ADVANCED SAR FLEET.

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UK Search and Rescue Fleet

Bristow Helicopters’ advanced SAR fleet is equipped with state of-the-art technology including night vision, mission management and increased on-board medical capabilities.

In selecting its helicopters, Bristow chose aircraft that are specifically suited to the terrain and requirements of the UK Search and Rescue area of coverage. The Sikorsky S-92 and AgustaWestland AW189 can fly faster and further.

Sikorsky S-92

The S-92 helicopter is the most advanced aircraft in Sikorsky's civil product line, with the necessary speed, capacity and operational range to meet the needs of the UK search and rescue environment. Bristow’s S-92 SAR aircraft are certified for night vision goggles (NVG) and the “glass cockpit” is certified NVG compatible.

  • Air Speed: 145 knots
  • Flight crew: 4
  • Capacity: 21 persons or as required
  • Endurance: over 4 hours
  • Twin hoist
  • Comprehensive medical suite
  • Icing protection

AgustaWestland AW189

The AW189 is the latest generation helicopter in its category and is designed to meet long-range, high endurance requirement for search and rescue missions in the most demanding operational, environmental and weather conditions.

Bristow Helicopters will use the AW189 to deliver the UK SAR contract from April 2015. The aircraft will be assembled in Yeovil and Bristow Helicopters is the lead customer for its introduction.

  • Air Speed: 145 knots
  • Flight crew: 4
  • Capacity: 16 persons or as required
  • Endurance: over 4 hours
  • Twin hoist
  • Comprehensive medical suite
  • Icing protection