Morocco takes delivery of first 12 T-6C military trainers
mai 23, 2011 Laisser un commentaire
The Royal Moroccan Air Force (RMAF) has received the first 12 of 24 T-6C trainers from Hawker Beechcraft. The RMAF is replacing its existing fleet of T-34 and T-37 jet trainers
“We are pleased to have delivered the first 12 aircraft to the RMAF, our initial international customer for the T-6C,” said Jim Maslowski, HBC president, U.S. and International Government Business. “The new T-6Cs will greatly improve the level and effectiveness of the RMAF’s training. They replicate systems and capabilities consistent with modern front-line strike fighter aircraft and are more economical to operate than the previous generation of trainers.”
In addition to the aircraft, the government-to-governmet contract includes aircraft ferry services, site survey, support and test equipment, publications and technical documentation, facility infrastructure support, personnel training and training equipment, and other related elements of technical and logistics support.
The T-6C features hard-point wings, an integrated glass cockpit and the advanced Esterline CMC Cockpit 4000 avionics suite that greatly expands advanced training opportunities. The systems are integrated with a Hands-On Throttle and Stick, providing the student pilot and instructor with an easy interface to the digital cockpit. The CMC Cockpit 4000 avionics suite is the first in its class to incorporate a fully integrated and FAA-certified dual FMS/GPS navigation suite that meets the strictest required navigation performance standards of current and future national and worldwide airspace equipment requirements. The open architecture design of the Cockpit 4000 provides the flexibility to expand capabilities and continuously meet current and future training needs.