A company from Texas has been awarded a £1.6bn contract to run the UK’s search and rescue helicopter service. This will include re-instating a rescue helicopter at Manston Airport and maintaining the service at Lee-on-Solent.
Helicopter rescues have been mainly carried out by the RAF and Royal Navy for more than half a century. Bristow, a provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, will run the service from 2015.
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