1983 to present

united kingdom Shetland District

HM Coastguard

Provides 24 hour SAR coverage for the UK SRR Shetland District at 15 minutes readiness. Following award of 2013 Bristow GAP SAR contract, the SAR service handed over from CHC to Bristow, in preparation for transition into the full 2015 contract arrangements with a pair of S-92 from 2017.

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1,000th Mission for Bristow SAR Sumburgh

1,000th Mission for Bristow SAR Sumburgh

21-Feb-20 - 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 #Sumburgh
Bristow Sumburgh SAR Completes 500 mission

Bristow Sumburgh SAR Completes 500 mission

16-Dec-16 - HM Coastguard search and rescue (SAR) helicopter service of Sumburgh, in Shetland off the Scottish coast, passed the 500 missions milestone since operated by Bristow from July 2013
Bristow SAR Third Anniversary in Northern Scotland

Bristow SAR Third Anniversary in Northern Scotland

29-Jul-16 - Bristow’s Gap SAR search and rescue contract celebrates third anniversary from Sumburgh and Stornoway in Northern Scotland with more than 900 missions with the S-92 helicopters
UK Sumburgh SAR 335 Taskings in First Two Years

UK Sumburgh SAR 335 Taskings in First Two Years

09-Sep-15 - HM Coast Guard Sumburgh search and rescue (SAR) helicopter base responded to 335 taskings in the first two years under Bristow operation.
Bristow UK SAR Bases  with Airbox Panda

Bristow UK SAR Bases with Airbox Panda

13-May-15 - Bristow Helicopters will use Airbox Panda mission visualisation platform at SAR bases in Sumburgh and Stornoway enabling safe flight and route planning and execution
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1985-    SumburghEGPB

helicopter   Models

Years Models
2007-    S-92
1983/08 S-61 H-3

Shetland District List of helicopters

C/N VersionBuiltIn this Org In other Org
61-737 s61n.mk2 1974 G-BCLC : HM Coastguard, op by Bristow; based at Sumburgh in the Shetland Islands
Bristow G-BCLC
Sky Cats Puma Corp N502SC
Construction Helicopters Inc N502SC
61-765 s61n.mk2 1976 G-BDOC : Bristow owned and operated G-BDOC was assigned to Sumburgh in Jan 1985, as+
: Owned and maintained by Bristow Helicopters on behalf of HM Coastguard. In+
Bristow G-BDOC
US Department of State N426GE
EP Aviation N765AW
- N765AW
92-0166 s-92a 2011 G-MCGA : HM Coastguard Jan13, operated by Bristow, Sumburgh/Stornoway, pictured (pi+
: Feb13 Based at Inverness airport for line training before delivery to Sumb+
: Originally purchased for the 'Gap' SAR contract (North) and was at Sumburg+
Sikorsky Helicopters N166J
Bristow G-MCGA
Bristow Norway AS LN-OIE
92-0167 s-92a 2011 G-MCGB : Originally purchased for 'Gap' SAR contract. Deployed at the Sumburgh SAR +
Sikorsky Helicopters N167G
Bristow G-MCGB

Helikopter Service LN-OQX
92-0169 s-92a 2011 G-MCGC : pictured (pic2) incoming to home base at Sumburgh
: Oscar Charlie Helicopter Naming Ceremony at Sumburgh, Shetlands
Sikorsky Helicopters N169F
Bristow G-MCGC

Bristow Norway AS LN-OIJ
92-0171 s-92a 2012 G-MCGD : Sumburgh airport, Shetland
Sikorsky Helicopters N971E
Bristow G-MCGD
Helikopter Service LN-OQY
92-0235 s-92a 2014 G-MCGI :
Sikorsky Helicopters N235U
Bristow G-MCGI

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