Helicopter privatisation delayed

first_img whatsapp Share whatsapp Thursday 16 December 2010 9:00 pm A deal to privatise helicopter search and rescue services crash landed yesterday after the preferred bidder became aware of an unspecified “possible issue” with its bid, the government said yesterday. Earlier this year, Britain chose the Soteria consortium, which includes French defence company Thales, as preferred bidder for the contract worth £6bn. Transport secretary Philip Hammond said: “The preferred bidder has informed the ministry of defence within the last 48 hours that it has become aware of a possible issue in connection with its bid to provide the UK search and rescue capability.” More From Our Partners Why people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org KCS-content Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL Helicopter privatisation delayed last_img read more