Australia has chosen Pilatus PC-21 aircraft to train pilots

Australian Defense Ministry announced the victory of the consortium Team 21 in the tender to create a new system of training military pilots. The consortium unites American Lockheed Martin, the Swiss Pilatus Aurcraft and the Australian company Hawker Pacific, reports the blog bmpd with reference to the resource aviationwa.org.




The training program proposed by Team 21 is based on Pilatus PC-21 turboprop training aircraft. Total company pledged to deliver for the Air Force in 2017-2019. 49 machines. They will replace both types of training aircraft currently used - “piston initial training ST4В (30 machines) and turboprop basic training Pilatus PC-9 / A (59 machines obtained in 1987-1992 years)”, - informs the resource.

The consortium, using the PC-21, should provide a full cycle of training - the initial and the main. The contract will be concluded on 25 years (it includes the cost of aircraft) and is estimated at 2 billion Australian dollars.

It is reported that 105 pilots will be trained annually for the Australian Air Force (currently 77).
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David Eyre / www.aviationwa.org.au
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  1. Magic archer 8 September 2015 09: 19 New
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    It really hurts like a Brazilian Tucano!
    1. engineer74 8 September 2015 10: 30 New
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      EMNIP, in Switzerland until now they use a light attack aircraft - Pilatus PC-9 ...
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      2. gjv
        gjv 8 September 2015 13: 25 New
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        Quote: engineer74
        EMNIP, in Switzerland until now they use a light attack aircraft - Pilatus PC-9 ...

        So in the article that the Australians use it, but want to replace it with a new one. Although they are very similar. Probably the resource glider worked out.
        In total, the company undertook to deliver for the Air Force in 2017-2019. 49 cars. They will replace both types of training aircraft currently in use - ST4V piston primary training (30 aircraft) and basic training turboprops Pilatus PC-9 / A (59 machines received in 1987-1992)", - informs the resource.


        Pilatus PC-21 training aircraft (foreground) from the 130th Singapore Air Force Squadron, based at the Pierce Australian Air Force Base, in conjunction with the Australian Air Force training aircraft based at the same air base - BAE Systеms Hawk Mk 127 (center) from the 79th Squadron and Pilatus PC-9 / A (in the background) from the 2nd Flight School. Snapshot 24.10.2013 (s) www.ipswichlife.com.au
    2. Bongo 8 September 2015 13: 35 New
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      Quote: Magic Archer
      It really hurts like a Brazilian Tucano!

      There is nothing surprising. Cars of the same class are often very similar.
      It is a pity that the publication does not say anything about other similar machines.

      Рilatus PC-7

      Pilatus PC-9

      T-6A Texan II

      Single attack aircraft A-29A Super Tucano

      Who cares, you can look in more detail here:
      http://topwar.ru/51864-sovremennye-protivopartizanskie-samolety-chast-1-ya.html
  2. Kolka82 8 September 2015 09: 21 New
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    Well, we somehow our SOKOLIKOV on Yashki 130s with jet engines pull bully
    1. donavi49 8 September 2015 09: 26 New
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      They wanted to say on the Yak-152? There are primary training aircraft, there is a basic one. Here are the simple screws for the primary.
    2. Magic archer 8 September 2015 09: 28 New
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      These are cars of different classes! We would also not have been hurt by a similar flying "desk" in the troops and in DOSAAF. At one time I saw a model of Su with a double cabin, but it didn’t go further, unfortunately request
  3. Shepard 8 September 2015 09: 22 New
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    And how could the Anglo-Saxon colony choose something else?
    Who else was interested in the tender?
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    2. gjv
      gjv 8 September 2015 13: 21 New
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      Quote: Shepard
      And how could the Anglo-Saxon colony choose something else? Who else was interested in the tender?

