agustawestland eh.101

in united kingdom Fleet Air Arm


Del'd: 44 - 1998 to present






eh.101 Fleet Air Arm


History of this Model in this Organisation:


1998 - 44 HM.1 Merlin
2012 - 30 to be upgraded as HM.2
2014 - ex RAF HC.3 for the Royal Marine Commando, during retirement of Sea King HC.4/HC.6 fleet.
2016 - Mk.4 variant for the Royal Marines Commando (MLSP)



eh.101 Fleet Air Arm



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News about this Model in this Organisation:

Ten year for Royal Navy Merlin, 29-Sep-11 : The Navy’s largest and most powerful helicopter is celebrating ten years on the front line – as aircrew at Culdrose have been given a chance to glimpse into the future of the Merlin.

AgustaWestland Signs Contract for the Second Five Year Period of the IMOS Contract, 17-Jan-11 : AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) covering the second five year period of the 25-year Integrated Merlin Operational Support (IMOS) contract. The contract for the period 2011 to 2016 is valued at approximately £570 million. The IMOS contract provides a comprehensive availability based support package for the UK MoD's fleet of AW101 Merlin helicopters operated by the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force. The contract includes payments for achieved flying hours and incentivisation arrangements associated with delivering agreed levels of aircraft serviceability, operational fleet aircraft numbers and Royal Navy AW101 Merlin Training System availability.

Royal Navy EH-101 Merlin trials, 24-May-00 : The Royal Navy's new EH101 Merlin Mk1 helicopter has returned from its latest series of trials having demonstrated once again that it is the most advanced system of its kind in the world today.

EH-101 demonstates SAR & Rescue credentials, 12-May-00 : Yeovil, UK - A civil utility variant of the Anglo-Italian EH101 helicopter has completed a 945 nautical mile (1750 km) simulated search and rescue (SAR) mission lasting more than eight hours.

Merlin deliveries reach the halfway mark, 27-Mar-00 : Yeovil, UK - Deliveries of the Royal Navy's newest aircraft have reached the halfway mark with the delivery of the 22nd (RN22) production model of the EH101 Merlin Anti-submarine Warfare (ASW) helicopter.


Units with this Model in this Organisation:

YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
2015814 NAS RNAS Culdrose
2014/now829 squadron RNAS Culdrose
2013/now824 NAS RNAS Culdrose
2013/now820 NAS RNAS Culdrose
2004/14829 squadron RNAS Culdrose
2003/13820 NAS RNAS Culdrose
2001/14814 NAS RNAS Culdrose
2000/13824 NAS RNAS Culdrose
1998/01700 NASRNAS Culdrose

Aircraft Platform:

Classes
CVS Invincible class
H Argus class
DDG Type 45 Daring class
FF Type 22 (Batch 3) Cornwall class
FF Type 23 Duke class
FS Modified River class
L Albion class
AO Fort I class (1978)
AO Fort II class (1992)
AO Wave class

Roles of this Model in this Organisation:

Roles
anti-submarine
escort ship-based helicopter
maritime patrol


Construction Numbers of this Model in this Organisation: Help Us    

C/NModBuiltID     In this OrganisationIn other Org

    50001 1987     ZF641: RN type:HM1; 2010 i/a for SFDO./641 at EGDR
Westland PP1: First british development aircraft first flight 9 Oct 1+
    50005 1989     ZF649: 2006 pictured at HMS Sultan/Gosport
Westland PP5: Westland, f/f 24oct89

