Sunday, 4 October 2020

Cargo airline Atlas Air trains Air Force One's pilots......

Air Force One  arriving at London Stansted                                                                                  Photo MAG

Atlas Air operates the world’s largest fleet of Boeing 747 Freighters going to 90 countries, it is a leading provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services.  It confirmed this week that the United States Air Force has exercised its option to continue its pilot and flight engineer training contract for Air Force One with Atlas Air, Inc.  

Atlas Air has been training Air Force One pilots and engineers since October 2007 and under this new extension, crews for the Air Force’s VC-25, which is a highly modified version of the Boeing 747-200, will receive ground and flight-simulator training at Atlas Air’s world-class training centre in Miami, Florida.

“Air Force One," the designated call sign of the aircraft when the President is on board, consists of two specially configured Boeing 747-200B aircraft.

“We are honoured to provide this vital training to the pilots and crews of Air Force One and the Presidential Airlift Group. Their exacting demands for safety, professionalism, efficiency and security make this contract extremely meaningful, and is a testament to the training provided by our highly experienced instructors,” said John Dietrich, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlas Air Worldwide. “This contract extension is the result of our team’s unwavering commitment to safe and efficient operations.”




 



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