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Leonardo and CAE team up to support International Flight Training School in Italy

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Leonardo and CAE these days announced the two firms have created a joint venture named Leonardo CAE Advanced Jet Training Srl to aid the operations of the Global Flight Training Faculty (“IFTS”) in Italy. The joint enterprise will deliver schooling support products and services, together with full upkeep and procedure of the M-346 plane and its ground-based instruction system, as perfectly as operation of IFTS foundation facilities.

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The IFTS, a exceptional partnership in between the Italian Air Pressure (ItAF) and Leonardo, has been created to produce a in depth guide-in to fighter coaching to the Italian Air Power and foreign consumers. The IFTS sophisticated education plan, based on the Section IV of the Italian Air Pressure syllabus, can depend on the M-346 floor-primarily based teaching technique, like the sophisticated total-mission simulator jointly produced by Leonardo and CAE.

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The IFTS is now found at 61st Wing – Galatina  (Apulia Region – South Italy) Italian Air Drive Foundation and will be relocate, starting from 2022, to Decimomannu Italian Air Drive Base (Sardinia Area – South Italy) where a groundbreaking ceremony was held in December 2020 to formally begin development on a contemporary flight training campus. 

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“Our determination to provide to the IFTS consumers a most effective-in-course education capacity is further shown by the choice of CAE as our IFTS spouse. The joint enterprise represents the best framework to further leverage our prosperous collaboration on the M-346 floor-based schooling program, though making certain us the agility and flexibility to meet up with demanding and tailored consumer demands,” claimed Leonardo Aircraft Division Managing Director, Marco Zoff. “Leonardo, CAE and the Italian Air Force’s earth-renowned excellence will assurance superior top degree coaching for the contemporary air forces at diminished price in get to satisfy a developing desire in superior flight education.” 

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The industrial partnership concerning Leonardo and CAE in the type of the joint enterprise will regulate and carry out the day-to-working day functions of the IFTS. The IFTS will run a fleet of 22 M-346 innovative jet trainers, an plane that characteristics a variety of embedded training abilities enabling extensive dwell, virtual and constructive training. Teaching will be shipped by a cadre of lively-duty Italian Air Drive and highly professional global previous military teacher pilots.

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“CAE and Leonardo have a longstanding industrial romance and we are pleased to devote jointly with Leonardo and the Italian Air Force in this groundbreaking public-non-public partnership to work the International Flight Coaching University,” explained Marc-Olivier Sabourin, Vice President and Normal Manager, Defence & Stability International, CAE.  “The partnership between Leonardo and CAE will support the M-346 Integrated Education Program, which is a pivotal ingredient of a contemporary and impressive Lead-In to Fighter Education (Elevate) method for following era pilots.”

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About Leonardo

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Leonardo, a world-wide large-technology organization, is amongst the best 10 world gamers in Aerospace, Defence and Stability and Italy’s primary industrial corporation. Structured into 5 business divisions, Leonardo has a sizeable