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Icelandic Coast Guard upgrades to Airbus H225

Icelandic Coast Guard upgrades to Airbus H225

Airbus Helicopters is supporting the Icelandic Coast Guard (ICG) with the entry into service of two Airbus H225 heavy search and rescue (SAR) helicopters as the first step in a renewal of the agency’s helicopter fleet. The aircraft are replacing two of the ICG’s three existing Airbus AS332L1 Super Pumas, the first of which entered… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Apr-19

Safran signs support contracts with Icelandic Coast Guard

Safran signs support contracts with Icelandic Coast Guard

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Support-By-Hour (SBH®) contract with Icelandic Coast Guard, covering two H225. This contract formalizes a five year Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) agreement supporting a total of 4 Makila 2A1 engines. Commented Höskuldur Ólafsson, Icelandic Coast Guard, Helicopter Director Maintenance: “With this contract, we will benefit from a the best… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 08-Mar-19

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Airbus H225s finding new homes onshore

Airbus H225s finding new homes onshore

It is a widely held view that the H225 (and AS332L2) has no future in the offshore oil and gas market after a “perfect storm” of two key factors which grounded the type from civilian operations worldwide.  HeliHub.com estimates 126 H225s and AS332L2s are currently in storage around the world, as well as eight Sikorsky… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Jun-18

Icelandic Coast Guard uses newly-developed technology to locate lost hiker

Icelandic Coast Guard uses newly-developed technology to locate lost hiker

On Wednesday 11th September, the Icelandic Coast Guard successfully found a hiker who was lost near Svínafellsjökull using equipment developed by local tech company Rögg Corporation. The helicopter – Super Puma TF-GNA – was called out at night and arrived on scene in rain with visibility at ground level quoted by local press as five… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Sep-13

Icelandic Coast Guard lease in a Super Puma

Icelandic Coast Guard lease in a Super Puma

On 19 January 2012 the Icelandic Coast Guard signed a 12 month lease on a Eurocopter AS332L1 Super Puma.  The aircraft was delivered ex Stavangar on 1st February from where it was previously operated by Bristow Norway as LN-OBA – it is now registered TF-SYN and is serial number 2384 – and will be used… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Feb-12

07-Jan-12 TF-GNA Eurocopter AS332L1 Est Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland

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07-Jan-12

Zephyr delivers hydraulic rescue hoist ground support to Icelandic Coast Guard

Zephyr delivers hydraulic rescue hoist ground support to Icelandic Coast Guard

Zephyr has delivered its 66th Rescue Hoist Ground Support System powered by electro‐hydraulics to the Icelandic Coast Guard. The Icelandic Coast Guard operates two Super Pumas with a combination of Goodrich hydraulic hoists and a Breeze‐Eastern high speed electric hoist and a 300 lbs electric hoist. The Zephyr rescue hoist ground support equipment can service… Read more »

Source: Zephyr International, 16-May-11

Icelandic Police enforcing traffic violations with Coast Guard helicopter

Source: IceNews, 26-Jul-09

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