The Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Island (CAACI) has issued a warning to the public about kite flying after an incident on March 17, where a kite’s line became entangled in the rotor blades of a police helicopter. The crew have commented that they saw a kite in the air by the cricket pitch… Read more »
Richard Morcombe has joined the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) in September this year. He joined the RCIPS after working with the UK National Police Air Service. He brings with him 7000 hours of flight time, having completed 26 years with the UK Army. His experience ranges from Gazelle and Lynx combat helicopters, pilot… Read more »
Faith Hospital held their opening ceremony on October 3rd of their new helipad. This new helipad provides the Cayman Islands with a sorely needed emergency landing area. As reported by Cayman Compass, the use of a helipad will greatly reduce the response time and the time it takes for critical patients to receive care. The… Read more »
The chief justice has ordered the CAACI to reassess the Cayman Islands Helicopters heliport in accordance with the rules and regulations and safety criteria that it should have used in the first place – see full story
This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Complete Registers” series, listing every helicopter Currently registered in a particular country. While the majority of our updates continue to be focused on monthly or quarterly reviews of the registrations which have changed (added, removed, change of ownership etc), the “Complete Registers” series allows us to include the more… Read more »
Four members of the RCIPS Air Operations Unit are now certified emergency medical responders â€“ thanks to a joint initiative between the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority and the police. In addition, the Cayman Heart Fund has very generously donated a defibrillator for use on the police helicopter. The four crew members recently completed an… Read more »
What started as an attempt to put more cruise ship passengers on a helicopter tour of Grand Cayman and drum up some business on the north side of George Town harbour has ended up in a court fight between the helicopter company, Caymanâ€™s CAA and some downtown property owners.Â (see full story)
Cayman Islands Helicopters have opened their new helipad on the waterfront of capital city Georgetown, aiming specifically at the cruise ship market.Â Previously operating from Owen Robert International Airport, the transfer to and from the port (even though only 10 minutes each way!) did not encourage as many cruise passengers as expected.Â With the new… Read more »
CHC Helicopter, the world’s leading offshore helicopter services provider, is pleased to announce a joint partnership with the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands (CAACI). This new partnership will provide CHC Helicopter with the opportunity to obtain and maintain a Cayman Islands Air Operator Certificate to conduct offshore operations in several foreign jurisdictions worldwide…. Read more »
The twoâ€“year contract â€“ with a possible two year extension â€“ is being advertised overseas as well as locally. Applications will be reviewed by the Central Tenders Committee and the submission period will close at noon on Friday, 22 January.
The muchâ€“delayed arrival of the police helicopter is now slated for January, the governmentâ€™s Finance Committee heard on Friday.Â Deputy Police Commissioner Anthony Ennis told the committee that the helicopter was expected to arrive sometime in January, 2010.
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.
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.