Affinity Flying Training Services Limited is delighted to announce that it has taken delivery of the 38th, and final, fixed wing aircraft to be purchased in support of the UK Military Flying Training System. The Texan T6C aircraft landed at RAF Valley on the 3rd of December 2018, marking the end of an intensive 3 year procurement programme.
In total, Affinity have now taken delivery of 23 Grob 120 TP aircraft, 5 Embraer Phenom 100 and 10 Textron Texan T6C. The aircraft have been configured to meet the needs of the UK Ministry of Defence.
Working across the globe during this period, a small team of Affinity technical experts provided oversight and conducted inspections on each aircraft, working in partnership with the aircraft manufacturers to ensure that the aircraft met the specifications required to undertake the military flying training role. This has resulted in the Aircraft deliveries, which Affinity is responsible for, being completed ahead of schedule.
Affinity Managing Director, Iain Chalmers, said:
‘Completion of the aircraft delivery phase marks an important milestone for Affinity, and I am very proud of the efforts of our small team. We are now looking forward to working with our partners in the MFTS programme to contribute to a world class flying training system.’
Affinity is a Joint Venture between Elbit Systems UK and KBR.
Affinity provide the aircraft to support the fixed wing element of UKMFTS programme. These cutting edge aircraft are used as part of Ascent’s world class training solution to train the next generation of UK military pilots.