CAE announced that the NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) program recently surpassed more than 350,000 hours of live flying training since its inception more than 15 years ago.
Since the first flight of the CT-156 Harvard in the spring of 2000 and first flight of the CT-155 Hawk in summer of 2000, more than 350,000 hours of live flying training have been delivered to the Royal Canadian Air Force and other international customers who have sent more than 1,000 pilots through the NFTC program.
CAE operates the NFTC program out of 15 Wing Moose Jaw and 4 Wing Cold Lake, and the program is designed and operated in partnership with the Government of Canada. The NFTC program combines basic, advanced, and lead-in fighter training as part of the comprehensive pilot training program. As the prime contractor, CAE operates the NFTC base facilities, delivers the ground-school classroom and simulator training, and supports the live flying training that comprises the comprehensive pilot training program.