Embraer Phenom 100 jets selected to provide multi-engine training to British aircrews

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Embraer Phenom 100 jets selected to provide multi-engine training to British aircrews
The Embraer Phenom 100 business jet was selected to provide multi-engine pilot training to armed forces aircrew in the United Kingdom. The contract with Affinity Flight Training Services will provide five aircraft to the U.K Ministry of Defence’s Military Flying Training System, (UKMFTS) program. The contract includes support services and an option for additional follow on aircraft.
Embraer Phenom 100 jets selected to provide multi engine training to British aircrews 640 001Embraer Phenom 100 business jet
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The Fixed Wing programme is intended to replace the elementary, multi-engine and basic flying training that is currently delivered on aging platforms with a new fully integrated solution that provides state-of-the-art training aircraft, ground based training devices and courseware all derived from the training design developed by Ascent Flight Training, the training service provider of the MFTS programme in UK. In 2014, Affinity was selected by Ascent Flight Training to provide and operate the aircraft selected for the MFTS programme.

We are very proud to be selected in such an important programme for United Kingdom´s Ministry of Defence”, said Jackson Schneider, President and CEO of Embraer Defense & Security. “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”.

The UKMFTS takes United Kingdom armed forces aircrew from initial training through, elementary, basic and advanced flying training phases preparing them for their arrival at their designated operational conversion units. The system is operated by Ascent Flight Training, a consortium formed by Lockheed Martin and Babcock International under a Private Finance Initiative contract for the UK's Ministry of Defence.

The Phenom 100 has a capacity for four passengers in its normal configuration, but it can carry up to seven passengers with a single crew. The aircraft is fitted with two rear-mounted Pratt & Whitney Canada PW617-F turbofan engines. It has a maximum speed of 772 km/h and a service ceiling of 12,500m.


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