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NFTE builds up a head of steam

30th March 2021 - 15:30 GMT | by Trevor Nash in Holsworthy


Leonardo's M-346 is the key component of IFTS. (Photo: Leonardo)

As Leonardo and CAE join forces in a JV to operate their International Flight Training School, NATO's Flight Training Europe programme gains traction and is on target to open in 2022.

With the NATO Flight Training Europe (NFTE) project committed to providing ‘a network of training facilities’ across Europe to train pilots for fast-jet, multi-engine, rotary-wing and RPAS platforms, the planned opening of the first NFTE campus in 2022 is looking on target.

A NATO official told Shephard that ‘the ambition is to have the initial pilot NFTE Training Campus designated in late 2021 or early 2022. We hope it will be officially opened in 2022.

‘Participants are pursuing a quite ambitious agenda through NFTE as they embark to gradually multinationalise the full spectrum of their aircrew training requirements. As such ...

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