Boeing has launched the first maintenance training program conducted under the five-year In-Service Support (ISS) contract for Project Wedgetail, Australia’s 737 Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) program. Training began on Feb. 15 with five Boeing Defence Australia instructors and 32 students from the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) No. 2 Squadron. The 147-day program, held in the AEW&C Support Centre at RAAF Base Williamtown, is a combination of classroom- and computer-based lessons, Operational Flight Trainer (OFT) simulator sessions, and “real life” flight line training.
Boeing set to manufacture 184 AH-64E Apaches for the U.S. Army and overseas users
Boeing has confirmed it is to build 184 AH-64E Apaches for the U.S. Army as well as several international customers. This will include the first Apaches for Australia. This latest award, valued at US$1.9 billion, will bring the total current funded value of the contract to US$2.1 billion. Future obligations have the potential to see