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Innovative new L.E.A.S.E. program creates affordable law enforcement aviation solution

Innovative new L.E.A.S.E. program creates affordable law enforcement aviation solution

Night Flight Concepts (NFC) has announced the beginning of L.E.A.S.E., Law Enforcement Air Support Entity. L.E.A.S.E. is a program designed to offer law enforcement agencies a path to new aircraft, state of the art support packages, and all of the latest equipment for an affordable price. As government budgets have become more constrained the ability… Read more »

Source: Night Flight Concepts, 15-Jul-15

Becker Avionics USA Names Director of Sales

Becker Avionics USA Names Director of Sales

Avionics innovator and digital technology provider, Becker Avionics USA has announced the appointment of David Oglesbee as director of sales.  Oglesbee will oversee the sales and marketing efforts for the company.  Company president Luis Gonzalez commented, “Dave brings with him significant industry knowledge and background and we welcome the addition of his talent to our… Read more »

Source: Becker Avionics, 15-Jul-15

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Precision to Distribute Magellan Wire Strike Protection System

Precision to Distribute Magellan Wire Strike Protection System

Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG) announced at the Airborne Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) annual convention that the company has signed an agreement with Magellan Aerospace (“Magellan”) to distribute the Wire Strike Protection System (WSPS™) globally. The agreement allows PAG to sell and distribute Magellan-developed aftermarket kits for Bell models 206, 204, 205, 210, 212, 412,… Read more »

Source: PAG, 15-Jul-15

ASU Announces White Phosphor Night Vision Goggles “Trade Up” Program

ASU Announces White Phosphor  Night Vision Goggles “Trade Up” Program

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc., (ASU) announced today that the company has launched a new trade up program on the latest White Phosphor NVGs due to increasing demand for the innovative new goggles. “Last year at the Airborne Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) annual convention we unveiled the new White Phosphor NVGs,” said ASU president Jim Winkel…. Read more »

Source: ASU, 15-Jul-15

ASU Introduces N16HT Pro Night Vision System at ALEA and Offers Introductory Rate

ASU Introduces N16HT Pro Night Vision System at ALEA and Offers Introductory Rate

From the Airborne Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) annual convention held in Houston Texas, Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc., (ASU) revealed their new patent pending N16HT Pro (Night Pro) system. N16HT Pro is a wireless imaging, recording and disseminating night vision system used during periods of low light level conditions. The ASU N16HT Pro fully integrates and… Read more »

Source: ASU, 15-Jul-15

ASU Adds Manned Aircraft Platform for OWLS

ASU Adds Manned Aircraft Platform for OWLS

From the Airborne Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) annual convention held in Houston Texas, Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc., (ASU) announced the OWLS system is now being offered as an affordable gimbal for manned aircraft platforms. Originally designed to be lightweight for coupling with an aerial drone or unmanned aircraft, the OWLS system has proven to be… Read more »

Source: ASU, 15-Jul-15

ASU Introduces OPTEX Red Tail Digital Spotting Scope at ALEA

ASU Introduces OPTEX Red Tail  Digital Spotting Scope at ALEA

From the Airborne Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) annual convention held in Houston Texas, Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc., (ASU) showcased the OPTEX Red Tail Digital Spotting Scope. The Wifi enabled spotting scope has an optical 45X high definition image that records images or videos straight to a smartphone or tablet (wireless range of 150 feet minimum)…. Read more »

Source: ASU, 15-Jul-15

California Highway Patrol and LAPD take delivery of H125s

California Highway Patrol and LAPD take delivery of H125s

Airbus Helicopters Inc. is pleased to announce that the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) have taken delivery of new Airbus Helicopters H125s as part of the two agencies’multi-year fleet replacement plans.The H125 is the U.S. law enforcement market sales leader. CHPrecently took delivery of itsthird H125 (previously AS350 B3e),… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 15-Jul-15

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Suffolk County Police takes delivery of second H145

Suffolk County Police takes delivery of second H145

Airbus Helicopters Inc. is pleased to announce the delivery of a second H145 helicopter to the Suffolk County Police Department (Long Island, N.Y.). The new H145 (previously EC145) has joined the department’s existing fleet of one H145 and two AS350B2s, and will replace an older AS350B2 AStar. The Suffolk County H145s primarily conduct medical evacuation… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 15-Jul-15

