Reflecting continuing momentum in its international training business, Boeing [NYSE: BA] has received a two-year, $18.7 million contract from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to provide C-17 Globemaster III logistics support and training simulator maintenance.
Boeing, which originally manufactured the C-17, will support the UAE’s inventory of realistic, motion-based training devices used to train aircrews and support personnel for the country’s fleet of airlifters.
Boeing originally designed and delivered the simulators and has previously supported C-17 training for the UAE. This most recent award is the first standalone prime contract for Boeing to perform this work.
“With this new UAE contract, Boeing will continue training the Emirati C-17 students through each phase of their careers,” said Larry Sisco, C-17 training program manager.
In addition to the UAE, Boeing provides C-17 training to India, the United Kingdom and NATO’s Strategic Airlift Capability. Boeing is unique in its ability to tailor its training devices and course materials to each customer’s specific C-17 fleet.
“We help our customers do amazing things by delivering critical training and learning tools — affordably and on time,” Sisco added. “By maintaining our focus on innovation and service, we play a key role in helping the UAE maintain a high mission-readiness rate for its C-17 fleet.”
There are 35 Boeing-installed C-17 aircrew simulators at training centers around the world, making it the world’s largest fleet of large military aircraft trainers.