Lockheed Martin Inaugurates Advanced Pilot Training Facility

By Juliet Van Wagenen | August 17, 2016
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T-50A aircraft
T-50A aircraft. Photo: Lockheed Martin

[Avionics Today 08-17-2016] Lockheed Martin officially opened its Advanced Pilot Training facility in Greenville, South Carolina. The newly refurbished building will house the Ground-Based Training System (GBTS), as well as the tooling and manufacturing equipment to complete final assembly and flight operations for the T-50A trainer aircraft.

Lockheed Martin completed the initial flight test of its first T-50A configured aircraft on June 2 and the initial flight of its second T-50A configured aircraft on July 26. Lockheed Martin and Korea Aerospace Industries jointly developed the T-50A. The accompanying T-50A ground-based training system features technologies that deliver an immersive, synchronized ground-based training platform.

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