Blue Light Air Assets: Cost-effective Operations for the Future

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An analysis of the practicalities of pooling helicopters across police, search and rescue, as well as air ambulances to create a financially, and operationally, more efficient and effective national air service

This RUSI Occasional Paper analyses the practicalities of pooling helicopters across police, search and rescue, as well as air ambulances to create a financially, and operationally, more efficient and effective national air service.

It argues that the Government decision to phase out Royal Navy and RAF Sea King helicopters for search and rescue (SAR) operations by 2016, should be seen as an opportunity to harmonise the UK's helicopter emergency services and set up a National Air Service. More 




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