Boeing bags KC-46 training contract
Boeing has been awarded a $78 million contract, with options, from the US Air Force (USAF) to train maintenance personnel for its KC-46 Pegasus aerial refuelling and transport aircraft for the next seven years, it announced on 8 July.
The company will install maintenance training systems at two USAF bases under the contract. The first of these two systems, at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kansas, will be operational in the second quarter of 2018.
The location of the second system has not yet been determined, but the system will be set up by 2021.
The training system will consist of networked simulator-like maintenance trainers, virtual touch-screen trainers and a multi-media classroom environment. Activities in one part of the system can be replicated in other parts, enabling individual instruction and coordinated team training.
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