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Affinity delivers first UK aircraft

24th November 2016 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Affinity Flying Training Services has delivered the first two training aircraft to the Royal Air Force, Elbit Systems announced on 23 November. Affinity is an Elbit Systems joint venture with KBR.

The aircraft – two Grob G120TP Prefect’s - will be part of the fleet that will deliver elementary flying training. They will be based out of RAF Cranwell and RAF Barkston Heath.

The G120TP is a side-by-side two seater aircraft, and will be used to teach basic aviation principles and handling skills as well as provide an introduction to basic navigation, night flying and instrument-only flying. 

Affinity Flying Training Services will purchase a total of 38 aircraft to support the three levels of flying training. The remainder of the fleet will be delivered next year.

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