Source: HAI, 04-Feb-10
HAI is pleased to announce the 2010 Eurocopter Golden Hour Award recipient, Crew of CGNR 6573; U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, Alaska. At approximately 6:00 a.m. on January 30, 2009, it was reported that a crewman on a fishing vessel south of Sanak Island in Alaska was suffering a severe head injury. [...]
Source: Defense News, 03-Feb-10
Taiwan’s air force has selected the Eurocopter EC225 helicopter against a Sikorsky bid for the S-92 for a medium-lift helicopter requirement for search and rescue missions.
Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Feb-10
Source: The Telegram, 29-Jan-10
It took two hours for a pair of military search and rescue (SAR) helicopters to arrive at the crash site – more than one hour after Cougar Helicopters’ SAR chopper arrived at the scene
Source: BBC, 29-Jan-10
If successful on the course, he will become a fully operational pilot with one of the six UK-based RAF Search and Rescue Force flights later this year
Source: US Marine Corps, 28-Jan-10
The bitter cold and freezing Atlantic waters did not stop the search and rescue team of Marine Transport Squadron 1 from diving in during SAR training missions just off the coast of eastern North Carolina, Jan. 12. With the HH-46E helicopter, affectionately known as Pedro, in full flight, VMR-1’s SAR non commissioned officer in charge, [...]
Source: Typically Spanish, 25-Jan-10
HeliHub.com page for this accident can be found here
Source: Whats On Xiamen, 22-Jan-10
A Sikorsky S-76C+ SAR helicopter has been put into service in the Xiamen Flying Service Rescue Team, a part of the East China Sea Rescue Bureau, to join in rescue missions in the Taiwan Straits
Source: Daily Mercury, 21-Jan-10
RACQ-CQ Rescue welcomed a new team member yesterday – a second Bell 412 helicopter. The helicopter, which landed at its new base at 2.30pm, will replace the single-engine SA360 Dauphin that has been with the service since April, 2004.
Source: HAI, 19-Jan-10
HAI is pleased to announce the 2010 Sikorsky Humanitarian Service Award recipient, Crew of CGNR 6033; U.S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Florida. On September 7, 2008, the crew of U.S. Coast Guard CGNR 6033 launched from Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, to respond to a stricken fishing vessel with four people aboard, 50 [...]
Source: Maritime and Coastguard Agency, 13-Jan-10
Highest ever recorded number of missions undertaken by Stornoway team The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) helicopter search and rescue bases at Stornoway, Sumburgh, Lee On Solent and Portland completed 747 missions throughout 2009, according to figures released today. With 183 missions undertaken across 12 months, the Stornoway team had their busiest year since search [...]
Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Jan-10
Source: Herald, 17-Dec-09
Ministers have finally agreed to listen to demands from mountain rescue teams that a civilian helicopter be based in Fort William to help stricken climbers
Source: Western Telegraph, 15-Dec-09
The fight to keep 24-hour search and rescue cover at RAF Chivenor has been taken to the Senedd by Pembrokeshire AMs.
Source: MCA, 14-Dec-09
A Coastguard SAR helicopter base has been in existence at Portland since 1995 – the helicopter that is currently being operated at this base is an AW139 provided by CHC Scotia.
Source: Eurocopter, 09-Dec-09
Eurocopter, a subsidiary of EADS and the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer, is pleased to announce the purchase of two EC225s by the French Defense Ministry for the country’s navy.
Source: Royal Navy, 08-Dec-09
Historically, no helicopter search and rescue unit has achieved 400 call outs in a year and passing this milestone is a tangible illustration of the high tempo under which the Prestwick-based unit operates.
Priority 1 Air Rescue Provides Advanced Helicopter SAR Training for North Carolina State Highway Patrol
Source: Rotorhub, 07-Dec-09
Priority 1 Air Rescue has completed Inland SAR training with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) which included initial Class B External Rotorcraft Load and Helicopter Short-Haul Rescue in their recently acquired Bell 407.
Source: AgustaWestland, 07-Dec-09
The MSA is responsible for monitoring all inland and coastal waters and these two helicopters will be dedicated to controlling and fighting water pollution.
Source: Rotorhub, 03-Dec-09
The Public Service Dauphins of the French Navy have marked a milestone, rescuing 1,430 people over 15 years.
Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Dec-09
Source: Seacor Holdings, 19-Nov-09
SEACOR Holdings Inc. (SEACOR) (NYSE: CKH) announced today that it conducted a joint Search and Rescue (SAR) and Emergency Medical Services demonstration on October 28 in Sabine Pass, Texas
Source: Sunshine Coast Daily, 10-Nov-09
SUNSHINE Coast beaches will be safer this summer thanks to Surf Life Saving Queensland’s newest piece of equipment – a twin engine helicopter. The EC135 chopper’s keys were handed over to SLSQ by Queensland emergency services minister Neil Roberts.
Source: Daily Post, 05-Nov-09
Life-saving search and rescue helicopter crews from RAF Valley will halt night time rescues while new crews are trained up. The Ministry of Defence has announced a six week suspension to night shifts by 22 Squadron, with cover provided by neighbouring bases RAF Valley will close overnight from 15 November until 31 December.
Source: MoD, 04-Nov-09
The MOD had decided in principle to reduce SAR helicopter crews from 28 to 24 in 2008. But it subsequently became clear that the implementation of this would present an unmanageable risk and, as soon as this was identified, Ministers decided to revert to 28 crews.
Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Nov-09
Source: AgustaWestland, 27-Oct-09
AgustaWestland announces that the Korea Coast Guard has taken delivery of two AW139 helicopters during an official ceremony held at Vergiate plant (Italy). The AW139s will be used for maritime patrol, search and rescue and emergency medical service purposes
Source: Nigeria Champion, 26-Oct-09
There was uproar and near confusion as audience at a stakeholders meeting with the management of Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA could not accept claims by NIMASA management that their regional search and rescue helicopter was not missing as reported by some members of the audience.
Source: Hoovers, 03-Oct-09
The new search and rescue helicopters at the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) base in Stornoway in the Western Isles have completed nearly 350 missions and rescued over 260 people since they were introduced to service two years ago.
Source: AgustaWestland, 02-Oct-09
AgustaWestland congratulates the crew of the Canadian Forces 442 Search and Rescue Squadron, based at CFB Comox, on winning the 2009 Cormorant Trophy for the skilful night rescue of a skier who had fallen 30 m down a crevasse on Hamathko Glacier, 8700 ft above sea level.
Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Oct-09
Source: Sikorsky, 24-Sep-09
Sikorsky presented its Winged S Rescue Award to a UK helicopter rescue crew and the base it operates from in recognition of their outstanding bravery and performance in an extraordinary rescue of 14 fishermen stranded aground at St. Kilda in 2008.
Source: Sikorsky, 22-Sep-09
As of mid-August 2009, the four S-92 SAR aircraft operating in the U.K. had executed a total of 510 missions – 331 from the base at Stornoway in the Western Isles and 179 from Sumburgh in Shetland – since being introduced in 2007
Source: PPRuNe, 22-Sep-09
After a 36 year presence at Sumburgh Airport in Shetland, Bristow gave up the lease on the hangar and handed the keys back to the airport owners.
Source: Shanghai Daily, 18-Sep-09
THE regional sea rescue force, responsible for life-saving missions in the East China Sea, had begun training helicopter pilots and salvage crews to conduct night operations, officials said.
Source: MetroNews, 18-Sep-09
Newfoundland Premier Danny Williams called on Ottawa on Tuesday to immediately establish a search and rescue presence in St. John’s, days after a fishing boat sank off the province’s coast, killing at least one crewman.
Source: Rotorhub, 15-Sep-09
Priority 1 Air Rescue recently completed Class D Rescue Hoist Training for State of Delaware inter-agency personnel rising from the Delaware State Police Aviation Unit, DNREC and the Delaware Fire Service.
Source: Eurocopter, 10-Sep-09
Eurocopter displays a 1:5 scale mock-up of its EC225 medium-class helicopter on its booth # 1475 in South Hall at DSEi 2009. The EC225 has been proposed for this requirement by AirKnight, the teaming of Lockheed Martin UK, VT Group and British International Helicopters.
Source: American Eurocopter, 09-Sep-09
The Public Service award was presented to pilot Jim MacKay and trooper/flight paramedic Nate Wheelock, who received this distinction during the Rotor & Wing 2009 Search and Rescue summit in Reston, Virginia.
Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Sep-09
Source: RAF, 20-Aug-09
An RAF Boulmer Search and Rescue Radar/Winch Operator has reached a momentous milestone in his career, recording 10,000 flying hours in a Sea King helicopter.
Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Aug-09
Source: AgustaWestland, 31-Jul-09
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the government of Trinidad and Tobago has signed a contract to purchase four AW139 medium twin turbine helicopters. Trinidad and Tobago’s Air Guard (TTAG) will establish a dedicated unit to use these helicopters for search and rescue, surface surveillance, law enforcement, drug interdiction and disaster relief [...]
Source: Times, 17-Jul-09
Source: Engineer, 10-Jul-09
Source: KTUU, 07-Jul-09
Source: Forbes, 03-Jul-09
Priority 1 Air Rescue & Delaware State Police establish Statewide Multi-Agency SAR Emergency Response Program
Source: Rotorhub, 02-Jul-09
Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Jul-09
Source: http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/1254096?UserKey=, 26-Jun-09
Source: Telephonics, 25-Jun-09
Source: CAA, 24-Jun-09
Source: KITV, 22-Jun-09
Source: Sikorsky, 17-Jun-09
Source: Textron, 15-Jun-09
Source: Era Helicopters, 09-Jun-09
Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Jun-09
Source: RAF, 29-May-09
Source: MCGA, 28-May-09
Source: RAF, 13-May-09
Source: Vertical, 13-May-09
Source: Police Aviation News, 01-May-09
Source: Rotorhub, 11-Apr-09
Source: Rotorhub, 09-Apr-09
Source: Airliners.net, 02-Apr-09
Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Apr-09
Source: Rotorhub, 27-Mar-09
L-3 WESCAM announced that it has been selected to provide an MX-15 True HD electrooptical/infrared (EO/IR) imaging sensor to Eurocopter, in support of North Sea SAR missions
Source: Rotorhub, 23-Mar-09
Source: Rotorhub, 17-Mar-09
AgustaWestland Pilot Award 2009 Presented To Captain Trevor Wilson At The Australian International Airshow
Source: Vertical, 13-Mar-09
Source: DefenseNews, 12-Mar-09
Source: Royal Navy, 06-Mar-09
Source: Coffs Coast Advocate, 03-Mar-09
Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Mar-09
Source: Police Aviation News, 27-Feb-09