Negotiations with bidders are in the final stages and the aim is to submit the recommended solution for Main Gate approval by the MOD and subsequently award a contract in 2015. Successful implementation of the Fixed Wing service will allow Ascent to take an ab-initio student and provide the complete training package to deliver Fast Jet Pilots and Multi-Engine Pilots and Rear Crew to the front line Operational Conversion Units. The Fixed Wing service will be designed to deliver Elementary, Basic and Multi-Engine Pilot Training in addition to training various Rear Crew positions for the Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and the Army Air Corps. This aircrew training is expected to take place at 3 sites; RAF Valley, RAF Cranwell and RAF Barkston Heath and comprises the delivery of 3 new modern aircraft types, plus training buildings, advanced Flight Simulators and Flight Training.
Posted on: 16/09/14