Affinity Flight Training Services has delivered the fifth and final Embraer Phenom 100 for the UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS).
Affinity Flight Training Services has delivered the fifth and final Embraer Phenom 100, which will be used to deliver Multi Engine Pilot Training as part of the future UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS). The aircraft was delivered on 29th January.
The Phenom completed an 8,500nm journey from Embraer’s headquarters in Brazil to RAF Cranwell, where it will be based. UK military pilots will learn the fundamentals of multi-engine flying on the Phenom before graduating onto frontline aircraft types such as the Airbus A400M and the Boeing Poseidon P-8.
Affinity received a firm order for five Phenom 100s and services support, as well as an option for additional follow on aircraft. Under a £1.1bn contract signed in February 2016, Affinity — a joint venture between Kellogg Brown and Root Ltd and Elbit Systems UK — is also supplying Grob 120TP ‘Prefects’ and Beechcraft ‘Texan’ T-6Cs for the UKMFTS programme.
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 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 UKMFTS programme.
The first Phenom 100 was handed over in July.