BAE Systems Welcomes 1 Million Flying Hours in T‑45 Goshawk Jet Trainer

Warton, Unit­ed King­dom — BAE Sys­tems wel­comes the news that the US Navy has cel­e­brat­ed the major mile­stone of com­plet­ing over 1 mil­lion fly­ing hours in the T‑45 Goshawk, part of the BAE Sys­tems’ Hawk fam­i­ly. The T‑45 plays a unique role as it is the only jet train­er in the world designed to oper­ate from an air­craft car­ri­er, anoth­er great demon­stra­tion of the flex­i­bil­i­ty of the Hawk air­craft.

T-45 Goshawk Jet Trainer
T‑45 Goshawk Jet Train­er
Has now com­plet­ed over 1 mil­lion fly­ing hours.
Source:BAE Sys­tems

From sites in the UK, BAE Sys­tems pro­vid­ed the rear and cen­tre fuse­lage sec­tions, wing assem­bly and ver­ti­cal tails for the T‑45 Goshawk air­craft. Work­ing in part­ner­ship with Boe­ing, BAE Sys­tems con­tin­ues to pro­vide engi­neer­ing, logis­tics and sup­port equip­ment to the US Navy for their fleet of 221 air­craft.

Mar­tin Rush­ton, man­ag­ing direc­tor for BAE Sys­tems’ Air Sec­tor Train­ing Busi­ness said: “BAE Sys­tems is proud of its role on the T‑45 pro­gramme, and of the train­ing air­craft capa­bil­i­ty that we have brought to bear in sup­port of our part­ner­ship with Boe­ing. The T‑45 Goshawk plays a key part in the over­all train­ing sys­tem for the US Navy and it is great to see that the air­craft con­tin­ues to per­form so well.”

Greg Dunn, T‑45 pro­gramme man­ag­er for Boe­ing added: “Our sup­port of the T‑45 fleet con­tin­ues with afford­able upgrades and sup­ply chain solu­tions. The team under­stands the impor­tance of max­imis­ing readi­ness and safe­ty for the Navy so that aspir­ing avi­a­tors and flight offi­cers are able to climb into a T‑45 and take to the sky.”

The pro­vi­sion of train­ing sys­tems is a key part of BAE Sys­tems readi­ness and sus­tain­ment capa­bil­i­ties and a total of 221 T‑45 air­craft have been deliv­ered to the US Navy.

Over 900 BAE Sys­tems Hawk air­craft have been sold, or are on order, and the air­craft is cur­rent­ly help­ing pro­duce high­ly trained pilots across 25 coun­tries world­wide. The Hawk pro­duces less noise and has low­er acqui­si­tion, oper­at­ing and sup­port costs than any oth­er advanced jet train­er.

About BAE Sys­tems
BAE Sys­tems is a glob­al defence, secu­ri­ty and aero­space com­pa­ny with approx­i­mate­ly 107,000 employ­ees world­wide. The Com­pa­ny deliv­ers a full range of prod­ucts and ser­vices for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced elec­tron­ics, secu­ri­ty, infor­ma­tion tech­nol­o­gy solu­tions and cus­tomer sup­port ser­vices. In 2009 BAE Sys­tems report­ed sales of £22.4 bil­lion (US$ 36.2 bil­lion).

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, please con­tact:
Dean Tasker, BAE Sys­tems
Tel: +44 (0) 1772 858054 Mob: +44 (0) 7793 420019

Andy Bunce, BAE Sys­tems
Tel: +44 (0) 1772 852070 Mob: +44 (0) 7801 716448

Issued by:
BAE Sys­tems, Farn­bor­ough, Hamp­shire GU14 6YU, UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1252 384719 Fax: +44 (0) 1252 383947

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