Phoenix International is an internationally recognized expert in the field of search and recovery, primarily for the aviation accident investigation community. Phoenix provides quick response and turnkey services for the location and recovery of aircraft, vessels, ordnance, weaponry, lost instrumentation, or other objects from any water depth down to 6000 msw.
Expertise in loss analysis, search planning, logistics, at-sea operations, sonar interpretation, data management, and ROV based recovery techniques have been demonstrated on numerous operational projects.Examples include missions to locate and recover targets such as:
The Space Shuttle Columbia
Adam Air Flight 574
Yemenia Airways Flight IY626
Air France Flight 447
(Plus over 50 military aircraft recoveries for accident investigation purposes)
Phoenix underwater search services also include feasibility evaluations; technical consultation on equipment selection and performance; search / recovery technologies and procedures; and client representation.
Phoenix International currently holds the US Navy’s Undersea Operations contract, under which we are tasked to perform worldwide search and recovery operations for various military and government agencies. We operate and maintain the Navy’s search and recovery assets, as well as providing Phoenix-owned search and recovery systems when necessary. Our commercial systems are typically pre-positioned in several locations around the world to allow us to quickly respond to global emergency requirements.