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Second Bristow S92 arrives at Newquay for UK SAR contract

Second Bristow S92 arrives at Newquay for UK SAR contract

Local press has confirmed the arrival of the second Sikorsky S92 at Newquay, ready for the new SAR base to open under the operation of Bristow Helicopters. As the UK SAR provision transitions from a mixture of civil and military over to a single dedicated civil contract, so Bristow is opening up bases over a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Nov-15

FlightSafety offers new SAR course for S92 pilots

FlightSafety offers new SAR course for S92 pilots

FlightSafety announces that it now offers a new comprehensive Search and Rescue training course for pilots who fly the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter. It is available at FlightSafety’s Learning Centers in West Palm Beach, Florida and at the Farnborough airport in the United Kingdom. “Pilots who fly the Sikorsky S-92 will benefit from FlightSafety’s new scenario-based,… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 18-Nov-15

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Alpine Aerotech provides floor protectors for Canadian Coast Guard Bell 429s

Alpine Aerotech provides floor protectors for Canadian Coast Guard Bell 429s

Alpine Aerotech proudly introduces the new Cabin and Cargo Floor Protection Kits for the Bell 429 Aircraft, constructed from high-quality impact, wear and heat resistant material to protect the cabin and cargo floor from damage. Cabin and Cargo Floor Protection Kits for the Bell 429 Aircraft are very light, easy to install and maintain. The… Read more »

Source: Alpine Aerotech, 16-Nov-15

Donaldson working with AgustaWestland on AW189 Inlet Barrier Filter

Donaldson working with AgustaWestland on AW189 Inlet Barrier Filter

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense is working with AgustaWestland to design, develop and produce Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) systems to protect AW189 helicopter engines and auxiliary power units (APUs) from dirt, dust, salt and foreign objects.  EASA certification is expected in spring 2016, and will keep contamination from degrading the performance and reliability of its two,… Read more »

15-Nov-15

Sikorsky is now known as…

Sikorsky is now known as…

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has closed its acquisition of Sikorsky Aircraft, a world leader in military and commercial rotary-wing aircraft. Aligned under the Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training (MST) business segment, Sikorsky Aircraft is now known as Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company. “Today we are proud to welcome the Sikorsky team to Lockheed Martin,”… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 11-Nov-15

UAE signs for three AW609s in SAR role

UAE signs for three AW609s in SAR role

The Joint Aviation Command (JAC) of the United Arab Emirates announced today it has selected the AW609 TiltRotor for search and rescue (SAR) missions. Delivery of the first three AW609 TiltRotors to the JAC, with three additional options,is expected to start in the 2019 timeframe. The Joint Aviation Command will be the launch customer for… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 11-Nov-15

Bristow winchman recognised by the Queen

Bristow winchman recognised by the Queen

Bristow winchman Duncan Tripp has been recognized as a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in recognition of his service to the Royal Air Force (RAF). Tripp served as winchman paramedic based at RAF Lossiemouth with 202 Squadron for 18 years before transitioning to Bristow’s UK SAR base at Inverness in April… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 09-Nov-15

First Bristow SAR S92 arrives at Prestwick

First Bristow SAR S92 arrives at Prestwick

The first of two state of the art Sikorsky S-92 search and rescue helicopters has arrived at the new HM Coastguard base at Prestwick Airport, ready to begin operations in January 2016. The aircraft and the base are operated by Bristow Helicopters Ltd on behalf of HM Coastguard after the company was awarded the ten… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 06-Nov-15

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Falklands SAR AW189 test flying in full colours

Falklands SAR AW189 test flying in full colours

The first of two AgustaWestland AW189s for Search and Rescue work off the Falkland Islands has started test flying in full colours, as seen below in this photo by Marco Bianchi.  The aircraft will be operational under a new ten year contract starting April 2016.  When AAR announced the contract win, the value was quoted… Read more »

28-Oct-15

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Cougar Helicopters launches SAR suit

