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January 21, 2021

PINNACLE KC-10 TRAINING SERVICES SECURE OPTION YEAR EXTENSION

PINNACLE KC-10 TRAINING SERVICES SECURE OPTION YEAR EXTENSION Pinnacle Solutions, Inc. was recently awarded a 6-month Extension of Services contract extension supporting the KC-10 Training System.  The six-month extension valued at over $14 million is a firm-fixed-price effort that supports the original contract awarded to Pinnacle in December 2015 by the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center. Under this contract, Pinnacle operates and conducts training using Weapon System Trainer full-motion simulators, Flight Training Device non-motion flight simulators, Boom Operator Flight Trainers, Engine Maintenance Trainers, Main Landing Gear Trainers, and a Cargo Load Trainer. These training devices are spread across […]
January 14, 2021

Pinnacle Solutions Supporting Boeing on MH-139A Grey Wolf Program

Pinnacle Solutions Supporting Boeing on MH-139A Grey Wolf Program Pinnacle Solutions, Inc. (Pinnacle) was awarded a subcontract by Boeing for sustainment and maintenance of MH-139A Grey Wolf, with a three-year period of performance. Under this Firm-Fixed-Price contract, Pinnacle’s Maintenance Support Team of FAA-certified technicians will conduct scheduled maintenance support and periodic/phase maintenance inspections, perform unscheduled and follow-on maintenance, and provide non-routine maintenance on MH-139A aircraft. The MH-139 was selected by the U.S. Air Force as the UH-1N Huey replacement in September 2018. The aircraft is based on a fully type-certified FAA FAR Part 29 helicopter and derives from the Leonardo […]
December 18, 2020

PINNACLE DEVELOPING BLACK HAWK BLADE REPAIR INSTRUCTION

PINNACLE DEVELOPING BLACK HAWK BLADE REPAIR INSTRUCTION Pinnacle Solutions, Inc. (Pinnacle) was awarded a subcontract for the development of a web-based informational and instructional product intended to enhance viewer understanding and accurately simulate the UH-60M Blade Repair Work Packages (WPs) using eLearning techniques and Army Aviation maintenance personnel input. For this effort, Pinnacle will be a subcontractor to Science and Engineering Services, LLC. on the Logistics Support Facility Management Activity (LSFMA) Multiple Award Indefinite-Delivery-Indefinite-Quantity (MAIDIQ) contract. Over the next six months, this eLearning product effort will result in the development of five WPs for Main Rotor Blade Repair – Skin […]
November 16, 2020

Pinnacle’s Virtual Maintenance Trainer Expands to New Aircraft Platforms

Pinnacle’s Virtual Maintenance Trainer Expands to New Aircraft Platforms Pinnacle Solutions, Inc. (Pinnacle) was awarded a contract by Raytheon’s Orlando-based Global Training Solutions (GTS) for Pinnacle-developed off-the-shelf VXT© Core (VXT©) software for two new aircraft variants – the MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopter (MD 530F) and Cessna 208B Caravan (C-208) aircraft. The final products, MD 530F and C-208 Virtual Maintenance Trainers (VMTs) will provide an immersive 3-D environment for computer-based training of Afghan Air Force aircraft maintainers under the Aviation Maintenance Development Center (AMDC) Task Order primed by Raytheon GTS under the Enterprise Training Service Contract (ETSC). Pinnacle’s MD 530F […]
October 30, 2020

Pinnacle Awarded Two Additional Task Orders on U.S. Army UAS IMS Contract

Pinnacle Awarded Two Additional Task Orders on U.S. Army UAS IMS Contract On October 30th, 2020, Pinnacle Solutions, Inc. (Pinnacle) was awarded follow-on task orders supporting Fort Huachuca Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Instruction and Mission Support (IMS) contract. These are new, combined, cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price task orders that support the $533M UAS IMS contract awarded to Pinnacle in March 2019 by the Army Contracting Command, Orlando, FL. Under these task orders, Pinnacle and our Textron and AOC Global teammate employees, supported by our fully staffed Sierra Vista, Arizona-based Program Management Office, provide the flight and maintenance training and operational maintenance, […]
March 1, 2016

Alumnus and Embry-Riddle Take Virtual Learning to New Level

Alumnus and Embry-Riddle Take Virtual Learning to New Level By Lacey McLaughlin (http://lift.erau.edu/alumnus-embry-riddle-take-virtual-learning-new-level/) By bringing virtual learning to Embry-Riddle students, retired U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 Michael Durant (’95, ’97, WW) sees an opportunity to educate future leaders for the aviation and commercial space industry. The founder of Pinnacle Solutions, an engineering and training services company based in Huntsville, Ala., Durant is bringing virtual technology to Embry-Riddle’s Worldwide Campus students through the development of online laboratories. In 2014, his company partnered with Embry-Riddle to develop a virtual crash lab for students to learn crash investigation. In 2015, it developed the […]
November 29, 2016

Virtual Training Getting Real

Virtual Training Getting Real By Dr. Alix Valenti (http://www.mti-dhp.com/defense-news/virtual-training-getting-real/) In their book “The ultimate battleground: fighting and winning in the city” (L’ultime champ de bataille: combattre et vaincre en ville), authors Frédérique Chamaud and Pierre Santoni put significant emphasis on the importance of joint forces combat in a battleground that is fast changing. No longer confined to vast spaces, the 21st century main battleground is the city, which complex fabric has turned distinguishing friend from foe, civilian from combatant, into a particularly challenging task. In this context, joint forces combat not only facilitates coordination between forces on the ground and […]
March 10, 2017

Virtual Technology Creates Bridge for Distance Learning

Virtual Technology Creates Bridge for Distance Learning     Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus is empowering students to experiment, test, develop, analyze and reconfigure crash sites and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) using virtual reality technology. The Embry-Riddle Virtual Crash and Virtual Aerial Robotics labs marry products developed by Michael Durant, a Worldwide Campus alumnus and the founder of Pinnacle Solutions, an engineering and training services company, with the university’s distance-learning platform. The Virtual Crash Lab places students in real-life crash investigations. As virtual National Transportation Safety Board investigators, students can direct their avatars to zoom in on details, collect and […]
June 15, 2017

Pinnacle Solutions Awarded $60 Million CBID II Contract

Pinnacle Solutions Awarded $60 Million CBID II Contract Pinnacle Solutions won the Computer Based Instructional Design II (CBID II) contract from the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI). The five-year contract is worth approximately $60 million – and Pinnacle will work with subcontractors CSRA, SimiGon and SDI. The purpose of the CBID II contract is to provide U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) customers with a range of training services and products related to computer based training. Task orders can be issued for any of the following all-inclusive services […]
July 3, 2017

Driving Community Change

Driving Community Change Content originally posted: http://standwatch.org/2017/06/23/driving-community-change/ Occasionally we undertake a project that’s out of the ordinary, and today’s work falls into that category. Several weeks ago, Al Conaway took the lead on a project to replace a disabled veteran’s wheelchair ramp. After a closer inspection he discovered the problem wasn’t with the existing ramp, it was with the driveway and street access leading up to the ramp. Basically, the driveway was too narrow and the concrete so worn out that approaching the ramp leading up to the house was difficult and dangerous. So, our small wheelchair ramp project turned into […]
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