Atlantic Helicopters always has a helicopter with a crew on stand-by 24 hours a day 365 days a year for search and rescue and the transportation of patients.
The helicopter is uniquely equipped for this purpose.
Search and rescue is a national obligation, but the Ministry of Fisheries and Maritime Affairs has formed an agreement with Atlantic Airways for the undertaking of these tasks.
Atlantic Airways has also had contracts with oil companies drilling on Faroese territory concerning the transportation of patients and to be on call whenever any assistance is needed.
The crew participates in training exercises every week in rescue on land and at sea, and the crew has constructed an effective and skilled rescue team with years of experience in this particular service.