KF Aerospace, based at Kelowna Internation Airport, has landed a contract with Canada’s Department of National Defence to operate a new Bell 206 flight training simulator.
The $6.5-million contract is part of the KF Aerospace Defence Program that provides the Royal Canadian Air Force with primary, basic, rotary-wing and multi-engine pilot training at CFTS until 2027.
“We are very pleased to provide cutting edge training systems for the CFTS program,” said Peter Fedak, Site Manager for the CFTS program.
Introducing devices like the new Bell 206 FTD is one example of how we’re continually honing our training system to provide exceptional service, efficiency, and throughput for our Canadian Armed Forces.”
According to a press release, the new equipment will provide helicopter pilot trainees and instructors with the most up-to-date flight training available. The simulator includes 220-degree field of view and six degrees of freedom cueing and vibration systems.
“This will ensure that RCAF aircrew receives the right training, to the right people, and at the right time," said Fedak.
The simulator is set to be fully operational in April 2018.