Soteria Search & Rescue – Helicopters (SAR-H) Helicopter Search & Rescue (SAR) in the UK Covers 11,000 miles of coastline UK Search & Rescue Region (SRR) Covers 1.4million square miles of sea Covers overland SAR UK Helicopter Search & Rescue:
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Search & Rescue – Helicopters (SAR-H)
MoD Sea King
MoD Sea King
Introduction of new technology will increase coverage
Total incidents UKSRR (excluding false alarms) – 1998 to 2006 inclusive.
Very High Risk
Very Low Risk
“The User requires a manned-helicopter capability that can undertake SAR operations in response to maritime, aeronautical and overland SAR incidents within the UK SAR region and other directed tasking by day, night and in adverse weather conditions.
In addition, the military user requires a military-manpower footprint within any new force to generate and sustain those SAR skills identified as being essential for the enduring provision of a Deployed SAR capability needed to support expeditionary forces.”
SAR-H programme details:
Soteria is the Greek goddess of safety, deliverance and preservation from harm;a mission statement that fits well with the role of delivering a successful SAR service
The largest global supplier of civilian helicopter services and the current provider of the MCA Interim SAR Service. With a dedicated culture of constant improvement when it comes to safety.
Proven MOD PFI expertise with an extensive record as a PFI equity investor
UK government PFI/PPP experience, significant training provider and a leading MOD and DfT contractor
S92 manufacturer and a world leader in the design and manufacture of military and commercial helicopters, with a long and distinguished pedigree in SAR
Interim SAR being delivered by CHC
(Accident rate per 100,000 flight hrs
Note: (2006 Data taken from IHST ‘Air Safety Online’ and ‘1998-2003 OGP’)
(1) From 1996 to the end of February 2008
(2) Includes 20 well known airlines, consisting of Lufthansa, British Airways, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Air France, Air Canada, and others
proven SAR aircraft S92
The foundations, strength and credibility to evolve seamlessly into SAR-H