The development of the AMA was based on the intellectual property of the LRTT main base at the Cotswold Airport and followed on from several years of capability stand up for the client in a previously developed Resource Group facility at Doncaster. Resource Group was charged with finding a suitable site, specifying the academy design and equipping it, finding the right partners to fund the build of the academy, negotiating a long term lease to be held by Resource Group and ultimately providing training programmes and delivery staff to meet the client future maintenance training requirements. The whole project was achieved on time and on budget, Resource Group (through LRTT Ltd) now has 5.5 years of flawless delivery against this prestigious contract. The contract to operate the AMA is highly innovative, it is administered through an overarching 10-year Business Agreement, underpinned by a series of flexible Schedules that are used to enact the Agreement. It is funded through an annually negotiated Purchase Order that is based on fixed and flexible costs, the latter of which can be adjusted against variations in training throughput for instance. Quarterly contract review meetings are held to administer the contract where KPIs and financial reconciliations are formalised. All savings on flexible costs are passed back to the client.