Tag Archives: pilot training

Gene Colabatistto: CAE Eyes New Drone Pilot Training Opportunities

Gene Colabatistto, CAE‘s group president for defense and security, has said the company is eyeing new unmanned aircraft programs as it aims for a bigger share of the pilot training services market, National Defense Magazine reported Thursday. Sandra Erwin writes CAE has helped the U.S. Air Force train around 1,500 aircrews a year …

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Lockheed-Led Team 21 Consortium to Support Australian AF Pilot Training System

A Lockheed Martin-led team will provide support for the Australian defense forces’ Air 5428 Pilot Training System as the preferred tenderer on the project. Lockheed said Sunday the Team 21 consortium will work to help the Australian air force develop future pilots from flight screening to flight training. “We look forward to working with the …

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Defense One: General Atomics Conducts Drone Surveillance Missions for Pentagon

General Atomics has flown its Reaper and Predator drones to conduct surveillance operations on behalf of the government since April, Defense One reported Wednesday. Patrick Tucker writes that the company is among other drone manufacturers the Defense Department has hired to fly surveillance missions. The report said DoD’s move could also indicate potential plans …

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Christopher Ames: General Atomics Looks to Ease AF Drone Pilot Training Bottleneck with Planned Academy

General Atomics will establish a U.S.-based training center for foreign drone pilots from allied countries as part of efforts to meet the international demand for drone operators, Military.com reported Thursday. Brendan McGarry writes that Christopher Ames, director of international strategic development for the company’s aeronautical systems business, indicated the plan also seeks …

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Nick Leontidis: CAE Expands Dallas Pilot Training Facility to Meet Client Demand

CAE has expanded its pilot training complex in Dallas with the addition of new training programs and a 60,000-square-foot business aviation training center near the Dallas Fort Worth Airport. The new CAE Dallas East facility brings CAE’s total training area in the region to 486,000 square feet that includes 114 classrooms, 80 briefing rooms and 40 flight simulators, the …

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Peter Redman: CAE Expands NZ Military Support Through Training Device Update Work

CAE will provide New Zealand’s defense forces with updates and life-cycle and maintenance support for their Kaman SH-2G(I) Super Seasprite synthetic pilot training devices for 15 years. The company said Tuesday it will update NZDF’s SH-2G(I) Full Mission Flight Simulator and SH-2G(I) Part Task Trainer, which Kaman will deliver along with 10 SH-2G(I) helicopters to the …

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Northrop to Help Univ. of North Dakota Train UAS Pilots; Bob Gamache Comments

Northrop Grumman has inked a three-year cooperative agreement with the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks to provide pilot training for unmanned aircraft systems through the SandShark trainer technology. The company said Tuesday it will contribute two SandShark aircraft and one ground station to the university’s flight training program for international students. SandShark operators utilize commercial …

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