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Helinet Expands Law Enforcement Capability

Helinet Expands Law Enforcement Capability

Helinet Aviation, a provider of aviation technology solutions to the law enforcement and public safety markets, announced today the acquisition of a Phoenix Ranger-LR unit for airborne applications. The company will be showcasing the device at the ALEA Expo in Reno, Nevada this week. Designed for the most advanced mapping, LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) measures distances by illuminating targets with a high-precision laser and interpreting the results from the reflected light. The Phoenix Ranger-LR produces photorealistic 3D… Read more »

Source: Helinet Aviation, 07-Aug-17

Phoenix Ranger-LR at the ALEA Expo

Phoenix Ranger-LR at the ALEA Expo

Helinet Aviation, a provider of aviation technology solutions to the law enforcement and public safety markets, announced today the acquisition of a Phoenix Ranger-LR unit for airborne applications. The company will be showcasing the device at the ALEA Expo in Reno, Nevada this week. Designed for the most advanced mapping, LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging)… Read more »

Source: Helinet Aviation, 31-Jul-17

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Helinet Aviation Acquires Airbus AS350 B2

Helinet Aviation Acquires Airbus AS350 B2

Helinet Aviation, one of the most respected helicopter operators on the West Coast, announced today the purchase of an Airbus AS350 B2 for its ENG and Production groups. The aircraft has been specially outfitted by EuroTec, a leading helicopter sales and support company. Dedicated to the memory of Alan Purwin, the B2 features a digitized… Read more »

Source: Helinet Aviation, 31-Jul-17

Helinet adds Black Hawk as specialist filming platform

Helinet adds Black Hawk as specialist filming platform

Helinet Aviation, one of the most respected helicopter operators on the West Coast, announced today, in partnership with BrownandFirehawk Helicopters, the addition of a Sikorsky UH-60A ESSS (External Stores Support System) Black Hawk to its fleet. The ship, which Helinet will market as Movie Hawk™, is the first UH-60 based in Los Angeles that is specially… Read more »

Source: Helinet Aviation, 17-Jul-17

Helinet Aviation Names New VP of Aerial Film Production

Helinet Aviation Names New VP of Aerial Film Production

Helinet Aviation, one of the largest and most respected helicopter operators on the West Coast, announced today the appointment of Kevin LaRosa II as VP of Aerial Film Production. LaRosa brings his extensive experience in coordinating large scale aerial sequences and flying for Hollywood’s top films to Helinet’s growing production department. Known for his work… Read more »

Source: Helinet Aviation, 09-Mar-17

Helinet Appoints New Board Member

Helinet Appoints New Board Member

Helinet, one of the largest and most respected helicopter operators on the West Coast, announced today the appointment of Vice Admiral William “Dean” Lee to its board of directors. Dean joins Helinet CEO Kathryn Purwin, healthcare operations leader Jim Adams, broadcast veteran Arnold Kleiner, and federal security and aviation expert Thomas Norton on the now… Read more »

Source: Helinet, 31-Jan-17

Helinet makes three key appointments

Helinet makes three key appointments

Helinet Aviation Services today announced the appointments of Jim Adams, Arnold Kleiner and Thomas Norton to its board of directors. Helinet is the leading provider of airborne surveillance solutions, patient and organ transport and news coverage helicopters and pilots, as well as the largest, most respected charter service on the West Coast. The three directors… Read more »

Source: Helinet, 07-Jul-16

Kathryn Purwin takes over as CEO of Helinet

Kathryn Purwin takes over as CEO of Helinet

Kathryn Purwin, jet and helicopter pilot and widow of Alan Purwin, today takes over as CEO of Helinet Aviation Services. Helinet is a leading international provider of corporate travel, emergency medical service, electronic news gathering, motion picture, television and commercial production services since 1987. The company predicts growth for its technical division Helinet Technologies, which… Read more »

Source: Helinet, 29-Jun-16

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Helinet takes two helicopters to American Heroes Air Show

