UK Search and Rescue Base Locations
The UK Search and Rescue (SAR) service operates from 10 strategically located bases across the UK. The bases are positioned close to SAR hotspots so that Bristow’s resources can be brought to bear as quickly and efficiently as possible.
The bases have become operational in a phased approach throughout 2015 and 2016. Seven new SAR bases have been built and three existing MCA facilities are being used.
Bristow Helicopters has made a significant pre-operational investment in the construction of facilities -- approximately £7 million per new-build base -- in preparation for UK SAR. Each of Bristow’s infrastructure developments for the UK SAR contract is fully compliant with strict environmental criteria.