Beechcraft Defense Company, LLC, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced it recently signed a contract with CAE, to provide service support for the NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) program. The NFTC program currently operates 23 Beechcraft T-6A aircraft for military flight training. The five-year, cost-per-flight-hour contract provides aircraft logistics, spare parts, engineering and technical manual update support.
“We are proud to expand our relationship with CAE and the NATO Flying Training in Canada program with this new service contract,” said Tom Hammoor, president, Beechcraft Defense Company. “Several of the Beechcraft T-6A aircraft in the NFTC fleet have already surpassed 10,000 flight hours and we look forward to supporting future operations to ensure their continued success in training the next generation of military pilots.”
To date, Beechcraft has delivered more than 900 T-6 trainers, which have amassed more than 2.6 million flight hours. The Beechcraft T-6 delivers world-class training capability and is ideally suited for teaching the most basic introductory flight training tasks through the more challenging and complex advanced training missions that could previously only be accomplished in far more expensive jet aircraft. The T-6 is being used to train the pilots, navigators, and weapons systems operators of more than 20 countries around the world.