Boeing is to supply six more flight simulators for the C-17 transport under a USAir Force contract potentially worth $124 million.

The first of the new weapon system trainers (WSTs) - to be built by FlightSafety International (FSI) - will be delivered in January 2002. The C-17 aircrew training system contract includes two years of operation and maintenance.

The simulators will join seven FSI-built WSTs being supplied under a contract awarded to Boeing Aerospace Support (formerly McDonnell Douglas Training Systems) in 1988. Four of those trainers have been delivered so far - to Altus AFB in Oklahoma and Charleston AFB in South Carolina. The latest devices will be delivered to these bases and to McChord AFB in Washington and Jackson Air National Guard Base in Mississippi.

• The USAF has chosen the FlightSafety Boeing Training International joint venture to update training manuals for the VC-25A Presidential transports, reflecting upgrades since the modified 747-200s were delivered in 1990. The venture provides flight and maintenance training for the USAF's new C-32A (757-200) executive transports.

Source: Flight International