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ASU Introduces BearTek™ Gloves at ALEA

ASU Introduces BearTek™ Gloves at ALEA

From the Airborne Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) annual convention held in Houston Texas, Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc., (ASU) revealed their new partnership with BearTek™ Gloves, a patented glove technology that fully integrates with the new N16HT Pro (Night Pro) night vision system patent pending. BearTek™ transforms any glove into the most convenient, safe and accurate remote control… Read more »

Source: ASU, 15-Jul-15

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Ohio State Highway Patrol orders first US-built H125 AStar

Ohio State Highway Patrol orders first US-built H125 AStar

Airbus Helicopters Inc. is proud to announce that the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) has ordered the first H125 AStar produced on the new final assembly line at the company’s production facility in Columbus, Miss. The AStar, America’s most popular single-engine turbine helicopter, is now built in the United States by American workers. Airbus Helicopters… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 14-Jul-15

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Metro Aviation takes EC145e and Star Flight EC145 to ALEA 2015

Metro Aviation takes EC145e and Star Flight EC145 to ALEA 2015

Nestled in the heart of Shreveport, Louisiana, Metro Aviation’s sprawling, 160,000 square-foot completion facility produces aircraft for some of the world’s most notable law enforcement, air medical and corporate entities.  The worldwide completion leader will be exhibiting at this year’s Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) conference and exposition at the George R. Brown Convention Center… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 14-Jul-15

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FlightSafety to add Airbus H125, H130 and Bell 407GX simulators in Denver

FlightSafety to add Airbus H125, H130 and Bell 407GX simulators in Denver

FlightSafety International announces that it is building Level D qualified full flight simulators for single-engine helicopters operated by many law enforcement and other public safety agencies. The Airbus AS350 B3, Airbus EC130T2, and Bell 407GX simulators will be installed at the new Learning Center FlightSafety is building adjacent to the Denver International Airport in Colorado…. Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 14-Jul-15

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Gujarat Police to have a Helicopter

Gujarat Police to have a Helicopter

The Government of Gujarat has constituted two committees to purchase a separate helicopter for state police. See full story

Source: DeshGujarat, 13-Jul-15

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California law enforcement units pick Donaldson barrier filters

California law enforcement units pick Donaldson barrier filters

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) continues to add to its list of operators relying on its industry-leading Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) systems for airborne law enforcement missions. Donaldson filtration systems are utilized by more than 40 U.S. law enforcement agencies, including new customers, the California Highway Patrol (CHP),… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 13-Jul-15

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Arizona – Maricopa County Sheriff adds Bell 407GX

Arizona – Maricopa County Sheriff adds Bell 407GX

Fox 2, the new Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office helicopter, was introduced to the media yesterday by Sheriff Joe Arpaio at Deer Valley Airport in North Phoenix. The tail number N977MS memorializes fallen Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Deputy William Coleman (badge #977), who was was shot and killed while responding to a burglary call in Anthem… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Jul-15

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Harford County Sheriff’s Office to discontinue aviation unit

Harford County Sheriff’s Office to discontinue aviation unit

In making the announcement, Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler cited safety, cost, focus and usage as reasons for the decision. See full story 

Source: Wbal TV, 08-Jul-15

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Mesa Police adds new MD530F to fleet

Mesa Police adds new MD530F to fleet

The new MD530F replaces an MD500E which was lost after an accident last year.  See full story. The new aircraft is registered N507MP but as of today, the FAA shows this as reserved and not allocated. The aircraft serial is 0226FF, currently registered N60426 Last years accident  – see 08-Jun-14 N504MP MD Helicopters MD500E Gilbert,… Read more »

Source: KPHO/KTVK, 01-Jul-15

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Airbus heads for 1,000th Dauphin 2 delivery

Airbus heads for 1,000th Dauphin 2 delivery

Airbus Helicopters is on the point of delivering the 1,000th Dauphin 2 – by which we are including the 365N models including the EC155 (technically the AS365N4).  Starting at serial 6001, the authorities in Japan have issued the registration JA08AR to an AS365N3+ with serial 7001.  That marks the passing of the 1,000th delivery and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Jun-15

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Winnipeg Police broadcast lewd conversation on helicopter PA system

Winnipeg Police broadcast lewd conversation on helicopter PA system

Winnipeg police have apologized and launched an investigation after officers flying in a helicopter mistakenly broadcast a cockpit conversation that one person says referred to a sex act. See Full Story.

Source: CTV News Winnipeg, 26-Jun-15

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Ontario budgets for a new police helicopter

Ontario budgets for a new police helicopter

With its sights on the airport, the City Council has unanimously approved a structurally balanced budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. See Full Story.

Source: Daily Bulletin, 26-Jun-15

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Helicopter focus of legal motion between Florence, Lake City law enforcement

Helicopter focus of legal motion between Florence, Lake City law enforcement

Days after the Florence County Sheriff’s Office unveiled its new helicopter in April, as part of its new aviation division, two Lake City aviators were charged with felonies by the department for operating another helicopter the sheriff’s office was acquiring. See Full Story

Source: Scnow, 24-Jun-15

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Czech Police order first Bell 412EPI in Europe

Czech Police order first Bell 412EPI in Europe

BellHelicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the sale of the first Bell 412EPI in Europe to the Czech Police. The helicopter will be used for search and rescue missions and is expected to be delivered by the end of the year. “The BELL 412 EPI is one of the most reliable, rugged… Read more »

Source: Bell, 23-Jun-15

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Bavarian Police receive first H135 P2 to P3 upgrade

Bavarian Police receive first H135 P2 to P3 upgrade

Bavarian Police in Germany has received the first upgraded H135s, which are benefitting from a retrofit package that significantly improves the operating performance and the handling qualities – all while retaining the best-in-class payload lift capabilities of this lightweight twin-engine rotorcraft. The retrofit program is designed to bring previously-built models of the EC135 to the… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 18-Jun-15

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Columbus PD to Convert 500Es to 530Fs

Columbus PD to Convert 500Es to 530Fs

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today an agreement with the Columbus Division of Police, Columbus, Ohio, to upgrade four of the Aviation Unit’s six MD 500E helicopters to new MD 530Fs. Available exclusively through the MD Helicopters factory, the E-to-F conversion allows MD 500E operators the option to factory-recertify their aircraft as a brand new… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 15-Jun-15

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Butte County Sheriff’s Office to replace 1967 helicopter

Butte County Sheriff’s Office to replace 1967 helicopter

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office is replacing a 1967 helicopter that it has used for the past 17 years. See Full Story

Source: ChicoER, 11-Jun-15

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Hammonton may buy State Police helicopter hangar for $1.2 m

Hammonton may buy State Police helicopter hangar for $1.2 m

The town may buy out the private developer of a hangar for the State Police’s SouthStar Aeromedical Helicopter, after a subcontractor filed a wage complaint with the state, stopping work on a project that must be completed by winter. See Full Story

Source: Press Of Atlantic City, 11-Jun-15

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Heli-One completes milestone 200th Arriel overhaul

Heli-One completes milestone 200th Arriel overhaul

Heli-One, the world’s largest independent provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has delivered its 200th Turbomeca Arriel engine overhaul from its Fort Collins facility – distinguishing Heli-One as an MRO leader on that series of engines. (http://www.heli-one.ca). The 200 overhaul milestone was reached when completing a 3,600 hour inspection and overhaul of… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 11-Jun-15

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Mesa County Colorado Sheriff UAV going to National Law Enforcement Museum

Mesa County Colorado Sheriff UAV going to National Law Enforcement Museum

It has become clear that small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) are proven vital public safety tools, but back in 2008 that vision wasn’t as clear. The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) was one of the first U.S. public safety agencies to formally start an sUAS program, work with the FAA to secure an operational COA,… Read more »

Source: Draganfly, 13-May-15

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Funding uncertain for Florence County Sheriff OH-58

Funding uncertain for Florence County Sheriff OH-58

Raptor 1, the Florence County Sheriff’s Office helicopter, has flown several missions since the agency acquired it from the federal government this spring, but with no substantial funding the new aviation program is still up in the air. See Full Story  File photo

Source: Scnow, 12-May-15

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Swedish Police pick Thommen HSL-1600 search light for new 429s

Swedish Police pick Thommen HSL-1600 search light for new 429s

Revue Thommen AG is pleased to announce the selection of the HSL-1600 searchlight system by The Swedish National Police. The Bell 429 fleet of seven new aircraft, will feature the Thommen searchlight system fully integrated into the aircraft camera and mapping systems, for full optimization of the HSL-1600 feature set. This is a joint program… Read more »

