The Boeing Company's [NYSE: BA] Training System and Services division received the 2006 Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Enhancement in the North American Distributed Mission Operations (DMO) Market at a Nov. 15 Frost & Sullivan best practices award ceremony in San Antonio, Texas.
"Boeing has played an instrumental role in fostering the Distributed Mission Operations market through our focused technology investments and by building strong customer relationships," said Steve Swaine, Boeing director of Fixed Wing Training Systems. "It is a great honor to be independently recognized for our efforts."
Distributed Mission Operations allow pilots in flight simulators at one location to train with pilots several thousand miles away, offering a safe and cost-effective instruction environment.
Boeing has delivered and currently operates F-15C DMO Mission Training Centers (MTCs) at Eglin, Langley, Elmendorf and Kadena Air Force bases and at Royal Air Force (RAF) Lakenheath in the United Kingdom. Also, as the prime contractor for the F-15E MTC contract for the U.S. Air Force, Boeing is responsible for the design, development, construction and integration of MTCs at Mountain Home, Elmendorf and Seymour Johnson Air Force bases and at RAF Lakenheath, with first deliveries expected in early 2007. A provider of major components for the U.S. Air Force's F-16 MTCs, Boeing also delivers DMO-capable systems for the Royal Saudi and Finnish air forces, and builds similar DMO components for the Apache Longbow aircrew trainers for the United Kingdom.
"Military flight simulation and training is one of Boeing's strengths, and it leverages its position as the creator of the F-15 to deliver both simulation and training solutions in conjunction with platform modifications or modernization," said Frost & Sullivan research analyst Garrick Ngai.