LONDON—The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified the search-and-rescue (SAR) variant of the AW189 super-medium helicopter, just months before the aircraft is due to enter service with Bristow on a U.K. government contract. The heavily modified variant builds on the oil-and-gas industry variant already in service with a number of operators in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, with an extended nose housing a weather radar and electro-optical camera turret, a rescue hoist ...

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