NEW YORK (September 8, 2020) – FlightSafety International has been awarded a contract to provide TH-73A Aircrew Training (ATS) services in support of the Advanced Helicopter Training System.
“FlightSafety is proud to support the efforts of the Naval Air Systems Command Training Systems Division and the Naval Air Warfare Center to ensure pilot readiness for current and next-generation helicopters and tiltrotors for the U.S. Navy, the Marine Corps, Coast Guard and selected allied nations,” said Mike King, president of FlightSafety Services Corporation.
As the prime contractor for TH-73A Aircrew Training Services, FlightSafety will provide Contractor Instruction Services (CIS) and the availability of 18 Level 6 and 7 flight simulation training devices, image generators, visual databases, projectors and two central control stations. They will be used to support hovering, formation flying, night vision device and shipboard operations training, as well as familiarization with course rules. FlightSafety will also install, operate and maintain the training devices and provide program support. Training will be conducted by contract instructors and training pilots from Air Training Wing Five.
The TH-73A Advanced Helicopter Training System replaces the TH-57B/TH-57C program. The flight simulation training devices will be used during the transition to the TH-73A for program design, subsequent validation and verification, and for training naval aviator students.
The contract started on September 1, 2020. Delivery of the training devices and related equipment is expected to begin in 2021 and continue through 2028.
FlightSafety offers aircrew training, state-of-the-art training devices, and support for simulators and computerized training workstations. It currently operates at 21 US military bases. Recent programs include the KC-46 Aircrew Training System, Naval Warfare Training Center – AH-I Z & UH-1Y, TH-57 Aircrew Training Services, C-17 Weapon System Trainers, Flight School XXI, T-6A JPATS, as well as contractor logistics support T-1A and T38.
FlightSafety International is the world’s leading professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides more than 1.4 million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals in 167 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced flight simulators at learning centers and training sites in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, India , Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa and the United States. Kingdom.