FlightSafety International has been awarded a contract to provide TH-73A aircrew training services in support of the U.S. Navy’s advanced helicopter training system. The TH-73A is a military variant of the Leonardo AW119.
The contract calls for FlightSafety to provide contractor instructional services and availability on 18 level 6 and level 7 flight simulation training devices, image generators, visual databases, projectors, and two central control stations. They will be used to support hover, formation flight, night vision device, and shipboard operations training, as well as course rules familiarity.
FlightSafety will also install, operate, and maintain the training devices and provide curriculum support. The training will be performed by both contract instructors and Navy Training Air Wing Five instructor pilots. Delivery of the training devices and related equipment is scheduled to begin in 2021 and will continue through 2028. FlightSafety currently has operations at 21 U.S. military bases.