Transport minister opens new Humber helicopter base

The Minister of State for Transport John Hayes has arrived at Humberside Airport to open a new helicopter base.

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Helicopter search and rescue launched at Humberside Airport

The country's controversial privatised search and rescue helicopter service has been launched today at Humberside Airport.

Two helicopters will be based at Kirmington, one of ten locations around the UK.

The deal, with the Bristow Group ends 70 years of search and rescue from the RAF and the Royal Navy.

The company will operate the service on behalf of the Coastguard. Critics have expressed concerns that lives could be endangered, claims rejected today:

Transport minister flys in to open new chopper base


New helicopter base opened at Humberside Airport

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