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Building for 2015 Bristow SAR contract began in Mar 2014. SAR service commenced from 1 Apr 2015 with S-92
On May 2019, AW189 helicopters will replace S-92 at Inverness as detailed in the original contract. The new callsign will be Rescue 151 and Rescue 152 opposed to 951 / 952. The outgoing S-92 will head to Sumburgh to replace those ones based there which are Gap SAR aircraft

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Inverness Marks 500 Missions in 18 Months, 09-Nov-16 : HM Coastguard S-92 helicopter base in Inverness, operated by Bristow, completed 500th mission since launch on 1 April 2015

Inverness UK SAR Helicopter Service Launched, 17-Mar-15 : The launch of the Inverness civilian UK search and rescue (SAR) helicopter service was marked today (Tuesday 17 March) in a ceremony held at the new SAR base at Inverness Airport.


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C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
92-0166 s-92a 2011 G-MCGA : Feb13 Based at Inverness airport for line training before delivery to Sumb+
Sikorsky Helicopters N166J : Sikorsky 2011
Bristow G-MCGA : Bristow from Jan13, Aberdeen
92-0171 s-92a 2012 G-MCGD : 30sep16 at Inverness
Sikorsky Helicopters N971E : Sikorsky 2012
Bristow G-MCGD : Bristow from Jun13, for Coast Guard
92-0222 s-92a 2013 G-MCGF : 17mar15 SAR service launched ceremony at Inverness
: 25aug15 pictured Scottish Secretary David Mundell with Bristow crew and st+
: Nov18 still based at Inverness Callsign CoastGuard /Rescue 951
: 09apr19, MCA operating from Inverness
Bristow US N222XC : Bristow US from Mar14
Bristow G-MCGF : Bristow from Oct14
92-0235 s-92a 2014 G-MCGI : 17mar15 SAR service launched ceremony at Inverness
: 06apr19 as Inverness /Rescue951 pictured (pic2) assisting the Lochaber m+
Sikorsky Helicopters N235U : Sikorsky
Bristow G-MCGI : Bristow from Dec14

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