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Preparing the nation’s Top Gun schools: AIR 5428 Phase 1

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RAAF Pearce AIR 5428 Phase 1 Infrastructure Upgrade (Source Dept of Defence)

AIR 5428 Phase 1 will deliver facilities, infrastructure and airfield works for the introduction of the PC-21 aircraft to support the Pilot Training System at key Air Force facilities around the country.

AIR 5428 Phase 1 will deliver facilities, infrastructure and airfield works for the introduction of the PC-21 aircraft to support the Pilot Training System at key Air Force facilities around the country.

This national project will see upgrades to RAAF base facilities in preparation for the upgrade of the PC-9 to the PC-21 for the Pilot Training System (PTS) by early 2019.

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AIR 5428 Phase 1 includes a variety of operational, technological and large scale infrastructure works at key Air Force facilities, including: 

  • RAAF Base Williamtown, NSW;
  • RAAF Base East Sale, Vic;
  • RAAF Base Edinburgh, SA;
  • RAAF Base Pearce, WA; and
  • RAAF Base Gingin, WA. 

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Proposed works:

RAAF Base Williamtown: will undergo minor additional ICT works to support No. 4 Squadron operations. 

RAAF Base East Sale: will receive major infrastructure upgrades and construction, including: 

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  • New flight line shelters for PC-21 aircraft;
  • New aprons and taxiway to service PC-21 aircraft;
  • New aircraft storage hangar;
  • New maintenance facilities for five aircraft, flight line office, aviation life support equipment;
  • Refurbished paint shop to meet compliance and PC-21 aircraft requirements;
  • New classrooms, working accommodation and briefing rooms for BFTS, CFS and PSA;
  • New FTD facilities;
  • TASPO facilities, working accommodation and briefing rooms;
  • LIA for 105 students;
  • New aircraft wash facility;
  • New engine run-up facility;
  • Minor extension to the existing medical facility;
  • Trunk infrastructure works to service the proposed new facilities;
  • Associated demolitions, landscaping and car parking; and
  • Works required for decanting existing functions if they are currently operating in any facilities considered for adaptive reuse.

RAAF Base Edinburgh: Works include internal works to adaptively re-use the existing flight line maintenance facility and working accommodation to support Air Warfare Centre operations. These works are required to provide a fit-for-purpose environment to conduct maintenance and operational activities for the PC-21.

RAAF Base Gingin: The proposed works for the RAAF Base Gingin satellite includes:

  • New flight line shelters;
  • New aprons and taxiway to service PC-21 aircraft; and
  • No. 2 Flight Training School working accommodation and operations, flight line office and aeronautical life support equipment, storage and car parking.

RAAF Base Pearce: The works proposed for RAAF Base Pearce include:

  • New flight line shelters;
  • New aprons and taxiway to service PC-21 aircraft;
  • New maintenance facilities for five aircraft, flight line office, Aeronautical Life Support Equipment and aircraft storage;
  • No. 2 Flight Training School classrooms, simulator facilities, working accommodation and briefing rooms;
  • New aircraft wash facility;
  • New engine run-up facility;
  • Trunk infrastructure upgrade works to service the proposed new facilities;
  • Associated demolitions, landscaping and car parking; and
  • Works required for decanting existing functions if they are currently operating in any facilities considered for adaptive reuse.

As the Air Force prepares to transition to the PC-21 system, the infrastructure developments of AIR 5428 Phase 1 are going to pick up speed in delivery. More information is available This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Preparing the nation’s Top Gun schools: AIR 5428 Phase 1
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