Valair Aviation Awarded $12.7M MC-12 Aircraft Training Program


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Valair Aviation Awarded $12.7M MC-12 Aircraft Training Program

Shane Nolan

May 31, 2010 - Valair Aviation, an AGC Aerospace & Defense company, was awarded the MC-12 Sensor Operator Initial Qualification Training Program by the Langley AFB Contracting Office. The MC-12 aircraft, fielded as part of Project Liberty, is the Air Force's newest manned intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) platform.

The MC-12 is the United States Air Force aircraft an it is an variant of a King Air 350 that has been modified for the Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance.

“This contract is a perfect fit given our current involvement with Project Liberty, and our continued focus on expanding the ISR reach of our Integrated Defense Group."


The program calls for aircraft, maintenance, pilots, trainers, and materials in support of training sensor operators prior to deployment. Valair, along with subcontractors Commuter Air Technology (CAT), also an AGC Aerospace & Defense company, and Grey Aviation, boasts years of airborne contract ISR and specialized ISR training experience.

“We value an opportunity to continue supporting our troops by providing them training that will mirror conditions in the field,” stated Darryl Wilkerson, President of Valair and the AGC Integrated Defense Group. “As seasoned warfighters, our trainers understand the elements critical to a successful mission – they’ve been through it.”

“This contract is a perfect fit given our current involvement with Project Liberty, and our continued focus on expanding the ISR reach of our Integrated Defense Group,” commented Rick Nagel, partner at AGC Aerospace & Defense. “As providers of special operations services, training, and field support, both Valair and CAT have the track record and experience to insure this program's success.”


Valair, which is located at the Wiley Post airport in Oklahoma City, has a state-of-the-art training facility and experience with a variety of single and twin-engine aircraft and aircraft systems. Commuter Air Technology, also within the AGC Integrated Defense Group, is currently a subcontractor on the Project Liberty program.

Valair functions as a turnkey maintenance, repair, and overhaul company for private, public, and military aircraft. The company specializes in heavy maintenance, avionics, interiors, and painting and also serves as an FBO at the Wiley Post Airport in Oklahoma City, Okla. The company operates within the Integrated Defense Group of AGC Aerospace & Defense.

AGC Aerospace & Defense is a leader in supplying technologies, systems and services that support key commercial and military programs. Operating in multiple locations across the globe, capabilities within the AGC Aerospace & Defense portfolio range from financing, engineering, and integration services to manufacturing, logistics, and aircraft modifications.
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