sikorsky s-92 Helibus

in united kingdom HM Coastguard


2007 to present





History of this Model in this Organisation:


From 2007 operated by CHC Scotia four new-build S-92As used in search and rescue duties from Stornoway and Sumburgh. Since 2013 northern bases switched to Bristow whilst Portland and Lee-on-Solent continue under CHC.



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Bristow unveils first S-92 for UK GAP SAR, 01-Feb-13 : The first of four Sikorsky S-92 helicopters that will service the U.K. GAP SAR contract starting later this year is nearly finished and on track to begin training flights in February. It’s a state-of-the-art aircraft that will enable Bristow to provide unprecedented search and rescue capabilities.

Bristow awarded UK SAR contract 2013-2017, 08-Feb-12 : HOUSTON -- Bristow Group Inc., a leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, announced today that The Department for Transport in the U.K. has awarded Bristow Helicopters Ltd. the contract to provide Search and Rescue (SAR) services in the North of Scotland.

UK Soteria to provide SAR for the next 25 years, 09-Feb-10 : STRATFORD, Connecticut, USA - Sikorsky Search and Rescue (SAR) S-92® helicopters are expected to provide turnkey helicopter services in the United Kingdom well into the 21st century as the Ministry of Defence and Department of Transport today announced the selection of the Soteria Consortium as the preferred bidder to provide the harmonized Search and Rescue Helicopter (SAR-H) service. Sikorsky Aircraft, which manufactures the S-92 helicopter, is a member of the Soteria team, along with CHC, Thales and the Royal Bank of Scotland. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. All of the parties will now enter into negotiations of contracts which are expected to lead to the final selection of Soteria to provide the SAR-H services.

HM Coast Guard S-92 achieves 1,000 Flight hours, 16-Jun-09 : Paris, France - A Search and Rescue (SAR) S-92® helicopter operating in the United Kingdom has reached the operational milestone of 1,000 flight hours as the SAR services provided by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and under the operation of CHC Helicopter Corp. continue to operate at availability levels of 98 percent. The S-92 helicopter is manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.

First S-92 for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, 02-Mar-07 : ORLANDO, Florida - In a ceremony resembling a movie scene, Sikorsky Aircraft generated fog, the sounds of a storm at sea and flashes of lightning to unveil the first S-92TM helicopter by Sikorsky dedicated to Search and Rescue at the world's largest helicopter gathering, Heli-Expo. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.

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Units with this Model in this Organisation:

YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
2007/nowstornoway district Stornoway
2007/nowshetland district Sumburgh


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Construction Numbers of this Model in this Organisation: Help Us    

C/NModBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    92-0034 s-92a 2006     G-CGMU: Operated for HM Coastguard by CHC Scotia
CHC Scotia G-CGMU: CHC Scotia from Jun07, Sikorsky serial N8010S; operated+

CHC Ireland EI-ICU: CHC Ireland for Irish Coast Guard from Jul13

Irish Coast Guard EI-ICU: Irish Coast Guard, op by CHC
    92-0051 s-92a 2007     G-CGOC: Operated for HM Coastguard by CHC Scotia
CHC Scotia G-CGOC: CHC Scotia from Nov07, Sikorsky serial N45165; operated+

CHC Ireland EI-ICR: CHC Ireland 2013, for Irish Coast Guard

Irish Coast Guard EI-ICR: Irish Coast Guard, Operated by CHC Ireland
    92-0166 s-92a 2011     G-MCGA: HM Coastguard Jan13, operated by Bristow, Sumburgh/Stornoway
Feb13 Based at Inverness airport for line training before de+
Sikorsky Helicopters N166J: Sikorsky 2011

Bristow G-MCGA: Bristow from Jan13, Aberdeen
    92-0167 s-92a 2011     G-MCGB: HM Coastguard from Feb13, Bristow
Sikorsky Helicopters N167G: Sikorsky 2011

Bristow G-MCGB: Bristow from Feb13, GAP SAR contract. d/d 23feb13 Aberd+
    92-0169 s-92a 2011     G-MCGC: HM Coast Guard op by Bristow; 12apr13 pictured (top) at Aber+
14apr14 pictured (bot) incoming to home base at Sumburgh
Sikorsky Helicopters N169F: Sikorsky 2011

Bristow G-MCGC: Bristow from Apr13
    92-0045 s-92a 2006     G-SARB: Operated for HM Coastguard by CHC Scotia; 2010 Isle of Lewis+
CHC Scotia G-SARB: CHC Scotia from Sep07, Sikorsky serial N80562 operated +

CHC Ireland EI-ICA: CHC Ireland 2013, for Irish Coast Guard

Irish Coast Guard EI-ICA: Irish Coast Guard, Operated by CHC Ireland
    92-0052 s-92a 2006     G-SARC: HM Coastguard operated by CHC Scotia; 11dec12 an Unst Shetla+
CHC Scotia G-SARC: CHC Scotia from Nov07, Sikorsky serial N45168; operated+

CHC Ireland EI-ICD: CHC Ireland 2013, for Irish Coast Guard

Irish Coast Guard EI-ICD: Irish Coast Guard, Operated by CHC Ireland
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