Field Aerospace upgrades more than 50 USAF T-1A flight decks

USAF T-1A ©Field Aerospace

Field Aerospace has completed over 50 CSO and Special Undergraduate Pilot Training (SUPT) aircraft and 14 simulators on time and on budget for the USAF as part of the Air Force Avionics Modernisation Programme (AMP) contract to upgrade the fleet of 178 T-1As over a period of seven years.

Field Aerospace was selected by the USAF as the prime contractor and teamed with subcontractors Nextant Aerospace, Collins Aerospace, HEBCO and FlightSafety International to bring advanced capabilities to the next generation of US Air Force pilots. The modernisation included updating the T-1A to the Collins Aerospace Pro Line 21 system, which enables the aircraft to meet the FAA’s ADS-B Out mandate eliminating avionics obsolescence issues for the aircraft.

The T-1A aircraft are medium-range, twin-engine jets used for advanced-phase training of airlift and tanker pilots. They are stationed across five US operating bases.

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