Source: WBBJ, 01-Oct-09
The Jackson Police Department announced the promotion of a 20-year veteran officer
Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada, 30-Sep-09
Pratt & Whitney Canada Customer Service Centre Europe has signed a new 10-year Fleet Management Program agreement with the Netherlands Police Agency to provide comprehensive maintenance support for P&WC engines installed on its fleet of Eurocopter EC135 and AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters.
Source: Eurocopter, 24-Sep-09
The company exhibits the EC135 “L’HÃ©licoptÃ¨re par HermÃ¨s” as centre piece, as well as a large array of eight state-of-the-art helicopters: a London “Met” EC145, an EC135 by Suffolk Police, the UK’s first helicopter – an EC135 – dedicated to offshore wind farm maintenance, a utility AS355 NP used by National Grid for powerline inspections, [...]
Source: Eurocopter, 24-Sep-09
Eurocopter UK announces the order for a new EC135 for West Midlands Police Air Support Unit. On top, Eurocopter will provide a fully equipped EC135 police helicopter to take over the duties of the West Midlands EC135 destroyed by fire in a recent arson attack until the new aircraft will be delivered in summer 2010.
Source: Rotorhub, 23-Sep-09
The future of UK’s Police Helicopters has taken centre stage at this year’s Helitech.
Source: Vertical, 23-Sep-09
Flight Management Systems of Calgary, Canada has announced that Carl Zeiss Optronics (PTY) has received 5 FMS Moving Map integration kits intended for the South African Police Service BO-105 helicopters and Pilatus PC-6 fixed wing aircraft. This brings the total number of FMS Moving Map systems flying with the SAPS, to eleven.
Source: RotorNews, 23-Sep-09
Avalex Technologies is teaming with the United Kingdom’s Police Aviation Services to ensure its airborne teams of pilots and engineers have the most rugged, reliable and easy-to-use technologies on the market.
Source: Aviaport, 23-Sep-09
70% of the territory of Russia will be reached after 5 years of aviation detachments of police, said today the Minister of Interior Rashid Nurgaliyev transmit “Vesti”.
Source: Vertical, 22-Sep-09
MD Helicopters held a special delivery ceremony at its Mesa, Arizona completion facility on August 31 to tender the keys to a brand new MD 500E Helicopter to the City of Columbus Police Department.
Source: Ultima Hora, 22-Sep-09
Interior Minister Rafael Filizzola said during a news conference that the helicopters will be used primarily to support the work of ground staff, especially in cases of persecution, impenetrable fly zones and to conduct rescue work.
Source: Specialist Aviation Services, 18-Sep-09
UK based operator and support organisation Specialist Aviation Services SAS is Gold Sponsor at Helitech as it celebrates 25 years in business and will be displaying several MD 902 Explorers throughout next week, equipped in both air ambulance and police roles.
Source: Star News, 18-Sep-09
Two months later than expected, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office’s Bell OH-58 series helicopter – called “Brunswick Air One” – is now available.
Source: Visalia Times Delta, 18-Sep-09
With the approval by the Tulare City Council, the city’s Police Department entered into an agreement with Blue Sky Aviation for helicopter support. Six other departments in the county joined the agreement.
Source: Daily Nation, 18-Sep-09
The Kenya Police Air Wing has halted all training for new pilots after Monday night’s accident involving an instructor and his student in Nairobi. Consequently, and because of the shortage of staff in the department, this means the force will now have to rely on the military to airlift its officers until a solution is [...]
Source: Airliners.net, 17-Sep-09
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Source: AgustaWestland, 15-Sep-09
AgustaWestland and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace are pleased to announce that the Japan National Police Agency (JNPA) has ordered another medium lift AW139 helicopter to replace the Chiba prefecture’s AS332L1 helicopter.
Source: L'Express, 11-Sep-09
Dhruv will be responsible for rescue operations and surveillance of our Exclusive Economic Zone. It can also be transformed by ambulance to transport the injured in case of extreme emergency.
