In Stavanger, Norway, Heli-One employees are preparing a new helicopter for the Icelandic Coast Guard fleet. This is225 Airbus H225, similar to the two rented helicopters of the Coast Guard. It was manufactured in 2014 and previously used at Bristow in Norway. A lease with Knut Axel Ugland Holding was signed on June 19.
Earlier this year, it was decided that Aérospatiale AS.332 Super Puma with registration TF-LIF, which has been in the service of the Coast Guard since 1995, will be sold. It was manufactured in 1986. Ríkiskaup is currently preparing the sale of the helicopter.
The new helicopter comes with the registration TF-GNA and thus becomes the third helicopter in the history of the Icelandic Coast Guards, which will fly with this registration. The machine is expected to be put into service at the turn of the year.
“GNA” in the registration is the reference to Gná, who is goddess-messenger in northern mythology. She can make her way through the fire and through the air, above the earth and the sea, personifying a light wind.