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Leonardo and CAE jointly support the International Flight Training School in Italy – Noticias

Leonardo and CAE announced the establishment of the Leonardo CAE Advanced Jet Training joint venture to support the operation of the International Flight Training School (IFTS) in Italy. The project will provide training support services, including full maintenance and operation of the M-346 aircraft and its ground training system, and operation of the IFTS base facilities. It is a unique alliance between AMI (Aeronautica Militare Italiana) and Leonardo, created to provide this institution and overseas clients with a comprehensive introduction to combat training.

The IFTS Advanced Program, based on Phase IV of the Italian Air Force curriculum, can rely on the M-346 ground training system, including the Advanced Full Mission Simulator jointly developed by Leonardo and CAE. Currently, the IFTS is located in Wing 61 of Italy’s Galatina Air Base (Puglia, southern Italy) and will move to Decimomannu Base (Sardinia) from 2022, where a ceremony has officially started the construction of a modern aviation training campus, which is more than 35,000 m2. covered in an area of ​​more than 130,000.

Our commitment to offering IFTS customers first-class training opportunities is reflected in the choice of CAE as a partner. The joint project represents the ideal framework to improve our successful cooperation on the M-346 floor training system while ensuring flexibility and flexibility to meet demanding and tailor-made customer requirements, explained the director of the M-346 division. Leonardo Aircraft, Marco Zoff. Who added: Leonardo, CAE and AMI’s world-renowned excellence will ensure advanced and highly skilled training of modern air forces at reduced cost to meet growing demand.

The partnership between Leonardo and CAE to manage and conduct the day-to-day operations of the IFTS, which operates a fleet of 22 advanced M-346 jet trainers, an aircraft with a range of built-in training features that enable extensive virtual and constructive live training. The training is carried out by an active team from the Italian Air Force and experienced international military instructors. CAE and Leonardo have a longstanding industrial relationship and we are excited to join Leonardo and the Italian Air Force in investing in this innovative public-private partnership to run the International Flight Training School, said Marc-Olivier Sabourin, Vice President of Defense and Defense . CAE international security.

The association will support the integrated training system M-346, which is an essential element for a modern and innovative LIFT (Lead-In to Fighter Training) program for next-generation pilots. Leonardo is a global high-tech company that is one of the top ten global aerospace, defense and security companies and one of the most important forms of industry in Italy. The company is divided into five business areas and has a significant industrial presence in Italy, the UK, Poland and the USA. There it is also active in defense electronics through subsidiaries such as Leonardo DRS. and joint ventures and partnerships such as ATR, MBDA, Telespazio, Thales Alenia Space and Avio.

The company uses its technological and product-leading areas (helicopters, aircraft, aircraft structures, electronics, cybersecurity and space), is listed on the Milan stock exchange, generates annual sales of around EUR 14,000 million and invests EUR 1,500 million in research and development. CAE is an integrator of training and mission systems and offers a comprehensive portfolio of training solutions and operational support in various areas: air, land, sea, space and cyber. The company employs around 10,000 people and trains in more than 35 countries.

Photo: Mission simulator M-346.

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The M-346 trainer.

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