The AW189 is the latest generation helicopter in its category and is designed to meet long-range, high endurance requirement for search and rescue missions in the most demanding operational, environmental and weather conditions. The type was recently acquired by Bristow Helicopters to fulfil the Search and Rescue requirements of HM Coastguard, with 11 of the type in operation across the UK. An example of the aircraft, provided by HM Coastguard, will be performing a SAR role demonstration at RAF Cosford Air Show on Sunday 11th June.