Cougar Helicopters launches SAR suit

Cougar Helicopters, the company that brings workers back and forth to offshore oil facilities, is showing off its latest search and rescue suits. See Full Story

Source: CBC, 27-Oct-15

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Bristow SAR S92s arrive in Newquay in preparation for January start

Bristow SAR S92s arrive in Newquay in preparation for January start

The first of two state-of-the-art Sikorsky S-92 search and rescue helicopters has arrived at the new HM Coastguard base at Newquay Airport, ready to begin operations in January 2016. The aircraft and the base are operated by Bristow Helicopters Ltd on behalf of HM Coastguard after the company was awarded the ten year UK SAR… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 22-Oct-15

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All Metal MS delivers MH-60 Jayhawk maintenance stands to USCG

All Metal MS delivers MH-60 Jayhawk maintenance stands to USCG

All Metal MS, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of solution driven custom “Safety First” aircraft maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, hangar equipment, portable field equipment, and specialty tooling is excited to announce that it delivered a customized line of solution driven MH-60 Jayhawk maintenance stands and hangar equipment to the United… Read more »

Source: All Metal MS, 21-Oct-15

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Port Metro Vancouver donates IR camera to North Shore Rescue

Port Metro Vancouver donates IR camera to North Shore Rescue

Port Metro Vancouver has donated a specialized infrared camera to North Shore Rescue. When required by North Shore Rescue the camera will be mounted to a helicopter and used as a tool to help locate missing people in challenging terrain. The camera, a SeaFlir II-C stabilized imaging system, utilizes FLIR (forward looking infrared radiometer) technology… Read more »

Source: Port Metro Vancouver, 16-Oct-15

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Bristow holds official launch ceremony for St Athan SAR base

Bristow holds official launch ceremony for St Athan SAR base

The launch of the St Athan civilian UK search and rescue (SAR) helicopter service was marked today (Thursday 15 October) in a ceremony held at the new SAR base at St Athan airfield. Bristow Helicopters Ltd is operating the search and rescue helicopter service for the UK on behalf of HM Coastguard. The UK limited… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 16-Oct-15

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Bristow has busy first six months at Lydd SAR base

Bristow has busy first six months at Lydd SAR base

Search and rescue group Bristow, which has recently opened a base at Lydd, says its first six months of operation have been busy. See Full Story

Source: Kentnews, 12-Oct-15

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Royal Air Force bows out of UK SAR responsibility

Royal Air Force bows out of UK SAR responsibility

The Royal Air Force bowed out from it’s Search And Rescue role in the UK on Sunday 4th October, as the last base stood down – RAF Chivenor, it confirmed on Twitter.  Although planned for 30 September, a last minute hitch meant that Bristow Helicopters were not able to start operations until Sunday, with their… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Oct-15

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RA Aviation launches Rescue Hoist Cable Wash Trolley

RA Aviation launches Rescue Hoist Cable Wash Trolley

RA-Aviation, a global player in the design, engineering and manufacturing of high quality safe maintenance stands, assembly/production line platforms ground support equipment announced today the release of Rescue Hoist Cable Wash Trolley. (Part# RA-GSE-2071-0-RHC) Oyvind Mork, Managing Director, is pleased with the continued success in developing products in co-operation with our customers regarding planning, design… Read more »

Source: RA Aviation, 01-Oct-15

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UK – Boulmer SAR base closes as RAF ferries Sea Kings to storage

UK – Boulmer SAR base closes as RAF ferries Sea Kings to storage

RAF Boulmer, a long-established SAR base in the north-east of the UK, has closed that role as the SAR responsibility for the UK is gradually handed over to Bristow Helicopters.  As part of the phased plan to retire Royal Navy and Royal Air Force helicopters, 202 Squadron retired its two yellow Sea Kings with a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Oct-15

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Last pair of SAR S76Ds delivered to China

