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UK – NPAS to add four Vulcanair P68s to UK law enforcement fleet

UK – NPAS to add four Vulcanair P68s to UK law enforcement fleet

Police air support in the UK is set to become 24/7 all weather capable for the first time with the introduction of fixed wing aircraft into the service’s fleet. The National Police Air Service has now awarded a contract for four fixed wing aircraft to be based in a purpose built facility, serving the whole… Read more »

Source: NPAS, 24-Sep-15

San Bernardino police helicopter shooting raises questions

San Bernardino police helicopter shooting raises questions

A Friday incident involving a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputy shooting from a helicopter above the 215 Freeway is raising eyebrows in law enforcement. See Full Story

Source: SCPR, 24-Sep-15

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Airbus completes 12 year inspection of Lee County (Florida) AS350

Airbus completes 12 year inspection of Lee County (Florida) AS350

Airbus Helicopters Inc. has delivered the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, in Fort Myers, Fla. its AS350 BA AStar helicopter after completion of the aircraft’s second 12-year Inspection. The 12-year Inspection effectively resets the helicopter’s inspection cycles to zero, updates the aircraft with all applicable factory configuration changes and confirms its compliance with applicable Federal Aviation… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 22-Sep-15

San Bernardino Sheriff shoots car driver from helicopter

San Bernardino Sheriff shoots car driver from helicopter

A driver involved in a high-speed chase in California was struck by gunfire from a police helicopter, officials have confirmed. See Full Story

Source: BBC News, 22-Sep-15

Lagos State Governor agrees budget for police helicopter

Lagos State Governor agrees budget for police helicopter

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has earmarked N5.3 billion for the purchase of rescue helicopter and other security intervention. See Full Story

Source: The News Nigeria, 22-Sep-15

Guangzhou Police becomes first H145 customer in China

Guangzhou Police becomes first H145 customer in China

Guangzhou Police and Airbus helicopters signed an agreement today for an order of one H145 light helicopter for law enforcement duties, to be delivered at the end of 2016. “Helicopters are a great resource for law enforcement agencies, as they can effectively help ground forces to accomplish a multitude of operations including air patrol, transportation… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 21-Sep-15

UK – Cumbria Police to use UAVs

UK – Cumbria Police to use UAVs

Police in Cumbria will now be able to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to help tackle crime and keep people safe. Earlier this year, staff from the Constabulary’s Operational Support Unit purchased two UAVs in order to assess the benefits of using them as an operational resource. Rigorous testing has taken place and they have… Read more »

Source: Cumbria Police, 16-Sep-15

MDHI Completes E-to-F conversions for Columbus Police

MDHI Completes E-to-F conversions for Columbus Police

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today the delivery and return to service of two (2) Columbus Police Department helicopters. Operated as MD 500E models since 2007, the two aircraft are rejoining the Columbus Aviation Unit as new, factory-built, FAA-certified F-models. In June of this year the Columbus Division of Police committed to a revitalization of… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 15-Sep-15

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Chinese police helicopter fleet to double in five years

Chinese police helicopter fleet to double in five years

Police authorities across China will double the size of their helicopter fleets within five years, according to a police aviation official. See full story 

Source: Xinhuanet, 14-Sep-15

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Ontario Provincial Police proposed base move under financial scrutiny

Ontario Provincial Police proposed base move under financial scrutiny

The Ontario Provincial Police decision to pull its search-and-rescue helicopter from Sudbury and station it in Orillia is penny-wise and pound-foolish. See full story 

Source: Timmins Press, 14-Sep-15

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Yunnan Provincial Police Orders an AW139

Yunnan Provincial Police Orders an AW139

AgustaWestland announced today that Yunnan Provincial Police Department has placed an order for one AW139 intermediate helicopter. The aircraft will be used for law enforcement, border patrol, special operations, and utility missions in the region and is expected to enter service in 2016. The contract for the AW139 by Yunnan Provincial Police Department, awarded following… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 09-Sep-15

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Russian Helicopters delivers nine Ka-32s to China

