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SAR S-92s Move to Second Base in U.K.

By James T. McKenna | December 14, 2007
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CHC has moved two Sikorsky Aircraft S-92s into a second search and rescue base in the United Kingdom, The Shetland Times reports. The Richmond, British Columbia-based helicopter operator is under a five-year contract to take over SAR services for the U.K. Maritime and Coastguard Agency. It has had delays in getting the S-92s in service and had covered the Sumburgh base with S-61s. The S-92s were flown from Sikorsky in the United States on an Antonov An-225 transport to Glasgow Prestwick Airport, then flew to Shetland via Aberdeen. CHC crews have started training on the aircraft, which are slated to enter service on Jan. 4. The first base to get the S-92s was Stornoway. For related news


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