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Qatar Emiri Air Force selects PC-21 Training System

23 Jul 2012

On July 23, 2012, Pilatus Aircraft Ltd announced another success for its PC-21 Training System. It has been awarded a contract by the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) for the procurement of a complete PC-21 Training System, consisting of 24 PC-21 turboprop trainer aircraft, Ground Based Training System assets, and a support and maintenance package.

The QEAF selected the PC-21 as their fixed wing basic and advanced training aircraft, after a thorough evaluation both in Switzerland and in Qatar. The PC-21 was deemed to be the best aircraft and training system available on the market today.

The PC-21 will support the training of new QEAF aviators at the newly established Air Force Academy in Qatar. The QEAF Academy will receive their first aircraft in the middle of 2014 and training will start mid-2015. Operations will be directly supported by Pilatus under a long-term performance based support contract.



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