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Search and rescue helicopter statistics

Information and statistics on search and rescue helicopters.

Statistics on civilian search and rescue helicopter (SARH) taskings, with breakdowns by tasking type, location type (land, maritime or coast) and helicopter base. The data are derived from information recorded by the Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Centre (ARCC), who are responsible for the coordination of search and rescue helicopters.

Ministry of Defence published statistics on military search and rescue helicopter activity and continued to do so until military operations ceased, with the final statistics published in February 2016.

Changes to these statistics

Users of these statistics should note that the format of the quarterly publication has changed as of September 2018. Further details are provided in the response to user feedback published in May 2018. If you would like to share your thoughts on any of the changes please contact us using the email address at the bottom of the page.

Interactive dashboard

Explore the data via our interactive search and rescue helicopter statistics dashboard covering SARH taskings from April 2015 onwards.

National Statistics

These statistics are now designated as National Statistics. National Statistics are produced to high professional standards as set out in the Code of Practice for Statistics. They undergo regular quality assurance to ensure they meet customer needs.

Technical information

Further information about these statistics can be found in documents available from the guidance page, including:

  • notes and definitions
  • information about the quality of these statistics
  • a summary of response to previous user feedback
  • pre-release access list

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Search and rescue helicopter statistics

Publications

  1. Search and rescue helicopter statistics: April to June 2018
  2. Search and rescue helicopter statistics: year ending March 2018
  3. Search and rescue helicopter statistics: October to December 2017
  4. Search and rescue helicopter statistics: July to September 2017
  5. Search and rescue helicopter statistics: April to June 2017
  6. Search and rescue helicopter statistics: year ending March 2017
  7. Search and rescue helicopter statistics: October to December 2016
  8. Search and rescue helicopter statistics: July to September 2016
  9. Search and rescue helicopter statistics: April to June 2016
  10. Search and rescue helicopter statistics: year ending March 2016
  11. Search and rescue helicopter statistics: October to December 2015
  12. Search and rescue helicopter statistics: April to September 2015

Data tables

  1. Search and rescue helicopter statistics: data tables (SARH01)
Published 18 November 2015
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