Soaring to new heights

Assistance by the UK Trade & Investment Defence & Security Organisation (UKTI DSO) led FB Heliservices to secure a major contract training aircrews in the Albanian military.

FB Heliservices provides helicopter aircrew and engineer training, and also supplies, supports and maintans military helicopters to the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), armed forces and government agencies worldwide. Founded in 1997, in 2009 the company decided to look for business abroad and soon attracted new clients from around the world.

In 2011, FB Heliservices was invited by a helicopter manufacturer to bid for a contract to train members of the Albanian military on new aircraft. The company approached the UK Trade & Investment Defence and Security Organisation (UKTI DSO) for guidance on how best to present itself to the Albanian Ministry of Defence. UKTI DSO helped the company develop and refine its proposal, and in June 2012, it signed a training contract with the Albanian MoD.

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Company: FB Heliservices


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Sectors: Defence & Security and Education & Training
Countries: Albania
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