Field Aerospace upgrades more than 50 USAF T-1A flight decks
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – October 26, 2021 – Field has completed over 50 CSO and Special Undergraduate Pilot Training (SUPT) aircraft and 14 simulators on time and on budget for the USAF as part of the Air Force Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) contract to upgrade the fleet of 178 T-1As over a period of 7 years.
Field Aerospace was selected by the USAF as the prime contractor and teamed with subcontractors Nextant Aerospace, Collins Aerospace, HEBCO and FlightSafety International to bring advanced capabilities to the next generation of U.S. Air Force pilots. The modernization included updating the T-1A to the Collins Aerospace Pro Line 21 system, which enables the aircraft to meet the FAA’s ADS-B Out mandate eliminating avionics obsolescence issues for the aircraft.
“Field Aerospace is proud to provide a critical capability to our warfighters and help support the U.S. Air Force meet its pilot demands for the future,” stated Matt Carreon, Vice President, Field Aerospace.
The T-1A aircraft are medium-range, twin-engine jets used for advanced-phase training of airlift and tanker pilots. They are stationed across five U.S. operating bases.
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