united kingdom Stornoway District

HM Coastguard

1987 to present    


coastguard stornoway

Provides 24 hour SAR coverage for the UK SRR Stornoway District at 15 minutes readiness. It also provides a secondary Air Ambulance service for the Western Isles. Typical callsign Rescue 100.
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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News of Stornoway District

Stornoway Joins Bristow UK SAR Network, 10-Jul-17 : Stornoway, in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, helicopter base has officially transferred into the UK SAR contract, becoming the 10th and final base to enter the nationwide network operated by Bristow

Stornoway S-92 Reaches 500 Missions, 14-Dec-16 : HM Coastguard search and rescue (SAR) Sikorsky S-92 helicopters operated by Bristow from Stornoway completed 500 missions since July 2013

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

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List of Aircraft for Stornoway
C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
61-712 s61n.mk2 1973 G-BBHL : HM Coastguard, owned and maintained by Bristow; 2003 based Stornoway in th+
Bristow G-BBHL : Bristow Nov73-Sep08, Sikorsky serial N4032S
EP Aviation N364HH : Ep Aviation from Nov08
61-752 s61n.mk2 1974 G-BIMU : HM Coastguard, op by Bristow; 24aug97 Main rotor tips damaged by striking +
- VH-CRU : Australia, Sikorsky serial N4024S
British Caledonian Helicopter G-BIMU : Caledonian Helicopters Jan81-May90
Bristow G-BIMU : Bristow May90-Oct15
: 15sep12 pictured (top) at De Kooy, Netherlands during Heldair show
: 16jan14 rtn to UK after ending Dutch SAR contract. str at Norwich
: 25may14 pictured (bot) stored at Norwich airport. Sister G-BPWB on backgro+
- N7563W : Withrotor Aviation at Lakeview, OR from Apr16
92-0166 s-92a 2011 G-MCGA : HM Coastguard Jan13, operated by Bristow, Sumburgh/Stornoway
Sikorsky Helicopters N166J : Sikorsky 2011
Bristow G-MCGA : Bristow from Jan13, Aberdeen
92-0171 s-92a 2012 G-MCGD : May14 Search and rescue heli on Stornoway, Scotland
Sikorsky Helicopters N971E : Sikorsky 2012
Bristow G-MCGD : Bristow from Jun13, for Coast Guard
92-0225 s-92a 2013 G-MCGG : 09jun15 at Stornoway
- N225WK : Aircraft MSN 920225 Trust at Wilmington, DE Mar/Oct 1994
Bristow G-MCGG : Bristow from Oct14

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