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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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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

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
92-0034 s-92a 2006 G-CGMU :
Sikorsky Helicopters N8010S : Sikorsky Feb/Jun 2007; Mar07 on display at Heli-Expo 2007
CHC Scotia G-CGMU : CHC Scotia from Jun07, operated on behalf HM Coast Guard
CHC Ireland EI-ICU : CHC Ireland for Irish Coast Guard from Jul13
Irish Coast Guard EI-ICU : Irish Coast Guard, op by CHC
: at at Shannon
: as /Rescue115 video landing at Galway
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 Jan13-May18
Bristow Norway AS LN-OIE : Bristow Norway from May18
: on the old AIS MMSI at Hammerfest
: Bristow Rescue
92-0171 s-92a 2012 G-MCGD : at Inverness
Sikorsky Helicopters N971E : Sikorsky 2012
Bristow G-MCGD : Bristow from Jun13, for Coast Guard
92-0222 s-92a 2013 G-MCGF : SAR service launched ceremony at Inverness
: pictured (pic1) Scottish Secretary David Mundell with Bristow crew and st+
: Sep 2016: Inverness based, Rescue 951 night landing at ARI.
: still based at Inverness Callsign CoastGuard /Rescue 951
: , MCA operating from Inverness
: 24apr19 as Inverness /Rescue951 pictured (pic2) (pic3) assisting Lochaber +
: departed Inverness being replaced by AW189
Bristow US N222XC : Bristow US from Mar14
Bristow G-MCGF : Bristow from Oct14
92-0235 s-92a 2014 G-MCGI : SAR service launched ceremony at Inverness
: 06apr19 as Inverness /Rescue951 pictured (pic2) assisting the Lochaber m+
: departed Inverness being replaced by AW189
Sikorsky Helicopters N235U : Sikorsky
: 17dec14 flying over the Conowingo dam on the Susquehanna river, Maryland, +
Bristow G-MCGI : Bristow from Dec14
89001 aw189 2014 G-MCGM : new asg at Inverness Sector
: /Rescue151 pictured (pic3) at the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary during its fi+
AgustaWestland UK G-MCGM : AgustaWestland UK Nov14-Jan15, test serial I-EASN
Bristow G-MCGM : Bristow Helicopters from 19jan15
92001 aw189 2014 G-MCGN CG151 : 21:47 hs overhead Cairngorms National Park Alt 2100
AgustaWestland UK G-MCGN : AgustaWestland Dec14-Apr15
Bristow G-MCGN : Bristow Helicopters Apr15-Nov16, for Coast Guard
Bristow G-CJNV : Bristow Nov16-Dec17, new white livery; pictured (pic2) at Norwich
: 06Aug17 Info - to transfer to G-MCGN at end of 2017

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