Last pair of SAR S76Ds delivered to China

The China Ministry of Transport (MOT) today accepted delivery of its final two S-76D™ helicopters in a ceremony at Sikorsky Aircraft’s commercial helicopter center. The MOT’s helicopter fleet, which is the foundation of China’s airborne search and rescue (SAR) maritime operations, now totals 16 S-76® helicopters, eight of which are S-76D aircraft. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp…. Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 29-Sep-15

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EASA only approves Limited Icing clearance on AW189

EASA only approves Limited Icing clearance on AW189

AgustaWestland announced today that the Limited Ice Protection System (LIPS) for the AW189 super medium twin engine helicopter has received EASA certification. The LIPS system will allow the AW189 to further enhance its all-weather capabilities, continuing the process to make the all-new super medium class helicopter suitable to operate in the most adverse and harsh… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 29-Sep-15

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Bristow to import four more SAR S92s in place of AW189s

Bristow to import four more SAR S92s in place of AW189s

Bristow Helicopters in the UK continues to experience delays with the introduction of the AgustaWestland AW189, and has no plans to operate the type on the national Maritime and Coast Guard Agency contract until all of its issues are sorted. The contractual requirement is for 20 helicopters, two at each of ten bases, and the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Sep-15

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Sikorsky has delivered six S76D for SAR in China, two to follow

Sikorsky has delivered six S76D for SAR in China, two to follow

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today at the China Helicopter Exposition that it has delivered six S-76D helicopters to the China Ministry of Transport (MOT) for Search and Rescue Operations (SAR), further enhancing the MOT’s maritime capabilities. The MOT’s S-76D helicopter fleet is on track to include a total of eight S-76D aircraft by the end… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 14-Sep-15

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Last Sea King leaves RAF Valley

Last Sea King leaves RAF Valley

The last Sea King search and rescue (SAR) helicopter has left RAF Valley on Anglesey marking the end of an era. See Full Story

Source: BBC News, 11-Sep-15

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Hong Kong’s Government Flying Services acquires seven H175s

Hong Kong’s Government Flying Services acquires seven H175s

Hong Kong-based Government Flying Services (GFS) has ordered seven Airbus Helicopters H175s, becoming the world’s launching customer for this new-generation super-medium-sized rotorcraft in the public services configuration. GFS is a department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, with the main responsibility of providing 24-hour emergency support services. It is an established operator of Airbus… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 08-Sep-15

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Bristow S92 responds to 100 callouts in first two months at Caernarfon

Bristow S92 responds to 100 callouts in first two months at Caernarfon

A search and rescue base tackled 100 call outs in its first two months of operation. See Full Story

Source: Daily Post, 07-Sep-15

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Bristow SAR base at Lydd goes fully live Friday 14th

Bristow SAR base at Lydd goes fully live Friday 14th

A new Kent search and rescue base is set to leap into action tomorrow. See Full Story

Source: Kent Online, 14-Aug-15

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Bristow Group Reports Results FY 2016 Q1 Ended June 30, 2015

Bristow Group Reports Results FY 2016 Q1 Ended June 30, 2015

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) today reported a net loss for the June 2015 quarter of $3.3 million, or $0.27 per diluted share on a GAAP basis, compared to net income of $44.1 million, or $1.23 per diluted share, in the same period in the prior year. Adjusted net income, which excludes special items and asset disposition effects, decreased 58% to $19.8 million, or $0.56 per diluted… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 10-Aug-15

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Bristow SAR Framework Recognized with 2015 Green Apple Award

Bristow SAR Framework Recognized with 2015 Green Apple Award

Bristow search and rescue (SAR) framework was recognized as the Green Champion for Scotland in the 2015 Green Apple Awards. The award provides recognition for framework in which sustainability has played a key role and associated objectives have been exceeded. Balfour Beatty led the £40 million construction framework of seven new SAR facilities and refurbishment… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 06-Aug-15

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Solo R22 pilot rescued after 32 hours on ice floe

Russian pilot Sergey Ananov was most of the way to completing a solo circumnavigation in a Robinson R22. He had refuelled in Iqaluit, Nunavut, and was on a 500 mile leg to Nuuk in Greenland when contact was lost. He was reported overdue at 3.20pm Eastern time on Saturday 25th July. Weather conditions were hazardous… Read more »

