12 Agustus 2017

First Six PC-21 Officially Handed Over to Australia

12 Agustus 2017

RAAF PC-21 training aircraft (photo : Aus DoD)

First fleet of PC-21 handed over to Defence

Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and Member for Gippsland, the Hon Darren Chester MP, today officially welcomed the first six new Air Force Pilatus PC-21 training aircraft at RAAF Base East Sale.

From early 2019, the new fleet of cutting edge PC-21 aircraft will replace the PC-9/A training system, which has been in service since 1987.

“The new pilot training system is a significant leap forward and will train more of our people faster, and to a higher standard than our current system,” Minister Payne said.

“Our future generations of Joint Strike Fighter, Wedgetail and Growler pilots will begin their training on these aircraft ensuring we have a pipeline of highly skilled trainees.

“This will provide the Australian Defence Force with a tailored pilot training system to meet the needs of our pilots for the next 30 years,” she said.

Minister Payne congratulated industry partners Lockheed Martin Australia, Pilatus and Hawker Pacific, and Defence’s Capability and Sustainment Group for its on-time delivery of this project stage.

“Over $300 million is being invested in new state of the art training facilities, which incorporates seven new PC-21 flight simulators, both here at RAAF Base East Sale and at RAAF Base Pearce in Perth,” Minister Payne said.

Minister Payne also congratulated Laing O’Rourke Australia and Defence’s Estate and Infrastructure Group for its delivery of facilities for this project stage in highly challenged timelines.

“The Government’s investment in the new pilot training system and relocation of Basic Flying Training School to RAAF Base East Sale is part of our commitment to continue producing highly skilled and talented personnel across Air Force, Navy and Army. 

“Overall, this is a $1.5 billion investment that will ensure young pilots looking to serve in the Australian Defence Force have access to the latest facilities and training methods.

“The ADF will now have an intake of up to 165 trainee pilots each year at RAAF Base East Sale, leading to an increase in the number of successful graduates,” she said.

Federal Member for Gippsland, the Hon Darren Chester MP, said he was proud of the role his electorate played in training Australia’s pilots, as well as the economic benefits it generated for the local community.

“The flow of investment and job opportunities anticipated for the Sale region with the relocation of Basic Flying Training School, including $200 million for facilities works, will provide a significant economic boost for our community,” Mr Chester said.

“The services contract awarded to Lockheed Martin Australia for the new Pilot Training System will include engineering, maintenance and operating support for the mission systems, and ground-based training,” he said.

The new facilities in Sale will be constructed by September 2018. The Royal Australian Air Force is planning to commence PC-21 based training of undergraduate students in piloting and flying instructor courses in early 2019.

(Aus DoD)

15 komentar:

  1. Kenapa rusia rela sukhoi-35nya dibarter dg sawit dan karet....krena rusia ga punya uang kembalian (ini atuk AP yang ngomong lho...)

    1. huk aloh..bilo maso ambo kecek lagu tu?? bro putin tu nok jua baghe..tapi lo ni baghe dio tok bapo nok laku..ado oghe nok beli paka minyok..nok tolok kesiye..bwi la..satgi nangih pulok..bulih jugo tera gogheng kepok leko paka minyok sawit..

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  2. Yang buat barang aja mau barter gituan kok,yang ga punya urusan ikut mbacot. Usaha ndiri napa,niru kek atau gimana,gengsi? :p

  3. 403 dah berangkat tuh,ntar lagi nongol di mari beritanya.

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  5. Anyone else in this region using PC 21 as pilot training aircraft?

    1. kill yourself so you will be able to know the truth on your very good question. Use your head, your finger and your smartphone to have a little research. Don't be so stupid OK.?

    2. Hahahaha... Nice comments 👍

  6. pilatus...wongbee...supertucano...more lethal deathly....dibanding jet soal coin....more fokus on target dibanding jet....jet lebih cocok buat air superiority.....ground target land....lebih baik heli/propeler wing aircraft

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