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    1564 (Tactical Support) Flight UK Royal Air Force - 83 to 16
    78 Squadron UK Royal Air Force - 87 to 07






    News of BFSAI


    AW189 Starts SAR for UK MoD in South Atlantic, 01-Apr-16 : AW189 and S-61N from AAR, BIH and Air Rescue Systems (ARS) commenced Search and Rescue (SAR) and Support Helicopter (SH) services to the British Forces South Atlantic Islands (BFSAI) operations.

    AAR 10-year SAR contract in Falklands/Malvinas, 19-Jan-15 : AAR Corp and BIH gets 10-year UK Ministry of Defence Search and Rescue and Support contract for the Falkland/Malvinas Islands with AW189 and S-61 helicopters from April 2016 valued $275 million



    Locations


    YearsLocationICAO/FAA
    RAF Mount PleasantEGYP
    SH WideawakeFHAW



    Models

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    In this unit


    Dates
    2011-jun-23UKHMS Protector(A173)to replace the damaged HMS Endurance as Antarctic & Ice Patrol Ship. Leased from GC Rieber Shipping for an initial period of three years, with an option to extend lease for further 2 years.
    2007-aug-202018-octUKHMS Clyde(P257)departed HMNB Portsmouth to become Falkland Islands Patrol ship, relieving HMS Dumbarton Castle, and replacing the Castle class vessels in this role.
    1992-decUKHMS Endurance (1992)(A171)

    BFSAI List of helicopters

    Help Us

    C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
    UK Royal Air Force
    wa 859 har.3 1978 XZ593 : at Mount Pleasant. Donated to the Falkland Islands Museum and National T+
    wa 949 har.3 ZE370 : at Mount Pleasant
    UK British International Helicopters
    61-269 S-61N 1965 G-ATBJ : in the Falkland Islands with Brintel. Working under contract for the MOD m+
    89004 aw189 2015 G-FSAR ORCA1 :
    89003 aw189 2015 G-SAAR :



    Operations


    DatesOperation
    14-jun-82 Atlantic Patrol Task (South)