Nein. 24 Einsitzer + 6 Doppelsitzer. Und keine Trainingsflugzeuge. Das wäre von den Doppelsitzern übernommen worden und für alles andere war damals noch das Advanced European Jet Pilot Training (AEJPT) vorgesehen, ein 2012 endgültig gescheitertes Kooperationsprojekt von zwölf europäischen Staaten, darunter auch Österreich:
- Industry Study on Advanced European Jet Pilot Training submitted (5. April 2004)
https://company.airbus.com/news-media/p ... study.htmlOn March 30th 2004, representatives from the twelve AEJPT (Advanced European Jet Pilot Training) member Air Forces (Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland) met in Aermacchi, Venegono with the European G5 industry consortium for a two-days Final Presentation of the AEJPT Eurotraining Feasibility Study. This was reported by EADS as a member of the G5 consortium.
The Eurotraining Feasibility Study, commissioned to the European industry in December 2002, and concluded on the 6th of March 2004, had the objective to define possible solutions and their life cycle costs for an integrated AEJPT system. The Eurotraining project features the ambitious vision of a major step forward in the joint flying training of future fighter pilots in Europe while also strengthening European co-operation in defense and industry.
The Eurotraining Feasibility Study enjoyed a real multi national, multi companies environment. Five companies jointly led and conducted the Study: Aermacchi, Dassault Aviation, EADS-CASA, EADS Deutschland and Saab. This consortium was supported by a large number of other aerospace companies based in the twelve participating nations.
The twelve European Air Forces will now enter into a comprehensive evaluation of the Study results which will eventually lead to the decision for the follow-on phases.
During this imminent evaluation phase and in expectation of the positive evolution toward the implementation of the Eurotraining programme, the G5 consortium will maintain its full commitment to the programme and its readiness in supporting the potential Customers.
- KAUHAVA WORKING GROUP
A working group investigating the potential for setting up a common European flight training center at Kauhava
SUMMARY OF THE FINAL REPORT 16 May 2006
- Will Advanced European Jet Pilot Training programme finally take off this year? (20. März 2008)
It is four years since the completion of a feasibility study into the multinational Eurotraining initiative, and approaching two years since the signature of a European Staff Requirement to advance the project from the concept stage. But a memorandum of understanding to launch work on a pre-contract phase has so far failed to materialise, having missed a target date of October 2006.
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... me-222393/"There is an urgent need to sign," says Col Wolfgang Luttenberger, AEJPT steering committee member and deputy head of the Austrian air force, who adds that the subject should be discussed anew by participating European air chiefs during May's Berlin air show. Other backing nations are Belgium, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Sweden, while Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland hold observer status.
Luttenberger says eight of the full partner nations are believed to be ready to sign a deal, with Austria, Belgium and Sweden already having inked an initial agreement. However, he warns that a lack of urgency continues to hamper progress. "There is no one country driving the programme at the moment, and that pressure is missing," he says. "We had it two years ago, and had significant progress."
Italy was previously a particularly vocal supporter of the AEJPT scheme, with its interests linked closely to the proposed supply of Alenia Aermacchi's twin-engined M-346. But with a first production order for 15 of the aircraft having been secured last year to support the Italian air force's LIFT activities from 2011-12, this momentum has been lost. However, the transonic type remains the lead candidate for Eurotraining if the project advances as planned, with Luttenberger expecting the advanced jet trainer to be capable of removing an estimated 35h of training time from operational conversion units.
If performed over the coming months, a full series of MoU signatures would launch a pre-contract phase lasting up to four years, with key short-term tasks to include the appointment of a management committee to oversee the selection of an expected two European training bases, down from an original three, and to decide on the level of contractor involvement in running the system. A high level of partnership is envisaged, possibly up to a fully contractor-run private finance initiative.
- Advanced European Jet Pilot Training Program
https://www.forecastinternational.com/a ... _RECNO=969In April 2012, the AEJPT program was terminated by the participating nations.