28-Jul-15

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Era participates in USCG Arctic Technology Evaluation 2015 SAR Exercise

Era participates in USCG Arctic Technology Evaluation 2015 SAR Exercise

Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) (“Era”), a leading helicopter transport operator based in the United States, today announced participation in the U.S. Coast Guard’s Arctic Technology Evaluation 2015 Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX 2015) on Alaska’s North Slope. SAREX 2015 was designed to identify the benefits to search and rescue (SAR) missions brought forth by… Read more »

Source: Era, 22-Jul-15

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AgustaWestland confirms HeliHub report on Guardia Costiera AW139 order

AgustaWestland confirms HeliHub report on Guardia Costiera AW139 order

On 18th June, HeliHub.com ran the story Guardia Costiera increases AW139 fleet On 6th July, AgustaWestland issued the following press release AgustaWestland announced today a major milestone in the modernization of the Italian Coast Guard’s helicopter fleet, with the delivery of three further AW139 intermediate twin aircraft and an order for two more aircraft. The… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 07-Jul-15

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Bristow starts UK SAR operations from Caernarfon and Lydd

Bristow starts UK SAR operations from Caernarfon and Lydd

Bristow Helicopters has moved to the next phase of the UK SAR contract, with operations starting today from Caernarfon and Lydd. Caernarfon sees two Sikorsky S92s – G-MCGJ and G-MCGK – and a new hangar built by Balfour Beatty added to the privatised SAR service today.  The base is in the north of Wales, and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Jul-15

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Bangladesh SAR AW139s being test flown by AW

Bangladesh SAR AW139s being test flown by AW

Following AgustaWestland’s announcement in July 2014, HeliHub.com can confirm that the two AW139s due to be delivered to the Bangladesh Air Force are now being test flown at the factory prior to delivery.  The two are serialled 613 and 616, and are currently flying on Italian permit registrations I-EASS and I-PTFR respectively.  As is the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Jun-15

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Bristow Adds Global Tracking for Advanced Operations Support

Bristow Adds Global Tracking for Advanced Operations Support

Need to know the exact location of your inbound AW189 to Galliano to make the next crew change as efficient as possible? Bristow has you covered by rolling out its most sophisticated tracking system yet to provide real-time aircraft visibility. With the introduction of web-based eFlight Global Tracking (GT), both Bristow and its clients can… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 24-Jun-15

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Atlantic Airways to replace 412s with AW139s

Atlantic Airways to replace 412s with AW139s

AgustaWestland announced today that Atlantic Airways has signed a contract for two AW139 intermediate twin helicopters. The aircraft will be used to perform SAR (Search and Rescue) missionsand scheduled passenger transportation within the Faroe Islands. The helicopters are expected to bedelivered late 2015 and in spring 2016 respectively, and will replace two B412s. This latest… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 23-Jun-15

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Bristow celebrates 60th birthday

Bristow celebrates 60th birthday

If you’ve been in business for 60 years, you have some stories to tell. With a series of articles, interviews and visuals, Bristow is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a look back on the historic events that helped create one of the world’s largest civilian helicopter companies. 1) Alan Bristow formed Bristow Helicopters in 1955… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 23-Jun-15

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Sweden opens corruption probe over AW139 SAR order

Sweden opens corruption probe over AW139 SAR order

The move followed an investigation by Swedish public broadcaster SVT’s programme Uppdrag Granskning earlier this year, which revealed that the deal between the state-run maritime administration and AgustaWestland, an Anglo-Italian manufacturing company, had been set up using private Hotmail accounts. See Full Story

Source: The Local, 23-Jun-15

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Guardia Costiera increases AW139 fleet

Guardia Costiera increases AW139 fleet

Italy’s Guardia Costiera (Coast Guard) are in the process of expanding their fleet of AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters, replacing older Agusta-built Bell 412s.  Two AW139s were delivered recently and Robert Swan from Freelance Aerospace Writers alerted us to the pair test flying from Sarzana using callsigns “Nemo 5” and “Nemo 6”.  Four more are due, two… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Jun-15

