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Tokyo Metropolitan Police orders two AW109 Trekkers

Tokyo Metropolitan Police orders two AW109 Trekkers

Leonardo-Finmeccanica’s range of helicopters show continued success in the Japanese market with the selection of two brand new AgustaWestland AW109 Trekkers for the Tokyo Metropolitan Police law-enforcement fleet. The two helicopters are scheduled to be delivered in 2017, making this customer the first Asian law enforcement operator of the type. Civil certification of the AW109… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 21-Jun-16

Vector completes 12-year inspection and G-check on LA County Sheriff AS332L1

Vector completes 12-year inspection and G-check on LA County Sheriff AS332L1

Vector Aerospace is pleased to announce the completion of a 7,500 hour major inspection (“G-check”) and 12-year major inspection for an Airbus Helicopters AS332 L1 Super Puma helicopter operated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD). The Super Puma was successfully delivered back to the LASD from Vector’s hangar in Langley, BC on June… Read more »

Source: Vector, 06-Jun-16

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Police Aviation News – June 2016 Edition

  The June 2016 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here

Source: Police Aviation News, 03-Jun-16

Helibras delivers first of two EC145s to Rio Police, ready for 2016 Olympic Games

Helibras delivers first of two EC145s to Rio Police, ready for 2016 Olympic Games

Helibras has delivered the first of two new EC145s to the Secretariat of Public Security of Rio de Janeiro. These will form part of the intelligence system supporting the Olympic Games, which opens in the city on 5th August 2016.  Following production in Germany, the aircraft have gone through a long completion period in Brazil… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Jun-16

PHPA issues statement following FAA denial of LA anti-noise petitions

PHPA issues statement following FAA denial of LA anti-noise petitions

On May 20, 2016, the Professional Helicopter Pilots Association learned that the FAA denied all four of the Los Angeles Area Helicopter Noise Coalition petitions to regulate helicopter operations over the Los Angeles Basin. The LAAHNC had asked the FAA for four (4) SFAR’s: * A 2000’ AGL minimum operating altitude for all helicopter operations,… Read more »

Source: PHPA, 01-Jun-16

Argentine military finally confirms purchase of 20 AB206s

Argentine military finally confirms purchase of 20 AB206s

The Argentine military reported late last week that the Secretary of Logistics, Emergencies and Cultural Management, Walter Ceballos, had announced the purchase of twenty AB206 JetRangers while visiting Italy last week.  The purchase includes ten GAU-17 machine guns and five stretcher units. During September and October of this year, nineteen of the twenty helicopters will… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 31-May-16

Russian Helicopters take Ka32 to Asia Pacific China Police 2016

Russian Helicopters take Ka32 to Asia Pacific China Police 2016

Russian Helicopters will take part in the eighth Asia Pacific China Police 2016 (CIEPE) exhibition of police equipment and munition, which will take place in Beijing from May 17 to 29. At the exhibition, the holding is going to demonstrate current and new models of helicopters. The product range of the holding’s helicopters will be represented… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 22-May-16

Chinese police forces order ten helicopters

Chinese police forces order ten helicopters

Ten helicopters are being bought for the police under the largest agreement of its kind in China, signed on Tuesday, the opening day of the Eighth China International Exhibition on Police Equipment. On Tuesday this week, the Ministry of Public Security signed an order with local manufacturer AVIC for ten helicopters. The first four, two… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-May-16

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Bell completes delivery of seven 429s to Swedish Police

Bell completes delivery of seven 429s to Swedish Police

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company is delighted to announce the delivery and entry into service of the Swedish National Police’s seven Bell 429 helicopters. The fleet is being used for law enforcement and search and rescue, including mountain rescue, across Sweden. “This is now the largest Bell 429 fleet in operation in… Read more »

Source: Bell, 18-May-16

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Airbus to upgrade avionics on 35 EC145s for Securite Civile

