Beechcraft signs T-6C contract for UK training
Beechcraft Defense Company, LLC, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., announced it has signed a contract with Affinity Flying Training Services to provide 10 Beechcraft T-6C Texan II military training aircraft to the UK Ministry of Defence’s Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) programme.
A second contract has also been signed to include five years of engineering services, parts support, maintenance training and the placement of on-site Field Service Representatives who provide ongoing technical expertise to UKMFTS maintenance personnel.
With deliveries beginning in the first quarter of 2018, these aircraft will support Team Affinity, a joint venture between Elbit Systems and KBR (Kellogg, Brown and Root), who was selected as the preferred bidder to provide aircraft and maintenance services to the UKMFTS programme.
The T-6C trainers will replace Shorts Tucano T1 aircraft and join the fleet of