Source: Revue Thommen, 11-May-15

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Why Ontario Provincial Police is Centralizing Helicopter Maintenance

Why Ontario Provincial Police is Centralizing Helicopter Maintenance

With lots of local backlash, the Ontario Provincial Police felt the need to issue the following statement:- While I can understand and I am sympathetic to the desire of the people of the Sudbury area to keep one of the OPP’s helicopters based at the Sudbury Airport, I need to set the record straight on why… Read more »

Source: OPP, 06-May-15

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New Mexico police shape up after fatal helicopter crash

New Mexico police shape up after fatal helicopter crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has taken state police forces to task for a series of fatal helicopter crashes in recent years from Maryland to Alaska. But perhaps the board levied its heaviest criticism at the New Mexico State Police (NMSP) for the fatal crash of its AgustaWestland AW109E back in 2009. See Full Story

Source: Multi Briefs: Exclusive, 06-May-15

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Ohio Highway Patrol to buy third helicopter

Ohio Highway Patrol to buy third helicopter

The Department of Public Safety, Ohio State Highway Patrol  has put forward a budget request to the Controlling Board of the Ohio Office of Budget and Management for a new helicopter.  Agenda item DPS0100351-15 for yesterday’s meeting reads “The Department of Public Safety, Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP), respectfully requests Controlling Board approval to waive… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-May-15

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Helibras delivers EC145 to Rio de Janeiro state government

Helibras delivers EC145 to Rio de Janeiro state government

[electronic translation] Helibras is the delivery of an EC145 helicopter C2 to police and surveillance use the Secretariat of Public Security of Rio de Janeiro (RJ-SSP) during LAAD 2015 International Fair for Security and Defence on Tuesday (13), the 11:30 am, in Rio de Janeiro. This first unit is set out in the company’s booth… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 20-Apr-15

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Body-armored man with gun arrested near BMC helicopter pad

Body-armored man with gun arrested near BMC helicopter pad

A man wearing body armor and carrying a gun was arrested while walking on a helicopter pad at Boston Medical Center on Saturday, according to Boston police. See Full Story

Source: The Boston Globe, 20-Apr-15

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Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Sul accepts second AW119Kx

Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Sul accepts second AW119Kx

AgustaWestland announced today that Aeromot has taken delivery of its second AW119Kx single engine helicopter. The aircraft will be used to perform medevac/EMS, public utility and law enforcement missions by the Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Sul, joining the first AW119Kx delivered earlier this year. These AW119Kx helicopters feature a complete EMS system with… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 17-Apr-15

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AW139 enters service with Carabineros de Chile

AW139 enters service with Carabineros de Chile

AgustaWestland announced today that the AW139 intermediate twin helicopter delivered to the Carabineros de Chile has now entered service. The aircraft will be used to support a wide range of missions including public order and safety, crime control, counter terrorism, drug control and border security across the nation, search and rescue and transport. The exceptional… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 17-Apr-15

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Florence County Sheriff’s Office unveils new helicopter

Florence County Sheriff’s Office unveils new helicopter

The Florence County Sheriff’s Office has a new helicopter. See Full Story

Source: Carolina Live, 15-Apr-15

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San Bernardino County Sheriff completes base move

San Bernardino County Sheriff completes base move

If you notice more helicopters in the air in and around Highland, there’s a reason. Sheriff’s Aviation has completed its move from Rialto Airport to San Bernardino International Airport.  See Full Story

Source: Highland News, 15-Apr-15

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San Diego Sheriff unveils new Bell 407GX

San Diego Sheriff unveils new Bell 407GX

Sheriff Bill Gore, Supervisors Bill Horn and Dianne Jacob and Sheriff’s ASTREA (Aerial Support to Regional Enforcement Agencies) unveiled a new patrol helicopter today. For photos, follow us on Twitter @SDSheriff. For video of ASTREA’s Bell 407GX in action, follow this link: http://goo.gl/BIlXIJ. The $4.8 million aircraft is a Bell 407GX. It will be used… Read more »

Source: San Diego County Sheriff, 13-Apr-15

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Operator Proflie – Fairfax Police and their Bell 429s

