Leonardo M-346 Advanced Jet Trainer Fleet Reach 100000 Flight Hours
On November thirtieth in the course of the M-346 Joint Person Group, hosted this yr by the Polish Air Drive in Warsaw, Leonardo celebrated the worldwide M-346 superior jet coach fleet reaching 100,000 flight hours. Leonardo has been contracted to ship greater than 100 M-346 plane to main worldwide air forces, together with these of Italy, Israel, Poland, Singapore, Qatar and Greece. The M-346 can be the spine of the Italian Air Drive and Leonardo’s Worldwide Flight Coaching College (IFTS), the place pilots from nations together with Japan, Germany, Qatar and Singapore are coaching at the moment. The long run for the M-346 is vibrant, with extra air forces deciding on the M-346 for superior coaching and selecting the multirole Fighter Assault variant of the plane to allow value efficient fight operations.
Dario Marfè, Leonardo director for Plane Business & Buyer Service, stated: “We’re very proud to rejoice this vital milestone, achieved by M-346 plane in-service with the Air Forces of Italy, Israel, Singapore, Poland, Qatar and the Italy-based Worldwide Flight Coaching College, a joint initiative between the Italian Air Drive and Leonardo in collaboration with CAE. With 85 plane in service and 100,000 hours flown, the cutting-edge M-346 has cemented its place because the world’s greatest superior jet coach for at the moment and tomorrow’s fighter pilots. On the forefront of jet coaching know-how, the M-346 will proceed to characterize the easiest way to develop a fighter pilot’s expertise for many years to return.”
“Lots of of pilots have earned their wings on the M-346, equipping them with an impressive stage of information, expertise and expertise and readying them to fly probably the most superior frontline fighters. This achievement has been attainable because of nice teamwork between operators, Leonardo and our suppliers,” stated Emanuele Merlo, Leonardo director for Plane Trainers line of enterprise.
“The IAF is happy to be a part of 100,000 flight hours completed by the M-346 worldwide fleet, with greater than 50,000 flight hours in our fleet and eight years of profitable flight academy programs qualification. We’re glad to function the M-346 superior coaching plane. We are going to proceed to work along with the Leonardo crew and all trade companions to make sure the continuation of the fleet operation,” stated Col. Roman Kupershmid Head of Plane Division Israeli Air Drive.
Commander of the 61st Wing, Colonel Vito Conserva stated, “100,000 flight hours represents a unprecedented achievement for an equally extraordinary plane. The T-346A presents efficiency and technological traits that, along with its simulation techniques, have allowed us, from 2015 to the current day, to attain a major improve within the high quality of coaching for fighter pilots. This platform, along with the dedication displayed each day by the women and men of the flight college, has consolidated the 61st Wing as a centre of excellence within the coaching sector worldwide. It has additionally given us the chance to offer a singular provide globally, a lot in order that, in full synergy with nationwide trade, we’ve got succeeded in creating the foundations and shaping the Worldwide Flight Coaching College, a cutting-edge entity of which we’re proud to be a component,”
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