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Ministry of Defence (MoD) H145 / EC145T2

Ascent, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Babcock, is the Training Service Partner responsible for delivering the United Kingdoms Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) program in partnership with the UK MOD. Ascent awarded a contract to Airbus Helicopters to supply a fleet of H135 (To be called Juno) and H145 (Called Jupiter) helicopters to meet the rotary-wing training requirement.


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First Graduates at British Juno / Jupiter School, 27-Aug-19 : #HelicopterSchool First 13 British Armed Forces pilots completed their training within the new Rotary Wing UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS). The tri-Service Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS) operating the Juno (H135) and Jupiter (H145) at RAF Shawbury since April 2018 under contract with Ascent

Juno and Jupiter Fully Operational, 03-Oct-18 : #UKMFTS UK MoD new Military Flying Training System (UK MFTS) H135 Juno and H145 Jupiter helicopters fully operational at RAF Shawbury and RAF Valley for the Joint Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS)

Juno and Jupiter at RIAT 2017, 12-Jul-17 : UK Defence Helicopters Flying School (DHFS) new models Juno H135 and Jupiter H145 will be on static display at the Royal International Air Tattoo 2017, RAF Fairford, July 14-17

Safran By-The-Hour Support Contract for UKMFTS, 08-Mar-17 : Heli-Expo 2017 Safran signed a Support-By-Hour (SBH) 17 year contract covering Arrius 2B2Plus (EC135T3) and Arriel 2E (EC145T2) engines operated by the UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) program

UKMFTS H135 Juno and H145 Jupiter in Britain, 08-Dec-16 : UK MoD new Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) helicopters, the EC135T3 / H135 Juno and the EC145T2 / H145 Jupiter for the first time together in Britain

Safran to Power New UK Training Helicopters, 11-Jul-16 : FIA 2016 Arrius 2B2Plus and Arriel 2E turbines selected for Airbus Helicopters H135/EC135T3 and H145/EC145T2 of the United Kingdoms Military Flying Training System ( UKMFTS ) program

CAE Simulators for UK MFTS Program H135/H145, 07-Jul-16 : CAE to provide 7 flight training devices (FTDs) and 1 command and tactics trainer (CTT) for H135/H145 in 2018 at RAF Shawbury for the United Kingdom Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) program

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20111 2016     ZM500: DHFS UKFMTS Jupiter HT.1 /00
Airbus Helicopters UK G-CJIV: Airbus Helicopters UK from 11nov16

03apr17 arrived at RAF Shawbury
20123 2017     ZM501: DHFS UKFMTS Jupiter HT.1 /01
Airbus Helicopters UK G-CJIZ: Airbus Helicopters UK Feb/Mar 2017, test serial D-HADM

Airbus Helicopters UK G-CKGE: Airbus Helicopters UK Mar/May 2017
20133 2017     ZM502: DHFS UKFMTS Jupiter HT.1 /02
Airbus Helicopters UK G-CJRW: Airbus Helicopters UK Mar/Jun 2017


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