Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Government Flying Service of Hong Kong

The Government Flying Service (GFS) is one of the disciplined services departments of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. It has an establishment of 223 personnel responsible for flight operations, aircraft maintenance and administration. The GFS Headquarters (HQ) is located at the south-western corner of the Hong Kong International Airport at north Lantau.

The GFS was involved in rescue operations in the Sichuan earthquake of 2008 and received a great deal of media coverage. In August 2008, the GFS provided 24-hour emergency and operational aerial coverage for the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic questrian Events and Torch Relay of the XXIX Olympic game.

The GFS fleet comprises the following aircraft.

2x Jetstream 41 for long range/offshore SAR missions, aerial survey and surveillance
3x AS 332L2 Super Puma for inshore/offshore search and rescue helicopter; fire fighting
4x EC 155 B1 for aeromedical services, inshore search and rescue, VIP and government personnel transfer


Anonymous said...

Nice to see a Boeing S-70/UH-60 in use there.

Coatepeque said...

Sadly, they were sold back to the US few years back.