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Avalon 2019: RAAF outlines C-27J synthetic training requirement

27th February 2019 - 09:55 GMT | by Trevor Nash in Avalon

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With the RAAF 35 Squadron having now completed its move from RAAF Base Richmond, NSW to RAAF Base Amberley, QLD with its fleet of 10 C-27J Spartan aircraft, the service is now looking to procure its own aircrew and maintainer training systems.

Initial type training for the air force's C-27J pilots, air loadmasters and maintenance technicians took place in Texas and was conducted by L3 Technologies.

Current training now takes place using a flight simulator that was jointly developed by Leonardo and Opinicus (now TRU) in Pisa, Italy. The RAAF provides the instructors and pilots undertake recurrent training twice

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After a career in the British Army, Trevor Nash worked in the simulation and training …

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