LITTLE ROCK, Ark., 23 Nov. 23 2009. Boeing [NYSE: BA] completed delivery of two more avionics trainers for the U.S. Air Force's C-130 Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) to Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.
Little Rock's 314th Airlift Wing, Air Education and Training Command will house the Avionics Part Task Trainer and Cockpit Familiarization Trainer and is the government's only location for training C-130 AMP aircrews on the operation of the aircraft's upgraded avionics. Training will begin in October 2010.
"Our team's hard work allowed us to deliver the Part Task Trainer a week early and the Cockpit Familiarization Trainer one month ahead of schedule," says Mark Angelo, C-130 AMP program manager for Boeing.
The C-130 AMP modification enhances aircrews' situational awareness both in theater and in civil airspace.
Boeing delivered a full-motion, high-fidelity Weapon System Trainer to Little Rock in July. The final two trainers in this contract will be delivered in 2010 and 2013.