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Supporting operations around the world

BIH is proud to have built a long standing partnership with the UK Ministry of Defence in support of their operations in the Falkland Islands and the UK.

British Forces South Atlantic Islands

BIH operates two AW189s in the Search and Rescue role and two S61N Support Helicopters based at Mount Pleasant Airfield in the Falkland Islands. The SAR service is 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and carries out a range of duties in extremely challenging environmental conditions. The Support Helicopter Service provides the military garrison with helicopter transportation of both personnel and equipment throughout the Islands. Maintenance, logistics and operations are all managed by BIH staff.

Royal Navy

For more than a decade, BIH has operated the Flag Officer Sea Training (FOST) helicopter support programme for the Royal Navy through HMS Raleigh and the sea training areas it manages, as well as Joint Maritime Courses in Plymouth and off the west coast of Scotland. This service uses two AS365N2 helicopters operated from Cornwall Newquay Airport and provides passenger and freight transfer services to Royal Navy ships as well as other NATO nations. 


An 18-year partnership with the UK Ministry
of Defence supporting operations in the
Falkland Islands.