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Beechcraft Defense awarded support contract

A Beechcraft T-6A military trainer in Canadian livery.
A Beechcraft T-6A military trainer in Canadian livery. Courtesy photo

Beechcraft Defense Co. has been awarded a service support contract from a Canadian company for the NATO Flying Training in Canada program.

The unit of Wichita-based Textron Aviation didn’t disclose financial terms of the contract, which is for five years and provides aircraft logistics, spare parts, engineering and technical manual update support. The contract was awarded through CAE, which provides civil aviation and defense and security training.

The NFTC program uses 23 Beechcraft T-6As.

“Several of the Beechcraft T-6A aircraft in the NFTC fleet have already surpassed 10,000 flight hours and we look forward to supporting future operations to ensure their continued success in training the next generation of military pilots,” Tom Hammoor, president of Beechcraft Defense, said in a news release Friday.