Airbus to upgrade avionics on 35 EC145s for Securite Civile

Airbus Helicopters has been awarded a contract by the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) to retrofit the avionics suite of the 35 EC145 helicopters operated by the Sécurité Civile, an agency of the French Ministry of Interior that performs critical search and rescue and medical evacuation services throughout the French territory. As part of this… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 12-May-16

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Orange County Sheriff completes hoist training wtih AH+RT

Orange County Sheriff completes hoist training wtih AH+RT

Advanced Helicopter+Rescue Techniques completes Initial Hoist Training with Orange County Sheriff’s Air Support Unit. The training was performed in Orange County and provided Ground Training as well as Technical Ground and Flight Training. Orange County Sheriffs Sgt. Bill Fitzgerald says, “ the training was tailored to our needs extremely well, conducted and adjusted to an… Read more »

Source: AH+RT, 12-May-16

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AgustaWestland sold $1.3 Billion worth of helicopters to Algeria

AgustaWestland sold $1.3 Billion worth of helicopters to Algeria

Over the last five years, Algeria has received a significant number of helicopters from AgustaWestland, but the manufacturer goes into complete silence mode when asked how many aircraft have been delivered.  No article has been published to date enumerating the extent of this order. HeliHub.com has thus done a significant amount of research in an… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-May-16

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Britannia2000 to supply Mission Computer for Police Scotland H135

Britannia2000 to supply Mission Computer for Police Scotland H135

Britannia2000 is delighted to have been selected and contracted once again by Babcock (formerly Bond Air Services) for the supply of their Compact Airborne Mission Computer (CAMC) for Police Scotland. This follows Babcock’s selection of Britannia to supply the CAMC for the UK’s National Police Aviation Service (NPAS) in the upgrade of seven of their… Read more »

Source: Britannia2000, 10-May-16

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FInnish Border Guards receive second H215 today

FInnish Border Guards receive second H215 today

Airbus Helicopters delivered the first of two H215s to join the Finnish Boarder Guard fleet on 28th February, and the second is expected to arrive today.  Serial 2926, and registered OH-HVQ, the aircraft departed the factory at Marignane in southern France yesterday and has over-nighted in Germany. The Finnish Boarder Guard already operates three AS332… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-May-16

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ASU Ecliptus night vision camera now available on GSA

ASU Ecliptus night vision camera now available on GSA

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU) a Boise, Idaho-based night vision company engaged with GSA representatives and contractors at the Southwest Supply Acquisition Center (SSAC) Industry days May 3-4, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas to better serve their GSA customers. At the event ASU announced that the company’s new Ecliptus product is now available on GSA…. Read more »

Source: ASU, 06-May-16

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San Bernardino Sheriff faces lawsuit for helicopter sniper shooting

San Bernardino Sheriff faces lawsuit for helicopter sniper shooting

The Villegas family, represented by Philip Layfield of Layfield & Barrett and V. James (Jim) DeSimone of V. James DeSimone Law, filed a lawsuit in the Superior Court of California, San Bernardino County. The lawsuit was filed under the case name: Villegas v. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department et al with the case number CIVDS1606504,… Read more »

Source: Layfield & Barrett, 05-May-16

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Police Aviation News – May 2016 Edition

  The May 2016 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here

Source: Police Aviation News, 03-May-16

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Indian River Sheriff plans for a heliport

Indian River Sheriff plans for a heliport

Sheriff Deryl Loar said the department will build a 9,628-square-foot aviation hangar, 4,989 square feet of office space and a lighted heliport near the Indian River County Jail.  See full story

Source: TC Palm, 19-Apr-16

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Finmeccanica takes GrandNew to LAAD Security event in Brazil

Finmeccanica takes GrandNew to LAAD Security event in Brazil

Finmeccanica will be showcasing the company’s expertise in aerospace and security sectors and its footprint in the key Brazilian market through this week’s LAAD Security exhibition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Poised for growth in the region, the company will display solutions from the sectors of security, helicopters, airborne, space, and naval defence electronics that… Read more »

Source: Finmeccanica, 14-Apr-16

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UK – Surrey and Sussex Police increase drone fleet from one to five

