Air International 2016-08
N.Pittaway - UK Training Renewed /Military/
The UK MoD’s requirement is to train 121 pilots and 80 crewmen per year; the ground training aids will be a key element of their training alongside the aircraft.
CAE of Canada will supply static simulators and other training aids, while Lockheed Martin Training and Simulation in the US will provide the training courseware.
The UK MoD has ordered 29 H135Ms to replace AS350BB Squirrels that have been in service since the 1990s. The first helicopter is due for delivery to RAF Shawbury later this year, with the initial course of students starting training in April 2018.
Three H145Ms are being acquired to replace Bell 212s. The H145Ms will be used for maritime training at RAF Valley.