DSEI 2015

Human excellence [DSEI15, D4]

18 September 2015

As part of the envisaged creation of a European Centre of Human Performance Excellence, Survitec Group (Stand S5-180) and the Royal Netherlands Air Force this week agreed to set up a dedicated pilot fit facility (PFF) in Holland.

While the facility is intended for pilots flying the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the agreement provides for a study into its feasibility for other legacy platforms. It can also be used by other partner nations on the F-35 programme.

The facility, which is expected to be operational by the end of 2016, will mirror Survitec’s existing PFF at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, USA, where Survitec technicians measure, fit and assemble every F-35 pilot’s flight equipment, essentially offering a bespoke fitting.

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