Porth, Newquay, Cornwall. UK
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Search and Rescue - Newquay SAR Base

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Newquay Airport - Search and Rescue Base

A new era for the UKs search and rescue (SAR) helicopter operations began January 1, 2016, when the Newquay SAR base commenced operations, bringing military involvement to an end from RNAS Culdrose. Bristow Helicopters Ltd is operating the search and rescue helicopter service for the UK on behalf of HM Coastguard.

The UK limited company was awarded the ten-year UK SAR contract by the Department for Transport in March 2013, representing a 1.9bn Pound investment by the Government in the UKs search and rescue helicopter service.

By 2017 the service will be delivered from ten bases in all, strategically located close to areas of high SAR incident rates.

Newquay SAR Base

Sikorsky S-92, Some Facts

Sikorsky S-92 The S-92 helicopter is the most advanced aircraft in Sikorsky's
civil product line, with the necessary speed, capacity and operational
range to meet the needs of the UK search and rescue environment.
Bristows S-92 SAR aircraft are certified for night vision goggles (NVG).
  • Air Speed: 145 knots
  • Flight crew: 4
  • Capacity: 21 persons or as required
  • Endurance: over 4 hours
  • Twin hoist
  • Comprehensive medical suite
  • Icing protection

  • There are 2 S-92 helicopters based at Newquay
  • Search and Rescue Helicopters
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