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Royal Netherlands Air Force signs five-year deal with ETPS

Royal Netherlands Air Force signs five-year deal with ETPS

QinetiQ has agreed its first ever multi-year training contract on behalf of the Empire Test Pilots’ School (ETPS), in a five-year deal with the Royal Netherlands Air Force. Under the £5.5m contract, signed in December 2017, ETPS will continue to train the Dutch force’s test pilots and flight test engineers until at least 2022. Until… Read more »

Source: QinetiQ, 10-Jan-18

QinetiQ awarded patent for rotor blade anti-icing and de-icing

QinetiQ awarded patent for rotor blade anti-icing and de-icing

An electrothermal heater mat for anti-icing or de-icing of a helicopter rotor blade or other aerodynamic surface comprises a substrate, such as a flexible polyimide sheet, bearing tracks of a material of selected electrical resistivity, these tracks being formed by printing onto the substrate with a thermosetting ink loaded with electrically conductive (e.g. carbon) particles. Electrical bus… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 26-Oct-17

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ETPS awarded Approved Training Organisation status

ETPS awarded Approved Training Organisation status

The Empire Test Pilots’ School (ETPS) has been recognised by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) as an Approved Training Organisation (ATO), certified to train test pilots to civil standards. The accreditation means ETPS is one of three schools in the world, and the first in the UK, able to provide test pilots with course… Read more »

Source: QinetiQ, 03-Mar-17

QinetiQ signs for four H125 for Empire Test Pilots’ School

QinetiQ signs for four H125 for Empire Test Pilots’ School

QinetiQ has signed a deal for four Airbus H125 helicopters as part of its modernisation of the Empire Test Pilots’ School (ETPS), which it manages alongside the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD). Worth approximately £15 million, the deal will see Airbus Helicopters’ UK design team upgrade the Garmin G500-equipped aircraft with, among other capabilities, a… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-Mar-17

Cobham poaches CFO from rival QinetiQ

Cobham poaches CFO from rival QinetiQ

Cobham plc is pleased to announce the appointment of David Mellors as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). His starting date is to be confirmed but not expected to be later than 1 January 2017. David is currently CFO of QinetiQ Group plc, the FTSE 250 science and engineering company that operates primarily in the defence, security… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 06-Jul-16

Cobham signs 18-month military test flight contract with QinetiQ

Cobham signs 18-month military test flight contract with QinetiQ

Cobham have announced the signing of a contract with QinetiQ for the provision of helicopter support to the Empire Test Pilots’ School (ETPS) and Rotary Wing Test and Evaluation Squadron (RWTES).  Both of these organisations are are jointly operated by QinetiQ and the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) under the Long-Term Partnering Agreement. Cobham will… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 06-Jun-16

QinetiQ wins £5.2m contract to support UK Chinook upgrade

QinetiQ wins £5.2m contract to support UK Chinook upgrade

QinetiQ has signed a £5.2m contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to independently evaluate Boeing’s Digital Automatic Flight Control System upgrades to the Chinook helicopter. As Boeing conducts a series of upgrades to the aircraft, QinetiQ will provide independent technical evaluation and advice to the MOD Chinook Project Team. QinetiQ will work with… Read more »

Source: QinetiQ, 29-Oct-15

02-Jun-14 XZ936 Eurocopter SA341 Boscombe Down, UK

On touchdown the aircraft ‘porpoised’, initially nose down, due to contact with the heels of the skids followed almost immediately by the cyclic being displaced fully aft and a progressive left (lateral) cyclic displacement. The cyclic was then centralised longitudinally as the aircraft pitched up before it was again displaced fully aft, on this occasion… Read more »

02-Jun-14

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QinetiQ to provide test & evaluation for Merlin helicopters

QinetiQ to provide test & evaluation for Merlin helicopters

QinetiQ has been awarded a five year contract, worth £16 million, to provide test and evaluation services to the MOD in support of its Merlin Life Sustainment Programme (MLSP). Merlin helicopter This contract will see the conversion of 25 Mk 3/3A Merlin helicopters, currently operated by the RAF, to be operated by the Royal Navy… Read more »

Source: QinetiQ, 10-Feb-14

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QinetiQ and Northrop Grumman produce VTUAS solution for Royal Navy

QinetiQ and Northrop Grumman produce VTUAS solution for Royal Navy

Faced with lean budgets and an increasingly complex and dangerous defence and security environment, the UK urgently needs to be able to continue to produce clever, robust solutions for less money. One such area where an innovative, affordable solution may one day unseat more expensive technology programmes falls within the Royal Navy’s ability to provide… Read more »

Source: QinetiQ, 14-Sep-11

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UK donates two Mi-17s to Afghanistan

UK donates two Mi-17s to Afghanistan

After two years operating in the UK, the two British Mi-17s have now been shipped to Afghanistan, where they have been donated to the local forces.  Purchased from Bulgaria, and serialled ZB697 and ZB698, the two helicopters were shipped out Thursday last week aboard an An-124 freighter operated by Polet, and were still in their… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Mar-10

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QinetiQ fits satellite comms system to Merlin Mk3 fleet

QinetiQ fits satellite comms system to Merlin Mk3 fleet

QinetiQ has successfully completed the integration of a beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) satellite communications system into each of the RAF’s fleet of 22 Mk3 Merlin’s in preparation for their possible deployment to Afghanistan.

Source: QinetiQ, 18-Dec-09

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Modified Boeing Chinook Mk3 Successfully Completes First Test Flight

Source: Boeing, 10-Jul-09

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