俄克拉荷马州俄克拉荷马城. | 3月. 25, 2019
场航空 completed the first flight of the U.S. Air Force (USAF) T-1A aircraft with the modernized flight deck on Friday, March 22. The first fully modified Combat System Officer (CSO) aircraft flew two successful consecutive check flights from 场航空’s Oklahoma City facility.
去年春天, the USAF awarded 场航空 a contract to modernize the avionics on the entire T-1A trainer fleet of 178 aircraft plus 30 training devices. The fleet comprises CSO and Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training (SUPT) aircraft.
Working with subcontractors Nextant Aerospace, 柯林斯航空, HEBCO and FlightSafety International, 场航空 is the prime for this flight deck modification program. 场航空’s modernization updates the avionics suite and adds Automatic Dependent 监测 – Broadcast (ADS-B) Out, eliminating avionics obsolescence issues for the aging aircraft.
“These first two flights were a success and a very important step toward providing future USAF aircrew with access to modern avionics for aviation training and simulation,布莱恩·洛夫说, 场航空’s Chief Commercial Officer. “This milestone would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of our Oklahoma team and our partners.”
The modernization includes updating the fleet to the 柯林斯航空 Pro Line 21TM system and enables the T-1A fleet to meet the FAA’s ADS-B Out mandate to support the trainer’s standing requirement to access the National Airspace System.
The T-1A aircraft are medium-range, twin-engine jets used for advanced-phase training of airlift and tanker pilots. Most of the USAF T-1A fleet supports SUPT, with the balance used for CSO training. They are stationed across five U.S. 运营基地.
场航空 is an SBA-qualified small business operating in the U.S. (场航空) and Canada (九州体育bet9平台入口). For more than 70 years, Field has been making ordinary aircraft extraordinary for commercial and military customers all over the world. Field is recognized as an industry leader in the design, 集成, 制造, 安装, 飞行测试, and certification of interior and exterior aircraft modifications and avionics upgrade programs. An award-winning avionics equipment dealer and authorized service center, Field offers aviation-related contractor logistics support and program management office support to the U.S. military; Intelligence, 监测, Reconnaissance (ISR) modifications for special mission and maritime applications; and aerospace parts manufacturing and subassembly services.