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LM & Bristow take their hat out of the Air 9000 ring

written by australianaviation.com.au | May 22, 2012
The EC135 is a popular HATS choice, but not for LM/Bristow. (Gerard Frawley)

Lockheed Martin has confirmed it is not bidding for the Australian Defence Force’s AIR 9000 Phase 7 Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) project.

The company’s Global Training and Logistics business had announced its teaming with Western Australia-based Bristow Helicopters Australia at the 2011 Avalon International Airshow, although by the closing of tenders last month, the companies still had not announced their selection of a preferred platform to support the requirement.

A spokesperson refused to provide further comment on why the team had not bid.

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