UK – Surrey and Sussex Police increase drone fleet from one to five

Surrey and Sussex Police have acquired four new state-of-the-art drones.  The Aeryon SkyRangers will add to the existing one which has been used to support policing operations at Gatwick since March 2014. The drones – also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) – are designed to be used to safeguard people and to assist with… Read more »

Source: Surrey Police, 11-Apr-16

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Kawasaki delivers first two EC145s to Japanese National Police

Kawasaki delivers first two EC145s to Japanese National Police

Kawasaki Heavy Industries has announced that it has delivered two EC145 helicopters to the National Police Agency in its native Japan. These will be the first EC145s to be used by the National Police Agency, and are replacements of existing helicopters deployed by the Police in the prefectures of Kanagawa and Chiba. The EC145 is,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Apr-16

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UK – Planning approval reversed for Police and Air Ambulance heliport

UK – Planning approval reversed for Police and Air Ambulance heliport

South Gloucestershire Council has reversed its approval for a new helicopter base in Almondsbury following a legal challenge.  The heliport was planned to serve both the Great Western Air Ambulance and the National Police Air Service, whose helicopters are currently based at Filton Airfield.  Filton, most famous for its role in the development of the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Apr-16

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Police Aviation News – April 2016 Edition

  The April 2016 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here

Source: Police Aviation News, 03-Apr-16

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Las Vegas Metro Police to acquire Airbus H145

Las Vegas Metro Police to acquire Airbus H145

Local news outlets in Nevada are reporting that the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police have approval to buy a new Airbus H145, with delivery targeted for March 2017.  The new helicopter will operate in the SAR role and replace one of two HH-1H helicopers which date back to the early 1970s.  The Metropolitan Police Committee on… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Mar-16

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Cyrpus – Auditor General questions AW139 purchase

Cyrpus – Auditor General questions AW139 purchase

Auditor General Odysseas Michaelides has hit out against what he sees is a cover-up in the suspicious purchase of five AW139s from AgustaWestland back in 2008.  Cyprus bought three for SAR work, and two for their national Police force.  See full story

Source: In Cyprus, 16-Mar-16

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Police Scotland renew Bond contract with upgrade

Police Scotland renew Bond contract with upgrade

A new state-of-the-art helicopter will be brought into service for Police Scotland as part of a new seven-year air support contract. Bond Air Services secured the contract with the Scottish Police Authority and Police Scotland after they were selected as the preferred bidder following a competitive tendering and procurement process. The new helicopter – an… Read more »

Source: Police Scotland, 14-Mar-16

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San Bernardino County Sheriff picks Vector for AS350 12-year inspections

San Bernardino County Sheriff picks Vector for AS350 12-year inspections

Vector Aerospace, a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract to perform 12-year inspections on three Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3 AStars operated by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department (SBCSD). Vector will conduct these inspections at its facilities in Langley,… Read more »

Source: Vector, 04-Mar-16

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Police Aviation News – March 2016 Edition

  The March 2016 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here

Source: Police Aviation News, 03-Mar-16

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Finnish Boarder Guards receive their first H215

Finnish Boarder Guards receive their first H215

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first of two H215s to join the Finnish Boarder Guard fleet, announced today at the Heli Expo Trade Show, where an H215 can be visited on the static display. The first H215 arrived in Finland on February 28 following a training session at the Airbus Helicopters headquarters in Marignane, France…. Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Mar-16

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Finmeccanica re-brands SW-4 as AW009, and signs LOI with police operator

Finmeccanica re-brands SW-4 as AW009, and signs LOI with police operator

On the first day of Heli-Expo 2016, the Helicopter Division of Finmeccanica presented an evolution of the light single-engine SW-4 commercial helicopter, now designated the AW009. The new model provides improved levels of comfort, reduced maintenance and operating costs as well as an all new integrated avionics suite, and in the future, the option of… Read more »

Source: Finmeccanica, 02-Mar-16

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Trakka launches new TLX searchlight with dual day-night camera option

