursday, September 1, 2011
Boeing Trains Kiowa Pilots
The Australian Army has contracted Boeing to provide simulator training for its Bell 206B1 Kiowas. Boeing will provide the Army with a Helimod sim from New South Wales, Australia-based Ryan Aerospace as part of its Army Aviation Training and Training Support (AATTS) contract. Australia will train the pilots with Kiowas before moving them onto Boeing CH-47D Chinooks, Tiger ARHs and MRH 90s. The Army currently uses a training fleet of 19 Kiowas, six S-70 Black Hawks, two civil Bell 412s and one Black Hawk full-motion sim.