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Tag: Antonov AN-124

  • Thursday, April 21st 2016 - 10:41 UTC

    UK private helicopter company begins Falklands' around the clock air operations

    Two new AW-189 helicopters customized by Finmeccanica were sourced to meet the requirements set out by the UK Ministry of Defense for S&R operations

    British International Helicopters (BIH) has begun flight operations in the Falkland Islands, working alongside Britain’s military forces in the region to provide a range of vital air support services. Following the award of a ten-year, £180 million contract last year, Britain’s largest UK-owned helicopter operator will undertake a range of assignments including around the clock, all-weather search and rescue, helicopter emergency services, rescue hoist operations, and passenger and cargo transfers.

  • Tuesday, February 23rd 2016 - 07:24 UTC

    Helicopters for Falklands transported by largest cargo aircraft: Antonov AN-124

    The plane is officially the second largest ever built. It's colossal nosecone lifts up, allowing large items - like helicopters - to be loaded on-board. Pic P. Hunkin)

    The pictures show a giant Russian-made transport plane landed at Newquay Airport in Cornwall before it headed out across the Atlantic to the Falkland Islands. The enormous Antonov AN-124 was in Cornwall to pick up two search and rescue helicopters, before heading out on the rest of its journey.