EADS Wins EUR 175M Contract for French Air Force Training Support

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Grob 120As(click to view full) The French Ministry of Defence (MoD) awarded EADS a ten-year, multi-services contract to manage and support initial training for future military aircrews of the French Air Force’s Flying School at Cognac. Cognac is Cognac where future French Air force, Naval Aviation and Army aircrews obtain their basic training. The project constitutes the first comprehensive outsourced service solution initiated by the French Armed Forces, and follows a competitive procurement process lasting eighteen months. Remuneration to EADS will be based on the flight hours flown, with a minimum of 15,000 flying hours per year. Flexibility and the potential for further training could push the contract as high as 32,000 flying hours, and the contract’s maximum value is EUR 175 million ($217.5 million at current conversion). EADS Socata and EADS Military Air Systems will take the lead during contract performance, which includes the procurement of new aircraft, plus line and base aircraft maintenance for the entire fleet. Other services will include flight simulators, integrated logistic support with supply-chain management, infrastructure handling, future staff recruitment, and the transfer of existing technical functions carried out by the French MoD. French Socata TB 30s(click to view full) Another thing that will […]

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