7m search and rescue helicopter base at Lydd Airport Lydd is the final new build base to be constructed for the UK SAR helicopter service which Bristow Helicopters began operating in April 2015 on coach outlet purses fremont in behalf of HM Coastguard.
SAR operations have been conducted at a temporary base at Lydd coach outlet stores aurora farms Airport since August 2015. There are 10 Coastguard bases distributed strategically around the UK, providing vital life saving support on and offshore to the fishing and other marine industries, as well as to land based incidents including mountain rescue, missing persons and other medical emergencies. Each base is staffed by a group of dedicated pilots and specialist winchman paramedics, winch operators, engineers, and support staff, many of whom transferred to the new Coastguard SAR service from the former military operation. Neil coach outlet stores hershey pa Robertson, chief pilot of Lydd SAR, said: "Lydd is a key location for UK SAR in the south east of England, providing support across the coach outlet stores destin florida English Channel, Kent, East and West Sussex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Surrey, Greater London and Essex. "Our team's focus is always on bringing people home safely from a search and rescue operation. "These new facilities will ensure that during year round training, and day to day operations we are able to live up to the incredibly high standards of the UK SAR service." Neil Ebberson, UK SAR project manager, said: "Nationwide, the UK SAR service has handled more than 3,500 search and rescue missions since April 1, 2015. "The Lydd base will, like its sister sites across the UK, feature the very best facilities, to ensure our people are able to work and rest in comfort, with all of the support services they need on hand, when they need them." Hani Mutlaq, finance HR Manager at Lydd Airport, said: "We are pleased that work at the new site of the UK SAR base has started on schedule. "This investment is warmly welcomed and coincides with rising passenger numbers, an increase in aircraft traffic, new job creation and substantial investment in facilities, including a multi million pound runway extension and new hangars here at Lydd. "This is a very exciting time for the airport and Bristow Helicopters' decision to commit to developing a new base here has added to that momentum." The project is being designed and built by Westridge Construction Ltd, which works throughout South East England. John Sinden, director, said: "We are excited to have been selected to construct a facility that will make such an important contribution to coastal and maritime safety in our area.
"The new building is being delivered in line with the Government Construction Strategy including the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and modular accommodation units that are prefinished offsite before being incorporated into the new hangar. "This project adds to our diverse portfolio of buildings and we thank Bristow Helicopters Ltd and UK Search and Rescue for entrusting our company with such a time critical scheme.".
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