/ SAR Helicopter Service contract: implementation phase, part 2
G-MCGM - BHL. At Lee-on-Solent. Training callsign.
G-MCGN - BHL. Flew from Aberdeen to Lee on Friday, then to Yeovil on Monday. Trg c/s.
G-MCGO - BHL. Operational, 175/176 at Lee.
G-MCGP - BHL. Flew from Prestwick to Lee on Friday (had been 199/190). Trg c/s.
G-MCGR - BHL. Operational, 199/190 at Prestwick.
G-MCGS - BHL. Operational, 175/176 at Lee.
G-MCGT - BHL. Operational, 199/190 at Prestwick.
G-MCGU - Leonardo (AW). Flights around Yeovil. Less than 20 hours.
G-MCGV - Leonardo. Flights around Yeovil. Less than 20 hours.
G-MCGW - Leonardo. Newly on register this month. Not seen flying. Listed as 2018 build.
G-MCGX - Leonardo. Newly on register this month. Not seen flying. Listed as 2018 build.
Leonardo AW139 (stand-ins)
G-CIJX - AW139, Operational, 163/164 at Lydd.
G-CIJW - AW139, Operational, 163/164 at Lydd.
G-CILN - AW139, Operational, 187/188 at St Athans.
G-CILP - AW139, Operational, 187/188 at St Athans.
So Bristow have three AW189 not deployed and still no sign of the AW139s being replaced at St Athans or Lydd.
Another two aircraft are complete and flying with Leonardo at Yeovil but Bristow Group have not budgeted the cash to buy them. A further two aircraft are in build awaiting completion and testing but again Bristow do not have the cash to buy them. All eleven AW189 SAR for this contract are now on the register.
explains more of Bristow's financial and contractual position in relation to these aircraft deployments.
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