BAE Systems, Pennant and RMIT awarded ADF Aviation Technical Training Project

Williamtown, Australia – As previously announced to the London Stock Exchange, Pennant International Group plc (“Pennant”) is delighted to confirm that its wholly owned subsidiary, Pennant Training Systems Limited, has been awarded a contract worth approximately £16 million by BAE Systems Australia Limited. The contract is for the development and through-life support of training equipment.

BAE Systems Australia, together with Pennant Training Systems Limited (Pennant) and RMIT University, have been awarded the contract to provide a leading-edge aviation technical training capability to the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

The ADF Aviation Technical Training (ADF ATT) project will provide aviation and other technical tradespeople within the Australian Defence Force with initial trade skilling and postgraduate technical training.

The BAE Systems, Pennant and RMIT University team has developed a leading-edge aviation technical training capability that provides value for money and new perspectives in training delivery.

The five year contract commences in March 2013 with the scope to extend to 20 years. As many as 950 students per year will be trained at RAAF Base Wagga in NSW.

The team will deliver a high quality, customised technical training solution for the ADF, drawing on BAE Systems’ expertise in delivering aviation training, Pennant’s state of the art training aids and RMIT University’s experience in learning styles and instructional techniques for the modern training environment.

The graphical overview of the solution shows the contemporary, learner centred approach which will deliver high quality Aviation Technical Training using an appropriate blend of traditional face-to-face, eLearning, practical, emulated and virtual learning activities and assessments.

Chris Snook, Pennant CEO, stated “we are excited to be working with organisations leading in their fields and look forward to delivering a world class capability to a very important customer.”

Contacts:

Pennant International Group plc
www.pennantplc.co.uk

John Waller, Finance Director
+44 (0) 1452 714 881

WH Ireland
Limited
www.wh-ireland.co.uk

Mike Coe / Marc Davies
+44 (0) 117 945 3470

Winningtons Financial
www.winningtons.co.uk

Paul Vann / Tom Cooper
+44 (0) 117 985 8989

Pennant Training Systems Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pennant International Group plc, based in Cheltenham, England and listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange.