Pacific Aerospace Consulting wins two air force training contracts

10 October 2022 2 min. read

Pacific Aerospace Consulting has won new contract that will see its experts support the Royal Australian Air Force (RAF) and United States Air Force (USAF) with training services.

In Australia, Raytheon has selected Pacific Aerospace Consulting as a partner for the delivery of training services to the Royal Australian Air Force. The engagement focuses on training-related work for two aircraft: the F/A-18F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft (which is a specialised version of the two-seat F/A-18F Super Hornet).

Raytheon and Pacific Aerospace Consulting will deliver most of their services at the RAAF Base Amberley in Queensland, although some support is also expected at US-owned air bases outside of Australia.

The F/A-18F Super Hornet

“Our team has great knowledge of the RAAF training system program, and we have provided outstanding service to the Air Combat and Electronic Attack (ACEA) enterprise training systems program for almost a decade. I’m confident in this thriving partnership with Raytheon and the successful delivery of tangible benefits to the Australian Defence Force,” said John Sharkey, a Director at Pacific Aerospace Consulting.

Meanwhile, the United States Air Force has awarded the consultancy a five-year contract to provide its so-called ‘Methods of Simulation’ course. This training ensures that qualified aircrew members and government civilians are certified for the training devices used by the Air Force in line with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standards.

Nagel Sullivan, a Director at Pacific Aerospace Consulting, said: “Our team has a long history of supporting flight simulator evaluation, qualification and fidelity management, and a broader experience in aerospace support to the government and military. We look forward to working with the USAF supplying academic instruction and hands-on flight simulator certification training to the aircrew members and Department of Defense civilians.”

The US engagement will be led by Pacific Aerospace Consulting’s office in San Diego. In Australia, the firm operates out of hubs in Canberra, Sydney and Williamtown.