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Bristow Testing SAR Drone at Caernarfon, 02-Mar-20 : #drones Bristow, provider of helicopter search and rescue (SAR) services in the UK on behalf the HM Coastguard, is carrying out UK’s first unmanned SAR aircraft trial by operating the Schiebel Camcopter S-100 drone from Caernarfon Airport in Wales to fully evaluate its capabilities

1,000th Mission for Bristow SAR Sumburgh, 21-Feb-20 : #Sumburgh HM Coastguard Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopter base at Sumburgh in the Shetland Islands, Scotland completed its 1,000 mission since operated by the civilian service (Bristow) from 2013

Glossop Mountain Rescue Team, 07-Jul-19 : #MountainRescue The Glossop Mountain Rescue Team at Glossop, Derbyshire, England completed training with the HM Coast Guard’ S-92 helicopter

1700 Landings for Derriford Hospital in Four Years, 04-Jul-19 : #Derriford Plymouth Derriford Hospital’ Helipad, donated by the HELP Appeal, marks 1700 helicopter landings since opened in June 2015. That’s around eight landings per week

890 Helicopter Landings for St Mary’s Isle Of Wight, 30-Jun-19 : #StMary Opened in 2013, St Mary’s Hospital received 897 helicopter landings by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, HM Coastguard and other life-saving services

Stornoway Coastguard Base’s 30th Anniversary, 12-Jun-19 : #Stornoway HM Coastguard’s Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopter team on the Western Isles celebrated more than three decades of service at their newly-renovated base in Stornoway operated by Bristow on behalf the Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Coastguard Inverness Switched to AW189, 01-May-19 : #Inverness HM Coastguard UKSAR base at Inverness, Scotland operated by Bristow received two AW189 to replace the S-92 which have been in use since 2015

Glider Pilot Rescued by Solent’ AW189, 04-Feb-19 : #Glider A HM Coastguard’ AW189 from Solent rescued a a glider pilot after crashing into trees on the South Downs, Sussex

AW189 Enters Service at UK SAR St Athan, 27-Sep-18 : #AW189 HM Coastguard station St Athan, operated by a Bristow team of 20 in south Wales, received two AW189 helicopters to replace the current AW139. Is the fourth UK SAR base to fly this model

Sikorsky Honors HM Coastguard, 18-Jul-18 : FIA 2018 Sikorsky celebrated 35 years of partnership with the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA). HM Coastguard began using the S-61 in 1983. Nowadays flies 12 S-92

UK SAR New Coastguard Facility Opens at Lydd, 12-Jul-18 : #coastguard HM Coastguard officially opened the new base at Lydd, Kent. Equipped with AW189 operated by Bristow

QEUH Glasgow Hospital has 692 Landings in 3 Years, 06-Jun-18 : #helipad #hospital The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital’s (QEUH) helipad in Glasgow has seen 692 landings over the past three years by the Scottish Air Ambulance and HM Coastguard

Humberside Medevac Woman from Cruise Ship, 16-Mar-18 : The HM Coastguard search and rescue S-92 based at Humberside, operated by Bristow, completed a challenging rescue in high seas 43nm off the Northumberland coast

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