News Listings for Fuji T-3

  • Japan's pilots to start T-7 training early next year

    News | 11 Aug 2003 23:00

    <p>BRENDAN SOBIE / TOKYO</p> <p>Replacement for T-3 delivers improved performance with switch to Rolls-Royce engine</p> <p>The Japan Air Self Defence Force (JASDF) plans to begin training pilots early next year in the Fuji Heavy Industries T-7 primary trainer, a new version of the Fuji T-3.</p> <p>The Japan Defence Agency (JDA) says T-7 operational testing was completed in January, but the first batch of aircraft will not enter service until the end of the 2003 fiscal year next March. </p> <p>The JASDF took delivery of the first two T-7s, also known as the T-3 Kai, in September last year. These were moved in April from operational testing at Gifu air base to the Hofu Kita air base, the first of two primary training sites due to receive T-7s.</p> <p>The JDA has purchased 11 more aircraft for delivery in FY03, three of which have been handed over. It says all delivered aircraft will remain inactive until the JASDF has received 13 of them.</p> <p>The JDA has already awarded Fuji a ´
  • Contracts

    News | 23 Jul 2001 23:00

    Indonesia Aerospace says it has won a $49 million contract to supply Pakistan with four CN235-220 transports. Smiths Aerospace has received a contract from Hindustan Aeronautics for the design and development of an integrated avionics system for the HJT-36 intermediate jet trainer. Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) will supply cooling systems and wiring for the Boeing-led Avionics Modernisation Programme for USAF Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules. IAI will act as a Boeing subcontractor and believes the contract will be worth $150 million. IAI has developed its own C-130 upgrade. The Israeli air force is a potential customer as it operates 25 C-130Hs. Budget problems will probably delay the C-130 purchase, making an upgrade more critical. Thales Avionics and EADS Sogerma Services have won a contract to upgrade six C-130s for a South American air force. Ontario-based Atlantis Systems has been picked by AgustaWestland to supply a cockpit procedures trainer for the Canadian Forces' CH-149
  • Japan asks for trainer rebids

    News | 28 Aug 2000 23:00

    Japan asks for trainer rebids <p>Andrzej Jeziorski/SINGAPORE </p> <p>The Japanese Central Procurement Office is to reopen the tender for a new primary trainer for the Japan Air Self-Defence Force to replace the ageing Fuji T-3. </p> <p>As Flight International went to press, the tender was due to open on 30 August, with a closing date of 25 September. This will be the first JASDF aircraft to be chosen by open competition, according to Japanese industry observers. </p> <p>The competitors are the Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) T-7 and the Pilatus PC-7 Mk 2, being proposed by Pilatus' Japanese agent, Marubeni. The competition was re-opened after the initial selection of the T-7 was dropped following a corruption scandal in 1998 (Flight International, 25 April-1 May). </p> <p>The scandal led to the arrest of senior FHI managers for bribing a Liberal Democrat lawmaker. </p> <p>The Japan Defence Agency (JDA)is believed to need about 50 aircraft to replace the T-3, although it is understo
  • World Air Forces listing J-M

    News | 24 Nov 1999 00:00

    <p>JAMAICA</p> <p>JAMAICA DEFENCE FORCE AIR WING</p> <p>Formed in 1963, shortly after Jamaica's independence, the Jamaica Defence Force Air Wing's primary role is air mobility for the infantry. The Air Wing also supports the police on observation duties, is active in counter drug operations missions and is used as an air ambulance. Fixed-wing aircraft are used for maritime and coastal patrol as well as VIP transport. The Air Wing is split into three flights. No 1 operates the fixed-wing types based at Kingston's Norman Manley International Airport. Nos 2 Flight and 3 Flight are based at the Jamaica Defence Force headquarters at Up Park Camp, Kingston. No 2 Flight operates the UH-1H/Bell 205s in utility roles and No 3 Flight flies observation missions with the JetRangers. The AS355Ns were delivered in 1999.</p> <p>Type&#9;&#9;&#9;&#9;&#9;No&#9;&#9;Role</p> <p>Bell 206B JetRanger&#9;&#9;&#9;6&#9;&#9;liaison/SAR</p> <p>AS335N Squirrel &#9;&#9;&#9;4&#9;&#9;liaison/patrol</p> <p>Bell
  • Four plan to bid for Japan's T-3 contract

    News | 09 Jun 1998 23:00

    <p>At least four Japanese companies are expected to put in bids by mid-June for a replacement of the Japan Air Self-Defence Force's (JASDF) Fuji T-3 primary trainers. The 50 T-3s in operation are to be phased out over five years, beginning in 2000. </p> <p>Fuji Heavy Industries is proposing a turboprop modification of the piston-engined T-3, while Marubeni is expected to offer the Pilatus PC-7, Mitsubishi the Raytheon T-6 and Nozaki will offer the Embraer Tucano. </p> <p>Although the JASDF will not say whether it expects the T-3's successor to be built under licence in Japan - stipulating only that companies proposing imported aircraft are required to make their proposals in conjunction with Japanese maintenance firms - a Japan Defence Agency source points out that the JASDF's policy has generally been to import a first batch of three or four aircraft, and then have the rest built in-country.</p>