AIR 5428 Pilot Training System

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AIR 5428 Pilot Training System

The AIR 5428 Pilot Training System project includes the design and construction of new facilities to support the Australian Defence Force (ADF) pilot training program. This $320 million (AUD) project introduces new basic and advanced flight training systems to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the entire ADF pilot training program, including platforms for flight screening and all phases of pilot training from basic flying, up to entry into the Air Force Lead-in Fighter or other Operational Conversion Units.

The project involves the delivery of facilities and infrastructure across a number of sites:

  • New Basic Flight Training School and Central Flying School including working accommodation, learning spaces, flight training simulators and aircraft storage and maintenance hangars along with new live-in accommodation for 135 flight cadets at RAAF East Sale, Victoria, totaling 236,806 SF (22,000 m²)  
  • New working accommodation for TASPO at RAAF East Sale
  • New Second Flight Training School including working accommodation, learning spaces, flight training simulators and aircraft storage and maintenance hangars, as well as alterations and additions to other buildings at RAAF Pearce, Western Australia, totaling 172,222 SF (16,000 m²)
  • New aircraft training support facility at RAAF GinGin and the conversion of the existing Hangar at RAAF Edinburgh, South Australia, to accommodate PC21 aircraft

It also includes aircraft parking aprons and flight line shelters at RAAF East Sale, RAAF Pearce and RAAF GinGin.

This project is being delivered in collaboration with Woods Bagot.

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Client
Laing O’Rourke (Managing Contractor)
Location

RAAF Base East Sale, Victoria; RAAF Base Pearce, Western Australia; RAAF GinGin, Western Australia; and RAAF Base Edinburgh , SA
Australia

Services