UK Military Flight Training System adds more H145 Helicopters

In the UK, Airbus Helicopters is to provide four additonal H145 helicopters as part of an expansion of the UK Military Flight Training System (UKMFTS).

The new helicopters will join an existing fleet of 29 H135s and three H145s, known as JUNO and JUPITER (respectively) in the MFTS service.

They will be delvierd during 2020.

Operated by Ascent Flight Training Management Ltd, primarily from RAF Shrewsbury as well as RAFD Valley on behalf of the MOD, the aircraft are used to train all UK military helicopter pilots and rear crew.

Airbus Helicopters is fully embedded at both bases as the rotary wing aircraft service provider to Ascent.

The H145 helicopter family has completed more than 5.5 million flight hours worldwide with more than 1,300 aircraft in the global fleet.

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