SAR & Surveillance Operations

Providing certainty to key government clients, we deliver end-to-end aviation-related services, developed with our customers, to allow them to focus upon their key requirements while we design, build and conduct the day-to-day activities necessary to deliver them.

For governments around the world, we provide unique expertise developed over 20 years to deliver affordable, agile and highly reliable Fixed & Rotary-Wing SAR & Surveillance Operations.

Key capabilities

We have proven experience in delivering: 

  • Systems integration and aircraft modification 

  • Modern SAR operations with an advanced life support capability  

  • Basic and advanced aircrew training and sustainment 

  • Data management to support critical decision making 

  • Airworthiness, engineering and logistics sustainment 

Our services and capabilities are underpinned by our teams of highly experienced personnel, many of which are British former military senior post holders with roles ranging from UK SAR Force Commander to frontline Squadron Commanders.  

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+ Delivering results

  • Agile: We have the ability to meet a customer’s unique full service requirements in line with their operational goals. 

  • Affordable: We deliver comprehensive solutions which enable efficient results and cost saving.   

  • Reliable: We have a proven reputation for consistent delivery over multiple long-term contracts. 

+ Proven track record

  • UK MOD contracts for over 20 years covering the provision of full mobilisation of circa 60 rotary-wing aircraft, 300 personnel and operational sustainment.   

  • UK Government Agency contracts for the delivery of full service flight operations of fixed-wing aircraft including engineering, logistics, CAMO services and crews.  

  • Maritime Aerial Surveillance for the Australian Border Force, the largest commercial operation of its kind.  

  • Maritime Search and Rescue services for Netherlands & UK MOD 

  • In depth experience operating in remote and challenging environments, across the Caribbean, Asia & Africa  


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SAR at accident site

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Another successful SAR

Our Curaçao team deliver yet another successful Search & Rescue, well done to all involved!

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Cobham deliver two successful rescues

Cobham carries out successful rescues of two casualties at Christoffel Mountain in Curacao.

CAvS host training session with Curacao hospital

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Training session hosted with local hospital

CAvS technical crew were invited to join forces and host CV-19 compliant training session with local hospital in Curacao.

military exercise joint warrior raf royal navy

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Exercise Joint Warrior

Our fixed wing flight operations team and suporting engineers took part in one of Europe's largest military exercises, Joint Warrior.

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Apprentices Begin Year Long Study

Celebrating the start of study for our new apprentices at a new local training facility. Good luck to all!