UK firm chosen as preferred bidder for new €670m search and rescue helicopter contract
Current operator underwent critical review following 2017 Rescue 116 crash
A British company has been chosen as the preferred bidder for the new €670 million helicopter search and rescue contract instead of the current operator.
Since 2012, the contract for flying around 800 search-and-rescue missions annually has been outsourced to CHC Ireland, a subsidiary of the US-owned Canadian Helicopter Corporation.
The company was the subject of a critical review by the air accident investigation unit into how one of its Sikorsky helicopters, Rescue 116, crashed ...