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Future Aircrew Training

Project Type

Project Replace


The program will renew aircrew training services to help maintain a multi-purpose and combat capable air force. The program will include delivery of pilot training, as well as aircrew training for air combat systems officers and airborne electronic sensor operators.


The project must ensure a seamless transition with existing aircrew training delivered by programs like NATO Flying Training Canada, Contracted Flying Training and Support, and the training provided by 402 Squadron. The project must deliver agile and flexible courses to meet the future needs of the CAF. Aircrew standards and control of training content will be maintained by the RCAF. The training must meet the unique challenges of the Canadian environment, exploit technical advances to maintain relevant and cost effective training, and maximize simulation and emulation to create efficiencies and provide the best value for Canada. The Defence Procurement Strategy Assistant Deputy Minister Committee approved a competitive procurement strategy that would award a contract to a single prime contractor, responsible for integrating all services under a performance-based contract; and include an Invitation to Qualify (ITQ) process to pre-qualify suppliers. FAcT will be an acquired services contract.

Funding Range

$1 billion to $4.99 billion

Anticipated Timeline (Fiscal Year)

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