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Bristow Awarded Second-Generation Search and Rescue Aviation Contract

by Global Sky Team

Bristow Awarded Second-Generation Search and Rescue Aviation Contract

Bristow has been awarded a £1.6 billion 10-year contract for the Second-Generation Search and Rescue Aviation (UKSAR2G) program by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

The company will work with 2Excel Aviation and Nova Systems to deliver the contract on behalf of Her Majesty’s Coastguard for the MCA.

The contract integrates two separate contracts for both fixed-wing and rotary aircraft. It also includes unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

“Through this new innovative contract, Bristow and our partners will increase efficiencies and innovations as well as establish additional seasonal bases to further expand our services,” says Chris Bradshaw, Bristow’s President, and CEO.

These two new seasonal bases will be in Fort William and Carlisle, to assist with summer tourism.

The parties will move from the current contracts starting from September 30, 2024, to December 31, 2026.

Bristow recently pre-ordered 100 Chaparral vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft from Elroy Air.

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