L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Mississippi, has been awarded a $69,384,000 firm-fixed-price contract for contractor operated and maintained base provide of the U.S. Air Schooling and Coaching Command fleet of 178 T-1A coach plane. Work will probably be carried out at Randolph Air Pressure Base, Texas; Laughlin AFB, Texas; Vance AFB, Oklahoma; Columbus AFB, Mississippi; and Pensacola Naval Air Station, Florida, and is anticipated to be accomplished by Nov. 30, 2022. This award for choice 4 is the results of a aggressive acquisition and three gives have been obtained. Fiscal 2022 operations and upkeep funds within the quantity of $9,900,000 are being obligated on the time of award. U.S. Air Pressure Life Cycle Administration Heart, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, is the contracting exercise.

The Raytheon T-1A Jayhawk is a twin-engined jet plane utilized by the USA Air Pressure for superior pilot coaching. The T-1A is used within the superior section of Air Pressure Joint Specialised Undergraduate Pilot Coaching for college students chosen to fly strategic/tactical airlift or tanker plane. It’s used additionally for coaching Air Pressure Fight Methods Officers in excessive and low stage flight procedures in the course of the superior section of coaching. It additionally augmented or served in lieu of the T-39 Sabreliner within the Intermediate section of US Navy/Marine Corps Scholar Naval Flight Officer coaching till the joint Air Pressure-Navy/Marine Corps coaching pipeline cut up in 2010 and now stays solely in operation with the U.S. Air Pressure, leaving the Navy with the Sabreliner pending its eventual substitute.


U.S. Air Pressure conducts a mass launch of 12 Raytheon T-1 Jayhawk jet coach aircrafts, working towards the fight functionality of security and swiftly launching a lot of plane. (Photograph by U.S. Air Schooling and Coaching Command (AETC))

The swept-wing T-1A is a navy model of the Beechjet/Hawker 400A. It has cockpit seating for an teacher and two college students and is powered by twin turbofan engines able to an working pace of Mach .78. The T-1A differs from its industrial counterpart with structural enhancements that present for a lot of landings per flight hour, elevated fowl strike resistance and an extra fuselage gasoline tank. A complete of 180 T-1 trainers have been delivered between 1992–1997. The primary T-1A was delivered to Reese Air Pressure Base, Texas, in January 1992, and scholar coaching started in 1993. One other navy variant is the Japan Air Self-Protection Pressure T-400 (400T) coach, which shares the identical sort certificates because the T-1A.

U.S. Air Schooling and Coaching Command (AETC) was established 1 July 1993, with the realignment of Air Coaching Command and Air College. It is among the U.S. Air Pressure’s 9 main instructions and reviews to Headquarters, United States Air Pressure. Greater than 48,000 lively responsibility and Air Reserve Part members and 14,000 civilian personnel make up AETC. The command has duty for about 1,600 plane. AETC is headquartered at Randolph Air Pressure Base, Joint Base San Antonio Texas. AETC is the first coaching {and professional} training command within the Air Pressure. L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC is an organization based mostly out of 555 Industrial Drive South, Madison, Mississippi, United States. Vertex Aerospace is a number one aftermarket aerospace protection firm offering high-quality plane upkeep, technical and supply-chain assist, product manufacturing, meeting companies, and engineering capabilities.