in Defence

Serco wins 20m Royal Navy helicopters support contract

Posted 3 July 2020 · Add Comment

Serco has been awarded a £20 million contract by the UK MoD, to provide Aircraft Engineering Support and Airfield Services (AESAS) at Royal Naval Air Stations (RNAS) Yeovilton and Culdrose.

Above: A Royal Navy’ Merlin Helicopter in flight.
Image courtesy Serco

The contract will commence in January 2021 and is for four years and three months with a 12 month extension option.

The contract will deliver aircraft engineering support to the Royal Navy’s Merlin Helicopter Force and Wildcat Helicopter Force based out of RNAS Culdrose and RNAS Yeovilton respectively, enabling the Royal Navy’s operational capability and airworthiness of the rotary fleets.

Additional services include maintaining the specialist ground support equipment for both aircraft types, providing refuelling services at both air stations and administrative support including operational planning support to 736 Naval Air Squadron at RNAS Culdrose. The contract will also support flying training with simulator instructors.

Commenting on the contract win, Paul McCarter, Managing Director of Serco’s Defence business said: “We are delighted to have won this contract and to be once again providing these critical services at the two West Country Naval Air Stations for the Royal Navy. It will sit alongside our existing operational presence in the region with maritime services at Devonport and our team of aircraft engineers supporting Leonardo Helicopters and the Merlin helicopter fleet at RNAS Culdrose.

“This is an exciting time for the Royal Navy, the Fleet Air Arm and its Engineering Branch as the helicopter force of Merlin and Wildcat (above) aircraft support a surface fleet that is modernising and changing shape with the two operational carriers and the Type 26 and Type 31 classes on the horizon.”

The current workforce of around 100 people will transfer to Serco under TUPE regulations.



* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Latest News

Future Combat Air continues to drive economic advance across the UK

Seven companies representing the breadth of innovation across the UK have signed agreements to progress opportunities to work on future combat air concepts and underpinning technologies across Team Tempest.

BAE Systems and WAE partner on fast jet development

BAE Systems and Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE) have joined forces to explore how battery management and cooling technologies from the motorsport industry could be exploited to deliver efficiency and performance gains in the

CFMS study bolsters business case for regional electric aircraft

A new study from the Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS), a not-for-profit specialist in digital engineering, has helped the aerospace industry move a step closer to the development of regional electric aircraft.

Nasmyth TMF awarded Nadcap Chemical Processing Merit Status

Nasmyth TMF is pleased to announce that it has been awarded Merit Status for Nadcap Chemical Processing.

UK space launch sector builds foundation for collaborative future

Industry leaders are urging the UK government to establish world-class rules to enable safe, environmentally conscious and commercially viable space launches from British soil.

Shell Aviation launches automated end-to-end touchless refuelling process

Shell Aviation has introduced end-to-end digital integration with airline customers through Shell SkyPad, its tablet that connects pilots and apron operators with cloud-based computer systems.

ODU 0201311219
See us at
DVD 2020