AIR 5428 Pilot Training System

Helping Future Generations Take Flight

The  AIR 5428 Pilot Training System will deliver performance-based options to train the next generation of Australian pilots over the next 25 years. Lockheed Martin leads the delivery of an integrated solution tailored for all future pilots for the Royal Australian Air Force, Royal Australian Navy and the Australian Army. The initial seven year program is valued at AU$1.2 billion. Performance-based options for up to 25 years will provide the opportunity to extend the length and increase the value of the total contract. The Lockheed Martin-led team that includes Pilatus Aircraft, Ltd. and Hawker Pacific will lead the delivery of an integrated solution tailored for all future pilots for the Australian Defence Force.

Reduce Costs


Better Trained Pilots


Integrated Solution


Better Prepare Pilots for the Future with:

An Integrated Training Solution (Simulation/Aircraft/Maintenance)

Innovative Simulation Technology for Next-Gen Training

To Deliver Reduced Training Times, Lower Costs and Increased Fast-Jet Throughput

Pilot Training
The AIR 5428 Pilot Training System Team   ___
Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin Australia, headquartered in Canberra, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of US-based Lockheed Martin Corporation, a global security and aerospace company. LM Australia specialises in the development, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The company employs more than 1000 people in Australia and New Zealand working on a wide range of major programmes spanning the aerospace, defence and civil sectors. 
Established in 1939,  Pilatus Aircraft Ltd is the world's leading manufacturer of single-engine turboprop training aircraft. Headquartered in Stans, Switzerland, Pilatus is a privately held company, currently supports over 140 Australian based military and civil aircraft.
Hawker Pacific
Hawker Pacific Pty Ltd was formed in 1978 with its corporate headquarters in Sydney NSW, employs over 400 people across Australia and has significant aviation sales and support capabilities across the Asia Pacific and the Middle East. At RAAF Base Pearce, Hawker Pacific has successfully provided maintenance support to the Republic of Singapore Air Force PC-21 aircraft training capability in synergy with Lockheed Martin and Pilatus since 2006.