Engineering & Computer Simulations (ECS) will showcase its integrated training program, Project Manager Cargo (PM Cargo), which improves the Army Aviation capabilities for the CH-47F Chinook at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando on December 2-5. ECS has been designing training to familiarize Soldiers on the modernized cockpit and upgrades to several flight systems for over a year under a contract for the U.S. Army Program Executive Office – Aviation (PEO Aviation). Jeffrey Huber, Vice President of Operations, Huntsville, leads this project with the ECS Huntsville (AL) team, which specializes in aviation and aerospace programs.
PM Cargo upgrades include modernizing the CH-47F Chinook trainers with significant structural, software and systems updates. Because changes will require additional user training, ECS is providing training analysis and developing customized programs to ensure pilots understand the differences between the Multi Year II Configured Chinook, which features enhanced engines and improved avionics, and the Chinook Block II CH-47F upgrade, which provides greater lift capacity and strengthened features.
Huber explains: “With more than 90 years of combined team experience and service in Army Aviation, we are proud to continue to enhance to our Warfighters’ capabilities. Our dedicated team of project managers, subject matter experts, and instructional designers support PEO Aviation with customized training solutions and innovative technology to help prepare our Army’s Aviation teams for the challenges they face on a day-to-day basis.”
Waymon Armstrong, ECS CEO and president, adds: “ECS has a long history of supporting military aviation contracts, and we’re pleased to deliver these types of innovative training. Our demonstration at I/ITSEC will highlight how the Army is modernizing its capabilities for aircraft that have a long-standing history of success in the field, while simultaneously ensuring that the aircraft and Warfighters continue to perform at maximum efficiency.”
I/ITSEC is the world’s largest training, simulation and education conference, that focuses on the latest in technology and training advancements and is held annually in Orlando.