FlightSafety International has been awarded the Boeing KC-10 aircrew training system contract by the US Air Force, making it the service’s largest provider of refuelling aircraft training. The company has supplied KC-135 training to the USAF for 13 years. The KC-10 contract was awarded by the Air Logistics Center at Hill AFB, Utah, to support Air Mobility Command. FlightSafety will provide 11,000 initial, upgrade and recurrent training events each year for KC-10 pilots, boom operators and flight engineers, for up to nine years at Travis AFB in California and at McGuire AFB in New Jersey. Both locations are equipped with two full flight weapons systems trainers as well as a boom operator trainer and other training devices.

Source: Flight International