Boeing to Support UAE With C-17 Training
Boeing has received a two-year, $18.7 million contract from the UAE to provide logistics support and training simulator maintenance for the C-17 Globamaster III heavy transport aircraft.
Boeing 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. The simulators already in the UAE’s possession were originally designed and delivered by Boeing, which has previously supported C-17 training for the UAE. The most recent award is the first standalone prime contract 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 programme manager. In addition to the UAE, Boeing provides C-17 training to India, UK and NATO’s Strategic Airlift Capability.
“We help our customers do amazing things by delivering critical training and learning tools – in an affordable manner 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.”