UK Orders 10 Beechcraft T-6C Airplanes as Military Flying Training System


Released on Wednesday, February 3, 2016
United Kingdom
T-6B Texan II
LLC - Limited Liability Company
MFTS - Military Flying Training System
UK - United Kingdom
UKMFTS - United Kingdom Military Flying Training System
WICHITA, Kan. (Feb. 3, 2016) - Beechcraft Defense Company, LLC, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced it has signed a contract with Affinity Flying Training Services to provide 10 Beechcraft T-6C Texan II military training aircraft to the U.K. Ministry of Defence's Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) program. A second contract has also been signed to include five years of engineering services, parts support, maintenance training and the placement of on-site Field Service Representatives who provide ongoing technical expertise to UKMFTS maintenance personnel.

With deliveries beginning in the first quarter of 2018, these aircraft will support team Affinity, a joint venture between Elbit Systems and KBR (Kellogg, Brown and Root), who was selected as the preferred bidder to provide aircraft and maintenance services to the UKMFTS program.

"We are proud to offer the U.K. Ministry of Defense a proven and highly capable solution that will meet their current and future training needs," said Russ Bartlett, Beechcraft Defense Company. "We look forward to continuing our successful relationship with the UKMFTS program, providing a superior platform to fill its mission requirements as well as outstanding product support."

The T-6C trainers will replace Shorts Tucano T1 aircraft and join the fleet of Beechcraft King Air 350ER turboprops, which are already providing live and synthetic radar training for Royal Navy observers as part of the U.K. MFTS Rear Crew Training program.

Source: Beechcraft signs T-6C contract for the UK Military Flying Training System

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