On 7 October helicopter operator PDG took ownership of a new EC135 helicopter with call sign G-GLAA. This helicopter has been purchased specifically to support the tri-General Lighthouse Authorities (GLA) helicopter services contract.
Handover of the machine was carried out during the Helitech exhibition at the London ExCel Centre. For the three GLAs this is a significant step towards the commencement of the new contract on 1 December 2015. The helicopter will carry out transport and utility operations including personnel transfers and logistics missions between operating bases, lighthouses and support vessels at sea.