Three new airplanes which will be used to train Army fixed-wing pilots are now at the Dothan Regional Airport.
CAE USA, the new Army fixed-wing flight training provider, announced recently the arrival of three Grob G120TP aircraft which will be used as a part of the company’s training.
Meanwhile, construction is proceeding at the Dothan Regional Airport on the new CAE Army Flight Training facility. The company is expected to begin training March 1, 2017.
About 450 Army aviators will go through fixed-wing training annually, along with U.S. Air Force C-12 aircews.
CAE USA plans to use a combination of simulator training as well as live flight training.
The government awarded the Army fixed wing flight training contract to CAE USA earlier this year. The company is expected to employ about 100 at the Dothan facility.
CAE USA was awarded a base contract plus six one-year options through March of 2024.
Three additional Grob G120TP aircraft are expected to come to Dothan to be used in training before next spring. A fleet of 10 C-12U King aircraft owned and operated by the U.S. Army will also be operated by CAE instructors for live-flight C-12 King Air training.