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L3 Begins Texas Pilot Training Center Expansion Project; Christopher Kubasik Comments

L3 Technologies has broken ground on a 40,000-square-foot expansion at a multipurpose pilot training center in Arlington, Texas, operated by the company’s link training and simulation business unit. The company said Tuesday the existing facility offers instructional and simulation tools to both military and commercial customers. L3 will expand the training center to …

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Rockwell Collins to Supply Display Tech for Intl F-16 Training Programs

Lockheed Martin has selected Rockwell Collins to provide display systems for F-16  flight training programs of two international customers. Rockwell Collins said Monday it will supply custom configurations of the Griffin rear-projection dome equipped with an ingress and egress system, a projector and updated night vision goggle capacities for nighttime training …

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Northrop Unveils North Dakota-Based Autonomous Tech Facility

Northrop Grumman has unveiled a new 36,000-square-foot facility in Grand Forks, North Dakota, that is built to foster the use of autonomous systems. The company said Friday the facility is located the Grand Sky Unmanned Aerial Systems Business and Aviation Park and focused on research and development, operations and mission analysis, aircraft maintenance, maintainer, …

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Boeing, Saab to Use 2 Production Units of T-X Trainer Aircraft in Air Force Demo

Boeing and Saab are set to demonstrate the performance and maintainability of their entry to the U.S. Air Force‘s T-X trainer aircraft program using the first two production units. The Boeing T-X features one engine, twin tails, stadium seating and a cockpit designed to provide ground-based training, Boeing said Tuesday. The company added …

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1st Predator A Pilots Graduate From General Atomics’ UAS Flight Training Academy

A General Atomics subsidiary has produced the first batch of graduates from its North Dakota-based Unmanned Aircraft System Flight Training Academy on Aug. 12. The graduating class of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.‘s training academy includes three pilots who are now qualified to operate the Predator A UAS and will join approximately 230 globally deployed GA-ASI aircrews, General …

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Boeing, Mahindra Launch C-17 Training Center for India’s Air Force

Boeing and Mahindra Defense Systems have launched a new facility at the Flight Simulation Technique Center in Gurgaon, India, to support C-17 pilot and loadmaster training for the Indian air force. The full-service center is designed to train  C-17 aircrews for military airlift operations, humanitarian missions, aerial refueling and emergency procedures through simulation, courseware and computer-based training, Boeing said Friday. The …

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BAE Updates Software of UK Air Force’s Typhoon Aircraft Simulators

BAE Systems has completed a software update to the Emulated Deployable Cockpit Trainers for the British air force’s Typhoon fighter aircraft simulators. The company said Wednesday that updated EDCT system at Royal Air Force Coningsby and Lossiemouth bases will work to simulate missions for Typhoon pilots to familiarize themselves with geographical area, conditions and layout prior to deployment. “This …

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CAE Captures $72M in Contracts for Pilot Training, Full-Flight Simulator Sales

CAE has received contracts worth approximately $71.7 million combined to provide cadet-to-captain training services and training equipment to five international commercial airlines. The company said Monday the contracts include cadet and pilot training for China’s Shenzhen Airlines, Japan’s Spring Airlines and a European customer. CAE will also supply three A350 full-flight simulators, one Boeing …

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