Cobham Awarded £18m MFTS Contract — Press Release

by: Matthew Potter
August 3, 2009

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Cobham Awarded £18m MFTS Contract

3 August 2009 — Cobham has been awarded a contract worth some £18 million by Ascent Flight Training for the first phase of the United Kingdom Military Flying Training Service (UKMFTS). The contract is for the modification of four special mission Hawker-Beechcraft B350ER King Air aircraft at Cobham Aviation Services facilities at Bournemouth International Airport, and the provision of in-service support for an initial period of five years at RNAS Culdrose.

Stephen Fitz-Gerald, President Cobham Aviation Services Division said “I’m delighted that we can contribute to the provision of training for Royal Naval observers in support of front line operations, using our extensive experience in the operation, modification and maintenance of both fixed wing and rotary aircraft for the UK MoD.”

About Cobham:

Cobham’s products and services have been at the heart of sophisticated military and civil systems for more than 70 years, keeping people safe, improving communications and enhancing the capability of land, sea, air and space platforms. The Company has four divisions employing more than 12,000 people on five continents, with customers and partners in over 100 countries and annual revenue of more than £1.4 billion / US$ 2.1 billion.

Cobham Aviation Services operates more than 150 fixed and rotary wing aircraft internationally. It operates the largest civil maritime surveillance contract in the world and trains all UK helicopter pilots for the Navy, Air Force and Army. The Division provides modern warfare training and essential flight inspection services for civil and military airports in the UK, Europe and beyond, and specialises in the conversion and support of a wide range of civil and military platforms.


Greg Caires Julian Wais
Media Relations Investor Relations
+1 703 414 5319 +44 (0) 1202 857998
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