Pacific Aerospace Consulting has been selected to support the air forces of two nations, Australia and the United States, winning two contracts to provide training-related work for the F/A 18F Super Hornet and its variant, the EA-18G Growler.
Raytheon selected the firm to be its partner in the delivery of training services to the Royal Australian Air Force, with most of the two companies’ services to be delivered at the RAAF Base Amberley in Queensland, with some additional support to be delivered at U.S.-owned air bases outside of the island nation. The firm will provide services out of its regional hubs located in Canberra, Sydney, and Williamtown.
“Our team has great knowledge of the RAAF training system program, and we have provided outstanding service to the Air Combat and Electronic Attack (ACEA) enterprise training systems program for almost a decade. I’m confident in this thriving partnership with Raytheon and the successful delivery of tangible benefits to the Australian Defence Force,” said John Sharkey, a Director at Pacific Aerospace Consulting.
The United States Air Force has also selected Pacific Aerospace Consulting to provide its “Methods of Simulation” course, awarding a five-year contract focused on certifying qualified aircraft crew members and government-employed civilians to utilize training devices developed by the Air Force in line with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standards. The U.S. engagement will be led out of the firm’s San Diego, California office.
Nagel Sullivan, a Director at Pacific Aerospace Consulting, said: “Our team has a long history of supporting flight simulator evaluation, qualification, and fidelity management, and a broader experience in aerospace support to the government and military. We look forward to working with the USAF supplying academic instruction and hands-on flight simulator certification training to the aircrew members and Department of Defense civilians.”
Pacific Aerospace Consulting is a team of operators, professional engineers, and technical specialists in the fields of aviation software and systems, mission planning, and information and communications technology. The firm is comprised of two independent companies headquartered in both Australia and the U.S., employing dozens of specialists in its four offices.