LONDON - Aeralis Ltd. signed an MoU with Thales Training and Simulation to develop concepts for a ground-based training and simulation system aimed at complementing the UK’s Tempest future fighter program. The companies will evaluate concepts for a common simulator system that can be used to support all phases in a future flying training system and which could be demonstrated in time for Farnborough 2022.
The collaboration will also feature the two working together on developing the architecture for a future common Information System that will bring together data on student performance, aircraft utilization and use of courseware to help operators configure and optimize their use of Aeralis to deliver individual training needs in the most cost-effective way.
Thales brings design and build expertise in training system design, simulator development and delivery of ground-based training services that will complement Aeralis's existing collaborations with aircraft service providers.
For Aeralis, the collaboration offers the opportunity to advance the production of its suite of jet trainers which will be fully customization in terms of engines, outer wings and avionics. Adopting a unique modular concept built around a common, robust, long-life fuselage core, end-users will be able to configure their fleet of training aircraft to match the needs of their trainee pilots at any point in time - from Basic through to Lead-In fighter training.