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RAF donates Sea King to Falklands museum

RAF donates Sea King to Falklands museum

The Royal Air Force has donated a Sea King (Sikorsky S61 built in UK under licence) to the Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust.  The aircraft is serialled XZ593. RAF Commodore Darren Bone said: “For over a generation the Sea King has been a reassuring sight across the Falkland Islands. It has gone to the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-May-16

Bristow ship three S92s out at end of Falkland contract

Bristow ship three S92s out at end of Falkland contract

Bristow Helicopters has completed a one year contract in the Falkland Islands with three Sikorsky S92s.  While the contract allowed for extensions beyond the first year, the continued depressed oil price has meant that these were not exercised – as predicted by HeliHub.com.  The company’s announcement of the contract win early in 2015 described it… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-May-16

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AAR starts SAR ops for UK military in the Falkland Islands

AAR starts SAR ops for UK military in the Falkland Islands

AAR (NYSE: AIR) announces its Airlift division has commenced operations for Search and Rescue (SAR) and Support Helicopter (SH) services for the UK Ministry of Defence in the Falkland Islands. AAR Airlift Group, together with British International Helicopters (BIH) and Air Rescue Systems (ARS), is delivering turnkey SAR and Support Helicopter services to the British… Read more »

Source: AAR, 01-Apr-16

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

Bristow launches new hangar and offices in Falkland Islands

Bristow launches new hangar and offices in Falkland Islands

Bristow has added a new hangar and modular offices at Stanley Airport in the Falkland Islands to help improve operational efficiencies for oil and gas commercial services and search and rescue (SAR) support. The new BVE helicopter hangar facility was designed, manufactured and constructed by RUBB UK to house three Sikorsky S-92 helicopters. It measures… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 16-Oct-15

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

Bristow ships second and third S92s to the Falklands for new contract

Bristow ships second and third S92s to the Falklands for new contract

On Monday 16th February, Bristow Helicopters ferried two Sikorsky S92 helicopters from their base at Aberdeen to Prestwick Airport southwest of Glasgow for shipment to the Falkland Islands.  The pair will join a third S92 already on the islands in the South Atlantic in support of oil/gas exploration work in the region – and the… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 17-Feb-15

AAR win 10 year Falkland Islands SAR contract

AAR win 10 year Falkland Islands SAR contract

AAR (NYSE: AIR) announces its Airlift division has been awarded a contract by the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence for Search & Rescue (SAR) and Support Helicopter services in the Falkland Islands. The contract is valued at approximately $275 million (approximately £180 million). AAR Airlift, together with British International Helicopters (BIH) and Air Rescue Systems… Read more »

Source: AAR, 20-Jan-15

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Falkland Islands airport prepares for oil exploration expansion

Falkland Islands airport prepares for oil exploration expansion

With Premier Oil indicating they wished to use Stanley Airport for offshore helicopter operations from 2015, the Falklands government plan for improved fire cover etc See full story

Source: MercoPress, 09-Jul-14

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Volga-Dnepr completes 1,697th helicopter delivery with two S92 and a Super Puma

Volga-Dnepr completes 1,697th helicopter delivery with two S92 and a Super Puma

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has carried one of Eurocopter’s Super Puma helicopters and two Sikorsky S-92 helicopters from Mount Pleasant in the Falkland Islands and Philadelphia, USA, to Bergen, Norway. The project was completed in two delivery stages. The Super Puma was loaded onboard one of the airline’s AN-124-100 freighters in Mount Pleasant before the aircraft continued… Read more »

Source: Volga-Dnepr, 13-Jun-13

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“Falklands 30 – the Conflict, the People” – Exhibition Opens 30th June

“Falklands 30 – the Conflict, the People” – Exhibition Opens 30th June

The new exhibition will display the largest collection of Falklands aircraft. It will include two Sea Harriers, the Westland Sea King which was piloted by HRH The Prince Andrew and a captured Argentinean Agusta109 helicopter which was later used by British Special Forces. Attending the exhibition opening will be Rear Admiral Chris Parry who, as… Read more »

Source: Fleet Air Arm Museum, 27-Jun-12

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Helicopter Museum to hold 30th Anniversary Falklands Weekend

Helicopter Museum to hold 30th Anniversary Falklands Weekend

An extra special Falkland’s Conflict commemorative event is to take place at The Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare on 19th and 20th May as part of the national ‘Museums at Night 2012’ campaign. Visitors to the museum will be able to meet the ‘troops’ at a living history encampment and military vehicle display on site before the… Read more »

Source: The Helicopter Museum, 10-Apr-12

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UK – Helicopter Museum to host Falklands themed artwork

UK – Helicopter Museum to host Falklands themed artwork

To tie in with the 30th Anniversary of The Falklands Conflict, West Country Artist Rachael Lomas will be exhibiting a brand new selection of artwork at The Helicopter Museum in Weston-super-Mare. The exhibition, entitled ‘Inscape Landscape’, will reflect upon the environment of the Falkland Islands and how it may have affected the progress of the… Read more »

Source: The Helicopter Museum, 07-Jan-12

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CHC partners with Cayman Islands CAA

CHC partners with Cayman Islands CAA

CHC Helicopter, the world’s leading offshore helicopter services provider, is pleased to announce a joint partnership with the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands (CAACI). This new partnership will provide CHC Helicopter with the opportunity to obtain and maintain a Cayman Islands Air Operator Certificate to conduct offshore operations in several foreign jurisdictions worldwide…. Read more »

Source: CHC, 19-Apr-11

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