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Serco awarded extension to helicopter pilot training contract

Serco awarded extension to helicopter pilot training contract

Serco has been awarded an eight-year extension to its contract with leading simulation technology specialist CAE to deliver helicopter pilot training and provide facilities management services for the Medium Support Helicopter Aircrew Training Facility (MSHATF) at RAF Benson. The state-of-the-art simulated training facility is used to train Royal Air Force and Royal Navy helicopter aircrew,… Read more »

Source: Serco, 31-Oct-17

First Chinooks arrive at RAF Benson

First Chinooks arrive at RAF Benson

The first Chinook helicopters and around 150 personnel moved to RAF Benson on Wednesday as the Chinook Operational Conversion Flight joined their Puma colleagues. The Chinook Operational Conversion Flight, which will eventually see 6 Chinook aircraft based at RAF Benson, joined the Puma Operational Conversion Flight to form the combined Puma and Chinook Operational Conversion… Read more »

Source: Chinooks, 27-Oct-15

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UK military awards £367M contract to support RTM322 engines

UK military awards £367M contract to support RTM322 engines

Work will be carried out at 4 bases where the Apaches and Merlins operate – RAF Benson, Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose, Army Air Corps airfields at Wattisham and Middle Wallop and at Rolls-Royce and Turbomeca sites in the UK and France. Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology, Philip Dunne, said:  “This contract will… Read more »

Source: UK MoD, 12-Sep-13

Brighter hangars and lower bills at RAF Benson

Brighter hangars and lower bills at RAF Benson

Maintenance staff at a frontline RAF helicopter base are enjoying a better working environment, thanks to new lighting that not only brightens their working day but also saves energy and money. The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has worked with its regional industry partner PriDE to improve lighting in hangars at RAF Benson, in Oxfordshire, as… Read more »

Source: DIO, 05-Feb-13