The new state-of-the-art High G Training and Test Capability Facility was officially opened in February 2019 at the RAF College Cranwell. As part of a £44 million project with the Ministry of Defence, the facility has been designed to improve fighter pilot safety and provide realistic training for pilots exposed to high G-forces during combat missions. It will be run by Thales UK, in partnership with the RAF Centre of Aviation Medicine (CAM).
Thales and Airbus Military are delivering a multi-million pound training service for the RAF’s transport aircraft. Working together we have designed and built the A400M Atlas training school which opened in 2014. We are now managing the training service including the installation and maintenance of the full flight simulators and all synthetic training equipment, and supporting the RAF’s own course design team and training staff.
We are one of the primary sub-contractors for the Voyager programme, supplying mission simulators, defensive aids, avionics and mission planning systems. We have delivered a comprehensive training programme for pilots, cabin crew and maintenance staff which includes a full flight simulator at the training school built by Thales.
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Thales has a long history of working with the RAF on the Tornado fast-jet. The Tornado was officially retired from service at the end of March 2019, and going forward, will be used for training purposes across the UK. We managed a full training service for the Tornado GR4 including three mission simulators to train RAF pilots and navigators.