IAF Flight Academy training fleet.
The Israel Ministry of Defense has issued two contract extensions to Elbit Systems involving the operation and maintenance of the Israel Air Force (IAF) Flight Academy’s fleet of Bell 206s, AH-1A Cobras and fixed-wing Hawker Beechcraft T-6s. The contracts were included in a December agreement with the MoD valued at around $315 million.
Under a contract that dates back to 2004, Elbit supplies power-by-the-hour (PBH) logistics and maintenance support for the Bell 206s and Cobras. A second agreement, first signed in 2009, covers maintenance for the T-6 trainers. Both contracts will start in 2014 when the current arrangement expires.