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FB Heliservices begin DHFS AS350 fleet disposal

FB Heliservices begin DHFS AS350 fleet disposal

FB Heliservices “FBH”, the Cobham Group company managing the Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS) in the UK, has started the process of disposing of its fleet ahead of the end of the contract end in March 2018.  From 1st April 2018, a new helicopter contract begins under the new acronym of MFTS Military Flying Training… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Nov-17

UK SAR Training Unit renamed

UK SAR Training Unit renamed

Following the recent gradual disbandment of UK military SAR, the RAF Valley based Search & Rescue Training Unit (SARTU), a unit of the Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS), will be formally numbered 202 (Reserve) Squadron at a ceremony at RAF Shawbury, the home of the DHFS. No 202 (Reserve) Squadron will become the maritime and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-May-16

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FB Heliservices selling three ex-UK military Bell 212s

FB Heliservices selling three ex-UK military Bell 212s

FB Heliservices have confirmed to HeliHub.com that they are progressing with a sale of three Bell 212 helicopters to an as-yet-unidentified customer.  The helicopters had previously been operated by FBH under contract to the British Army in Kenya, and arrived back to their base at Middle Wallop in the UK in November and December 2015. … Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Feb-16

UK Military Flying Training System – 3 bids received

UK Military Flying Training System – 3 bids received

In April Ascent successfully achieved Review Note approval for the Rotary Wing business case and proceeded to the assessment phase.  Ascent released the Request For Proposal to Industry and is currently engaged with 3 bidders and working towards a preferred solution next year.  Ascent received three responses from industry regarding the RFP issued for the… Read more »

Source: Ascent, 26-Nov-14

Brabners advises on FB Heliservices sale for £74 million

Brabners advises on FB Heliservices sale for £74 million

Leading North West law firm Brabners has advised Bristow Helicopters Limited on its sale of 50% of FB Heliservices Limited to Cobham plc for £74 million announced today. Bristow is the leading provider of helicopter services to the worldwide offshore energy industry in addition to providing search and rescue services in various countries across the… Read more »

Source: Brabners, 19-Jul-13

Cobham buys Bristow out of FB joint venture for £74 million

Cobham buys Bristow out of FB joint venture for £74 million

Cobham plc (‘Cobham’ or ‘the Group’) today announces that it has completed the acquisition of the 50% shareholding that it did not already own in FB Heliservices Ltd, FB Leasing Limited and FBS Limited (together ‘FBH’), from its long standing joint venture partner, Bristow Helicopters Limited (‘Bristow’).  The transaction comprises cash consideration of £74 million… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 15-Jul-13

FB Heliservices wins two year Albanian training contract

FB Heliservices wins two year Albanian training contract

Cobham Aviation Services joint venture FB Heliservices has been awarded a two year contract to provide helicopter flying training to the Albanian Ministry of Defence. FB Heliservices will provide a series of courses which will provide multi-engine type conversion, glass cockpit familiarisation, instrument flying and Search And Rescue training to 12 Albanian Air Force pilots… Read more »

Source: FB Heliservices, 02-Aug-12

FB Heliservices signs Albanian military training contract

FB Heliservices signs Albanian military training contract

I am delighted to announce that FB Heliservices Limited has signed a contract with Albania’s Ministry of Defence to train a team of Air Force helicopter pilots and Search and Rescue crewmen at DHFS. The contract covers the training of twelve pilots and four crewmen operators. The first course is due to commence in July… Read more »

Source: FB Heliservices, 23-Jul-12

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FB Heliservices renews Defence Helicopter Flying School contract

FB Heliservices renews Defence Helicopter Flying School contract

Cobham Aviation Services is delighted to confirm that FB Heliservices has announced it has been awarded a four (4) year contract plus two (2) possible one year extensions by the UK Ministry of Defence to continue to provide helicopter flying training at RAF Shawbury, RAF Valley and AAC Middle Wallop, together with support services at… Read more »

Source: FB Heliservices, 06-Mar-12

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UK special forces add fifth N3 Dauphin

UK special forces add fifth N3 Dauphin

The UK’s Special Air Service (SAS), the elite unit of the Army Air Corps, has taken delivery of a fifth Eurocopter AS365N3 Dauphin.  Industry sources tell HeliHub.com that the upcoming Olympics in London has inter alia placed additional responsibilities on the SAS, hence the need for the extra aircraft.  It is expected to take up… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Jan-12

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Bristow appoints new quality and safety manager

Bristow appoints new quality and safety manager

Bristow Helicopters Ltd. has appointed Ian Taylor as the company’s new quality and safety manager for its European business unit. With more than 20 years experience in the aviation industry, Taylor joins Bristow from its affiliate group FB Heliservices Ltd (FBH) where he held the same role. Taylor will relocate from Dubai to the company’s… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 29-Nov-11

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FB Heliservices wins 8-year SAR contract

FB Heliservices wins 8-year SAR contract

FB Heliservices Ltd, a joint venture of Cobham and Bristow Helicopters, has been awarded an eight year contract by the Netherlands Ministry of Defence to provide helicopter air reconnaissance capacity to the Dutch Caribbean Coastguard. The contract is worth approximately €45 million. “This contract breaks new ground for FB Heliservices and we’re very pleased with… Read more »

Source: FB Heliservices, 24-Oct-11

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Bristow Helicopters to exhibit at Helitech

Bristow Helicopters to exhibit at Helitech

Bristow Helicopters Ltd. today announced that it will exhibit at Helitech 2011, Europe’s largest helicopter exhibition, at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, near Cambridge in the United Kingdom, from September 27-29. Bristow will cohost Chalet #9 with Bristow Group affiliate FB Heliservices Limited. Bristow representatives will present Bristow’s offshore helicopter services to prospective customers… Read more »

Source: Bristow Helicopters, 22-Sep-11

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FB Heliservices brings third SAR AW139 online to train new customer

FB Heliservices brings third SAR AW139 online to train new customer

FB Heliservices are well known in the UK as the lead supplier of MRCOA (Military Registered Civil Owned Aircraft), specifically including the Squirrel and Griffon fleets.  They also operate some of these aircraft on contract to other overseas governments, and readers may recall one of their AW139s resplendent in black/yellow colours on the AgustaWestland exhibitor… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Feb-11

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AgustaWestland and Eurocopter to contest UK military training deal

AgustaWestland and Eurocopter to contest UK military training deal

The UK’s requirement to modernise its training system for military helicopter crews has drawn initial bids from two contenders, industry sources say. A final RFP is scheduled for release in March, with this to require the companies to submit final bids. A decision is expected in late 2011 or early 2012

Source: Flightglobal, 26-Jan-11

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FB Heliservices establishes new AW139 flight

FB Heliservices establishes new AW139 flight

M onths of hard work and preparation are finally coming to fruition with the arrival of the AW139s and the first students at Valley.

Source: FB Heliservices, 12-Aug-09

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Trinidad and Tobago Orders Four AW139 Helicopters

Trinidad and Tobago Orders Four AW139 Helicopters

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the government of Trinidad and Tobago has signed a contract to purchase four AW139 medium twin turbine helicopters. Trinidad and Tobago’s Air Guard (TTAG) will establish a dedicated unit to use these helicopters for search and rescue, surface surveillance, law enforcement, drug interdiction and disaster relief… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 31-Jul-09

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FB Heliservices Takes Delivery of Its First AW139 Helicopter

FB Heliservices Takes Delivery of Its First AW139 Helicopter

Source: AgustaWestland, 09-Apr-09

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