FlightSafety Services has selected Lockheed Martin to manage the US Air Force (USAF) C-5 aircrew training at Lackland Air Force Base (AFB), Texas, and provide logistical support for six other training locations.

The C-5 aircrew training system (ATS) programme, which includes managing the C-5 Training Systems Support Center and formal training unit, involves total training support for all C-5 airlifter pilots, flight engineers, loadmasters and maintenance engine run personnel.

The scope of the contract includes managing hardware, software and courseware, maintaining simulator certifications and overseeing the operations of the training management system.

Other locations to receive services under the contract are Dover AFB, Travis AFB, Martinsburg Air National Guard (ANG), Memphis ANG, Stewart ANG and Westover ANG.

The $5.8m one-year contract includes four one-year options that, if exercised, would total $30m.