united kingdom Defence Helicopter Flying School

Ministry of Defence (MoD)


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1997 to present    




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  • juno jupiterHelicopter Training in the 21st Century: Juno and Jupiter

Formed in Apr 1997 as a Joint Services helicopter flying training service, under the Private Finance Initiative. Civilian contractors run a fleet of civilian owned, military registered (COMAR) training airframes under contract to MoD. Covers basic single engine to advanced multi-engine & SAR training. Individual service units retain their nominal identity within this structure but are tasked by DHFS.
660 Squadron retains its Arm Air Corps identity but is tasked by DHFS as a Basic Rotary Wing squadron.

705 Naval Air Squadron retains its Royal Navy identity but is tasked by DHFS as a Basic Rotary Wing squadron.

60 Squadron retains its Royal Air Force identity but is tasked by DHFS as the Advanced and Multi-Engined Rotary Wing squadron.

SARTU retains its Royal Air Force identity but is tasked by DHFS as the Search and Rescue Training unit.

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News about this Rotary Wing Unit :

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

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

H135 and H145 for UK Military Flying Training, 20-May-16 : In a £500 million UKMFTS contract Airbus will supply H135 and H145 over 17 years for the joint Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS). Scheduled start for April 2018

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Locations

YearsLocationICAO/FAA
1997/nowRAF ShawburyEGOS
1997/nowAAC Middle WallopEGVP
1997/nowRAF ValleyEGOV
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YearsModels
2018H135 / EC135T3
2018H145 / EC145T2
2009/nowAW139
1997/nowRoyal Air Force AS350BB Ecureuil
1997/nowArmy Air Corps AS350BB Ecureuil
1997/nowFleet Air Arm AS350 Ecureuil
1997/nowRoyal Air Force 412

Construction Numbers for DHFS Help Us

C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
2021 ec135t3 2017 ? : DHFS UKFMTS Juno HT.1
Airbus Helicopters UK G-CKEO : Airbus Helicopters UK from 02aug17; 03aug17 pictured on delivery flight i+
36151 412ep 1996 ZJ235 : Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS); 19jul15 pictured at RIAT 2015
Bristow G-BXBF : Bristow Helicopters From Jan97, for RAF
Royal Air Force ZJ235 : RAF Griffin HT.1; 2003 60Sqn./I
: Jan13 60Sqn./I
2994 as350bb 1997 ZJ266 : Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS); 19jul15 pictured at RIAT 2015
Royal Air Force ZJ266 : RAF Squirrel HT1 /66
3006 as350bb 1997 ZJ273 : Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS); 26jun15 pictured atat Semmerzake+
Royal Air Force ZJ273 : RAF Squirrel HT1
: 24nov97 DHFS./73
20111 h145 2016 ZM500 : DHFS UKFMTS Jupiter HT.1 /00
Airbus Helicopters UK G-CJIV : Airbus Helicopters UK from 11nov16
: 03apr17 arrived at RAF Shawbury
20123 h145 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 h145 2017 ZM502 : DHFS UKFMTS Jupiter HT.1 /02
Airbus Helicopters UK G-CJRW : Airbus Helicopters UK Mar/Jun 2017
2001 ec135t3 2016 ZM504 : DHFS UKFMTS Juno HT.1
Airbus Helicopters Germany D-HECZ : Airbus Helicopters Germany pictured f/f 29jul16, for UK MFTS
Airbus Helicopters UK G-CJJG : Airbus Helicopters UK Jan17
2002 ec135t3 2016 ZM505 : DHFS UKFMTS Juno HT.1 /05
Airbus Helicopters Germany D-HECV : Airbus Helicopters Germany
Airbus Helicopters UK G-CJIW : Airbus Helicopters UK from Nov16
: 03apr17 arrived at RAF Shawbury
2003 ec135t3 2016 ZM506 : DHFS UKFMTS Juno HT.1
Airbus Helicopters UK G-CJIY : Airbus Helicopters UK Jan17
2004 ec135t3 ZM507 : DHFS UKFMTS Juno HT.1
2005 ec135t3 ZM508 : DHFS UKFMTS Juno HT.1
31283 aw139 2010 ZR283 : UK MoD from Feb11; Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS); SAR Training U+
AgustaWestland USA N209YS : AgustaWestland, PA May10-Jan11
FB Heliservices G-FBHA : FB Heliservices Jan/Feb 2011
31223 aw139 2009 ZR326 : RAF, Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS) lsd from FB Heliservices G-CF+
FB Heliservices G-CFUO : FB Heliservices; Jun09 as /223 at Paris air show in UK Defence Helicopter +
: FB Heliservices lsd RAF, rtn May12; Aug12 to Dutch Coast Guard
Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard PH-FBH : Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard Aug12, op by Cobham
31231 aw139 2009 ZR327 : RAF, Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS) lsd from FB Heliservices G-CF+
FB Heliservices G-CFVD : FB Heliservices lsd RAF, rtn Jun12; Aug to Dutch Coast Guard
Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard PH-DCG : Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard Aug12, op by Cobham
15 serials found for DHFS


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