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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.

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

Interactive search and rescue helicopter statistics dashboard: explore the data via our dashboard - covering SARH taskings from April 2015 onwards.

About the search and rescue helicopter data and reports

Published 18 November 2015
Last updated 22 July 2020 + show all updates
  1. Collection page updated for Search and rescue helicopter annual statistics, year ending March 2020.

  2. Collection page updated for Search and rescue helicopter bi-annual statistics: April to September 2019 and National Statistics information.

  3. New release published - annual statistics for year ending March 2019.

  4. New release published for October to December 2018 data.

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