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CHC Winchman Receives Billy Deacon SAR Memorial Trophy

CHC Winchman Receives Billy Deacon SAR Memorial Trophy

CHC Group has announced that Winchman Gary Robertson of CHC Ireland has received the Billy Deacon Search and Rescue Memorial Trophy for his role in a life-saving mission with the Irish Coast Guard. The trophy was presented at the Air League’s Annual Awards Ceremony at St. James Palace, on Tuesday, May 30, by HRH Prince… Read more »

Source: CHC Group, 02-Jun-17

Irish Coast Guard reaches landmark 10,000 flight hours on S92 fleet

Irish Coast Guard reaches landmark 10,000 flight hours on S92 fleet

The Irish Coast Guard has achieved the significant milestone of 10,000 Sikorsky S92 flight hours in its Irish Search-and-Rescue (SAR). The five new technology Sikorsky S92 aircraft have completed more than 3100 missions, operating from the bases in Sligo, Waterford, Shannon and Dublin. With the introduction of the S92, the service ushered in a stepped… Read more »

Source: Irish Coast Guard, 03-May-16

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Irish Coast Guard exceeds 1,000 rescues in a year for the first time

Irish Coast Guard exceeds 1,000 rescues in a year for the first time

During last night the Coast Guard’s Rescue 115 and Rescue 118 completed two helicopter missions which bringing the total number of completed helicopter missions to 1,000 in a single year; the first time since the Coast Guard’s helicopter service commenced in 1991. Many of the services were carried out in challenging weather conditions, at night… Read more »

Source: Irish Coast Guard, 08-Jan-16

Irish Coast Guard Completes Record Number of Missions with S92 Fleet

Irish Coast Guard Completes Record Number of Missions with S92 Fleet

The Irish Coast Guard (IRCG) completed a record number of missions during 2014, moving 730 people from danger to safety, often in challenging weather conditions. CHC Helicopter’s general operations manager for search-and-rescue (SAR) services, Chris Hodson, said the crews completed 904 missions, an increase of 15 percent year-on-year – and more than any year in… Read more »

Source: CHC, 16-Jan-15

Irish Coast Guard helicopter crew receives international award

Irish Coast Guard helicopter crew receives international award

Four crew attached to Rescue 118, based in Sligo, are due to receive the Fredrick L Feinberg award, conferred by the American Helicopter Society since 1961.  See full story

Source: Irish Times, 20-May-14

Irish Coast Guard add names to their S92 fleet

Irish Coast Guard add names to their S92 fleet

The Irish Coast Guard turned to the people of Ireland when it came to choosing names for the S-92® helicopters that recently joined the fleet. The agency held a naming contest and asked residents to come up with names fitting the helicopter’s mission, Search and Rescue. The winners have been selected and will be honored… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 03-Apr-14

Irish Coast Guard reviews 2013 activity

Irish Coast Guard reviews 2013 activity

2013 was one of the busiest on record for the Coast Guard with 33% more incidents than the previous year, partly due to the good weather. The helicopter fleet, along with Coast Guard volunteer crews saw a huge increase in workload with 2,627 incidents during the year. There were a total of 808 helicopter missions… Read more »

Source: Dept of Transport, 16-Jan-14

Irish Minister for Transport launches fourth Coast Guard S92

Irish Minister for Transport launches fourth Coast Guard S92

Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar officially launched the Coast Guard’s new state-of-the-art S92 search & rescue helicopter for the Dublin region in Weston Airport today. This is the fourth Sikorsky S92 helicopter base to come into operation for the Coast Guard and means all four Coast Guard bases now have upgraded helicopters…. Read more »

Source: Dept of Transport, 14-Jan-14

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Irish Coast Guard flies for first time with all-female crew

Irish Coast Guard flies for first time with all-female crew

The Shannon-based search and rescue Helicopter R115 flew its first missions with a female pilot and co-pilot, Capt Dara Fitzpatrick and Capt Carmel Kirby.  see full story

Source: Irish Independent, 20-Aug-13

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Irish Coast Guard record 10 years of SAR from Waterford

Irish Coast Guard record 10 years of SAR from Waterford

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar TD today congratulated the Irish Coast Guard as they mark the 10th anniversary of the Irish Coast Guard search and rescue helicopter base at Waterford Airport (Thursday, May 10). Speaking today, the Minister said: “For the past decade the helicopter team at the Waterford Coast Guard base… Read more »

Source: Irish Government, 14-May-12

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Irish Coast Guard to start S92 operations in June

Irish Coast Guard to start S92 operations in June

Irish Coast Guard operations manager Declan Geoghegan said the first of the new S-92 Sikorsky helicopters would begin operations at Shannon next month, to be followed in the next year with similar new aircraft at Sligo, Waterford and Dublin. (see full story)

14-May-12

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Irish Coast Guard selects Wescam MX-15 turrets for S92 SAR missions

Irish Coast Guard selects Wescam MX-15 turrets for S92 SAR missions

L-3 WESCAM announced that it has received an order from CHC Ireland Ltd to provide MXâ„¢-15 electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) imaging systems for installation on S-92® search and rescue (SAR) aircraft. Installation of the turrets will be completed by Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and deployed to Ireland in support of the Irish Coast Guard’s fleet replacement… Read more »

Source: L-3 Wescam, 20-Mar-12

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UK SAR loss allows CHC to fulfill Irish Coast Guard contract

UK SAR loss allows CHC to fulfill Irish Coast Guard contract

The first Sikorsky S92 for the Irish Coast Guard has arrived in Ireland, arriving Sunday evening at Shannon Airport under darkness and a ceremony was held Monday to mark its arrival.  The aircraft had been shipped into the British port of Southampton, then flown from there to CHC’s base at Lee-on-Solent for fuel prior to its… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Feb-12

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