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).