Helinet takes two helicopters to American Heroes Air Show

Two helicopters from Helinet Aviation Services will participate in the American Heroes Air Show on Saturday, June 18, at Hansen Dam in the San Fernando Valley. The show is the nation’s premier, helicopter-only, admission-free aviation event designed to demonstrate to the public, media and community officials the vital and diverse roles of rotary aviation. American… Read more »

Source: Helinet, 19-Jun-16

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Widow Al Purwin sues film production companies

Widow Al Purwin sues film production companies

The widow of Helinet boss Al Purwin has raied a lawsuit seeking unspecified damages and against Cross Creek Pictures LLC, Imagine Entertainment LLC, Vendian Entertinament LLC, Quadrant Pictures and the estate of pilot Carlos Berl, who also died in the accident – See full story

Source: Report CA, 22-Apr-16

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Helinet Chairman killed in Colombia fixed-wing crash

Helinet Chairman killed in Colombia fixed-wing crash

Two people were killed, including the Chairman of Los Angeles-based Helinet Aviation, when a plane being used by a crew filming a new Tom Cruise movie crashed in Colombia, the company confirmed to KTLA on Friday night. See full story 

Source: KTLA 5, 14-Sep-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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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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16-Apr-15 N111FN Airbus AS350B2 Van Nuys, US-California

Unattended and parked helicopter struck by taxying fixed wing Aero Commander aircraft

16-Apr-15

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Helinet receives FAA waiver for UAS flights

Helinet receives FAA waiver for UAS flights

Helinet Aviation, a diversified flight services company, announced today it has received a comprehensive FAA Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) for commercial, unmanned aircraft system (UAS) flights. The COA provides Helinet with pre-approved authorization to shoot drone aerials on broadcast and motion picture sets without the need to apply for permission in advance. Today’s… Read more »

Source: Helinet, 01-Apr-15

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Rotortrade USA initiates partnership with Helinet Aviation Services by providing two pre-owned AW 109 E helicopters

Rotortrade USA initiates partnership with Helinet Aviation Services by providing two pre-owned AW 109 E helicopters

Rotortrade Services is pleased to announce the delivery of two AW 109 E pre-owned helicopters to Helinet Aviation Services, a Los Angeles-based diversified flight services provider, who will partner with Rotortrade USA in the US second hand helicopters market. Aircrafts provided by Rotortrade USA will expand Helinet Aviation’s fleet of AW 109 E helicopters. They… Read more »

Source: Rotortrade, 12-Mar-15

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Helinet Aviation Named Authorized AW109 Training Center

Helinet Aviation Named Authorized AW109 Training Center

Helinet Aviation, a diversified flight services company, announced today it has been named an Authorized Training Center by AgustaWestland for the manufacturer’s AW109 E and S models. The certification recognizes Helinet’s 28 years of experience training pilots across a broad range of helicopters including the company’s recent expansion of its AW109 E and S fleet… Read more »

Source: Helinet, 03-Mar-15

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Helinet acquires charter company Briles / Executive HeliShares

Helinet acquires charter company Briles / Executive HeliShares

Helinet Aviation Services, a diversified flight services company, announced today the acquisition of Los Angeles-based helicopter charter company Briles / Executive HeliShares. The deal combines the charter operations of Southern California’s two largest helicopter operators for the premium market, creating a single-source provider for Fortune 500 companies, heads of state and celebrities across the region…. Read more »

Source: Helinet, 12-Dec-14

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DHL launches Los Angeles helicopter parcel service

DHL launches Los Angeles helicopter parcel service

DHL has found an even better route for meeting urgent delivery commitments in the midst of traffic gridlock in the United States: through the air. A new helicopter service now provides early morning delivery services for several major banking customers in the downtown Los Angeles area. DHL Express has introduced the helicopter service into its… Read more »

Source: DHL, 08-May-14

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Helinet Aviation acquires NZ aerial camera company