Operator Proflie – Fairfax Police and their Bell 429s

Members of the Sully District Police Station’s Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) recently toured Fairfax County’s heliport, got to speak with a pilot and saw the Fairfax One helicopter up close. See Full Story

Source: Connection Newspaper, 08-Apr-15

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Californian Highway Patrol picks Trakka A800 searchlight for AS350 fleet

Californian Highway Patrol picks Trakka A800 searchlight for AS350 fleet

Trakkacorp Pty Ltd is proud to announce the first Trakkabeam A800 Searchlight installation and delivery for the new Californian Highway Patrol AS350 fleet. This marks the first delivery of fifteen new AS350’s from Airbus USA for CHP. Airbus has collaborated with Hangar One, a leading MRO based in California, for integration and delivery of these… Read more »

Source: Trakkacorp, 07-Apr-15

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Dallas may charge other cities for police helicopter assistance

Dallas may charge other cities for police helicopter assistance

Dallas police see their two helicopters as crime fighters, but city budget officials envision another potential role for the aircraft: money makers. See Full Story

Source: The Dallas Morning News, 30-Mar-15

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Kenya police invite bids for supply of three helicopters

Kenya police invite bids for supply of three helicopters

The Kenya Police Service has floated an international tender to buy three new helicopters and overhaul the existing three Mi-17 helicopters. See Full Story

Source: SD, 27-Mar-15

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Police Helicopter Relocation Under Review Again

Police Helicopter Relocation Under Review Again

BC RCMP Senior Media Officer Rob Vermeulen confirmed that the provincial government and the RCMP continue to have discussions about the re-location of the Kamloops police helicopter to the North District.  See Full Story

Source: KamloopsBCNow, 26-Mar-15

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Vector to perform G check and 12-year on one LA Sheriff Super Puma

Vector to perform G check and 12-year on one LA Sheriff Super Puma

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that it has been selected to perform a 7,500 hour major inspection (G check) and 12-year inspection on one of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s three AS332L1 Super Puma helicopters. This inspection will also include… Read more »

Source: Vector, 25-Mar-15

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N4T Investigators: Former pilot concerned about safety of border flights

N4T Investigators: Former pilot concerned about safety of border flights

For law enforcement, they are a valuable resource. We’re talking about helicopters, used not only by police and sheriff’s departments, but also by Customs and Border Protection. See Full Story

Source: KVOA, 24-Mar-15

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Suffolk police could turn to drones to cut helicopter costs

Suffolk police could turn to drones to cut helicopter costs

The proposal has been made by Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore in a bid to cut costs. See Full Story

Source: IPSwichStar, 24-Mar-15

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Prince George’s County Police Add New Technology to Helicopter

Prince George’s County Police Add New Technology to Helicopter

Police in Prince George’s County have added new technology to what is already an award-winning aviation unit. See Full Story

Source: CBSDC, 20-Mar-15

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Pennsylvania State Police could move Hazleton base to Avoca

Pennsylvania State Police could move Hazleton base to Avoca

The Pennsylvania State Police is considering moving an aviation unit that has been stationed at Hazleton Regional Airport for at least four decades, a development that city officials fear would reduce police presence and cost the airport approximately $20,000 per year in lease revenue and fuel sales. See Full Story

Source: Citizens Voice, 19-Mar-15

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WA Police helicopter grounded after maintenance bungle damages engine

WA Police helicopter grounded after maintenance bungle damages engine

During routine maintenance to the police’s Eurocopter last week, a bung was put in the air intake to stop tools falling into the engine. See Full Story

Source: Perth Now, 12-Mar-15

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Former pilot concerned about safety of border flights

Former pilot concerned about safety of border flights

For law enforcement, they are a valuable resource. We’re talking about helicopters, used not only by police and sheriff’s departments, but also by Customs and Border Protection. See Full Story

Source: KVOA, 12-Mar-15

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Michigan State Police to add third helicopter

Michigan State Police to add third helicopter

The sound of twin jet engines and rotors intensifies as the Michigan State Police helicopter rocks from side to side and gently lifts off the ground, leaving the runways of MBS International Airport in the distance. See Full Story

Source: mlive, 10-Mar-15

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Mesa Police orders new MD530F

