A recent example and typical of the type and quality of training LSI provides was evidenced in support of the Taiwan Air Force (TAF) and Taiwan Navy (TN) P-3 Program under a Naval Aviation Warfare Center FMS contract. Taiwan had acquired twelve former USN P-3C Orion aircraft and, as in many of the previous LSI conducted training programs, required a complete ground up build of the maintenance and aircrew support. Training for this substantial program began in NAS Jacksonville, FL for the initial cadre of operational and maintenance personnel and then transitioned outside of the continental United States (OCONUS) to Pingtung Airbase in Taiwan for its completion.
For the OCONUS effort, LSI provided thirty-four Naval Aviation Maintenance Program (NAMP), Government Flight Representative (GFR), and Government Ground Flight Representative (GGFR) qualified maintenance instructors and maintenance support personnel in order to maintain four Taiwan P-3 aircraft designated for the training program in Pingtung. Using those aircraft, as well as curriculum developed through our referenced processes, LSI delivered Course of Instruction (COI) for both Organizational (“O”) and Intermediate (“I”) levels across eight prime Aviation Maintenance ratings. The COI included both practical job training (PJT) and on the job training (OJT) as well as personnel qualification standards (PQS) ultimately leading to positional qualifications in each respective rating.
In addition to the Maintenance team, LSI provided twenty-three Naval Aviation Training and Operating Procedures Standardization NATOPS/GFR/GGFR qualified aircrew instructors to deliver COI for Advanced Positional Pilot, Naval Flight Officer (NFO), Acoustic and Non-acoustic Warfare Officer (AWO), In-flight Technician (IFT) P-3 operator flight training, and Instructor-Under-Training (IUT) instruction.
LSI certified instructors provided all aspects of stand-up instruction, as well as performance monitoring during all phases of training including classroom and device sessions on the ground and in-flight training. Additionally, all course material was monitored and updated by LSI instructors as changes were identified and provided to the Taiwan service at the completion of the case.
For the Taiwan program, LSI flew over 300 sorties and added 1100 flight hours to its total completion of over 4500 mishap free flight hours of P-3 Orion training over its many years of international programs. Upon completion of the training program, the TAF maintenance personnel were prepared to accept and maintain the remainder of the delivered aircraft for operational use and the aircrew ready and qualified to fly them.
LSI excels in planning and deploying the right amount and mix of employees to foreign areas in order to meet and exceed mission requirements. LSI is familiar with the myriad of special requirements associated with FMS work and working in the varied OCONUS environments. The company maintains a robust Foreign Clearance and Export compliance program and all deployable LSI employees comply with the applicable partner nation general protection/security policies and procedures. Over the three year Period of performance in the Taiwan case, LSI accomplished this high risk, highly visible aviation training program on time and under budget. At its completion, LSI was able to de-obligate 5.5 million dollars back to the customer attributable to the cost efficiencies created and employed by LSI.