SkyAlyne selected for Canadian Future Aircrew Training Program

SkyAlyne – a partnership between Canadian companies CAE and KF Aerospace – has been identified by the Government of Canada as its preferred bidder to manage the Future Aircrew Training Program (FAcT) for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).

The FAcT contract will cover all aspects of the required training and in-service support to train Canadian military pilots, Air Combat Systems Officers (ACSOs) and Airborne Electronic Sensor Operators (AES Ops).

The contract award is anticipated in 2024.

About Future Aircrew Training Program (FAcT)

The Future Aircrew Training (FAcT) Program is the Government of Canada’s next-generation military pilot and aircrew training program, combining all Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) pilot training with aircrew support training. 

Basically, FAcT is a comprehensive training and in-service support contract that includes all classroom instruction, simulator and flight training, as well as numerous on-site support activities and infrastructure services.

Further, the new single contract will replace and expand training services currently provided through two separate contracts (managed by SkyAlyne parent companies KF Aerospace and CAE) and through in-house aircrew training delivery by the RCAF.

Training operations will continue at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Portage la Prairie (Southport), Manitoba and Winnipeg, Manitoba, with FAcT, and SkyAlyne will be tasked to lead the significant rebuilding of facilities and modernization of equipment, including new fleets of training aircraft.

Canada’s Industrial and Technological Benefits Policy and Value Proposition applies to this procurement, requiring investments in Canada equal to the contract value.

Noteworthy, SkyAlyne also submitted an extensive Indigenous Participation Plan as part of the requirement to commit a minimum of 5% of the contract’s value.

About SkyAlyne

SkyAlyne brings together two Canadian companies with unmatched experience and capabilities in delivering innovative pilot and aircrew training in Canada.

Currently, CAE and KF Aerospace deliver all phases of pilot training to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) through the NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) program managed by CAE, and the Contracted Flying Training and Support (CFTS) program managed by KF Aerospace.