SOME FACTS AND FIGURES ON SIKORSKY S-92 • Range – 265 NM; • Speed – 152 knots; • Seating capacity – 22; • Dual AC Hoists (enhanced safety standard for SAR Operations); • PHECC Registered Paramedic Winch Crew (for advance patient care); • Vertical Take Off/Landing Profile; • Search capable avionics; • Forward Looking Infra-Red (FLIR) enables aircrew to detect, identify and search for missing persons or vessels; • SAR Search Lights; • Multiple communications systems FM, VHF, HF, Tetra and satellite communications; • Active vibration control to provide better patient care, reduce crew fatigue and improve component life; • Composite blades that deliver optimised cruise and hover performance; • Modern Cockpit Display System to maximize situational awareness; • 4-Axis Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS) with flight director and auto hover capability, providing automated search patterns and pinpoint transitions to and from the hover regardless of day, night or weather conditions; • 7-Foot (2.13m) wide rear cargo ramp, which facilitates fast and easy stretcher, passenger and cargo loading; • Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS), providing greater safety and situational awareness, especially at night and in poor visibility operations; • Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS), providing awareness of other transponder equipped aircraft; • Deployable life-rafts and Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs), for increased survivability in the unlikely event of an aircraft ditching; • A dedicated winch crew operating station that enables crew to search from an optimal ergonomic position with superb visibility; • A stand-up cabin, to enable aircrew to easily and safely handle heavy items such as stretcher casualties and provide a professional level of care to casualties; • Auxiliary fuel tanks can be fitted as part of the standard fit to allow long range missions; • A CHC configuration usually will feature an additional 1400lbs of fuel; • Under-slung load system, highly useful for all roles; • Capability to deploy equipment to remote area.Double click to edit
THEY CARRY OUT MARINE SEARCH AND RESCUE, ISLAND RELIEF, MOUNTAIN RESCUE, INLAND WATERWAYS AND AIR AMBULANCE OPERATIONS.
DUBLIN MRCC- WATERFORD AND DUBLIN HELICOPTERS.
THE HELICOPTERS ARE TWIN-ENGINE S92 SIKORSKY MEDIUM LIFT AIRCRAFT WITH A NORMAL CRUISE SPEED OF 140 KTS.
VALENTIA MRSC - SHANNON HELICOPTER
THE IRISH COAST GUARD OPERATES FOUR MARITIME SEARCH AND RESCUE HELICOPTERS. THEY ARE BASED AT SLIGO, SHANNON, WATERFORD AND DUBLIN AIRPORTS.
HELICOPTERS ARE TASKED BY THE FOLLOWING RESCUE CENTRES:
MALIN HEAD MRSC- SLIGO HELICOPTER
Irish Coast Guard
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SAR Demo - Buncrana 2008
Tall Ships 2008
Malin Head Station 2008-2011
Ops Room - Refit 2012
IRISH LAKES FORECAST
UK MET OFFICE
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