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FOUR–YEAR CONTRACT ANNOUNCED FOR NAVY’S
Junior Aircrew from the Navy’s Fleet Air Arm will soon be flying three Agusta Westland A109E Multi-Engine helicopters that will be operated from the Naval Air Station at HMAS Albatross, Nowra, NSW.
Following an in-depth tender and negotiation process, Mr Michael Ward (Raytheon
The aircraft have been sourced from overseas. Two were acquired via
The A109E Power is a Single Pilot all-weather helicopter, fitted with modern avionics and a full utility fit for general rescue operations. It will be capable of conducting both day and night operations in multi-role tasks.
The Navy’s “Power Flight” will provide junior qualified aircrew, graduating from the AS350 Squirrel, with consolidation flying and skill enhancement opportunities prior to transition to operation conversion on the Seahawk, Seasprite and Sea King helicopters.
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