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Royal Australian Navy tests Camcopter S-100

Royal Australian Navy tests Camcopter S-100

Schiebel´s CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) has in a series of flights between 2 and 12 June 2015 successfully demonstrated its multi- sensor capability to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and other Australian Government Departments. The demanding trials took place near Nowra, on the South East Coast of Australia, and encompassed multiple scenarios, performed… Read more »

Source: Schiebel, 17-Jun-15

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Sikorsky confirm HeliHub.com report on Bristow SAR S92 deliveries

Sikorsky confirm HeliHub.com report on Bristow SAR S92 deliveries

Today, 16th June, Sikorsky have put out the press release below.  It is worth noting that HeliHub.com reported these details on 20th May, almost four weeks ago – see here   Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has fulfilled its contract to deliver seven S-92® helicopters to Bristow Helicopters Ltd. for UK Search and Rescue. There are now… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 16-Jun-15

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Indonesia acquires two AS365 N3+ Dauphin for SAR

Indonesia acquires two AS365 N3+ Dauphin for SAR

PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) has ordered two AS365 N3+ Dauphin helicopters to boost the search and rescue (SAR) capabilities of Indonesia. Airbus Helicopters will deliver these twin-engine rotorcraft to PTDI within one year. These helicopters will be reassembled, tested, qualified, completed and customized by PTDI with mission equipment including hoists, flotation systems, direction finder, an… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 16-Jun-15

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Canada considers converting VVIP AW101 spares ships to SAR role

Canada considers converting VVIP AW101 spares ships to SAR role

Lost hikers or stranded fishermen could find themselves being rescued by helicopters once designed to transport U.S. presidents. See full story.

Source: OttawaCitizen, 10-Jun-15

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Deliveries completed of all seven Swedish SAR AW139s

Deliveries completed of all seven Swedish SAR AW139s

AgustaWestland has now delivered all seven AW139s to Sweden for their Search and Rescue system, with the last one arriving late May 2015.   The Swedish Maritime Administration, the authority responsible for Maritime and Aeronautical Search and Rescue Services in Sweden, is operating the AW139 helicopters from five bases across the country.   HeliHub.com announced the delivery… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Jun-15

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Bid to home retired Sea King in Moray is successful

Bid to home retired Sea King in Moray is successful

A bid to retain a retired RAF Sea King helicopter in Moray to be exhibited has been successful. See Full Story

Source: BBC News, 05-Jun-15

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First of three SAR AS365N3+ arrives in Lithuania

First of three SAR AS365N3+ arrives in Lithuania

On 2 June 2015, the Eurocopter AS365N3+ Dauphin, the new helicopter of the Lithuanian Air Force landed at Siauliai Airbase. See Full Story

Source: The Baltic Course, 04-Jun-15

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Bristow UK picks Danzer modular buildings for Lydd SAR base

Bristow UK picks Danzer modular buildings for Lydd SAR base

UK SAR provider Bristow Helicopters have entered into a substantial agreement with AV Group for a series of steel modular buildings that will provide exclusive accommodation and welfare facilities for its new helicopter search and rescue (SAR) team, operating out of Lydd Airport in Kent. The SAR operation due to launch in July 2015 from… Read more »

Source: AV Group, 03-Jun-15

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SkyTrac Chooses AEM for Repairs

SkyTrac Chooses AEM for Repairs

SkyTrac Systems, the world’s premier provider of flight data monitoring, business data, and fleet situational awareness solutions has chosen Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp (AEM) as their primary repair facility. With AEM’s proven track record of excellent customer support and extensive experience in the aviation industry, it was a perfect fit for this partnership. “We’re pleased… Read more »

Source: SkyTrac, 27-May-15

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Bristow UK holds topping out ceremony for new SAR hangar at Newquay