Trakka launches new TLX searchlight with dual day-night camera option

Trakka Systems announces the launch of its new TLX searchlight with dual sensor TV/Thermal Imaging camera option which will be displayed for the first time at the HAI Heli-Expo in Louisville, Kentucky 1-3 March 2016. Trakka Systems is the leading brand in searchlight technology and also a leader in the supply of fully exportable gyro-stabilized… Read more »

Source: Trakka Systems, 01-Mar-16

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Technisonic releases industry-first NIFOG code plug

Technisonic releases industry-first NIFOG code plug

At Heli-Expo 2016, Technisonic Industries Ltd., an industry leader in the development, manufacture and support of special-mission airborne communications systems, announces the availability of a new common NIFOG code plug for the nations airborne first responders. Recognizing a disconnect in the communications of our country’s first responders,  Technisonic, working with its partners has developed a… Read more »

Source: Technisonic, 01-Mar-16

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Night Vision Awards Committee Announces New Biennial Format

Night Vision Awards Committee Announces New Biennial Format

The Night Vision Awards Committee announced today a new biennial format. The next Night Vision Awards will take place at the 2017 Airborne Law Enforcement Association Expo in Reno, Nevada. The awards ceremony will feature light hors d’oeuvres and libations and honor various departments and organizations on their accomplishments using night vision goggle equipment. During… Read more »

Source: Night Vision Awards, 01-Mar-16

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Utah Highway Patrol orders Airbus H125

Utah Highway Patrol orders Airbus H125

Airbus Helicopters Inc. has extended its sales leadership in the U.S. market for airborne law enforcement helicopters, booking an order for an H125 AStar from the Utah Highway Patrol. Utah Highway Patrol already operates an AS350 B2, to conduct a wide variety of law enforcement, search and rescue and utility-type missions in Utah. Completion of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-Mar-16

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EASA approves Trakka A800 searchlight on AW139

EASA approves Trakka A800 searchlight on AW139

Trakka Systems is pleased to announce that they have received an EASA STC data package for the installation of the A800 searchlight onto the Finmeccanica Helicopters AW139 helicopter short and long nose variants. The Certification covers the integration of the TrakkaBeam A800 searchlight, Pilot Control Interface Unit (PCIU) and Trakka Control Panel (TCP). The pilot… Read more »

Source: Trakka, 29-Feb-16

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Trakka buys Swedish gimbal camera maker

Trakka buys Swedish gimbal camera maker

Trakka Group is pleased to announce that they have acquired a controlling interest in the Swedish Airborne Gimbal Camera manufacturer, Swesystem. Trakka Corp has in recent years been established as the leading brand in searchlight technology. Capitalizing on Trakka’s position in the market as well as their management’s vast knowledge of camera systems, the Trakka… Read more »

Source: Trakka, 29-Feb-16

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ASU and Wilcox unveil NVG Helmet Mount and Battery Pack

ASU and Wilcox unveil NVG Helmet Mount and Battery Pack

After more than three decades with little to no changes, Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) and Wilcox Industries revealed at the Helicopter Association International (HAI) annual HELI-EXPO in Louisville, Kentucky a new helmet mount and battery back for night vision goggles. “Lighter, stronger, and easier to use are phrases we have all heard people ask for… Read more »

Source: ASU, 26-Feb-16

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25-Feb-16 D-HVBB Eurocopter EC135T2+ Bimöhlen, Germany (2F)

Police helicopter crashed killing two and the third is in a critical condition.  More news awaited.  D-HVBB registration to be finally confirmed

25-Feb-16

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Workshops train police on responding to illegal drone activity

Workshops train police on responding to illegal drone activity

The Unmanned Safety Institute, a professional organization dedicated to the safe and responsible integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the U.S. National Airspace System, today announced a joint partnership with the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) to provide educational workshops to the law enforcement community throughout the United States.  The purpose of the… Read more »

Source: USI, 23-Feb-16

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Edmonton may put hold on Police EC120 replacement

Edmonton may put hold on Police EC120 replacement

A report brought Thursday to the Edmonton Police Commission says the cost of the helicopter, first pegged at $3.47 million, has jumped $2.7 million because of the drop in value of the Canadian dollar. See Full Story