First standard Naval Merlin used in sea trails on HMS N+
    50011 hm.1     ZH821: hm.2 50011/RN01. Yeovil AgustaWestland; conv to HM.2
    50013 hm.1     ZH822: 50013/RN02
Mar13 stored at RAF Shawbury
    50017 hm.1     ZH823: 50017/RN03
Mar13 stored at RAF Shawbury
    50021 hm.1     ZH824: 50021/RN04. 829 sqd
    50025 hm.1     ZH825: 50025/RN05
Mar13 stored at RAF Shawbury
    50029 hm.1 1998     ZH826: RN; 24+25jul99 700Sqn. Fairford air show
hm.2 50029/RN06; first airframe to go through the HM.2 upgrade pr+
Ministry of Defence (MoD) ZH826: detached from Boscombe Down to conduct Merlin HM.2 firs+
    50037 hm.1     ZH827: 50037/RN07; pictured during RNAS Culdrose Air Day 2008 with +
    50040 hm.1 1998     ZH828: RN from 1999 50040/RN08 in 2004 /CU-013 820Sqn. ; 2006 /CU-0+
20dec13 pictured (pic1) at Yeovil
hm.2 conv to HM.2 type
07sep14 pictured as /88 (pic2) during Air Waves at Portrush
    50043 hm.1     ZH829: 50043/RN09; 829 sqn; conv to HM.2
    50051 hm.1     ZH830: 50051/RN10
    50053 hm.1 1999     ZH831: RN 50053/RN11; 2007 /14 820Sqn. ; 2008 /14 814Sqn. ; 2009 /1+
ff 04 Feb 1999, dd 11 Mar 1999, to CU, 700(M)Sq/541 by Oct 1+
QinetiQ ZH831: by Sep 2014, fitted with dual Crowsnest ASaC sensors fr+
    50057 hm.1     ZH832: 03+04 July 2010 829Sqn. on board HMS Richmond (F239). Partic+
50057/RN12; Jul10 pictured departing from Pool of London on +
hm.2 Apr13 HM.2 type 824 Sqn /(5)85
QinetiQ ZH832: 23jul02 QinetiQ
    50061 hm.1 1997     ZH833: 50061/RN13 f/f 03jun99, d/d 06jul99
18jul00 pictured (top) at RNAS Culdrose
2004 asg 829 NAS HQ
12nov13 pictured (bot) at Yeovil
    50065 hm.1 1999     ZH834: 50065/RN14 d/d 2002. 2009 /86 824Sqn.
hm.2 May13 HM.2 type 824 Sqn
    50067 hm.1     ZH835: 50067/RN15. 814 sqd
24jul13 pictured at RNAS Culdrose
    50072 hm.1     ZH836: 50072/RN16. 824 sqd
11jul14 pictured at RIAT 2014
    50074 hm.1     ZH837: 50074/RN17; 30jul09 pictured at RNAS Culdrose as 829 NAS/Kin+
RN; 2011 829Sqn./503
    50077 hm.1     ZH838: 50077/RN18; 20sep09 pictured (top) at Leopoldsburg-Beverlo a+
20jul11 as /86 of 824 NAS at RNAS Culdrose Air Day
05jul13 pictured (bot) at RAF Waddington
16-24jun14 814Sqn./70 Nato Tiger Meet 2014
    50081 hm.1 1999     ZH839: RN 50081/RN19 d/d 2000.; 2009 824Sqn./83
24jul13 pictured at RNAS Culdrose
    50085 hm.1     ZH840: 50085/RN20. 2006/09 Royal Navy/NL-38 829Sqn.
2010 pictured as /81 at RNAS Culdrose Air Day
    50087 hm.1 1999     ZH841: RN 50087/RN21; 824 sqn.; 2004 820Sqn./CU-012; 2011 829Sqn./5+
19jul11 pictured (top) as /502 of 829 NAS at RNAS Culdrose
noted as 829NAS /502 aboard HMS Sutherland, while departing +
10mar13 pictured (bot) as 829Sqn /501 embarked HMS St Albans+
    50091 hm.1     ZH842: RN 50091/RN22
18jul00 pictured at RNAS Culdrose
2009 824Sqn /CU-88
    50093 hm.1     ZH843: 50093/RN23; Royal Navy 814 sqn
