Cobham Extends Barrow Island Contract with Bristow

Cobham plc announced that Cobham Flight Operations and Services has secured a A$25 million extension to its Barrow Island personnel transport contract with Bristow Helicopters to manage increasing demand. Under the contract a BAe 146-300 aircraft will replace a smaller BAe 146-200 connecting Perth with Bristow's operation on Barrow Island off the coast of North Western Australia. Bristow Helicopters provides an integrated fixed-wing and helicopter personnel transport service for several resource companies including Apache, Chevron and BHP Billiton.

Allan Cook, Cobham's Chief Executive, commented:

"I am pleased that we have been able to extend our relationship with Bristow Helicopters in Australia and continue to build on the excellent relationship we share with them as our Defence Helicopter Flying School joint venture partner."

Cobham plc is an international company engaged in the development, delivery and support of advanced aerospace and defence systems for land, sea and air platforms. The company has five technology divisions and one in the service sector that collectively specialise in the provision of components, subsystems and services that keep people safe, improve communications and enhance the performance of aerospace and defence platforms.

Cobham Flight Operations & Services operates more than 150 fixed and rotary wing aircraft around the world. It operates the largest civil maritime surveillance contract in the world, covering more than 37,000km of coastline, and trains all UK helicopter pilots for the Navy, Air Force and Army. The group provides modern battlespace air warfare training and essential flight inspection services for civil and military airports in the UK, Europe and beyond. It also specialises in the conversion and support of a wide range of civil and military platforms including the Nimrod MRA2, R1 and Sentry E3-D fleets, and operates a fleet of aircraft providing passenger and freight services.

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