Mesa Police orders new MD530F

MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI) announced today a new contract to manufacture and deliver a new helicopter for the Mesa Police Department Aviation Unit. Acquisition of the new MD 530F was approved by the Mesa City Council as an addition to the Department’s existing helicopter fleet of two MD 500E turbine helicopters. The 530F is perfectly… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopter, 05-Mar-15

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Vector Aerospace and San Bernardino County Sheriff Sign MRO Agreement

Vector Aerospace and San Bernardino County Sheriff Sign MRO Agreement

Vector Aerospace Corporation (“Vector Aerospace”), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (“MRO”) services, is pleased to announce that Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (“HS-NA”) will provide the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department (“SBCSD”) with modification, repair and overhaul services for their Bell 212 helicopter, including installation of STC# SR01142LA,… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 04-Mar-15

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Vector Aerospace and Miami Dade Police sign AS350 Component MRO Contract

Vector Aerospace and Miami Dade Police sign AS350 Component MRO Contract

Vector Aerospace Corporation (“Vector Aerospace”), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (“MRO”) services, is pleased to announce that Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (“HS-NA”) has been selected by Miami Dade County to provide dynamic component MRO support for the Miami Dade Police Air Support Unit for their fleet of… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 04-Mar-15

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Helinet Selected by Swedish National Police to Implement Airborne Law Enforcement and Counterterrorism Solution

Helinet Selected by Swedish National Police to Implement Airborne Law Enforcement and Counterterrorism Solution

Helinet Technologies, an international provider of aviation technology solutions to the law enforcement, government and military markets, announced today its selection by the Swedish National Police (SNP) to deploy a comprehensive, country-wide airborne law enforcement solution.  This will include a customized mission suite for the agency’s seven, newly acquired Bell 429 helicopters as well as the… Read more »

Source: Helinet, 03-Mar-15

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Suffolk County Police Dept purchases second EC145

Suffolk County Police Dept purchases second EC145

Suffolk County Police Department, Long Island, NY has purchased a second Airbus Helicopters EC145 helicopter to add to its fleet of one EC145 and two AS350B2s. The new aircraft will replace an older AS350B2. The Suffolk County Police Aviation Section performs a wide variety of missions including law enforcement, medevac, inter-hospital transport and search and… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 03-Mar-15

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California law enforcement agencies commit to AS350B3e

California law enforcement agencies commit to AS350B3e

Helicopters Inc. is pleased to announce that several California law enforcement agencies have recently purchased or taken delivery of new AS350 B3e AStars, continuing Airbus Helicopters leadership in law enforcement helicopter sales. Recent AS350 B3e customers include the California Highway Patrol (CHP), Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office. The AS350… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 03-Mar-15

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Airbus Helicopters delivers fourth AS350B2 to Hillsborough County, Florida

Airbus Helicopters delivers fourth AS350B2 to Hillsborough County, Florida

Airbus Helicopters Inc. has delivered a fourth AS350 B2 AStar helicopter equipped for law enforcement missions to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) in Tampa, Fla. The aircraft replaces an EC120B to give Hillsborough an all-AStar fleet. The Hillsborough Sheriff’s Aviation Unit performs a wide variety of missions including law enforcement, light firefighting and search… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 03-Mar-15

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Vector Aerospace and Orange County (CA) Sheriff sign AS350/UH-1H MRO support contract

Vector Aerospace and Orange County (CA) Sheriff sign AS350/UH-1H MRO support contract

Vector Aerospace Corporation (“Vector Aerospace”), one of the world’s leading independent providers of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce the signing of a five (5) year agreement with Orange County Sheriff’s Department to conduct maintenance, repair and overhaul on their AS350 and UH-1H helicopters. “Signing this contract with Orange County… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 03-Mar-15

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Japan Coast Guard receives EC225 for SAR and law enforcement missions

Japan Coast Guard receives EC225 for SAR and law enforcement missions

Airbus Helicopters Japan has delivered an EC225 LP to the Japan Coast Guard (JCG), which was acquired as replacement for an aircraft that was destroyed during the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. This is the last of three EC225s ordered by JCG in July 2011; the earlier two having been delivered last year. With the… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 02-Mar-15

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British Police prepare to dispose of MD Explorer fleet

