ADF EC135 T2+ training fleet complete
The fifteen EC135 T2+ helicopters are being acquired by the Australia Defence Force (ADF) under the JP9000 Phase 7 HATS project, which will provide helicopter training for navy and army aircrew.
The helicopters are being supplied along with flight simulators and a new flight-deck equipped sea-going training vessel by a team led by Boeing Defence Australia. Thales Australia is supplying the flight simulators and synthetic training devices.
Initial flight activities are now underway on the helicopters in Nowra.
Peter Harris, head of governmental sales for Australia – Pacific, said: ‘Airbus Helicopters is proud to know that Boeing has accepted now all 15 of their new EC135 T2+, on time and on budget, for their world leading helicopter aircrew training system for the ADF.
‘Following contract signature in November of 2014, and in the space of only two years, we have trained the initial cadre of Boeing and Commonwealth aircrew and technicians and all 15 aircraft have now been accepted.’
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