hm.2 Feb.2012 at Yeovil on conversion to HM2 type
    50101 hm.1 1999     ZH844: 50101/RN24. Crashed on an 824 NAS Observer instructor traini+
this aircraft did not crash at RNAS Culdrose, this one ditch+
w/o 27 Oct 2000 off Raasay while conducting sonar trials wit+
2008 wreck at FSAIU (Yeovilton)
    50105 hm.1     ZH845: 50105/RN25. 814 sqn
    50109 hm.1     ZH846: 50109/RN26; 2008 pictured (top) as 829 NAS during RNAS Culdr+
10sep13 pictured (bot) on HMS Defender at HMNB Devonport, P+
    50111 hm.1     ZH847: 50111/RN27. 2009 /13 824Sqn.
    50116 hm.1     ZH848: 50116/RN28. 820 sqn. ; 2004 /LA-457 824Sqn.
    50118 hm.1     ZH849: 50118/RN29
    50125 hm.1     ZH850: 50125/RN30; 19jul11 pictured (top) as /12 at RNAS Culdrose A+
hm.2 Apr13 HM.2 type 824 Sqn /(5)80
05jul13 pictured (bot) at RAF Waddington
24jul13 as 824NAS /80 picture at RNAS Culdrose
    50127 hm.1     ZH851: 50127/RN31; 19jul11 pictured as /13 of 820 NAS at RNAS Culdr+
    50131 hm.1     ZH852: 50131/RN32. 829 sqn. ; IN 2004 /CU-583 824Sqn.
Feb.2012 on HMS Somerset (F82) in Malta
08jul12 pictured as 824Sqn /82 at RIAT air show
    50135 hm.1     ZH853: 50135/RN33. 814 sqn
hm.2 Apr13 HM.2 type 824 Sqn /(5)83
    50139 hm.1     ZH854: 50139/RN34. 814 sqn. ; 2003 /CU-580 824Sqn. ; 2004 /CU-580 8+
10jul10 pictured as /84 Gawaine of 824nas during RNAS Yeovil+
    50143 hm.1     ZH855: 50143/RN35; 02jul11 pictured as 824nas/83 at RAF Waddington
16-24jun14 814Sqn./68 Nato Tiger Meet 2014
    50147 hm.1     ZH856: 50147/RN36 Royal Navy HM1; May 2011 pictured (top) at Southe+
26apr12 Falmouth exercise
hm.2 conv HM.2 type; 11-13jul14 pictured (bot) on static display +
    50151 hm.1     ZH857: 50151/RN37
    50155 hm.1 2000     ZH858: 50155/RN38; RN allocated to 829 Monmouth Flight 2002 - April+
829 NAS Northumberland Flt embarked HMS Northumberland Oct 2+
2011 829 Sqn /38
18apr11 pictured (top) as /538 at RNAS Culdrose
27jul12 pictured (bot) as /83 at Falmouth, Cornwall
    50159 hm.1     ZH859: 50159/RN39, 824 Sqn /854; w/o 30mar04 crashed at RNAS Culdro+
    50164 hm.1     ZH860: 50164/RN40. 829 sqn; 16may11 pictured at NATO Tiger Meet (n+
    50168 hm.1     ZH861: RN 50168/RN41.; 2003 824Sqn.; 2009 824Sqn./84
21jul13 pictured (top) at RIAT 2013 RAF Fairford
24jul13 pictured (top) as 829 NAS /10-NL at RNAS Culdrose
    50171 hm.1     ZH862: RN 50171/RN42.; 2003 824Sqn.; 2004 820Sqn./CU-010
17jul10 pictured at the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT+
hm.2 Apr13 HM.2 type 824 Sqn /(5)82
    50175 hm.1     ZH863: 50175/RN43; 20mar12 pictured on HMS St Albans in the Pool of+
RN; 2011 829Sqn.
    50179 hm.1     ZH864: RN 50179/RN44.; 2003 824Sqn.; 2004 820Sqn./CU-011
19jul11 pictured as 820 Sqn /17 being towed at RNAS Culdrose
May12 as 820 Sqd /17 at RNAS Yeovilton
    46 C/N found in this Organisation


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