Beechcraft T-6C achieves EASA certification
Beechcraft’s T-6C military trainer aircraft has achieved European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification, Textron Aviation Defense announced on 26 June.
The certification will support configuration and delivery of ten previously ordered T-6C aircraft for the UK Ministry of Defence’s Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) programme.
Deliveries of the T-6C aircraft will begin next year and will support team Affinity of Affinity Flying Training Services to provide aircraft and maintenance services to the UKMFTS programme.
Textron Aviation Defense provides the UKMFTS programme with support services including engineering services, parts support and maintenance training.
Tom Hammoor, president of Textron Aviation Defense, said: ‘Achieving EASA certification for the T-6C supports the progression of our contract with UKMFTS and additionally opens up opportunities to provide a proven military training platform to the European market. This highly capable training platform, further enhanced with exceptional product support, equips our customers with a superior solution for a wide range of mission needs.’
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