Source: Edmonton Journal, 22-Feb-16

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Indonesian National Police order two Bell 429s

Indonesian National Police order two Bell 429s

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a purchase agreement for two Bell 429s for delivery to the Indonesian National Police. As the official police force for Indonesia, the aircraft will support the law enforcement activities and will contribute to the safety, accessibility, sustainability and security of the region. The aircraft were signed… Read more »

Source: Bell, 19-Feb-16

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Western Australia Police look for two nimble helicopters to replace BK117

Western Australia Police look for two nimble helicopters to replace BK117

WA Police are looking at buying “more nimble” and “manoeuvrable” helicopters better suited to high-speed chases. See Full Story

Source: Yahoo News, 17-Feb-16

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Pennsylvania State Police helicopter move delayed at least a year

Pennsylvania State Police helicopter move delayed at least a year

Hazleton City Council approved an amended lease agreement with the state Department of General Services that will keep a Pennsylvania State Police aviation unit at Hazleton Regional Airport through May 2017, a city official said. See Full Story

Source: Standard Speaker, 12-Feb-16

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Police Aviation News – February 2016 Edition

  The February 2016 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here  

Source: Police Aviation News, 03-Feb-16

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UK Police evolves as two more bases close as planned

UK Police evolves as two more bases close as planned

NPAS – the UK’s National Police Air Service – have closed two more bases as planned. NPAS Ripley closed, and their EC135 will be the third in the upgrade line at Bond Air Services. The first from that process was displayed at Helitech in October 2015, and the second is currently in progress. NPAS Sheffield… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Feb-16

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First AW139 arrives for Croatian Police

First AW139 arrives for Croatian Police

The Croatian Police last week took delivery of the first of two AW139 helicopters, with the second reportedly due in July 2016.   Flown to Zagreb Airport on Wednesday, the aircraft had actually quietly entered national airspace the previous evening and overnighted at Pula ready for its higher profile landing at the capital’s airport. The two… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Jan-16

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Kenya Police – new helicopter soon, and two Mi-17s to be overhauled

Kenya Police – new helicopter soon, and two Mi-17s to be overhauled

President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced the government plans to purchase two more helicopters for the police by June this year to enhance its surveillance capability. See Full Story

Source: Capital News, 25-Jan-16

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Airbus delivers six H125s to four California law enforcement agencies

Airbus delivers six H125s to four California law enforcement agencies

Four California law enforcement agencies have bolstered their crime fighting and public service capabilities by taking delivery of new Airbus Helicopters H125 AStars, the highest performance, best-selling helicopter for airborne crime-fighting and rescue work. Airbus Helicopters Inc. recently delivered six H125s, including two each to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and Riverside County Sheriff’s Office,… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 19-Jan-16

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Spanish Police seize two Alouettes, 615kg of drugs and 20 suspects

Spanish Police seize two Alouettes, 615kg of drugs and 20 suspects

[electronic translation] The Civil Guard, under the hemming operation, has been arrested in the provinces of Seville, Malaga and Cadiz to 20 members of a criminal, perfectly structured and hierarchical organization dedicated to introducing hashish in Spain from Morocco by air. Altogether they have seized 615 kilos of hashish hidden in a helicopter were from… Read more »

Source: Guardia Civil, 15-Jan-16

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Swedish Police to receive three UAV systems

Swedish Police to receive three UAV systems

Saab will deliver three UAV systems to the Swedish Police. Each system comprises air vehicles equipped with day/night sensors and a ground station, plus spare parts, consumables, documentation, training and technical support. The contract will be in effect from 2016 to 2018. The remote-controlled UAV system selected by the Swedish Police uses the proven Qube… Read more »

Source: Saab, 14-Jan-16

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Finland accept two Airbus AS332L1e for SAR missions

Finland accept two Airbus AS332L1e for SAR missions

Following the announcement in December 2012 of this order by the then-Eurocopter, HeliHub.com can confirm that the Finnish Border Forces have accepted two new AS332L1e helicopters in a ceremony on 21st December at Marignane, France. Registered OH-HVP and HVQ, the helicopter are scheduled to remain in France for crew training, with in-country arrivals scheduled for… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Jan-16

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Tucson Police helicopters cleared to fly again

Tucson Police helicopters cleared to fly again

The Tucson Police Department’s Air Support Unit, which was grounded last month, has been cleared to return to service, according to a department spokesman.See full story.

