IFTS - International Flight Training School
Training excellence for fighter pilots.

Setting the standard for advanced pilot training

The world-renowned in flight training excellence of the Italian Air Force and the Leonardo’s leadership in delivering proven integrated training solutions , come together to create in Italy the brand new International Flight Training School (IFTS). 
The School is set to become an international reference for pilot training, starting with Phase IV (Advanced/Lead-In Fighter Training)

Mission & features

M-346 ITS with LVC

The M-346’s Integrated Training System (ITS) by Leonardo comprises full state-of-art ground based training devices, including Full Mission Simulators, forefront LVC – Live, Virtual, Constructive – environment and a proven advanced jet trainer, in service with the most demanding Air Forces, with built-in Embedded Tactical Training Simulation (ETTS). For the highest teaching effectiveness and reduced costs.

Italian Air Force expertise

Train As You Fight imprinting to the training program by Italian Air Force thanks to the wide range experience acquired in decades of training in Italy of national and international combat pilots. Stringent pilot qualification process to achieve the highest levels of training required for use on 4th-5th gen fighter aircraft. Instructor Pilots selected by Italian Air Force.

Customized teaching modules

Courses are designed according to the syllabus of an incoming Air Force, including its basic training, to best suit the student pilot to the desired exit level, further increasing the download capabilities from Operation Conversion Unit (OCU), saving time and precious resources.

Context of excellence

Wide training air spaces ideal for every fighter training scenario. Standardization according to international recognized models. International context, with unique opportunities for cultural exchanges, competitive cost and effectiveness vs other western schools.

The International Flight Training School

The Italian Air Force's International Flight Training School, powered by Leonardo, is poised to become a benchmark for the provision of advanced training to air forces worldwide. Watch the video!


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