Canada awards contract for RCAF training

The Government of Canada has awarded a large contract valued at $11.2bn for the Future Aircrew Training (FAcT) Program to SkyAlyne, a joint venture between CAE and KF Aerospace.

The contract and related programmes will constitute the cornerstone of pilot training for the next 25 years of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), consolidating three aircrew training operations under one joint scheme.

SkyAlyne, formed by the partnership of CAE and KF Aerospace, both of which currently manage RCAF pilot training programs, was selected after an extensive evaluation process. This made-in-Canada solution is aimed at training not only military pilots, but also other RCAF professionals including Air Combat Systems Officers and Airborne Electronic Sensor Operators. The FAcT Program will cover a comprehensive training syllabus, including live flying, simulation, ground school training, and a number of support functions.

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