Fixed wing search and rescue
Cobham Aviation Services utilises highly-modified Challenger
jets to provide a turn-key search and rescue capability to the
Australian Safety Maritime Authority (AMSA). These jets contain
some of the most sophisticated, state-of-the-art technology ever to
be integrated onto a civil search and rescue platform. This
technology enables AMSA's search and rescue offers to be virtual
crew members with eyes and ears at the scene as events unfold.
AMSA is responsible for the provision of SAR in Australia and
Australia's SAR zone encompasses more than 10% of the earth's
surface. AMSA utilises aircraft based in strategic locations across
Australia to perform SAR tasks such as searching for missing
people, locating activated distress beacons, providing
communications support at an incident and dropping survival
equipment to people in distress.