Helinet Aviation acquires NZ aerial camera company

Helinet Aviation Services,  a diversified flight services company, announced today the acquisition of Shotover Camera Systems, developer of the world’s first gyro-stabilized camera system for shooting aerial footage in Ultra High-Definition, the next generation digital video standard announced earlier this year.  Lightweight and compact enough to be transported as excess baggage by a single person,… Read more »

Source: Helinet Aviation, 17-Dec-12

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Helinet Aviation faces eviction order at Van Nuys

Helinet Aviation faces eviction order at Van Nuys

Pentastar Aviation, who own the lease on the land occupied by Helinet, instructing Helinet to move its helicopters from the ramps where they sit ready to depart – for time-critical EMS and ENG work.  When it didn’t comply, Helinet received another letter threatening eviction and legal proceedings.  Helinet owner Al Purwin, previously the lease owner,… Read more »

Source: Los Angeles Times, 12-Apr-12

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Helinet launches multi-helicopter surveillance solution for LA County Sheriff

Helinet launches multi-helicopter surveillance solution for LA County Sheriff

Helinet Technologies, an international provider of aviation technology solutions to the law enforcement, government and military markets, announced today its selection by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) to develop and support a comprehensive microwave downlink system for the Department’s new fleet of 14 patrol helicopters.  Created in partnership with the LASD’s Aero Bureau,… Read more »

Source: Helinet, 03-Mar-11

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Connexxion to lose one million Euros on Helinet

Connexxion to lose one million Euros on Helinet

The Amsterdam-based Helinet helicopter company is bankrupt. Helinet, who wanted to set up a helicopter network connecting 22 cities in the Netherlands and Belgium, has run out of money. Regional carrier Connexxion loses one million euros. Helinet wanted to set up its own heliports in 22 Dutch and Belgian municipalities, but did not get any… Read more »

Source: Rotorspot.nl, 07-Dec-10

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19-Sep-10 N324V Eurocopter AS350B2 Sheridan Township, US-Michigan

Snagged a powerline during filming of Dreamworks movie “Real Steel” which is due for release November 2011.  Helicopter was later flown from the scene

19-Sep-10

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Helinet Aviation President puts house on market for $13M

Helinet Aviation President puts house on market for $13M

Alan Purwin and his wife, Kathryn, have listed for sale a six-bedroom, eight-bath home at 25919 Dark Creek Road in Malibu Coastal Zone for $13 million.

Source: BlockShopper, 02-Sep-10

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Profile: Alan Purwin of Helinet Aviation

Profile: Alan Purwin of Helinet Aviation

The co-founder of one of the nation’s largest helicopter services companies takes his love of flying into varied markets such as aerial filming and medical transportation.

Source: LA Times, 16-Aug-10

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Helinet Technologies Expands Aerial Surveillance Services Engagement with Special Anti-Crime Unit of Trinidad and Tobago

Helinet Technologies Expands Aerial Surveillance Services Engagement with Special Anti-Crime Unit of Trinidad and Tobago

Helinet Technologies, the aerial surveillance solutions division of Helinet Aviation, announced today it has been selected by the Special Anti-Crime Unit of Trinidad and Tobago (SAUTT) to assist the agency in implementing a fulltime, high definition aerial surveillance capability.  The assignment represents a continuation of Helinet’s work with SAUTT providing HD image gathering and live… Read more »

Source: Helinet, 04-Mar-10

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Helinet Brings Live Aerial Video to Cops’ Smartphones

A new mobile technology product called HT 4Sight promises to bring live, encrypted video feeds direct from air crews to smartphones on the ground. Initially, the product is being targeted at law enforcement and security officials

Source: Wired, 02-Feb-10

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Helinet Formalizes Aerial Surveillance Services Business With Launch of Technologies Division

Helinet Aviation Services announced today the launch of Helinet Technologies, a new division that formally consolidates the firm’s long-standing aerial surveillance solutions business into its own group within the company.

Source: Helinet, 18-Dec-09

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