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L-3 Link begins RAAF C-17 training system

16th September 2011 - 10:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) announced today that it has assumed responsibility of the C-17 Training System (TS) at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Amberley.

Earlier this year, L-3 Link received a contract to serve as prime contractor for the US Air Force's C-17 TS and has been operating 10 installations in the United States since June 1. The RAAF Amberley installation, which supports the service's 36th Squadron, represents the first international C-17 TS installation that is being overseen and managed by L-3 Link.

"We have been very eager to begin C-17 Training System operations in support of the Royal Australian Air Force," said Leonard Genna, president of L-3 Link. "Our goal at the Amberley installation is to reduce costs, identify improvement opportunities, provide innovative solutions, improve efficiencies and interconnect the RAAF's training devices and other support systems with all C-17 training operations in the United States."

Pilots, loadmasters and maintenance personnel within the RAAF's 36th Squadron will receive initial qualification and continuation training via classroom instruction, computer-based training and a range of simulation systems. The RAAF operates five C-17 Globemaster III aircraft from its Amberley base.

Under the C-17 TS program, L-3 Link is responsible for program management, training device modifications, courseware development, instruction, and concurrency management between the training system and aircraft platform. L-3 Link's teammate on the program, AAI Corporation, is responsible for maintenance training device production and modification in addition to all C-17 TS contractor logistics support.

Source: L-3 Link


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