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Search & Rescue

Bond has demonstrated clear capability in safe and efficient SAR services since 2006.

Flying over 790 hours and completing nearly 300 taskings in that time, Bond operates sophisticated aircraft, manned by highly trained and experienced civilian pilots and crew.

Our fleet of two Super Puma AS332 MkII helicopters has been specifically adapted for SAR missions, with each aircraft using the latest equipment to ensure safe and reliable rescue even in the harshest conditions, with a range of up to 200 nautical miles.

We have been involved in a range of missions including medical evacuation, personnel evacuation and downman situations, many of which have been serviced by our SAR aircraft based on the Miller Platform, 160 miles north east of Aberdeen. We have used our on-board paramedic expertise to treat a wide range of medical and emergency conditions, including major trauma, cardiac problems and strokes, and have retrieved casualties using both landing and winch-based rescue, treating over 240 patients.

Since 2006, Bond has been operating the SAR service for BP in the North Sea, in a multi-million pound contract that sees the aircraft based both offshore and at Sumburgh Airport in Shetland and on readiness for search and rescue missions on a 24-hour, 365-day basis.

We invest in aircraft, equipment, personnel and training that allow us to focus on operational excellence, service reliability and critical mission success. Safety and quality are fundamental to our culture and, together with excellent leadership, exceptional engineering and ongoing training, we can operate a dependable SAR service at a high level.

Bond Helicopters has the expertise, resources, understanding and experience to offer an outstanding search and rescue service both onshore and offshore. Bond is part of the Avincis Group, which has extensive capability and operates SAR aircraft across the world, providing vital services to marine organisations, offshore companies and more. All SAR aircraft are equipped with the latest technologies for search and rescue, and we have unrivalled experience and proven competence in this life-or-death arena.

Click to read about three of our challenging search and rescue missions.