Bristow UK holds topping out ceremony for new SAR hangar at Newquay

A traditional topping off ceremony took place yesterday (Tuesday, 19 May 2015) to mark the ongoing construction of the new search and rescue (SAR) helicopter base at Newquay Cornwall Airport. The base will house two Sikorsky S92 helicopters operated by Bristow Helicopters Ltd, who are taking over delivery of helicopter SAR services throughout the UK… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 22-May-15

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More AW189 questions as Bristow UK considers extra Coast Guard S92s

More AW189 questions as Bristow UK considers extra Coast Guard S92s

Yesterday saw the Bristow UK SAR fleet of Sikorsky S92s reach the expected compliment of 11 – filling the plans for two allocated to each of five bases, and a further aircraft as a maintenance spare.  The eleventh aircraft G-MCGK was ferried Tuesday afternoon and evening from Southampton Docks via fuel stops at Southampton and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-May-15

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RAF SAR Sea King crews celebrate with mountain-top meal

RAF SAR Sea King crews celebrate with mountain-top meal

Members of a Snowdonia mountain rescue team shared a formal dinner with RAF colleagues – on top of a 3,000ft peak. See Full Story

Source: grough, 19-May-15

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Telephonics Radar Critical to US Navy SAR mission success

Telephonics Radar Critical to US Navy SAR mission success

Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF), announced today that its AN/APS-147 maritime surveillance radar system was instrumental in assisting U.S. Navy crews during a search and rescue mission. After receiving notification from the USS New York (LPD-21) of a man overboard, the Navy deployed an MH-60R, with a flight crew from… Read more »

Source: Telephonics, 19-May-15

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Airbox wins PANDA UK SAR contract

Airbox wins PANDA UK SAR contract

Airbox, the specialist navigation and mission system developer, has today confirmed that Bristow Helicopters Limited is to use Airbox PANDA to support its UK SAR operations and Gap SAR bases in Sumburgh and Stornoway. The company will provide its mission visualisation platform to all of Bristow Helicopter’s SAR aircraft and bases enabling efficient and safe… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 18-May-15

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Imron coatings used to paint S92 converted to SAR use

Imron coatings used to paint S92 converted to SAR use

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading, global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, is privileged to have its Imron® Aviation coatings used to repaint a refurbished helicopter for Sikorsky Helitech in Australia. Sikorsky Helitech is the world leader in the design, manufacture and service of military and commercial helicopters. The model S-92 helicopter, originally intended for… Read more »

Source: AXALTA, 08-May-15

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Billy Deacon SAR Memorial Trophy awarded for 2015

Billy Deacon SAR Memorial Trophy awarded for 2015

The Billy Deacon SAR Memorial Trophy will be presented at the Air League’s Annual Awards Ceremony at St James Palace, on Tuesday 05th May 2015 by HRH Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh. Sponsored by Bristow Helicopters Ltd and Breitling UK, the Trophy has been established to further the memory of Mr Billy Deacon who was… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 08-May-15

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Entrol has certified H21 FNPT II MCC simulator in Italy

Entrol has certified H21 FNPT II MCC simulator in Italy

The entrol H21 simulator, based on the Bell 412, has been certified as FNPT II MCC by ENAC (Italian Civil Aviation Authority). Thanks to this entrol has expanded its portfolio of simulators by adding one of the most famous helicopters in the world. The entrol H21, purchased by Heli Protection, recreates in detail the Bell… Read more »

Source: entrol, 30-Apr-15

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Shell Australia launches landmark SAR service

Shell Australia has launched a dedicated search and rescue (SAR) helicopter service with operator CHC Helicopter to support the offshore oil and gas industry in the Kimberley – the first of its kind in Australia. The EC225 SAR helicopter is based at the Broome International Airport and is operated by CHC. It is supported by… Read more »

Source: CHC, 27-Apr-15

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Bristow Group Names Government Portfolio Director

