Team 21 Pilot Training System


Training the Australian Defence Force’s next generation of pilots requires a proven, low-risk training system implemented by an established team. As Team 21, Lockheed Martin, Pilatus Aircraft and Hawker Pacific will deliver advanced turboprop aircraft and tailored training solutions to improve graduation rates and better prepare pilots for the future.


Applying experience gained from the delivery of flying training to the Republic of Singapore Air Force (Basic Wings Course) at RAAF Base Pearce, WA, Team 21 offers a capability that can exceed the ADF’s requirements and evolve in line with the introduction of 4th and 5th generation aircraft – at the highest levels of safety and value for money.

Team 21 — partnering with Australia to secure the future.


"Team 21 offers superior performance, a proven team in Australia and capability for the future. We have an established track record and have now graduated 20 courses from a Pilatus PC-21 based pilot training program at RAAF Base Pearce.”

— Raydon Gates, Lockheed Martin Australia chief executive

The Proven Solution

Team 21 has offered a compelling, proven solution for the AIR 5428 pilot training system program. This team is currently in its eighth year of a 20-year performance-based contract to provide the Pilot Training Basic Wings Course to the Republic of Singapore Air Force.

About Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin Australia, headquartered in Canberra, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of US-based Lockheed Martin Corporation, a global security and aerospace company. LM Australia specialises in the development, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The company employs more than 900 people in Australia and New Zealand working on a wide range of major programmes spanning the aerospace, defence and civil sectors.

About Pilatus Aircraft

Established in 1939, Pilatus Aircraft Ltd is the world's leading manufacturer of single-engine turboprop training aircraft. Headquartered in Stans, Switzerland, Pilatus is a privately held company employing close to 2000 people. Pilatus provides aircraft and aviation services worldwide for the general aviation, commercial, training, utility, and special mission markets. The company, through Pilatus Australia Pty Ltd, currently supports over 140 Australian based military and civil aircraft.

About Hawker Pacific

Hawker Pacific Pty Ltd was formed in 1978 with its corporate headquarters in Sydney NSW, employs over 400 people across Australia and has significant aviation sales and support capabilities across the Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Hawker Pacific’s Government Business unit is the prime contractor to the ADF delivering the B300 aircraft capability to 32 and 38 Squadrons at RAAF Bases East Sale and Townsville, holding Authorised Engineering Organisation and Approved Maintenance Organisation accreditation. At RAAF Base Pearce, Hawker Pacific has successfully provided maintenance support to the Republic of Singapore Air Force PC-21 aircraft training capability in synergy with Lockheed Martin and Pilatus since 2006.