L-3 Link Opens C-17 Training System Operation at Stewart Air National Guard Base
Contact: Rick Oyler | Manager, Communications | L-3 Link Simulation & Training | 817-619-3536
ARLINGTON, Texas, November 14, 2013 – L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) announced today that it has opened and is supporting a new C-17 Training System (TS) site at Stewart Air National Guard Base (Stewart ANGB) in Newburgh, N.Y. At the newly activated training facility, L-3 Link – prime contractor for the U.S. Air Force’s C-17 TS program – will support the training of 105th Airlift Wing C-17 pilots, loadmasters and maintenance engine run technicians. Annually, L-3 Link will deliver more than 360 courses and support 550 simulator training missions at Stewart ANGB.
“With this new C-17 training facility, L-3 Link will provide comprehensive and cost-effective training that directly supports the combat readiness of Stewart Air National Guard C-17 crewmembers,” said Lenny Genna, president of L-3 Link. “We are very proud to be at Stewart and our team is dedicated to providing the best training possible in support of the global air mobility mission of the 105th Airlift Wing.”
Pilots, loadmasters and maintenance engine run technians from Stewart ANGB’s 105th Airlift Wing will receive refresher, upgrade and currency training provided by L-3 Link instructors using classroom and hands-on operations training in a highly realistic C-17 Weapon Systems Trainer and a C-17 Loadmaster Station Trainer. In addition, L-3 Link and C-17 TS team member AAI Corporation will provide contractor logistics support and maintenance of the site’s training devices.
The C-17 TS is the largest aircrew training system within the U.S. Air Force’s Air Mobility Command, with aircrew and maintenance training conducted at 12 installations in the U.S. and one at the Royal Australian Air Force Base in Amberley, Australia. Annually, the C-17 TS trains more than 1,500 pilots and loadmasters using 23 variants of aircrew and maintenance training devices.
Air Force plans currently call for L-3 Link to open additional C-17 TS sites during 2014 at Memphis Air National Guard Base in Memphis, Tenn., and Martinsburg Air National Guard Base in Martinsburg, W.Va.
L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) is a world leader in providing total training solutions for operators and maintainers across a wide range of military and civil aircraft platforms. L-3 Link’s innovative solutions provide a full spectrum of state-of-the-art training technologies, including high-fidelity immersive simulations, as well as distributed academic and interactive courseware. The company has delivered military and civil training systems to customer locations throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific Rim. L-3 Link is headquartered in Arlington, Texas, with key bases of operation in Binghamton, N.Y.; Orlando, Fla.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Broken Arrow, Okla.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Crawley, U.K. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.link.com.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 51,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, platform and logistics solutions, and national security solutions. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2012 sales of $13.1 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com.
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