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FB Heliservices wins UK MOD contract

6th March 2012 - 16:13 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Cobham has announced that FB Heliservices has announced it has been awarded a four year contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to continue to provide helicopter flying training at RAF Shawbury, RAF Valley and AAC Middle Wallop, together with support services at RAF Shawbury and AAC Middle Wallop.

The contract, worth £193 million, has two possible one year extensions, and will commence on 1 April 2012.

The contract represents a continuation of the existing Defence Helicopter Flying School
and support services contract, which has been undertaken by FBS Limited and FB Heliservices Limited for the past fifteen years.

Helicopter flying training will continue to be delivered utilising the existing 34 x AS350BB Squirrel and 11 x Griffin Bell 412EP helicopters, albeit upgraded to include new technology and to increase training capability.

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