Source: Bayern Police, 11-Sep-09
The Bavarian Police will auction nine used Police Helicopter Type EC 135 P 2 within the time period January 2010 to July 2010.
Source: Skyquest Aviation, 10-Sep-09
Skyquest Aviation is using Helitech to launch two revolutionary smart displays that, for the first time, will allow customers to run their own software applications on an embedded fan-less PC.
Source: Edmonton Journal, 10-Sep-09
The Edmonton Police Service’s newest member of its flight operations unit went to work right after its unveiling ceremony Wednesday where it was made welcomed by police Chief Mike Boyd and other civic officials.
Source: CBS13, 09-Sep-09
Balltazar Valladares, 30, pleaded guilty in June to shining a high-powered green laser at a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department helicopter on March 16, 2009. The helicopter was searching for a suspect who had shined a green laser at a Southwest Airlines flight that was landing at the Sacramento International Airport two hours earlier.
Source: http://www.skyquest.co.uk/pressNews%20200809.htm, 09-Sep-09
Skyquest Aviation will unveil the first-ever production model HD (High Definition) video recorder at Helitech. Aimed firmly at the airborne surveillance sector, the world’s first lightweight HD recorder – a mere ten per cent the size and weight of the equivalent commercial device – allows a full mission’s worth of HD video to be stored [...]
Source: Winnipeg Free Press, 08-Sep-09
The author of a 2002 study into a police helicopter for Winnipeg is willing to do it all over again, but this time he’d like a reply. Kim Hards, a quality assurance manager for an Alberta helicopter company, said recently he’s willing to put together another report, but only if the Winnipeg Police Service is [...]
Source: Eurocopter, 08-Sep-09
Eurocopter, the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer is pleased to announce the contract signature of 3 EC155 Dauphin helicopters with the Royal Thai Police (RTP) at Asian Aerospace in Hong Kong. These 3 new medium weight twin-engine helicopters will be delivered in 2011 and will be dedicated to VVIP missions.
Source: Xinhua, 08-Sep-09
Thirteen public security officers have entered a training camp at the Tianjin-based Civil Aviation University of China to learn to fly helicopters.
Source: WUSA, 04-Sep-09
The video from the Superbowl pursuit helped prosecute the two thieves and break up a construction theft ring. A catch that won the helicopter crew third place from the 2009 FLIR Vision Awards. FLIR is a company that makes infrared cameras.
Source: Press Enterprise, 04-Sep-09
Corona 1, the Corona Police Department crime-fighting helicopter, has a price of $900,000 after City Council members voted unanimously to sell it at their council meeting Wednesday. The city had paid about $950,000 for it in 2002, according to a city staff report.
Source: L-3 Wescam, 03-Sep-09
L-3 WESCAM announced that its MX-10 EO/IR turret will be on display at Chalet 10 at the Helitech tradeshow in Cambridge, U.K. In addition, L-3 will offer live demonstrations of the newly released turret.
Source: Dayton Daily News, 02-Sep-09
Because the helicopter was in the airspace without permission from air traffic control, the search of the property during which marijuana was found inside and outside the house was warrantless and forbidden by the Fourth Amendment
Source: Lake County News, 01-Sep-09
A continuing discussion on the sheriff’s use of helicopters under a federal grant and new proposed ordinances for county parks will be on the Tuesday Board of Supervisors agenda.
Source: Belfast Telegraph, 01-Sep-09
The PSNI has hired a second helicopter to help in the fight against dissident republicans who set up an illegal checkpoint in south Armagh last weekend.
Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Sep-09
Source: AgustaWestland, 28-Aug-09
AgustaWestland and UI International (UII) are pleased to announce they have been awarded a contract by the Korean Public Procurement Services to supply the Korea National Police Agency (KNPA) with one AW119Ke law enforcement helicopter as part of an on-going programme to modernise the Police helicopter fleet
Source: Houston Chronicle, 28-Aug-09
A dispute about whether spend $85,000 overhauling the engine of a law enforcement helicopter that McLennan County got for free could leave the chopper grounded
Source: Omaha World-Herald, 28-Aug-09
Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle decided Thursday against grounding the city’s police helicopters, instead signing off on cuts elsewhere in the Police Department’s budget.
