united kingdom Norwich / Horsham St. Faith

Norwich, England
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1940 to present

52° 40' 32.88'' N - 1° 16' 58.01'' E
2.8nm N of Norwich, Norfolk
ICAO: EGSHIATA: NWI
Elevation: 117 feet


Work began in early 1939 to build the base for the RAF and accelerated as WWII began. It could receive aircraft in 1939 but was officially opened on 1 Jun 1940. The USAAF 319 Bomb Group arrived in Oct 1942 and by Jul 1943, the runways were lengthened and other facilities improved. After 458 Bomb Group left, the station was returned to the RAF in Jul 1945.
Given its relative position to the North Sea, the base saw two Search and Rescue detatchments from the mid-1950s. 275 Squadron D Flight brought its Sycamore HR.14s in Sep 1955 and when it left in Sep 1959, 228 Squadron D Flight reformed with Whirlwind HAR.10s, working from here until Apr 1963. RAF Horsham St.Faith finally closed in 1967.
After a period of club flying the site has been developed, first as Norwich Airport and with the rapid economic growth in East Anglia, now as Norwich International Airport.

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YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
normal: Unit no longer at this base
2016/nowBabcock Mission Critical Services Offshore
2008/nowBE NHV (Norwich)AW139 2015/now
as365 dauphin 2 2008/15
2001/nowEast Anglian Air AmbulanceH145 / EC145T2 2015/now
ec135 2011/15
bo105 2011
bk117 2006/11
bo105 2001/08
1995/11Sterling Helicopters
1993/98KLM/ERAs-76 1993/98
1959/63228 squadronwhirlwind 1959/64
sycamore 1959/60
1955/59275 squadronwhirlwind 1959
sycamore 1953/59
??/16Bond Offshore Helicopterss-92 Helibus 2012/now
AW139 2011/now
super puma/cougar 2001/now
as365 dauphin 2 2001/now


News about this location :

Bristow Celebrating Cygnus First Gas, 06-Feb-17 : Bristow AW189 serving ENGIE E&P UK’s in the Cygnus Field in the Southern North Sea since 2014. Since then they transported 21,967 passengers on 3,927 flights

NHV Takes Delivery of its Fourth AW139, 01-Sep-15 : NHV announced that it has taken delivery of their fourth AW139 intermediate twin helicopter. The newest aircraft will be based in Norwich performing offshore transport missions in the North Sea.

Bond Offshore New Facilities at Norwich, 30-Jun-15 : Bond Offshore Helicopters has officially opened their new passenger facilities at Norwich Airport.

Bristow AW189 Takes to the Skies, 22-Jul-14 : The first commercial flight of the much anticipated new generation AgustaWestland AW189 helicopter took place on July 21, 2014, as Bristow flew eight passengers out to the Cygnus field in the Southern North Sea (SNS).




