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ITEC 2018: RCAF looks to the future

14th May 2018 - 13:00 GMT | by Trevor Nash in London


Following an industry ‘engagement session’ in Ottawa on 2 May, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) has provided additional information to industry about its Future Aircrew Training (FAcT) requirement.

Like many air forces around the world, the RCAF is looking at methods to both streamline and reduce the costs of producing aircrew, pilots, Air Combat Systems Officers (ACSO) and Airborne Electronic Sensor Operators (AES Op). The RCAF’s preference is to opt for a training service provision model that is generated by one or more commercial contractors.

At present, pilot training is conducted through two services contracts known as NATO Flying …

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