ARINC Delivers C-5 Trainer

By Tish Drake | May 4, 2007
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ARINC Engineering Services delivered a second advanced C-5 Galaxy Maintenance Training Device (MTD) for use by the U.S. Air Force. The delivery was made to Travis Air Force Base in California, following three weeks of factory acceptance testing in Maryland by ARINC’s customer, Lockheed Martin. Lockheed is currently upgrading the entire Air Force fleet of C-5 Galaxy aircraft under the Avionics Modernization Program (AMP). Work includes the installation of new avionics and glass cockpits. ARINC said the MTD trainers will allow Air Force maintenance personnel to practice rigorous “hands-on” cockpit maintenance training without removing any actual C-5 aircraft from the line. Air Force maintenance instructors control the MTD, and can realistically simulate some 200 different maintenance scenarios. Trainer 1 has even been used to support aircrew training, with pilots and flight engineers performing operational and pre-flight checks on the device.

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