British Police prepare to dispose of MD Explorer fleet

The recent announcement of the future plans for the British law enforcement fleet points to the disposal of the MD Explorers currently in use.  The announcement by the National Police Air Service (NPAS) of a target fleet of 19 helicopters has put us into research mode, but the pattern is clear. There are 22 helicopters… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Feb-15

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UK National Police Air Service to close ten bases

UK National Police Air Service to close ten bases

The National Police Air Service has confirmed plans to move to a 15-base model.  The announcement means 19 rotary aircraft (helicopters) and four fixed-wing aircraft will be in operation once all the plans are in place.  There are currently 23 aircraft in the NPAS fleet. The underlying principle of NPAS is a national service, coordinated… Read more »

Source: NPAS, 23-Feb-15

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Croatian Police orders AW139 for border and maritime patrol

Croatian Police orders AW139 for border and maritime patrol

AgustaWestland announced today that the Croatian Police has placed an order for one AW139 intermediate twin-turbine helicopter. With this order, the AW139 will enter for the first time in the Country, replacing an older model following a competitive tender issued by the Croatian Ministry of Interior. The AW139 was chosen by the customer after a… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 18-Feb-15

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Philippines – Police pair cleared in helicopter purchase deals

Philippines – Police pair cleared in helicopter purchase deals

The Court of Appeals has cleared two officials of the Philippine National Police, Roman Loreto and Emilando Villafuerte,  who  were dismissed from the service following their alleged involvement in the irregular purchase of helicopters. See Full Story

Source: MST News, 10-Feb-15

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AgustaWestland Completes Deliveries of Italian Police’s AW139s

AgustaWestland Completes Deliveries of Italian Police’s AW139s

AgustaWestland announced today it has completed the delivery of the Italian Police’s AW139 intermediate twin helicopters at the end of December 2014. Deliveries started in mid-2013 and now eight aircraft are in service at five different bases in central and southern Italy comprising three aircraft in Pratica di Mare close to Rome, two helicopters in… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 06-Feb-15

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Mexico = Juárez gets new police helicopter

Mexico = Juárez gets new police helicopter

Officials on Tuesday announced that Juárez police will have a new helicopter. See Full Story

Source: Elipaso Times, 05-Feb-15

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UK – South Wales Police ASU joins NPAS

UK – South Wales Police ASU joins NPAS

Yesterday, Sunday 1 February, Gwent and South Wales Police joined the National Police Air Service (NPAS). NPAS, which began managing police air services in October 2012, has extended its operations into Wales meaning that almost every force in England and Wales is either part of the service, or is scheduled to join. Utilising the existing… Read more »

Source: Gwent Police, 03-Feb-15

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Colorado Springs Police looks to restart air unit

Colorado Springs Police looks to restart air unit

Some guy brandishing a weapon. A high-speed chase. Missing children in the vicinity of rising waters. Site security for a presidential visit to Peterson Air Force Base. See Full Story

Source: csindy, 30-Jan-15

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State police float Michigan-wide drone use

State police float Michigan-wide drone use

The Michigan State Police could become the first police agency in the nation with statewide authorization to deploy an aerial drone to photograph vehicle crash scenes and give a bird’s-eye view of other emergency situations. See Full Story

Source: The Detroit News, 30-Jan-15

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Botswana Police order three AS350B3e

Botswana Police order three AS350B3e

Botswana’s Police Service today signed for a contract for three new AS350 B3e ‘Ecureuil” Airbus Helicopters aircraft for its Police Air Support Branch. The new helicopters will be customised to the Botswana Police Service’s specification, including the installation of night vision equipment for night-time operations and other law enforcement equipment. The start of delivery of… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 27-Jan-15

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Gothenburg City Airport closure could hit helicopter ops

Gothenburg City Airport closure could hit helicopter ops

Gothenburg City Airport, more commonly known as Säve Airport, will be closed for airline operations, says state-owned airport operator Swedavia. The company issued a press release earlier today where it announced that it has taken over the remaining shares in the company that runs the airport and that it has decided to initiate a gradual… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 26-Jan-15

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Kenya: Why remaining police helicopter won’t fly?

Kenya: Why remaining police helicopter won’t fly?

By Angira Zadock The only remaining police helicopter is grounded because the main rotor system bought from suppliers in Ukraine last year only had two flight hours left and has since expired. See Full Story

Source: Mareeg, 22-Jan-15

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