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News from 2010

Ascent Presented with PAS 11000 award in House of Lords Ceremony

Further to our earlier announcement of the achievement of the collaborative relationship award, PAS11000, with the DE&S and 22 Training Group; we were proud to have been formally presented with the… Read more

Posted on: 22/12/10

Ascent Completes New AJT Facilities at RAF Valley

Ascent Flight Training, the joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Babcock International, has formally completed the construction of the new Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) buildings to be utilised as part… Read more

Posted on: 03/12/10

Ascent achieve PAS11000

We are proud to announce that in October 2010, Ascent, working with MFTS PT and 22 Training Group, achieved PAS11000 - a collaborative relationship award.  We are one of the first organizations to… Read more

Posted on: 04/11/10

AJT update

The AJT programme is approaching several major milestones on its way to delivering the first MFTS student course in November 2011. The first of these is the infrastructure milestone on 29th October 2010.… Read more

Posted on: 31/10/10

One Hundred Lessons

I’m proud to announce the completion of the first one hundred Lesson Design Documents (LDDs) for Phase 4 AJT. This constitutes 1/3 of our total Student Lesson requirement. Reaching this plateau has not… Read more

Posted on: 19/10/10

DE&S Chief Operating Officer visits Building 1300

Dr Andrew Tyler, DE&S Chief Operating Officer, visited the HQ Building on 9th September, whilst here he took time to talk to Ascent about his enthusiasm for UKMFTS – here’s just an excerpt from… Read more

Posted on: 16/09/10

Aircraft competitions

Ascent launched the UKMFTS Fixed and Rotary Wing aircraft service provision competitions on Monday 6th September 2010 with the issue of the Outline Solution Request for Proposals (OS RFP). The Fixed Wing… Read more

Posted on: 07/09/10

Rear Crew Stage 1 advancing apace

Culdrose Air Day 2010 gave Ascent and our UKMFTS partners an ideal opportunity to demonstrate our progress for Rear Crew Stage 1 Crew I (RC1). Cobham presented our many visitors from the military, current… Read more

Posted on: 09/08/10

Training System Design (TSD) update

The TSD has completed the detailed design with the completion of a CD307 data set for each of the 33 courses shown on the TSD V3.0.5 Static Pipeline Diagram. The CD307 data set contains details of all… Read more

Posted on: 12/07/10

UKMFTS: Gathering pace as we approach key milestones

The next few months, set against the backdrop of the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR), promse to be very busy for the Company. Outline Solutions are expected during December from potential… Read more

Posted on: 14/06/10