Bristow Group Names Government Portfolio Director

Bristow Group today announced that Carl Dixon has joined Bristow as Director, Government Portfolio. Dixon will lead Bristow’s activity to build its global search and rescue (SAR) business, engaging with governments and public sector institutions around the world. Dixon has a military background; as Air-Vice Marshal, he served as Commander of the UK Joint Helicopter… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 17-Apr-15

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AgustaWestland, Bristow, Doss Aviation And Rockwell Collins propose AW119Kx for US military training

AgustaWestland, Bristow, Doss Aviation And Rockwell Collins propose AW119Kx for US military training

AgustaWestland North America, along with Bristow Group, Doss Aviation and Rockwell Collins, announced today that they are in discussions to develop a turn-key solution to address the rotary-wing pilot training needs of U.S. military and government customers. The solution would provide for total life-cycle support and management, centered around the U.S.-built AW119 helicopter, the best-in-class… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 14-Apr-15

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British pilot travels 23,000 miles to visit every Royal Navy helicopter he flew in

British pilot travels 23,000 miles to visit every Royal Navy helicopter he flew in

A helicopter hero travelled 23,000 miles to find every chopper he had ever flown – only to find one had been converted into a posh camping facility. See Full Story

Source: Daily Mail, 13-Apr-15

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Heli-One MRO services receive Korean approval

Heli-One MRO services receive Korean approval

Customers flying commercial and governmental helicopters in the Republic of Korea now have access to extensive maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service capabilities from Heli-One’s operations in Canada. Heli-One Boundary Bay has earned certification for aircraft maintenance operations (AMO) from the Korean Office of Civil Aviation (KOCA), joining the company’s base in Stavanger, Norway, in… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 08-Apr-15

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Bond wins £60M five year offshore SAR contract

Bond wins £60M five year offshore SAR contract

North Sea oil and gas operators have committed to fund a search and rescue (SAR) helicopter service, supplementing national SAR cover for parts of the Central North Sea. The service will be operated by Bond Offshore Helicopters and will ensure existing rescue and recovery standards are maintained. The launch of a new UK-wide search and… Read more »

Source: Oil & Gas UK, 01-Apr-15

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Breeze-Eastern Achieves 1,000-Hoist Delivery Milestone

Breeze-Eastern Achieves 1,000-Hoist Delivery Milestone

Breeze-Eastern Corporation (NYSE MKT: BZC), the aerospace industry’s only dedicated hoist and winch specialist, today announced the milestone delivery of more than 1,000 BL-29900 rescue hoist systems. “Building and delivering these 1,000 hoists is a point of pride for our team,” said President and CEO Brad Pedersen. “This milestone is a powerful reminder that our… Read more »

Source: Breeze-Eastern, 30-Mar-15

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CHC launches SAR EC225 to support Australian oil and gas industry

CHC launches SAR EC225 to support Australian oil and gas industry

The most sophisticated search and rescue helicopter in Australia has been unveiled in one of the most remote corners of the country. See Full Story

Source: ABC News, 24-Mar-15

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Canadian SAR crews conclude another successful annual training exercise

Canadian SAR crews conclude another successful annual training exercise

Mass casualties litter the rigid terrain in a remote location on northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Two hikers lie injured in a mountainous region inaccessible by road. And a small multi-engine aircraft is still missing along the coast of mainland British Columbia, the next of kin anxious for positive news of its location. These are… Read more »

Source: RCAF, 23-Mar-15

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Researchers investigating force needed to escape helicopter

Researchers investigating force needed to escape helicopter

A local safety company and Memorial University are looking for research subjects to determine how much force is needed to open a Sikorsky S92 helicopter push-out exit window while underwater. See Full Story

Source: The Telegram, 20-Mar-15

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Basarnas Indonesia ​signs for an SAR AW139

Basarnas Indonesia ​signs for an SAR AW139

AgustaWestland announced today it has signed a contract with Badan SAR Nasional (Basarnas), the national search and rescue agency of the Republic of Indonesia, for an AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter equipped for SAR operations. The contract also includes training for aircrew and technicians as well as an initial support package. The aircraft will be… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 18-Mar-15

