IAF to Field Trial Trainer Aircraft

10 October 2010 (Last Updated October 10th, 2010 18:30)

The Indian Air Force (IAF) will begin field evaluation trials of Hawker Beechcraft Corporation's (HBC) T-6C military trainer aircraft today at Air Force Station Jamnagar in India. The IAF will initially acquire 75 trainer aircraft with options to acquire 100 such aircraft to replace it

The Indian Air Force (IAF) will begin field evaluation trials of Hawker Beechcraft Corporation’s (HBC) T-6C military trainer aircraft today at Air Force Station Jamnagar in India.

The IAF will initially acquire 75 trainer aircraft with options to acquire 100 such aircraft to replace its HPT-32 Deepak 2 trainer.

During the five-day evaluation trial, there will be flights by the IAF test and instructor pilots, as well as demonstrations of the T-6C’s maintainability.

The T-6C aircraft includes an integrated glass cockpit and an advanced avionics suite that significantly increases advanced training opportunities.

The aircraft also includes a head-up display, up-front control panel, three multifunction displays and hands-on throttle and stick controls.

Equipped with a hardpoint wing, the T-6C aircraft can accommodate external fuel tanks.