Russian Helicopters delivers nine Ka-32s to China

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) has delivered nine Ka-32A11BC helicopters to China, where they will be operated by public security agencies and commercial companies. «Nine Ka-32A11BC helicopters have been delivered to Chinese commercial and state operators. These helicopters will be operated by the city of Ordos’ Main Directorate of Public Security, Shanghai Public… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 04-Sep-15

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Slovak Police take delivery of first Bell 429

Slovak Police take delivery of first Bell 429

The Slovak Police have held an acceptance ceremony to announce the arrival of their first Bell 429 helicopter at Bratislava Airport on Monday 17th August.  Fitted with a hoist and spotlight externally, the helicopter is in a dark green and whilte scheme Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák led the event.  A second example is due before… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Aug-15

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Metro Aviation completes H145 for Suffolk County Police

Metro Aviation completes H145 for Suffolk County Police

The Suffolk County Police Department recently added a new H145, formerly known as the EC145, to its fleet, replacing an older AS350B2.  Metro Aviation completed the twin-engine aircraft at its completion center in Shreveport, Louisiana. “The completion process was smooth and seamless,” said Sergeant Brian Barrett, Commanding Officer for the police department’s aviation section.  “We… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 11-Aug-15

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Bird Aerosystems works with Bell to create surveillance 407 ASIO

Bird Aerosystems works with Bell to create surveillance 407 ASIO

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company and BIRD Aerosystems, announced today the signature of a cooperation agreement to integrate the BIRD Aerosystems Surveillance, Intelligence and Observation (ASIO) package as a complete end-to-end airborne information surveillance and reconnaissance solution (ISR) for the Bell 407GXP. “Bell Helicopter and BIRD Aerosystems have worked closely together to… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 31-Jul-15

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Robinson Upgrades R66 Police Helicopter

Robinson Upgrades R66 Police Helicopter

Robinson Helicopter Company announced its R66 Turbine Police Helicopter with the FLIR Systems Ultra 8000 Infrared Camera and the Spectrolab SX-7 searchlight with 30-million candlepower has been reconfigured to include a multitude of upgrades. This high performance 4-place police helicopter comes standard with a Garmin G500H Primary and Multifunction Display System (PFD/MFD), a Garmin GTN… Read more »

Source: Robinson, 29-Jul-15

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Calgary Police celebrate 20 years in the air

Calgary Police celebrate 20 years in the air

With a large gathering watching, the first dedicated Calgary Police Service helicopter touched down.  See full story

Source: Calgary Sun, 20-Jul-15

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Lower Saxony Police to receive two EC135P2e, replacing 365C Dauphins

Lower Saxony Police to receive two EC135P2e, replacing 365C Dauphins

Lower Saxony Police – or Neidersachsen Polizei in local language – have two new Airbus EC135P2e helicopters on order.  The first aircraft was due for delivery in June according to the May/June edition of Lower Saxony Police’s proPolizei publication, with the second following in the fourth quarter of 2015.  Both will be based at Langenhagen… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Jul-15

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Bell delivers last of four 429s to New York Police

Bell delivers last of four 429s to New York Police

BellHelicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the final delivery of the fourth Bell 429 to the New York Police Department (NYPD). Bell Helicopter and NYPD commemorated the final delivery today at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association Expo in Houston, Texas where the NYPD’s new Bell 429 was on display in the Textron… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopters, 17-Jul-15

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ForeFlight Mobile Announces Connectivity with Garmin Avionics

ForeFlight Mobile Announces Connectivity with Garmin Avionics

ForeFlight, maker of the leading flight app for pilots, today announced connectivity with Garmin avionics, broadening the flight planning, in-flight, and connectivity capabilities available to customers. When connected to Garmin Flight Stream, ForeFlight Mobile customers can now wirelessly receive ADS-B weather and traffic, precise GPS position data, and dynamic pitch and bank information on iPad… Read more »

Source: ForeFlight, 17-Jul-15

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Kenya Police plan on AW139 purchase

