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Maritime and Coastguard Agency AW189

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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.

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 has used the AW189 to deliver the UK SAR contract since April 2015.

• Max Speed: 145 knots

• Flight crew: 4

• Capacity: 16 persons or as required

• Endurance: over 4 hours

• Twin winch hoists

• Comprehensive medical suite

• Icing protection

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