What is the C17, CSAT & AE Team?

The C17, CSAT & AE Project Team is part of the Air Support Operating Centre, and covers three areas: CSAT The CSAT element of the Project Team supports two BAE 146-100 CC2 and two BAE 146 CMk3 aircraft based at RAF Northolt in London. The BAE 146 CC2 is capable of carrying up to 30 passengers. The… Read More

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What is the Flight Simulation & Synthetic Trainers (FsAST) Team?

The Flight Simulation and Synthetic Trainers (FsAST) Project Team, part of the Air Support Operating Centre, is responsible for the acquisition and integration of air environment synthetic training for all three Armed Services, from concept through to disposal phases. Reference Doing Business with Defence Handbook. Edition 24 (2018).

What is the A400M Team?

The A400M Project Team, part of the Air Support Operating Centre, is responsible for the delivery of the UK’s A400M Atlas transport aircraft to its RAF customer during the period 2014 to 2019. A400M is a collaborative programme involving the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Turkey and Belgium that is contracted through OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Co-operation en matiere… Read More

What is the C-130J Team?

The C-130J Project Team, part of the Air Support Operating Centre, comprises a mixture of MOD civilians and Service personnel. The Team is responsible for the provision of logistic support and capability enhancement to the RAF’s fleet of Hercules C-130J aircraft. The C-130J is supported by the longterm Hercules Integrated Operational Support (HIOS) contract with its industry partners that are intended… Read More

What is the Strategic Transport & Air-to-Air Refuelling (STAAR) Team?

The Strategic Transport and Air-to-Air Refuelling (STAAR) Project Team, part of the Air Support Operating Centre, also known as the Voyager Project Team, is responsible for the Voyager aircraft programme. Voyager is one of MOD’s Private Finance Initiative (PFI) projects through a 27-year PFI service contract with AirTanker (shareholders: EADS, Rolls-Royce (RR), Thales, Cobham and Babcock Group) for the… Read More

What is the Airseeker Project Team?

The Airseeker Project Team, part of the Air Support Operating Centre, delivers into RAF service the US Rivet Joint aircraft and associated ground and training systems, together with a cooperative support package. The Project Team, part of the Air ISTAR Programme Team, is based in Abbey Wood and RAF Waddington and manages the Foreign Military Sales case, through which… Read More