LMA Delivers Air 5428 Pilot Training System to ADF
Lockheed Martin Australia has confirmed it has delivered the Air 5428 Pilot Training System, combining simulators and aircraft, to support the professional development of Navy, Army and Air Force pilots.
Lockheed Martin Australia, together with Team 21 industry partners Pilatus and Jet Aviation, and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), has developed a training system that encompasses PC-21 aircraft, light simulators, trainers cockpit, as well as mission planning and maintenance. Support.
To date, the pilot training system has graduated 35 pilots from the air force, 11 from the navy and 27 from the army.
“Lockheed Martin Australia proudly welcomes the Commonwealth’s acceptance of the Air 5428 Pilot Training System,” said Warren McDonald, Managing Director of Lockheed Martin Australia and New Zealand.
“This is an important program milestone for Lockheed Martin Australia, our industry partners and the Commonwealth, as it means this innovative system has been successfully delivered and provides sustainable training capability to meet the demands of the ADF.”
Further, he said, “We look forward to advancing and sustaining the Air 5428 Pilot Training System with excellence and in collaboration with our Team 21 partners and the RAAF.”
To complete the acquisition phase of Air 5428, the Australian team from Lockheed Martin and 21 undertook an intensive six-month evaluation involving: the completion of over 3,500 flight simulators and 10,000 flight events of aircraft; achieve a mission success scorecard greater than 97% for all events against contract program performance metrics; and achieve 100 percent pass for ground school contractual performance measures.
“Lockheed Martin Australia was immensely proud of the outcome of the program,” said Steve Froelich, Lockheed Martin Australia Vice President, Rotary and Mission Systems Operations.
“This result is a testament to Lockheed Martin Australia’s continued focus, strong collaboration with our Team 21 partners and mission-driven mindset to deliver an innovative, bespoke system to meet the future needs of ADF pilots. “