Source: Tucson News, 12-Jan-16

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Tucson Police helicopters cleared to fly again

Tucson Police helicopters cleared to fly again

The Tucson Police Department’s Air Support Unit, which was grounded last month, has been cleared to return to service, according to a department spokesman. See Full Story

Source: Tucson News Now, 11-Jan-16

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Police Aviation News – January 2016 Edition

  The January 2016 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here  

Source: Police Aviation News, 05-Jan-16

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Fresno Sheriff orders MD530F as MD500E replacement

Fresno Sheriff orders MD530F as MD500E replacement

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is pleased to announce an order by the Fresno County Sherriff’s Office, Fresno, California, for a new MD 530F. Unanimously approved by the Fresno County Board of Supervisors last week, the new MD 530F will deliver greater horsepower, increased payload capability, and reduced operating costs. Currently, Fresno County’s helicopter fleet includes… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 05-Jan-16

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AgustaWestland name disappears

AgustaWestland name disappears

AgustaWestland parent company Finmeccanica have surprised most industry observers by getting rid of the AgustaWestland name – with group chief Mauro Moretti announcing that all companies will be renamed with the Finmeccanica name. The formal launch of the corporate and legal activities in preparation for implementation of the group’s new organizational and operational model dates… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Jan-16

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50 page audit grounds Tucson Police helicopters

50 page audit grounds Tucson Police helicopters

Tucson police officials released a 50-page audit that led to the grounding of the entire air support unit this week. See Full Story Editor Note – Tucson Police currently operate three Bell 206B JetRanger IIIs which they bought new in 2005. They fly around 1,100 hours per annum per airframe

Source: Tucson News Now, 04-Jan-16

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HeliHub.com Christmas break

HeliHub.com Christmas break

The team at HeliHub.com would like to wish all our readers a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous 2016. This is the time of the year we celebrate the birth of Jesus, and we trust many of our readers will take time to consider what that means to the world, perhaps through attending a church… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Dec-15

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Shelby County Sheriff launches air ops with surplus TH-67 Creek

Shelby County Sheriff launches air ops with surplus TH-67 Creek

Shelby County deputies in Alabama will be patrolling from above this holiday season in a newly acquired ex-military surplus Bell TH-67 Creek helicopter. Deputies will be able to observe traffic, watch for suspicious activity, and deter criminal acts using the helicopter which has the same markings displayed on our patrol cars. Two deputies – a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Dec-15

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Fresno County Sheriff to replace one 500E with a new aircraft

Fresno County Sheriff to replace one 500E with a new aircraft

The department’s two MD500E helicopters were both built in 1991, purchased used in 1996 and have flown a combined total of more than 30,000 hours.  Supervisor Brian Pacheco said the terrorist threat was a reason for his support. “I believe the events of the past week show that we need to have our best and… Read more »

Source: ABC30, 17-Dec-15

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Dallas Police facing issues with obsolete cameras

Dallas Police facing issues with obsolete cameras

The Dallas police helicopter unit is effectively going blind. See Full Story

Source: WFAA, 14-Dec-15

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Little Rock Police replace OH-58 with TH-67 Creek

Little Rock Police replace OH-58 with TH-67 Creek

Little Rock police Thursday unveiled an observation helicopter that the department acquired earlier this year through a federal military surplus program. See Full Story  

Source: Northwest Arkansas, 14-Dec-15

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UK – Police and Air Ambulance base at Almondsbury goes to judicial review

UK – Police and Air Ambulance base at Almondsbury goes to judicial review

A PROPOSED helicopter base in Almondsbury could have its planning permission quashed following a judicial review brought forward by nearby residents. See Full Story  

