Search and rescue helicopters are to based in Kent once again after an absence of almost twenty years. Crews will soon work out of Manston Airport in a major shake-up of operations.
The Royal Airforce and the Navy have run the service for seventy years. But today it was announced that an American company would take over the contract, and use Kent as one of its bases.
The interviewees in Tom Savvides' report are: Charles Buchanan, Chief Executive of Manston Airport; Stephen Hammond MP, the Transport Minister; and Sir Roger Gale, the MP for Thanet North.
More top news
Rurik Jutting, accused of murdering two Indonesian women in Hong Kong, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter at the start of his trial.
Police fired tear gas on migrants as flames lit up the 'jungle' camp on its final night before it is razed and its residents dispersed.
The Government have confirmed the runway decision will be tomorrow. Our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse looks at the issues.