UK MoD to use Phenom 100 for training
The UK armed forces has chosen the Embraer Phenom 100 to train its multi-engine pilots.
The contract signed with Affinity Flight Training Services will provide five aircraft to the UK Ministry of Defence’s Military Flying Training System, (UKMFTS) program. The contract includes support services and an option for additional follow on aircraft.
The Fixed Wing program is intended to replace the elementary, multi-engine and basic flying training that is currently delivered on aging aircraft.
In 2014, Affinity was selected by Ascent Flight Training to provide and operate the aircraft selected for the MFTS program.
“We are very proud to be selected in such an important program for United Kingdom´s Ministry of Defence.”
Jackson Schneider, president and CEO of Embraer Defense & Security said: “We are very proud to be selected in such an important program for United Kingdom´s Ministry of Defence. The Phenom 100 is a very reliable, cost-effective and easy to operate aircraft that was also selected to provide flight training services to major international airlines.”