Irish Air Corps ‘could be retrained for search and rescue’
A British helicopter firm has said handing some of the responsibility to the Air Corps would expand its range of skills
The Irish Air Corps could easily be trained to resume search and rescue operations in the Irish Sea, a British company that specialises in teaching military helicopter pilots has said.
The current search and rescue contract with CHC Ireland, a private operator, is due to end in 2023. The Department of Transport is currently undertaking a consultative process ahead of putting the new contract, worth an estimated €700 million out to tender.
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