In 2018, KF Aerospace and CAE joined to form SkyAlyne to jointly bid on the Government of Canada’s Future Aircrew Training (FAcT) Program.
What is FAcT? Currently, all Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) pilots are trained through two contracted programs. The NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) Program in Moose Jaw, SK, and Cold Lake, AB, is managed by CAE. KF Aerospace manages the Contracted Flying Training and Support (CFTS) Program in Southport, MB. Both these contracts will be replaced by FAcT, the next-generation solution combining all phases of military pilot training and aircrew training (currently being done by the military in Winnipeg, MB).
To determine the next single contractor for FAcT, the Government of Canada has announced a competitive bidding process and chosen a small number of pre-qualified suppliers, including SkyAlyne. The contract award is expected in 2023.
As we prepare our bid for FAcT and gather our team of experts and partners from across Canada, we continue to deliver two excellent training programs and are already looking forward to what the future of aircrew training might look like for the Royal Canadian Air Force.