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April 2019 - Air Affairs, CTSi & Varley Group announce Strategic Partnership

CTSi, Varley Group, and Air Affairs have announced a Strategic Partnership to upgrade the mission capabilities of Air Affairs’ LearJets.  Currently, Air Affairs provides red air support and target towing services for the Australian Defence Force.  The enhancements will afford the Air Affairs flight crew unprecedented situational awareness during the exercises.

CTSi and Varley will design and install the avionics upgrade package that will display the position of other aircraft in the vicinity, so the pilots will be able engage with those aircraft more realistically.  The situational awareness will also dramatically increase the level of safety during the training scenarios.

“We at Air Affairs are now able provide a level of training for our customers that we’ve not been able to before,” says Chris Sievers, CEO of Air Affairs.  “We will still provide a reliable, low-cost platform for the ADF, but now with a capability that will take training to a whole new level.”

Tom Sanders, CEO of CTSi, says, “We are thrilled to be a member of this team, and bring our US-based avionics experience to bear for our key allies here in Australia.”

“Varley Group has a long history of providing key capabilities to our warfighters, and we’re excited to be able to continue that legacy,” says Jeff Phillips, Managing Director of Varley Group.  “Our customers will rely on this Partnership for innovative airborne solutions for years to come.”

With Air Affairs’ operational expertise, Varley Group’s technical skills, and CTSi’s innovative engineering, the Partnership creates a world-class team in the air services arena around the globe.

Air Affairs Learjet Fleet