The UK Military Flight Training System (UKMFTS) is
to expand its fleet of helicopters with four Airbus H145s.
The new helicopters will join the existing fleet
of 29 H135s and three H145s, known respectively as Juno and
Jupiter in UKMFTS service.
They are all scheduled to be delivered this
Operated by Ascent Flight Training, primarily from
RAF Shawbury and also RAF Valley on behalf of the Ministry of
Defence, 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.
Managing director of Airbus Helicopters in the UK,
Colin James, said, “The H135 Juno and H145 Jupiter are
demonstrating day-in and day-out their exceptional reliability and
versatility in the training role at UKMFTS. It’s deeply satisfying
for us to see the first aircrew having already graduated and we
look forward to delivering the additional aircraft in the very