Five major aerospace companies are collaborating on a feasibility study for an Advanced European Jet Pilot Training (AEJPT) programme.

The five-way collective effort by Aermacchi, Dassault Aviation, EADS-CASA, EADS Military Aircraft (Germany) and Saab will study the potential establishment of a joint European Integrated Training System (Eurotraining), including all flying and ground based training for advanced and fighter lead-in training phases.

A statement on behalf of the group says the Integrated Training System will be a cost-effective way to prepare young pilots for the operation of modern 4th and 5th generation fighter aircraft in the complex multi-faceted scenarios of the future, with multinational missions demanding a high degree of interoperability.

Source: Flight Daily News