1990 to 2018

RAAF Rescue service operated under contract of Lloyd Helicopters / CHC

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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


YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
2006/19CHC Helicopters Australia
RAAF Rescue Service
YE Falaise
Darwin Intl
East Sale

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760122 s-76a 1980     VH-HRP: RAAF Rescue, op by Lloyd
- N176CH: to VH-HRP

Lloyd Helicopters VH-HRP: LLoyd Australia from May88

CHC Helicopters Australia VH-HRP: CHC Australia from Aug05

Kestrel Aviation VH-HRP: Kestrel Aviation from Aug19
760089 s-76a 1980     VH-LAH: asg RAAF Rescue, op by Lloyd/CHC
Royal Jordanian Air Force 725: RJAF, test serial N1547U

- VH-LAH: Australia from May93; conv to S-76A+

CHC Helicopters Australia VH-LAH: CHC Helicopters Australia from Aug05

Lloyd Helicopters VH-LAH: Lloyd Helicopters Australia from Oct14, op by CHC

Kestrel Aviation VH-LAH: Kestrel Aviation from Aug19
760103 s-76a 1980     VH-LAI: RAAF rescue, op by Lloyd
Royal Jordanian Air Force 727: RJAF ABLE-7, to VH-LAI

Lloyd Helicopters VH-LAI: Lloyd Australia, first reg May93

CHC Helicopters Australia VH-LAI: CHC Australia from Aug05; Feb19 still

Kestrel Aviation VH-LAI: Kestel Aviation from Aug19
760300 s-76a 1990     VH-LHN: RAAF Rescue Helicopter op by Lloyd/CHC; Apr10 pictured (pic1+
Hong Kong Government B-HZE: HKG-18. ex VR-HZE. to VH-LHN

Lloyd Helicopters VH-LHN: Lloyd Australia from May03

CHC Helicopters Australia VH-LHN: CHC Australia from Feb05, RAAF

Kestrel Aviation VH-LHN: Kestrel Aviation from Sep19
760105 s-76a 1980     VH-LHY: RAAF Rescue, op by Lloyd; 02nov02 pictured at Chidlow, Weste+
Royal Jordanian Air Force 729: RJAF ABLE-9; to civ VH-LHY

Lloyd Helicopters VH-LHY: Lloyd Australia from Dec92

CHC Helicopters Australia VH-LHY: CHC Australia from Aug05

Kestrel Aviation VH-LHY: Kestrel Aviation from Aug19
760113 s-76a 1980     VH-LHZ: RAAF Rescue, op by Lloyd
Royal Jordanian Air Force 732: RJAF, VH-LHZ

Lloyd Helicopters VH-LHZ: Lloyd Australia, first reg Jan93

CHC Helicopters Australia VH-LHZ: CHC Australia from Aug05

Kestrel Aviation VH-LHZ: Kestrel Aviation from Aug19