Source: Gazette, 14-Dec-15

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Cochise County Sheriff back in the air very soon

Cochise County Sheriff back in the air very soon

The new year means a new helicopter for Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels. See Full Story

Source: Tucson News Now, 03-Dec-15

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Ohio State Highway Patrol takes delivery of first US-produced H125

Ohio State Highway Patrol takes delivery of first US-produced H125

Market leading law enforcement helicopter is now assembled in Mississippi and completions performed in Texas GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (November 30, 2015) – Airbus Helicopters Inc. has delivered the first H125 AStar helicopter produced on its new U.S. final assembly line to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The new aircraft is the first fully assembled on… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Dec-15

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Pasadena Police receive All Metal stands for B206

Pasadena Police receive All Metal stands for B206

All Metal MS, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of solution driven custom “safety first” aircraft maintenance stands, production line platforms, hangar equipment, portable field equipment and specialty tooling announced today the delivery of its Model 400 custom “Safety First” Maintenance stand to the City of Pasadena Helicopter Section’s fleet of Bell… Read more »

Source: All Metal MS, 02-Dec-15

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Police Aviation News – December 2015 Edition

Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Dec-15

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Philippine National Police to overhaul two R44s; EC145 purchase on hold

Philippine National Police to overhaul two R44s; EC145 purchase on hold

The Philippine Senate has agreed to update the proposed 2016 budget of the Philippine National Police (PNP) by 11 million Pesos to refurbish a pair of R44s purchased in 2009 but have been grounded for several years as they were subject of a court case. The PNP actually acquired three R44s in 2009, but they… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-15

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STARS and NJ State Police sign long-term AW139 training contracts

STARS and NJ State Police sign long-term AW139 training contracts

AgustaWestland announced today that long term training service contracts have been signed with customers operating AW139 intermediate twin helicopters in the United States and Canada. Signing a five year training contract, helicopter emergency medical services provider STARS, operating three AW139s throughout Western Canada, is extending its agreement with AgustaWestland to provide recurrent training for its… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 19-Nov-15

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MIssissippi – future of Columbus Police OH-58 in question

MIssissippi – future of Columbus Police OH-58 in question

The new Columbus police chief will have to decide what to do with the department’s biggest but most unused tool. See Full Story

Source: WTVA, 16-Nov-15

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Dubai Police celebrates 20 years of flying AW109s

Dubai Police celebrates 20 years of flying AW109s

AgustaWestland congratulates the Dubai Police on achieving 20 years of successful operations and over 16,000flight hours with its fleet of AW109 light twin-enginehelicopters. A ceremony was held at the Dubai Airshow today to celebrate this major milestone. A leading helicopter operator in Dubai and a key law enforcement operator of AgustaWestlandAW109s, the Dubai Police has… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 11-Nov-15

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Helicopter Flight Training Center hosts ALEA

Helicopter Flight Training Center hosts ALEA

The Helicopter Flight Training Center, a Metro Aviation company, hosted nearly 100 law enforcement professionals and partners from the Central U.S. and beyond this week for the Airborne Law Enforcement Association’s (ALEA) Central Region Safety Seminar. The seminar offered a variety of training sessions including Inadvertent Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IIMC), spatial disorientation, stress & fatigue… Read more »

Source: Metroaviation, 06-Nov-15

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Two more UK police forces to trial drones

Two more UK police forces to trial drones

Police are to embark on a six-month trial of unmanned aerial systems (UAS), more commonly known as drones, in Devon, Cornwall and Dorset to aid officers in a number of policing matters including missing people searches and crime scene photography. Starting on the 2nd of November, police in Devon and Cornwall will be able to… Read more »

Source: Devon & Cornwall Police,, 05-Nov-15

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Police Aviation News – November 2015 Edition

Source: Police Aviation News, 03-Nov-15

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03-Nov-15 VH-WPX Airbus AS365N3 Jandakot, Australia

After returning from a test flight, a maintenance inspection revealed damage to a main rotor blade.

03-Nov-15

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