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Refit Sikorsky S61N helicopter arrives at MPC in Falklands

Monday, April 18th 2022 - 15:24 UTC
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Mount Pleasant Complex in the Falkland Islands welcomed the arrival of G-FLKI, a Sikorsky S61N helicopter, which recently arrived via the Falkland Islands Resupply Ship. G-FLKI is operated by British International Helicopters

The aircraft underwent a scheduled refit in Canada. Previously she had served with the Irish Coastguard and will now begin a new role in the Falkland Islands as a Support Helicopter.

BIH have been operating with S61N’s since 1998, however variants of this highly capable model have been in use at MPC since 1986.

G-FLKI will be a familiar sight in the future, providing support to BFSAI’s mountain sites, movement of personnel for exercises as well as general duties supporting Mount Pleasant Complex and the Falkland Islands.

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