Firan Technology Group division FTG Aerospace Toronto has secured a new contract from FlightSafety International for the supply of multiple sets of simulated cockpit control devices and simulated Boom Operator Trainers for the KC-46 military aircraft.
Under the terms of the deal, FTG will deliver its latest version of simulated equipment in order to support FlightSafety’s wide range of full-motion flight simulators.
FTG Business Development vice-president Peter Dimopoulos said: “This contract award underscores FTG’s position as a leading provider of cockpit control devices both for flight and simulated equipment used for training centres worldwide.
“We are committed to delivering the highest fidelity flight deck equipment to ensure our partners have the ability to establish realistic training environments that accurately simulate flight controls in the aircraft.”
The first deliveries of the simulated equipment are slated to commence in the third quarter of this year and expected to continue through the first half of next year.
Developed by Boeing, the KC-46 Pegasus is a military aerial refuelling and strategic military transport aircraft derived from the company’s 767 jet airliner.
In February 2011, the US Air Force (USAF) selected the aircraft as the winner in the KC-X tanker competition. It will replace the airforce’s KC-135 Stratotanker military aerial refuelling aircraft.
Earlier, FTG and FlightSafety have completed a contract for the design and supply of similar products for KC-46 simulators.
FTG is an aerospace and defence company that focuses on providing electronics products and subsystems to customers across the world.