Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Bluedrop will deliver a Bell 206 Level 7 Flight Training Device (FTD) for training Helicopter pilots in the Royal Canadian Air Force
Halifax, NS, Canada, January 11th, 2017 – Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc. (“Bluedrop”) (TSX-V: BPL) through its subsidiary Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc.,has received a contract of over $5.5M from KF Aerospace Defence Programs, operators of the Canadian Forces flight training program in Southport, Manitoba, to deliver a new Bell 206 Level 7 Flight Training Device (FTD) for the Contracted Flying Training and Support (CFTS) Program.
This new Level 7 FTD will provide the helicopter pilots with the most up to date flight training simulator available, equipped with a 220 deg. field of view visual system and 6-DOF cueing and vibration systems. The simulator will be installed at the CFTS Training Centre as part of the flight training program led by KF Aerospace Defence Programs and supported by Bluedrop Training & Simulation, Canadian Helicopters (HNZ) Ltd., and Canadian Base Operators. Located in Southport, Manitoba, the CFTS program has a majority role in training 80% of new pilots in the RCAF every year.
“We are very pleased to be a trusted member of the CFTS Program supplying, integrating and supporting state-of-the-art training devices for the air force” said Jean-Claude Siew, Vice President of Technology & Simulation, Bluedrop Training & Simulation. “This project underlines our extensive capabilities as a complete training systems integrator.”
This new project is part of a larger scope of work that sees KF Aerospace Defence Programs and Bluedrop providing the Royal Canadian Air Force`s Primary, Rotary Wing and Multi-engine Pilot training until 2027.
About Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc.
Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc. designs and develops advanced training systems and state-of-the-art simulation products to safely train operators and maintainers of complex equipment. Our approach leverages innovative technology to provide cost-effective blended-media training content, from classroom instruction and computer-based training (CBT) through to high-fidelity training devices. Bluedrop Training & Simulation is a small to medium-sized enterprise (SME) providing a strong value proposition offering 100% Canadian designed and developed solutions.
About KF Aerospace
Founded in 1970, the company provides a wide range of aviation services to corporate, commercial and military customers worldwide. KF Aerospace is a strong contributor to the Canadian Aviation community for 47 years. Head quartered in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, KF Aerospace is privately owned and one of the top aviation service providers in Canada. With about 800 highly skilled employees in locations across Canada, the company provides air cargo operations, aircraft leasing services, heavy aircraft maintenance and modifications, and military pilot training. KF Aerospace Defence Programs trains 80% of Canada’s RCAF pilots to Wings Standard in both multi-engine and rotary wing roles; and oversees all aspects of training and facilities management at the Portage La Prairie, Manitoba location.
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