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Grob 120TP Training Aircraft Achieves Military Release to Service

Affinity Flying Training Services' Grob 120TP has achieved Military Release to Service, moving the aircraft a step closer to commencing its role as the next Elementary Flying Training aircraft for the UK Ministry of Defence.

The Grob 120TP is the first of a suite of new training aircraft due to enter service from 2017, which will support the Fixed Wing element of the UK Military Flying Training System programme.

Specifically designed for training ab-initio students, the Grob 120TP boasts a G-range of +6/-4, and a top speed of 235kts.

Affinity Flying Training Services' Grob 120TP has achieved Military Release to Service, moving the aircraft a step closer to commencing its role as the next Elementary Flying Training aircraft for the UK Ministry of Defence. (picture: Jamie Hunter).

Equipped with a fully digital cockpit, it is EASA certified for day, night and full IMC operations.

Iain Chalmers, Managing Director of Affinity Flying Training Services, said, This is a significant milestone following financial close in 2016 and marks the start of the service provision by Affinity to the UK Military Flying Training System programme. We are very excited to be supporting Ascent and the MOD in the training of our military aircrew. This fantastic aircraft offers a step change in elementary flying training capability which incorporates the latest digital glass cockpit technology a great first step on the ladder for all our future pilots.

The Grob 120TP, which will be based at RAF Cranwell, is one of a total of 18 aircraft that will be delivered under the programme this year. 

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