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Beechcraft to support NATO T-6A trainer aircraft fleet

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Beechcraft to support NATO T-6A trainer aircraft fleet
 
Beechcraft Defense Company announced on March 18 it recently signed a contract with CAE, to provide service support for the NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) program. The NFTC program currently operates 23 Beechcraft T-6A aircraft for military flight training.
     
Beechcraft to support NATO T 6A trainer aircraft fleet 640 001Beechcraft will provide support for the NFTC program, which currently operates 23 T-6A trainer aircraft
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The five-year, cost-per-flight-hour contract provides aircraft logistics, spare parts, engineering and technical manual update support.

We are proud to expand our relationship with CAE and the NATO Flying Training in Canada program with this new service contract,” said Tom Hammoor, president, Beechcraft Defense Company. “Several of the Beechcraft T-6A aircraft in the NFTC fleet have already surpassed 10,000 flight hours and we look forward to supporting future operations to ensure their continued success in training the next generation of military pilots.”

To date, Beechcraft has delivered more than 900 T-6 trainers, which have amassed more than 2.6 million flight hours. The T-6 is being used to train the pilots, navigators, and weapons systems operators of more than 20 countries around the world.

The T-6A aircraft is powered by Pratt & Whitney PT6A-68 turboprop engines which generate a total power of 1,100shp. The trainer aircraft reaches a max speed of 586 km/h and has a range of 1,667 km.

 

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