ETC Reports Their G-Lab Human Centrifuge Trains an Additional Approximately 1000 Pilots at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, USA
Southampton, PA, February 3, 2010 – Environmental Tectonics Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: ETCC) (“ETC” or the “Company”) announced today that Holloman Air Force Base, located in New Mexico, trained an additional approximately 1,000 pilots on its G-LAB® Human Centrifuge during 2009. This brings the total pilots trained since the device was commissioned to almost 31,000 students.
The USAF purchased the G-LAB in 1988 and over the past 21 years has utilized the G-LAB as the primary centrifuge for the United States Air Force High-G training program, responsible for reducing the number of G-induced Loss of Consciousness (G-LOC) mishaps (both Class A and C) by more than fifty percent.
In addition to training U.S. pilots, the Air Force Physiology Training unit has trained pilots from Canada, Japan, Korea, Israel, Jordan, Bahrain, Pakistan, Australia, Poland, Italy, Taiwan, Singapore, Chile, United Kingdom, Sweden, Switzerland, Czechoslovakia, Egypt, Finland, Germany, Turkey, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and a variety of others.
G-LOC and High-G unusual attitude conditions are a constant threat to the aircrew of high performance fighter and attack aircraft. These dangers will become even greater in the future, as high airspeeds, low altitude, and super maneuverability of modern aircraft such as the F-22 and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will place even greater demands on the physical capabilities of pilots. G-tolerance training and dynamic flight simulation, using ETC’s latest generation High Performance Human Centrifuge, the Authentic Tactical Flight Simulator -400 (ATFS-400), are the most effective ways to increase aircrew G-tolerance while training them in an authentic tactical environment.
ETC, the world leader in High Performance Human Centrifuge design and manufacture, has provided Aircrew Training Systems and Flight Trainers to military and civil agencies worldwide since the mid-1980’s.
William F. Mitchell, ETC’s President & CEO, noted, “We are pleased that the G-LAB continues to train pilots for both the USAF and a variety of International militaries and that the age of the installed unit at Holloman is in no way reflective of the efficiency, cost effectiveness and value of the system.” ETC’s on-site engineer and Service Manager, Mr. Steve Arnold, noted, “The G-LAB continues to exhibit an exemplary service rate (greater than 99%) and is the most highly utilized centrifuge in the world.
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