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UK begins SAR transition

4th June 2013 - 15:14 GMT | by Tony Skinner in London

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The process of identifying which military SAR pilots and crews may wish to transition over to the UK’s new contracted service has begun, as the country looks to life beyond the Sea King.

In March it was announced that Bristow Helicopters had been awarded a £1.6 billion contract to provide future SAR services across the UK.

The company will operate 22 Sikorsky S-92s and AgustaWestland AW189s from ten bases across the country, ending the current military involvement in SAR in 2017.

Speaking at the Search & Rescue 2013 conference in Brighton on 4 June, John Morphew, programme director for UK

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