Kenya Police plan on AW139 purchase

A storm is brewing in the National Police Service (NPS) over the purchase of a Sh900 million helicopter that aviation and security experts say is unsuitable for police operations. See full story

Source: Standard Digital, 17-Jul-15

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Helinet to install microwave downlink on Suffolk County AS350s

Helinet to install microwave downlink on Suffolk County AS350s

Helinet Technologies, an international provider of aviation technology solutions to the law enforcement, government and military markets, announced today it will deploy a custom-developed microwave downlink solution for the Suffolk County Police Department’s Aviation Section. The new system will provide a real-time HD video and data link between the Department’s two Eurocopter AS350B2 AStar helicopters… Read more »

Source: Helinet, 17-Jul-15

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Curtiss-Wright introduces Rugged Low-Cost Mission Display with Embedded Intel PC

Curtiss-Wright introduces Rugged Low-Cost Mission Display with Embedded Intel PC

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that its Defense Solutions division has further expanded its industry-leading Video Management System (VMS) product family with the introduction of the newest member of its lower cost rugged LCD mission displays. Addressing the growing demand for affordable, high performance mission displays, the new 10.4” PVDU2600 touchscreen display combines high… Read more »

Source: Curtiss Wright, 17-Jul-15

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Helinet to install microwave downlink for Nassau County Police

Helinet to install microwave downlink for Nassau County Police

Helinet Technologies, an international provider of aviation technology solutions to the law enforcement, government and military markets, announced today its selection by the Nassau County Police Department to deploy a comprehensive airborne law enforcement solution for the Department’s Aviation Bureau. Developed to meet the specific needs of the Nassau County PD, the new microwave downlink… Read more »

Source: Helinet, 17-Jul-15

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Curtiss-Wright introduces Next-Generation Rugged Dual-Channel Video Recorder

Curtiss-Wright introduces Next-Generation Rugged Dual-Channel Video Recorder

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that its Defense Solutions division has introduced the latest member of its industry leading family of rugged video recorders, the VRDV7000 Dual-Channel HD-SDI Video Recorder. The VRDV7000 is a lightweight, small form-factor DZUS-mounted video recorder designed for capturing high definition (HD) mission video with accurate metadata in demanding aerospace,… Read more »

Source: Curtiss Wright, 17-Jul-15

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Night Vision Awards Committee Announces Winners

Night Vision Awards Committee Announces Winners

The Night Vision Awards will take place from 4:30-5:30 p.m. The event will be held in Ballroom 372 ABDE at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas in conjunction with the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) Annual Convention. The awards ceremony will feature light hors d’oeuvres and libations and honor various departments and… Read more »

Source: ASU, 16-Jul-15

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LAPD selects FlightSafety for Bell 412 training

LAPD selects FlightSafety for Bell 412 training

FlightSafety has been selected by the Los Angeles Police Department Air Support Unit to provide training for the Bell 412 helicopter. “Our King Air pilots have experienced consistently high quality training and support from FlightSafety for years, so they were our first choice to support us launching the Bell 412 program,” said Officer Kevin Gallagher,… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 16-Jul-15

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San Diego Police To Put Helicopter Announcements Online

San Diego Police To Put Helicopter Announcements Online

The San Diego Police Department announced Wednesday that loudspeaker public-address messages periodically broadcast from the sky by the agency’s helicopter crews — often unintelligibly, many contend — are now available online, as well, for clarity’s sake.See Full Story

Source: KPBS, 16-Jul-15

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Florida – Orange County Sheriff requests $480K budget to lease new helicopter

Florida – Orange County Sheriff requests $480K budget to lease new helicopter

These are good times for Orange County. See full story

Source: Orlando Sentinal, 16-Jul-15

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MD Helicopters to showcase Houston Police MD500E at ALEA 2015

MD Helicopters to showcase Houston Police MD500E at ALEA 2015

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces its participation in the 2015 Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA)Expo, July 15-17, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. The MD Helicopters booth, #721, will feature one of eight (8) MD 500Es in active service with the Houston Police Department, along with industry-leading systems and components designed… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 16-Jul-15

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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