VT GROUP yesterday won the contract to provide support to the Royal Air Force’s fleet of Tucano training aircraft. The in-service support contract is worth up to £35m for an initial period of four years, with two further one-year options. Work will begin this April. VT will guarantee the functioning of the Tucano fleet of more than 50 aircraft to provide between 12,000 and 14,500 hours of in-air training each year.