Bluedrop will deliver several upgrades to the existing flight simulators used in training Multi-Engine & Helicopter pilots in the Royal Canadian Air Force
Halifax, NS, Canada, January 7, 2016 – Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc. (“Bluedrop”) (TSX-V: BPL) through its subsidiary Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc., was recently awarded a contract by KF Aerospace Defence Programs, operators of the Canadian Forces flight training program in Southport, Manitoba, to deliver visual systems upgrades to several existing flight simulators for the Contracted Flying Training and Support (CFTS) Program. These upgrades are part of a larger scope of work that sees KF Aerospace Defence Programs and Bluedrop providing the Royal Canadian Air Force`s Primary, Rotary Wing and Multi-engine Pilot training until 2027.
The visuals upgrade program will provide the pilots with the most up to date visual systems and training systems available. The upgrades will be implemented at the Hilly Brown Building as part of the flight training program led by KF Aerospace Defence Programs and supported by Bluedrop Training & Simulation, Canadian Helicopters (HNZ) Ltd., and Canadian Base Operators. Located in Southport, Manitoba, the CFTS program has a majority role in training 80% of new pilots in the RCAF every year.
By working together with our corporate partners and the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Bluedrop will be meeting the current and future training needs of our student pilots. The project is valued at (US) $2.2 million and will be delivered including all associated training and certifications by the Bluedrop Simulation team.
“We are very pleased to be a member of the CFTS Program supplying state-of-the-art technologies to the air force” said Jean-Claude Siew, Vice President of Simulation & Technology, Bluedrop Training & Simulation. “CFTS is one of our most demanding projects and we look forward to supporting KF Aerospace Defence Programs in continuously improving training effectiveness.”
About Bluedrop Training & Simulation
Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc. designs and develops advanced training systems and state-of-the- art simulation products to safely train operators and maintainers of complex equipment. Our approach leverages innovative technology to provide cost-effective blended-media training content, from classroom instruction and computer-based training (CBT) through to high-fidelity training devices. Bluedrop Training & Simulation is a small to medium-sized enterprise (SME) providing a strong value proposition offering 100% Canadian designed and developed solutions.
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