Search and Rescue

On behalf of the Danish state, Air Greenland represents the civilian SAR helicopter emergency response in Greenland, where we, in cooperation with the Arctic Command, the Police in Greenland and the Joint Rescue Coordination Center, carry out search and rescue missions in Greenland.

Search and Rescue


Our rescue organization has at its disposal two helicopters, one S-61 helicopter stationed in Kangerlussuaq and one Bell 212 helicopter stationed in South Greenland. Both helicopters are equipped with hoists so they can rescue persons in distress from ships and water - or rescue fishermen from drifting ice floes

We also carry out transfers and medical evacuations for the Greenlandic Departement of Health.

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