in Defence

New RAF 5001 Flight Sergeant ready for next deployment

Posted 6 June 2018 · Add Comment

A newly appointed 5001 Ops Flight Sergeant joined his team to perform hangar construction training ahead of their next deployment.


 
The 5001 Ops Flight Squadron were at Rubb UK’s HQ in Gateshead performing their week-long training course which addressed the construction and usability of the Rubb EFASS hangar Heli-Door system and the internal maintenance crane.
 
5001 Squadron is responsible for the rapid construction of Temporary Working Environment (TWE) and the installation of Portable Aircraft Arrestor Gear (PAAG). TWE provides environmentally controlled facilities, including Rubb military structures, supporting deployed exercises and operations across the world.
 
Ops Flight Sergeant Andy Whitehead has recently moved from 5001 Vehicle Maintenance to Operations to gain more experience and tackle a new challenge, travelling around the world supporting MoD operations with the construction of Rubb hangars.  Andy commented: “The Rubb EFASS hangar is the perfect product to protect our assets out in theatre. I have recently been on two builds and the Rubb hangars have performed flawlessly.”
 
The aim of the 5001 training course was to familiarise the squadron with the various tasks and activities required for the installation, pre-testing, setting and maintenance procedures associated with the EFASS Heli-Door and internal crane system. The course was a mixture of both classroom and hands-on training. Eight squadron members took part over the five days, studying relevant installation and maintenance documentation, along with practical demonstrations. The squadron carried out various tasks on working examples within Rubb’s 20m span and 25m span military hangars.
 
The course was split into two parts: the construction and operations of the 25m span Heli-Door system and the installation of the required elements to fit the crane system into the Rubb EFASS hangar, and then the installation and maintenance of the actual crane system.
 
The Rubb training week was led by EFASS hangar specialist Dave Cromarty. Ops Flight Sergeant Andy Whitehead said: “Davey’s knowledge and experience was invaluable to me and my team. Davey’s real-life scenario’s helped us all understand certain tasks and procedures to complete the build in extreme conditions.”
 
5001 personnel regularly attend training sessions at Rubb Buildings' Gateshead factory on all aspects of installing Rubb Military buildings and accessories at bases and in theatre.

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

G&P opens dedicated aerospace facility at Derby’s iHub

Quality management service providers G&P have further expanded their presence in the aerospace sector with their official office opening at Derby’s state-of-the-art iHub building located on Infinity Park.

GKN Aerospace obtains STC for ADS-B Out modification for Boeing Next-Gen 737

EASA has recently granted the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to GKN Fokker Services for its ADS-B Out modification for Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft.

Babcock secures MoD MARTASS contract

Babcock International has secured a five year Maritime Training Systems Through-Life Availability & Support Service (MARTASS) contract with the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

Inmarsat and Auxilium to deliver satellite IIoT mining solutions

Inmarsat and Auxilium Systems, an Australian mining technology solutions company, have established a formal partnership to deliver the most effective Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and communications solutions for

Qatar contract for 28 NH90s becomes effective

Leonardo has announced that it has made effective the contract signed on 14 March 14 2018, for the supply of 28 NH90 medium twin-engine multirole military helicopters to the Ministry of Defence of Qatar and has therefore booked the order

Birmingham named most family friendly airport

Birmingham Airport has been named the most family friendly airport in the UK and Ireland.

RUBB_SK_1906190119
See us at
AdvancedEngin BT1406011118SMIFAVSBT151118DVD18BT3105200918Aviation Africa 2019SMI GMSCBT3005081118