Source: Get Surrey, 27-Aug-09
A WOMAN who shone a laser pen into the cockpit of the Surrey Police helicopter as it flew 1,000ft in the air above Staines has been handed a six-month suspended jail sentence. The court heard that the police helicopter was responding to a call-out in the Staines area just before midnight on August 10 when [...]
Source: Factory Maintenance, 24-Aug-09
FLIR says owners of its infrared cameras can have their cameras re-calibrated annually at the new FLIR Systems service laboratory in Melbourne.
Source: DelMarva Now, 20-Aug-09
The Montgomery County Police Department is just starting up its new division, and expects to have the helicopter reconditioned and flying by the end of the year
Source: Vertical, 20-Aug-09
Aero Dynamix, Inc. (ADI) is pleased to announce that it has just completed the Night Vision Lighting modification for the Lake County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit. This completion was performed at American Eurocopter (AEC) in Grand Prairie, TX.
Source: American Eurocopter, 18-Aug-09
The Lake County Sheriff Department’s Aviation Unit was started in 1979 and it is responsible for airborne law enforcement support missions throughout Lake County, Indiana, and surrounding areas. Since the start, the unit has utilized a variety of aircraft including military surplus models.
Source: Cayman Net News, 15-Aug-09
The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) will be receiving a much-needed boost in the form of its long-awaited helicopter. The twin-engine Eurocopter model EC135-T1 police helicopter is scheduled to arrive on the Islands next month and will serve to bolster the work of the RCIPS.
Source: KVAL, 14-Aug-09
Colin Martin was on bail, appealing his sentence for leading a U.S.-Canada drug conspiracy involving aircraft. But he was still able to obtain three helicopters, two of which ended up being flown by drug smugglers.
Source: WIBW, 14-Aug-09
Topeka Police Chief Ron Miller spent hours Monday with media and community leaders talking about Topeka’s need for a helicopter unit. He met with members of the media for nearly three hours where he discussed all aspects of the unit.
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Source: Dallas News, 10-Aug-09
Maryland State Police unit awarded ‘rescue of the year’ for lifesaving mission with the AS365 Dauphin
Source: American Eurocopter, 07-Aug-09
A Maryland State Police Aviation Command crew has been honored for a daring December 2008 rescue which utilized American Eurocopter’s Dauphin AS365 when a broken water main left several vehicles trapped in three-to-four feet of swiftly-flowing water.
Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Aug-09
Source: Cay Compass, 31-Jul-09
Governor Stuart Jack asked the Auditor General Dan Duguay in September to undertake an investigation into the purchase of the helicopter. Mr. Duguay found that there was no clear documentation of what the required operational capabilities of the helicopter should be, and limited communication between the police and the Civil Aviation Authority about the helicopter.
Source: KOSA, 31-Jul-09
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Source: AgustaWestland, 31-Jul-09
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the government of Trinidad and Tobago has signed a contract to purchase four AW139 medium twin turbine helicopters. Trinidad and Tobago’s Air Guard (TTAG) will establish a dedicated unit to use these helicopters for search and rescue, surface surveillance, law enforcement, drug interdiction and disaster relief [...]
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Source: http://www.newmarketjournal.co.uk/news/Suffolk-Police39s-new-39eye-in.5479298.jp, 22-Jul-09
The force took delivery of a new state-of-the-art £4.6 million helicopter on Monday which will help tackle crime and help in the hunt for missing people. “The helicopter plays a crucial role in helping to make Suffolk an even safer place to live, work and visit,” said Chief Constable Simon Ash.
Source: Haarlems Dagblad, 21-Jul-09
The first two new EC135s from a total order for eight landed at Schiphol-Oost this afternoon.
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