AW169 Achieves EASA Certification

AW1276 AW169 EASA certification

First all new helicopter type in its category in over 30 years set to enter service

Marks operational readiness of the whole AW Family of new generation helicopters
Outstanding capabilities and innovation made available in less than five years
Over 150 aircraft already sold to customers worldwide for a wide range of roles

Fimeccanica-AgustaWestland announced today the new generation AW169 helicopter has been issued with type certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on 15 July 2015. Delivery of the first production helicopters to customers will now commence.

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Exmouth RNLI volunteers rescue motor cruiser in difficulty

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PR160715 Shannon Launch
Visiting schoolchildren cheered as the volunteers made their way down the ramp.

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PR160715 Motor Cruiser
The 27’ motor cruiser in difficulty in the Exe estuary.

Shannon class lifeboat R and J Welburn launched at 12.29pm on 15 July to a 27’ motor cruiser in difficulty 2.2 miles south of the lifeboat station. The vessel had become entangled with a pot buoy couldn’t move.

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Critical Medical Rescue & Knee Knacker Race Coverage

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Saturday July 11, NSR members spent the day assisting with medical coverage of the Knee Knacker race on the North Shore. Members provided medical coverage and assistance on the sweep, as well as advanced medical care response teams which move with the race from Nelson Creek in West Vancouver to Deep Cove in North Vancouver. This is an annual event and is a long standing relationship between the Knee Knacker and North Shore Rescue.

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Exmouth RNLI (PR140715 Sea Sunday service

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PR140715 Sea Sunday – Brian
Deputy Mayor and Fundraising Speaker, Brian Cole reads a passage from the Bible.

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PR140715 Sea Sunday – Tim
Trainee Crew volunteer, Tim Barnes in his first role at Standard Bearer.

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Station Chaplain, Rev. James Hutchings addresses the congregation with the Budleigh Salterton Male Voice Choir in the background.

Exmouth community give thanks at RNLI Sea Sunday service

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Will you Respect the Water – and beat the rip current?

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Respect the Water – experience a rip current
Respect the Water
Summer’s here, and it’s time to get out and enjoy the coast. But remember, whatever you do this Summer, Respect the Water.

More than 160 people die every year around the UK coast, and around half of them did not even plan to go into the water.

Now, imagine you’re trapped in a rip current. What do you do?

Take the rip current test

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Armed Forces of Malta Order Their Third AW139 Helicopter

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The aircraft will be used to strengthen Malta’s maritime border control capabilities


· Boosting national security and rescue operations

· Featuring dedicated, customized configuration for the task


Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland announced today that the Armed Forces of Malta have placed an order for their third AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopter. The aircraft will primarily be used to perform maritime border control missions.

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