The United States Air Force has awarded the next option on a T-1A upgrade contract to Field Aerospace, an aircraft modification and support service provider.

This option includes the upgrade of three Operational Flight Trainer simulators and provides one new Part Task Trainer simulator. The simulators will reflect the T-1A AMP aircraft configuration. The Air Education and Training Command (AETC) plans to use the upgraded simulators to train USAF pilots.

This work builds on the larger avionics modification program (AMP) upgrade, which completed modification of the 73rd and final aircraft earlier this year. The T-1A Jayhawk is a medium-range, twin-engine jet trainer used by AETC to train future pilots of the Air Force’s airlift and tanker aircraft including the KC-135, KC-46, and C-130.