August 19, 2021
Cambridge Celebrates National Aviation Day and the Two-Year Anniversary of the RHTC Program Nationalization
Cambridge has grown our aviation capability over the past decade, supporting the operation, deployment, and maintenance of fixed-wing, rotary-wing, and unmanned aircraft systems for customers around the globe. Our largest aviation program to date, the Colombian Regional Helicopter Training Center (RHTC) Support Services program, is celebrating the second anniversary of the program’s nationalization this week.
In support of the RHTC program, Cambridge provided helicopter maintenance, instructor pilot standardization, maintenance training, logistics, and airframe transition support to position the Colombian Military (COLMIL) to efficiently and effectively manage the RHTC mission responsibilities autonomously. This work was labeled as USSOUTHCOM’s “flagship” program, and our team leveraged their extensive counternarcotics (CN) mission experience, CN-specific aviation experience, in-country logistics capability, and in-country resources to successfully transition the RHTC mission responsibilities in-country and within the aggressive three-year timeline promised at kickoff.
“We are proud to see the impact our support in building up the Colombian Military’s national helicopter maintenance, logistics, and training capabilities has had in advancing the efficiency and effectiveness of the Colombian CN program which plays a critical role in both U.S. and Colombian national security” said Cambridge Program Director, Juan Soto. “And as we celebrate National Aviation Day, Cambridge is grateful for the knowledge gained from our work on the RHTC program which has allowed us to bolster our ability to build an aviation project from inception or analyze an existing project’s strengths and weaknesses to present and deliver customized solutions.”
Cambridge continues to support the USSOUTHCOM and Colombia’s aviation training through training facility construction and setup; lesson planning; training material development; and in-person instruction. Cambridge is also currently supporting the Colombian Army, the El Salvador Air Force, and the Dominican Republic Air Force in meeting their unique rotary wing maintenance, procurement, and training needs.