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By Date | By Serial

DatesOrg/TypeUnit
1989-jul Sterling Helicopters206B-2 Jet RangerG-BNYD
1998-oct Sterling Helicopters206B-3 Jet RangerG-BTHY
2001 UK Air Ambulancesbo105cb-2G-BFYA
2001-jan UK Air Ambulancesbo105dG-EYNL
2004-sep-21 S-76AG-BVKR
2004-oct-20 bo105cb-2G-BFYA
2004-oct-20 bo105dG-EYNL
2004-nov-19 CHC ScotiaS-76CG-SSSC
2004-dec-08 412EPOY-HSR
2005-mar-12 300CG-HFLA
2005-may-28 accidentSterling Helicopters300CG-HFLA
2005-jul-01 S-76AG-BVKR
2005-jul-26 AS355F Ecureuil 2G-LNTY
2005-jul-29 Merlin HM.1ZH846 / 587
2005-dec-08 412EPOY-HSR
2005-dec-13 S-61N Mk.IIG-BGWJ
2006-jan-21 300CBi (269C-1)G-CDOJ
2006-jan-21 S-76CG-SSSC
2006-jan-28 AS355F Ecureuil 2G-BMTC
2006-jan-28 Whirlwind HAR.10XP355
2006-mar-04 AS355F Ecureuil 2G-TOPS
2006-mar-13 S-61N Mk.IIG-BGWJ
2006-jun-08 SA330E PumaXW219
2006-aug-15 EC155B1G-NIVA
2006-sep-11 206B-3 Jet RangerG-BXNS
2006-sep-15 S-61N Mk.IIG-BCLD
2006-oct-17 bo105dG-EYNL
2007-mar-26 EC155B1G-ISSW
2007-jul-17 412EPOY-HSR
2007-jul-31 EC155B1G-ISSV
2007-jul-31 EC155B1G-ISST
2007-aug-13 BK117C-1G-RESC
2008-aug BE NHVAS365N3 Dauphin 2OO-NHX
2008-aug-03 BE NHVAS365N3 Dauphin 2OO-NHX
2008-aug-03 UK Air AmbulancesBK117C-1G-OEMT
2008-aug-03 UK Air AmbulancesBK117C-1G-RESC
2009-mar-08 BristowEC155B1G-ISSV
2009-mar-09 BristowAS332L Super PumaG-TIGJ
2009-apr Sterling HelicoptersAS355F Ecureuil 2G-BMTC
2009-apr Sterling HelicoptersAS355F Ecureuil 2G-TOPS
2009-apr Sterling Helicoptersbo105dG-EYNL
2009-jun-14 BE NHVAS365N3 Dauphin 2OO-NHE
2009-jul-10 AS332L1 Super PumaC-GOSA
2009-aug-02 UK Air AmbulancesBK117C-1G-RESC
2009-sep-17 SaxonairEC120BG-KLNP
2009-oct Sterling Helicopters206B-2 Jet RangerG-BNYD
2010-jul-10 Whirlwind HAR.10XP355
2010-jul-24 Bond Aviation GroupAS365N3 Dauphin 2G-REDH
2010-sep Sterling Helicopters206B-3 Jet RangerG-BXNT
2010-sep Bond Aviation GroupAS365N3 Dauphin 2G-REDG
2010-sep Bond Aviation GroupAS365N3 Dauphin 2G-REDH
2011-jan-09 R44 NewscopterG-PIXX
2011-jan-26 Whirlwind HAR.10XP355
2011-feb Army Air CorpsWAH-64 ApacheZJ181
2011-feb Army Air CorpsWAH-64 ApacheZJ218
2011-apr-15 UK Air AmbulancesEC135T2G-SPHU
2011-may Bond Aviation GroupAW139G-PERA
2011-may Bond Aviation GroupAW139G-PERB
2011-may-06 UK Police ForcesEC135P2+G-SUFK
2011-jul CHC ScotiaAW139G-JEZA
2011-jul CA CHCEC225LPC-GLIS
2011-jul-03 Bond Aviation GroupAW139G-PERB
2011-aug-11 AS350BB EcureuilZJ276
2011-oct-09 BE NHVEC155B1OO-NHJ
2012-mar-21 SaxonairR44 Raven IIG-KLNJ
2012-mar-21 Whirlwind HAR.10XP355
2012-may 206AG-SUET
2012-may CHC ScotiaAW139UP-AW907
2012-may UK Air AmbulancesEC135T1G-CGXK
2012-may Army Air CorpsWAH-64 ApacheZJ172
2012-may Army Air CorpsWAH-64 ApacheZJ185
2012-may-11 AW139G-OAWL
2012-jun DK Bel Air AviationAW139OY-HJL
2012-jun-14 NO Norsk HelikopterserviceAW139LN-OEA
2012-jun-23 Sea King HAR.3XZ599 / P
2012-jul-12 CA Bell Helicopter Canada429C-FTNB
2012-aug-07 SaxonairEC135P2+G-KLNK
2012-aug-08 OY-HSKDK DanCopterEC155B1OY-HSK
2012-aug-12 S-92A9M-AIH
2012-aug-13 SaxonAir HangarBE NHVEC155B1OO-NHP
2012-aug-23 206B-3 Jet RangerG-NORK
2012-sep-14 Aerospeed Ltd206B-3 Jet RangerG-BXDS
2012-sep-27 CHC ScotiaAW139G-SNSB
2012-sep-27 CHC ScotiaAW139G-SNSA
2012-nov-12 Bond Aviation GroupAW139G-VINB
2012-nov-12 UK Air AmbulancesEC135P2G-CGZD
2012-nov-18 EC155B1OY-HJA
2012-dec-05 UK Air AmbulancesBK117C-1G-OEMT
2013-jan-26 EC155B1OY-HJB
2013-jan-30 Aerospeed LtdAB206B-3G-SUEX
2013-feb-07 DK DanCopterEC155B1OY-HSL
2013-feb-14 BE NHVEC155B1OO-NHJ
2013-feb-14 TM Government of TurkmenistanS-92A VVIPEZ-S720
