Boeing Delivers 2nd and 3rd C-130 AMP Trainers to US Air Force

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nov. 23, 2009 -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] has completed delivery of two more trainers for the U.S. Air Force's C-130 Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) to Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The Avionics Part Task Trainer and Cockpit Familiarization Trainer were declared "Ready for Use" on Sept. 25 and Oct. 22, respectively.

Little Rock's 314th Airlift Wing, Air Education and Training Command will be the government's only location for training C-130 AMP aircrews on the operation of the aircraft's upgraded avionics. Training will begin in October 2010.

"Our team's hard work allowed us to deliver the Part Task Trainer a week early and the Cockpit Familiarization Trainer one month ahead of schedule," said Mark Angelo, C-130 AMP program manager for Boeing.

The C-130 AMP modification enhances aircrews' situational awareness both in theater and in civil airspace while delivering key warfighter capabilities.

Boeing delivered a full-motion, high-fidelity Weapon System Trainer to Little Rock in July. The final two trainers in this contract will be delivered in 2010 and 2013.

A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is one of the world's largest space and defense businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world's largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Integrated Defense Systems is a $32 billion business with 70,000 employees worldwide.

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Jennifer Hogan
Boeing Maintenance, Modifications and Upgrades