A new King Air full flight simulator has been commissioned at RAAF East Sale by Defence Minister Senator David Johnston.
The device is owned and operated by CAE Australia, and will support the RAAF’s 32SQN and the School of Air Warfare which trains RAAF air combat officers (ACOs) and Navy aviation warfare officers (AVWOs)
“It enables aircrew to receive critical training in Australia that was previously only available through overseas providers,” Senator Johnston said in a statement. “The DMO contracted CAE Australia in October 2012 to provide 1500 hours of simulator services per year, as opposed to Defence purchasing a simulator device. This approach allowed an aggressive schedule to be achieved and will result in long-term cost savings, because CAE Australia can offer use of the facility to third-party customers with resultant cost benefit to Defence. It is an outstanding result.”