US Army Renews Fixed-Wing Flight Training Service with CAE

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Global training solutions provider, CAE has been awarded the competitive re-compete for Fixed-Wing Flight Training Service by the United States Army.

The company said that the contract provides comprehensive initial and recurrent training for more than 600 US Army and US Air Force fixed-wing pilots annually.

The firm-fixed-price award has an approximate total value of $250 million through 2032 distributed from an initial base period and seven single-year options.

“We are honoured that the US Army has once again selected the CAE Dothan Training Centre to support the readiness of their future fixed-wing aviators,” said Group President, CAE Defense & Security, Dan Gelston.

“The training centre is a prime example of delivering live, virtual and constructive training with adaptive technologies and agile learning to deliver the highest quality instructional solutions to our military customers.”

CAE Defence & Security has provided Army Fixed-Wing training at the company-owned company-operated Dothan Training Centre in Alabama since the initial contract award in 2016. 

The state-of-the-art facility, near the US Army’s Aviation Centre of Excellence (USAACE) at Fort Rucker supports initial and recurrent training for transitioning Army rotary-wing aviators and Army initial-entry fixed-wing students.

“CAE provides a world-class training programme that balances academics, simulation, and aircraft flight training,” said Vice President and General Manager, CAE Defense & Security Readiness Solutions, Merrill Stoddard. “We leverage modern training solutions to deliver scenario-based training specific to the Army’s fixed-wing requirements.”

The Fixed-Wing Flight Training Service programme features academic, simulation and aircraft flight training, including the CAE Trax Academy which augments the current ground-based training assets with self-paced virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) training in both the C-12 and Grob G-120TP. 

CAE also provides Grob G120 TP flight training devices and a suite of desktop trainers and courseware in addition to a fleet of C-12U King Air aircraft owned and maintained by the US Army and operated by CAE instructors to deliver C-12 King Air aircraft flight training.—shp/cae/aaa (Image: CAE)