Elbit Systems Meets Major Milestone in Military Flight Training Program

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Elbit Systems announced Monday that its joint venture with KBR – Affinity Flying Training Services – has reached a significant project milestone with the delivery of its first training aircraft.

“We are delighted to have delivered these aircrafts only 9 months after contract award,” said CEO of Elbit Systems UK Martin Fausset.

The two Grob G120TP – a two-seat turboprop training and aerobatic low-wing aircraft with a composite airframe, built by Grob Aircraft – that will deliver elementary flying training, were the first of the fleet of aircraft to fly into the Cranwell, near Sleaford, Royal Air Force station in Lincolnshire, England, last week.

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The G120TP are used to teach basic aviation principles and handling skills, as well as provide an introduction to basic navigation, night flying and instrument-only flying. The G120TP will be based out of RAF Cranwell and RAF Barkston Heath.

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

“We are proud to be a part of this significant project and look forward to seeing more aircrafts coming on stream next year,” said Fausset.