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C-17 Training System

L-3 Link is prime contractor on the U.S. Air Force’s C-17 Training System (TS), Air Mobility Command’s largest training system program. Our comprehensive C-17 TS solution provides:

  • aircrew and maintenance training
  • fully-qualified, combat-ready pilots, loadmasters and maintenance technicians
  • initial, mission, continuation and upgrade qualification training
  • 23 variants of aircrew and maintenance training devices

In providing initial, mission, continuation and upgrade qualification training, we train more than 1,500 C-17 pilots and loadmasters annually. At 10 U.S. Air Force installations and one Royal Australian Air Force site we operate a total of 188 aircrew training devices and 32 maintenance training devices.

L-3 Link’s highly-experienced C-17 staff provides program management; aircrew instruction and training; contractor logistics support; and change management. These over-arching responsibilities are supported in the areas of: courseware development; engineering; configuration and data management; logistics; information technology and test and evaluation.