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Lockheed to establish flight training centre
Lockheed Martin will establish a new International Training Center (ITC) at its aeronautics facility in Marietta, Georgia to conduct training for C-130J military airlift crew, the company announced on 8 September.
The centre is under construction and will open in 2018. It will feature simulator facilities and classroom space to support the full spectrum of aircrew training, including mission training, initial qualification, instructor qualification, refresher courses and other training needs.
The ITC is co-located with the manufacturing line for the C-130J military tactical airlifter. Pilot training for the LM-100J commercial freight aircraft will also conducted at the facility.
Jon Rambeau, vice president and general manager, Lockheed Martin Training and Logistics Solutions, said: ‘With our experience as the C-130J and LM-100J manufacturer, and decades of training expertise, we're investing to deliver an integrated solution to prepare the next generation of air mobility pilots and aircrews. As military and commercial customers modernise and expand their fleets, we see an opportunity to offer increased value to our customers through this ITC.'
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