2018 to present


Royal Australian Air Force AW139

Entered service in 2019 replacing the S-76 as RAAF / RAN / Army support helicopter operated under contract by CHC Rescue Service

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CHC Australia AW139 Ready for Rescue Service, 27-Feb-19 : Avalon 2019 The six AW139 helicopters operated by CHC under contract of the Australian DoD for rescue services for RAAF, RAN and Army are now operational

CHC Renewed SAR Service with RAAF, 16-Apr-18 : CHC signed 30-month contract continuation with Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) to provide search and rescue at five bases replacing current six S-76 with AW139. CHC also provides SAR to Army and Navy


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2019/    CHC Helicopters Australia
RAAF Rescue Service
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31610     VH-NVE: May17 pictured (pic1) asg SAR services for RAN Nowra
Atlantic Aviation : Atlantic Aviation Nigeria Jul15, test serial I-RAIN; Co+

CHC Scotia G-SARE: CHC Scotia Sep15-Apr17, for HM Coast Guard

Her Majesty’s Coastguard G-SARE: HM Coast Guard 2015-2016, op by CHC

CHC Helicopters Australia VH-NVE: CHC Helicopters Australia from 28Apr17
31114 2007     VH-SYJ: operating for RAAF Search and Rescue from RAAF Amberley by J+
CHC Helicopters Australia VH-SYJ: CHC Australia Dec07; Ambulance Service of New South Wal+

Australia Air Ambulances VH-SYJ: Ambulance NSW Rescue 26, op by CHC at Wollongong by 20+
31126 2008     VH-SYV: operating for RAAF Search and Rescue
CHC Helicopters Australia VH-SYV: CHC Australia; Ambulance Service of New South Wales

Australia Air Ambulances VH-SYV: Ambulance NSW, op by CHC

09jul13 pictured (pic1) at Bankstown Airport.

as /Rescue 23 at Bankstown by 2014
31155 2009     VH-SYZ: Oct18 operating for RAAF Search and Rescue from RAAF Base Ea+
CHC Helicopters Australia VH-SYZ: CHC Australia from Mar11; Ambulance Service of New Sout+

Australia Air Ambulances VH-SYZ: Ambulance NSW Rescue 24, Bankstown op by CHC; 24dec11 a+

13jul12 pictured (pic1) at Wagga Wagga Base Hospital he+

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