Contract For Air Force Crew Member Training Extended
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings
announced Friday that the U.S. Air Force will be extending its
contract with Atlas Air, Inc. for the flight training of Air Force
pilots and flight engineers who fly the VC-25, also known as Air
Force One, and the E-4B National Airborne Operations Center through
2010. Atlas Air has been the incumbent sole source provider of this
training to the Air Force One since 2007.
“Atlas Air is very pleased to continue providing training
for the Air Force’s 747 aircrews who support our national
command authorities, performing flight duties around the globe. We
are very proud to play a role in this mission-critical
effort,” said William J. Flynn, President & CEO of Atlas
Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.
This year, the entire pilot and flight engineer crew force of
the Presidential Airlift Group (PAG) and the E-4B National Airborne
Operations Center will update and enhance their Boeing 747 skills
at Atlas’ state-of-the-art facility in Miami, Florida. These
dedicated aviators receive the most up-to-date systems and safety
training from an experienced and highly qualified cadre of flight
instructors. Atlas instructors provide tailored training to crew
members to help ensure mission success.