April 17, 2014
ETC’s Aircrew Training Systems awarded contract to supply United States Air Force with spatial disorientation flight trainers
Aircrew Training Systems (“ATS”), a division of Environmental Tectonics Corporation, has signed a contract with the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (“AFLCMC”) to provide up to four spatial disorientation flight simulators following a competitive bidding process. The AFLCMC selected ETC’s GYRO IPT II (Integrated Physiological Trainer) to fulfill the requirements of their new Spatial Disorientation (SD) Training System Program. The GYRO IPT II will support the SD training requirements in the Air Education and Training Command Student Undergraduate Pilot Training syllabus. The system will expose undergraduate pilots and aircrew to typical vestibular and visual illusions found in aviation, enabling them to recognize, confirm, prevent and recover from SD. The four units are scheduled for delivery to Sheppard AFB TX, Laughlin AFB TX, Columbus AFB MS and Vance AFB OK, with installation expected to begin in the spring of 2015.