OTTAWA – MAY 30th 2023 – Babcock Leonardo Canadian Aircrew Training is delighted to announce that they will be attending CANSEC 2023 at the EY Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. Francesco Norante, President, Leonardo Canada, and Jerry McLean, CEO, Babcock Canada, will be delivering a media briefing about Babcock Leonardo Canadian Aircrew Training’s solution for Canada’s Future Aircrew Training (FAcT) program. The media brief will be held on May 31st at 3pm EST inside the CANSEC media room.
The Babcock Leonardo Canadian Aircrew Training solution will ensure the next generation of Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) aircrew candidates receive the world’s best military aircrew training. With over 70 years of global aircrew training experience, our solution leverages decades of delivering training to G7 and NATO allies.
“A key strength of the Babcock Leoardo Canadian Aircrew Training team is that we are able to bring global expertise and know-how of two recognized world leaders in military aircrew training to deliver the FAcT program,” said Simon Hill, FAcT Program Director, Babcock Leonardo Canadian Aircrew Training. “Our experience, combined with innovative, best-in-class solutions at all levels of military aviation allows us to meet every requirement of the RCAF’s FAcT program and training requirements. It equips our team to manage program transition risks, support students and instructors, and enhance student quality of life at every touchpoint.”
The Babcock Leonardo Canadian Aircrew Training solution will focus on delivering fully integrated end-to-end training that is based on live and synthetic training platforms, such as the M-345 advanced jet trainer and its state of the art training system that may exploit the Live Virtual Constructive technology (LVC) allowing students to interact, through the simulator, with pilots in flight within the same training mission. This enables the simulated environment and real aircraft to merge with most of the mission parameters that can also be edited on the fly by the instructor.
Babcock Leonardo Canadian Aircrew Training is working closely with a team of strategic partners, selected for their history of supporting Canadian aviation and their internationally recognized expertise, to meet the requirements of Canada’s FAcT program.
“We are committed to building on existing relationships with Canadian partners and growing our domestic supply chain further,” adds Simon Hill.“As a 25-year program, FAcT is a truly a generational program. Babcock Leonardo Canadian Aircrew Training is deeply committed has built a strong Canadian team with representation from all regions of Canada. Nurturing the skills and unlocking the potential within the local communities we will operate in, Babcock Leonardo Canadian Aircrew Traing will enhance workforce skills and bring employment opportunities and economic prosperity from coast-to-coast.”
Simon continues, “as a Canadian company, Babcock Leonardo Canadian Aircrew Training team has a responsibility to contribute to the pursuit of reconciliation and FAcT provides an unprecedented opportunity to engage at the grassroots level, to forge sustained partnerships with Indigenous communications and to build a foundation for long-term success for many generations.”
Canada deserves the world’s best military aircrew training and Babcock Leonardo Canadian Aircrew Training is ready to deliver.
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About FAcT (Future Aircrew Training) Program
The Canadian Government is seeking to procure a comprehensive aircrew training program that provides aircraft, ground based training systems, civilian instructors, as well as other essential services, such as air traffic control, aircraft and airfield maintenance, accommodation, and food services for the Royal Canadian Air Force. The 25-year contract is currently in the evaluation phase and is expected to be awarded in fall of 2023.