      The same Saxons with the modernization of the old model Pilatus PC-9.
      The proposal of Team 21 in the competition for the AIR 5428 project prevailed over the proposal of the alliance of companies BAE Systems, CAE Australia and Beechcraft, which offered a training system based on the American turbine propeller aircraft Beechcraft T-6C Texan II (derivation of the same Pilatus PC-9).
  4. Bombardier 8 September 2015 09: 34 New
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    Oops, well, it turns out that there were instructors in Orlovka (judging by the training aircraft for the Australian Air Force) laughing :

    http://pkk-avia.livejournal.com/66653.html - many quality photos!
  5. Decathlon 8 September 2015 09: 40 New
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    But, in general, does anyone on the site know: did we still have training aircraft in DOSAAF ?! Or are only the elite planes of the Yakubovich Squadron plowing the sky of the Motherland ?! recourse
    1. WUA 518 8 September 2015 12: 56 New
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      Quote: Decathlon
      And, in general, someone on the site is aware: we still have training aircraft in DOSAAF
      DOSAAF totaled about 1300 aircraft, of which only about half were operational. Approximately 15-20% of the fleet belongs to gliders, and about 100 units are Mi-2 and Mi-8 helicopters, as well as several Ka-27 helicopters for search and rescue operations. The bulk of the fleet consists of An-2 and sports Yak-52. DOSAAF for the period 2016-2020 It envisages the purchase of 105 Yak-152 training aircraft and 60 helicopters for initial training, as well as about 180 gliders, ”A. Lebedev said. According to him, the concept also provides for the expansion of DOSAAF's activities in training youth in military specialties in the interests of the Air Force.
  6. Tor5
    Tor5 8 September 2015 09: 42 New
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    Interestingly, did we participate in the tender?
  7. VP
    VP 8 September 2015 09: 44 New
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    And why is it important and interx for topwar?
    Well, bought something and so what?
    Some kind of unique car?
    Well, they would have taken the jet, but here it’s quite banal.
    Or am I missing something past my attention?
  8. rotmistr60 8 September 2015 09: 47 New
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    turboprop basic training

    It turns out that jet training is not included in basic training. Their pilots probably then another two years later, an aviation "internship" pass.
    1. engineer74 8 September 2015 10: 34 New
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      Normally, I went on a screw drive and immediately on the F-35! Either all the cadets of genius in Australia, or nowhere to get the money. request
  9. 79807420129 8 September 2015 10: 43 New
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    Question to the author: -And cho?
  10. Oman 47 8 September 2015 10: 43 New
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    Empty article, uninteresting and unnecessary. Bunch in a puddle.
    The quality of articles in VO is rapidly FALLING.
    Compare the site 2 years ago and now: heaven and earth are not for the better.
    1. Mera joota 8 September 2015 11: 17 New
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      Quote: Oman 47
      Empty article, uninteresting and unnecessary. Bunch in a puddle.

      Are you in terms of the fact that the topic of Ukraine is not disclosed?
      Well, yes, there are a lot of news that have not been reflected on the site:
      The U.S. Army and Navy contracted Lockheed Martin for the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) rocket at the engineering and manufacturing stage

      Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Yuri Borisov paid a working visit to the Sukhoi branch of the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aviation Plant named after Yu.A. Gagarin (KnAAZ).

      September 7, the first flight of the collected in Italy F-35A Lightning II fighter (salvage AL-1)

      Lockheed Martin Announces Testing of Planning UAB AGM-154 JSOW (Joint Standoff Missiles) from F-35C

      Production of MS-21-300 aircraft units began in the Kaluga Region

      Russian Defense Ministry expects to purchase about 150 Yak-152 training aircraft for the Russian Air Force, which are currently under construction at the Irkutsk Aviation Plant
  11. roskot 8 September 2015 10: 52 New
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    DOSAAF must be revived. This is the initial preparation for many military branches. And a reserve. Yes, and youth employment. You must be able to not only strum on the guitar.
  12. sir_obs 8 September 2015 12: 29 New
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    But why do we need to know what kangaroos with koalas will learn from branch to branch?