Ascent Flight Training

Ascent Flight Training is a flight training company set up as a venture between Lockheed Martin and Babcock International to deliver flying training to pilots and aircrew from the three services of the UK Armed Forces as part of a Private Finance Initiative (PFI).[3]

Ascent Flight Training
TypePublic limited company
IndustryAerospace and Defense
Founded2008; 15 years ago (2008)
Area served
Ministry of Defence
Key people
Tim James (CEO)
Revenue£17.449 million (2019)[1]
Total assets£54.503 million (2019)[1]
Number of employees
320 (2020) [2]

UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) Edit

A Grob Prefect T1 aircraft used by Ascent to deliver training
An Embraer Phenom 100, operated by No. 45 Squadron used to deliver Multi-engine training

Ascent was chosen to deliver the £3.2 billion UKMFTS contract over 25 years, training military aircrew from the Army Air Corps, Fleet Air Arm and Royal Air Force up to their respective Operational Conversion Units.[4]

Ascent is responsible for delivering:[5]

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ a b "ASCENT FLIGHT TRAINING (MANAGEMENT) LIMITED". Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Our People". Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  3. ^ "UK military flying training hits news highs | MOD-DCO". Retrieved 24 April 2020.
  4. ^ "National Audit Office - UKMFTS Ascent" (PDF).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "What We Do – Ascent Flight Training". Retrieved 28 May 2020.