AgustaWestland AW189
in H.M. Coastguard Service

 

Key Facts

Total Delivered: 11
Total Still Active: 4
Total Now Stored: 0
Service Entry: 2016
Retirement: current
Main Role: Search and Rescue
Origin: contractor (Bristow)

History

In March 2013 Bristow Helicopters was awarded a contract to provide a complete Search and Rescue service around the UK coastline, replacing ageing military SAR helicopters and also taking over the service previously provided by CHC Scotia. To fulfil this contract, Bristow ordered eleven new-build AW189, for delivery from 2015. Note: Although I-PTFF (c/no 49005) appeared in HM Coastguard colours in September 2014, this was just for publicity purposes, the aircraft was not intended for Coastguard service. The AW189 was originally expected to enter service in 2015, but a delay in achieving ice protection system certification for this new helicopter design meant service entry was only achieved in July 2016. All eleven helicopters are scheduled to be in service by mid 2017.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
G-MCGM 89001 I-EASN 19 Jan 2015  
G-MCGN 92001 28 Apr 2015  
G-MCGP 92003 4 Jun 2015  
G-MCGR 92004 11 Jul 2016  
G-MCG? ? 2016  
G-MCG? ? 2016  
G-MCG? ? 2016  
G-MCG? ? 2017  
G-MCG? ? 2017  
G-MCG? ? 2017  
G-MCG? ? 2017  

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