Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal


A multinational helicopter training centre will be built at the Sintra air base near Lisbon and will operate from 2021.

After a meeting with the executive director of the European Defence Agency, Portugal’s Minister of Defence, João Gomes Cravinho, announced the project which will include a Portuguese investment of €4 million.


“It is a training centre that I believe will be of great added value both for Sintra, our Air Force, our country, and also for the training of pilots and helicopter crews from the countries of the European Union”, Cravinho said.


“While building is in progress, we will carry out training in buildings that already exist on the Sintra air base”.