Boeing Sets New Best in Apache Production

Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered a record five Apache Longbow Crew Trainers (LCTs) in 2009, with all five have declared “ready for training.”

According to Boeing, the U.S. Army accepted two LCT deliveries at Fort Hood, Texas; one in Illesheim, Germany; and one at Fort Drum, N.Y. The Egyptian Air Force accepted the delivery of its first LCT in November, allowing aircrews to train from their home base.

To date, Boeing has delivered a total of 29 LCTs.

“The Apache LCT we delivered to Fort Drum in December is the first device to include the new display-system upgrade, ” said Mark McGraw, Boeing vice president of Training Systems and Services. “It incorporates a new out-the-window display using projectors, screens and mirrors to dramatically improve the scene that is presented to the aircrew.”

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