Contract awarded for simulator training at RAAF Amberley

Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced that CAE Australia would provide aircrew training services for the new KC-30A air-to-air refuelling tanker.

Mr Clare said CAE would be on the ground at RAAF Amberley to provide maintenance and support to the simulator on which the aircrews of the

KC-30As will be trained.

“This means 16 more jobs and around $20 million in investment between 2012 and 2018,” Mr Clare said.

“CAE support teams will be on-site at the KC-30A training facility to provide support and maintenance.

“This means any issues that arise with the simulator can be addressed quickly because we have experts based at the training centre to manage them.”

Mr Clare said that this work was an extension of CAE’s existing contract with Defence for the Management and Support of ADF Aerospace Simulators.

“CAE already has the contract to provide management and support to 15 of the Defence Force’s training devices and simulators across the country.

“This is in addition to that work and means that we can take advantage of CAE’s expertise in this area.

“It also means savings. By extending the existing contract Defence can cut overheads and operate a more economical and efficient simulator training system for ADF personnel.”

Media contact: Korena Flanagan – 02 6277 7620

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