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Inverness SAR Helicopter Service Launched

Inverness SAR Helicopter Service Launched

The launch of the Inverness civilian UK search and rescue (SAR) helicopter service was marked today (Tuesday 17 March) in a ceremony held at the new SAR base at Inverness Airport. Bristow Helicopters Ltd, a UK limited company, was awarded the ten year UK SAR contract by the Department for Transport in March 2013 and… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 18-Mar-15

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AgustaWestland Opens Regional Supply Centre in Aberdeen

AgustaWestland Opens Regional Supply Centre in Aberdeen

AgustaWestland celebrated the official opening of its new Regional Supply Centre in Aberdeen, Scotland on March 13th. The opening ceremony was held in the presence of local dignitaries and representatives from major operators and industry. Located close to Aberdeen Airport, the new facility has been operational 24/7 since January this year delivering spare parts to… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 17-Mar-15

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13-Mar-15 B511 Eurocopter AS565MB Gageodo Island, Korea (4F)

Crashed in waters off Gageodo Island, while trying to land near a seawall to carry out a mission to transport an emergency patient to an inland hospital. The accident left one dead and three others aboard the helicopter missing.

13-Mar-15

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Rockwell Collins brings innovative avionics to Bristow Helicopters for U.K. search and rescue program

Rockwell Collins brings innovative avionics to Bristow Helicopters for U.K. search and rescue program

Rockwell Collins’ newest technologies for helicopters will be playing a key role in advancing search and rescue services being provided by Bristow Helicopters Ltd on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency for the UK’s search and rescue (SAR) program, commencing in April. Rockwell Collins’ flight decks are featured on the new fleet of specially… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 05-Mar-15

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Esterline CMC Electronics’ Avionics Selected for Airbus H160

Esterline CMC Electronics’ Avionics Selected for Airbus H160

Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC) is pleased to announce that the CMA-9000 Flight Management System (FMS) and CMA-5024 Global Positioning System (GPS) Landing System Sensor have been selected as the navigation solution for the new X4 helicopter from Airbus Helicopters. The X4 is Airbus Helicopters’ new generation 5 to 6-ton twin-engine helicopter. Incorporating innovative technologies, the… Read more »

Source: Esterline, 05-Mar-15

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North Slope Borough Signs for S-92

North Slope Borough Signs for S-92

The helicopter will be used for the critical mission of search and rescue operations (SAR) for all NSB residents. The aircraft was selected to provide a safe, efficient and reliable airborne response to aero medical evacuation (medevac), SAR and other emergencies. NSB is located above the Arctic Circle and operates under some of the harshest… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 04-Mar-15

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Sikorsky and Bristow Embark on New Era of SAR

Sikorsky and Bristow Embark on New Era of SAR

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today recognized Bristow Helicopters Ltd.’s upcoming launch of the U.K. search and rescue (SAR) contract and the company’s dedication to SAR over the past 40 years. The recognition ceremony was held at the 2015 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show in Florida. Bristow Helicopters Ltd. is an affiliate of Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS). Sikorsky… Read more »

Source: SIkorsky, 04-Mar-15

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AAR Signs Contract for Two AW189s for Falkland Islands SAR

AAR Signs Contract for Two AW189s for Falkland Islands SAR

AgustaWestland announced today it has signed a contract with AAR Airlift Group to provide two new generation AW189 helicopters to perform search and rescue in the Falkland Islands. AAR Airlift Group has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence to deliver search and rescue services in the Falkland Islands, and will use… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 04-Mar-15

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Sikorsky and Bristow Embark on New Era of Search and Rescue

Sikorsky and Bristow Embark on New Era of Search and Rescue

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today recognized Bristow Helicopters Ltd.’s upcoming launch of the U.K. search and rescue (SAR) contract and the company’s dedication to SAR over the past 40 years. The recognition ceremony was held at the 2015 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show in Florida. Bristow Helicopters Ltd. is an affiliate of Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE:… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 04-Mar-15

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