Search and rescue helicopter statistics

Statistics and data about the number of civilian search and rescue helicopter activity in the United Kingdom.

Latest search and rescue helicopter statistics

Statistics on civilian search and rescue helicopter (SARH) taskings for the UK, 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.

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

Guidance on current and previous search and rescue helicopter statistics are available.

About the search and rescue helicopter data and reports

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.

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.

Published 18 November 2015
Last updated 12 December 2018 + show all updates
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