FB Heliservices wins contract with Albania

FB HelicoptersCobham Aviation Services
joint venture FB Heliservices has been awarded a two year contract to provide
helicopter flying training to the Albanian Ministry of Defence. FB Heliservices
will provide a series of courses to train 12 Albanian Air Force pilots and another four in SAR

Training will be delivered
on a combination of the FB Heliservices Agusta A109 and Bell 412 aircraft. The courses will take
place over the period of July 2012 to June 2014.

This contract is the first
between the Albanian Ministry of Defence and a British company.

“I am delighted that FB
Heliservices has been awarded this contract and in particular that this is the
first contract of its kind awarded to a UK Company,” said FB Heliservices
managing director Peter Richardson.

Richardson continued ” FB
Heliservices has a very strong track record of delivering helicopter pilot
training services to military customers around the world and we look forward to
working with the Albanian Ministry of Defence to provide the training to their
pilots in order for them to successfully move on to their new Cougar

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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