2013-feb-15 Bond Aviation GroupAS365N3 Dauphin 2G-REDG
2013-feb-28 PDG HelicoptersAS355F2 Ecureuil 2 G-NTWK
2013-mar-21 UK Air AmbulancesAW109S GrandG-HEMZ
2013-may-07 206B-2 Jet RangerG-OJPS
2013-may-07 BE NHVAS365N3 Dauphin 2CS-HHR
2013-may-22 Bond Aviation GroupEC135T2+G-GOWF
2013-may-23 Bond Aviation GroupAW139G-VINC
2013-jun-01 AS350B3 EcureuilN353CE
2013-jun-28 EC120BG-UYFI
2013-jul-04 Bond Aviation GroupAW139G-PERA
2013-jul-04 Bond Aviation GroupAW139G-PERD
2013-sep-09 NHV - NorwichBE NHVEC155B1OO-NSH
2013-sep-15 DK DanCopterEC155B1OY-HJJ
2013-sep-30 AS355E TwinStarG-LECA
2013-oct-30 A109a-IIN800WK
2013-nov-07 PT HeliportugalAW139CS-HGU
2013-nov-14 Patriot AviationR44 RavenG-OBSM
2013-nov-14 BristowS-76CG-CGOU
2013-nov-17 AW109E PowerG-WOFM
2013-dec-19 J C Bamford Excavators Ltd.S-76CM-JCBA
2014-jan-16 BristowS-61N Mk.IIG-BIMU
2014-jan-18 Norwich Fuel stopNational RailAS355F2 Ecureuil 2 G-NLSE
2014-feb-06 BristowS-61N Mk.IIG-BPWB
2014-may-25 storedBristowS-61N Mk.IIG-BIMU
2014-may-25 storedBristowS-61N Mk.IIG-BPWB
2014-jun storedBristowAS332L Super PumaG-TIGE
2014-jun storedBristowAS332L Super PumaG-BRXU
2014-jul-01 BristowAS332L Super PumaG-BMCX
2014-jul-01 Bond Aviation GroupAW139G-PERD
2014-jul-01 DK DanCopterEC155B1OY-HJJ
2014-jul-03 EC120BG-ISSY
2014-jul-15 AW109S GrandG-FRZN
2014-jul-21 BristowAW189G-OENA
2014-sep-09 National Grid206B-3 Jet RangerG-BXNT
2014-sep-09 DK DanCopterEC155B1OY-HJB
2014-sep-23 BristowAW189G-OENB
2014-dec-18 AS350B2 EcureuilG-OGUN
2014-dec-18 Bond Aviation GroupAW139G-VINJ
2014-dec-19 HM CoastguardAW139G-CIJX
2014-dec-19 DK DanCopterEC155B1OY-HJB
2015-jan-19 AW189G-OENA
2015-feb-02 HM CoastguardS-92AG-MCGE
2015-feb-17 BristowAS332L Super PumaG-TIGE
2015-feb-17 HM CoastguardAW139G-CIJX
2015-feb-17 BristowAW189G-OENB
2015-feb-17 HM CoastguardAW189G-MCGM
2015-feb-17 BristowEC225LPG-ZZSE
2015-mar-12 HM CoastguardAW189G-MCGM
2015-mar-24 DK DanCopterEC155B1OY-HJA
2015-mar-25 Bond Aviation GroupAW139G-VINJ
2015-mar-25 NL Heli HollandEC155B1PH-HHO
2015-mar-25 Patriot AviationR44 RavenG-OBSM
2015-mar-27 Departing on truckBristowAS332L Super PumaG-TIGE
2015-mar-27 Departing on truckBristowAS332L Super PumaG-BMCX
2015-mar-27 Departing on truckbo105dG-EYNL
2015-apr Departing on truckbo105cb-2G-BFYA
2015-jun-04 BristowAW189G-MCGP
2015-jun-10 HM CoastguardAW139G-CILN
2015-jun-10 BristowAW139G-CILP
2015-jun-23 EC130B4ZK-IGM
2015-aug-26 BE NHVAW139OO-NSN
2015-aug-28 UK Air AmbulancesEC135T2+G-HEMN
2015-oct-21 BE NHVAW139OO-NSN
2015-nov-06 AW139G-SNSF
2015-nov-12 EC155B1OO-NHT
2015-nov-23 Army Air CorpsLynx AH9ZG918
2015-dec-19 AW139G-CIJW
2015-dec-29 AW139G-CIPX
2015-dec-30 BristowH225 / EC225LPG-ZZSM
2016-jan-20 AW139G-SNSF
2016-feb-22 AW139G-CIPW
2016-feb-27 UK Air AmbulancesH145 / EC145T2G-RESU
2016-mar-22 CHC ScotiaAW139G-JEZA
2016-mar-22 BE NHVAW139OO-NSN
2016-mar-22 UK Air AmbulancesEC135T1G-KRNW
2016-mar-25 AW139G-CIPX
2016-apr-12 BristowH225 / EC225LPG-ZZSL
2016-jun-11 Capital Air Services LtdEC135T2+G-HOLM
2016-jun-13 AW139G-JEZA
2016-aug-02 Babcock InternationalAW139G-MCSD
2016-aug-02 Babcock InternationalAW139G-MCSC
2016-sep-30 IT AgustaWestland ItalyAW189I-LCIB
2016-oct-26 CHC ScotiaAW139G-SNSF
2017-jan-03 BristowAW189G-CJNV
2017-jan-24 CHC ScotiaAW139G-SNSH
2017-jan-24 BE NHVEC155B1OO-NHJ
2017-mar-23 AW109SP GrandNewG-MUZZ
2017-apr-03 CHC ScotiaAW139G-SNSK
2017-apr-03 National GridR44 Clipper IIG-NESH
2017-may-23 CHC ScotiaAW139G-SNSK
2017-may-23 UK Air AmbulancesEC135T2+G-DORS


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