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08-Jun-15 N911NV Bell UH-1H Washoe Valley, US-Nevada

Main blades clipped trees.  Landed without further incident

08-Jun-15

Police Aviation News – June 2015 Edition

Source: Police Aviation News, 05-Jun-15

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20-May-15 PR-POL Airbus AS350B2 Ibateguara, Brazil

During a go-around manoeuvre, the helicopter cut a low voltage power cable and landed a few metres ahead of the intended spot.   After removing a piece of cable from the rotorhead, and inspecting the aircraft, it was flown 70km back to base .

20-May-15

19-May-15 MSP-012 MD Helicopters MD500E Talamanca, Costa Rica

Emergency landing due to poor weather ended up in minor damage for the helicopter after pilot Sebastián Gadea Castro put the helicopter down into vegetation during an anti-drug flight.  Photos show all five blades intact, but cabin and tail in direct contact with vegetation and boom slightly bent near gearbox.  5 POB safely exited the… Read more »

19-May-15

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

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

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

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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Police Aviation News – May 2015 Edition

Source: Police Aviation News, 04-May-15

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Ontario Provincial Police to consolidate maintenance and extend flying hours

Ontario Provincial Police to consolidate maintenance and extend flying hours

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will begin using the existing aviation facility at General Headquarters in Orillia as the maintenance base for both helicopters in the Helicopter Aviation Unit. This strategic move will enable the OPP to extend aviation service hours and improve aviation response for the entire province. Currently, the OPP helicopters are based for maintenance… Read more »

Source: OPP, 01-May-15

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30-Apr-15 N558CP MD Helicopters MD500E New Albany, US-Ohio

Emergency field landing during missing person search due to warning light illumination.  Second of two incidents to same aircraft on same day.  Photo here

30-Apr-15

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30-Apr-15 N558CP MD Helicopters MD500E Hilliard, US-Ohio

Emergency landing a night in a vacated car park of a retail store, shortly after midnight.  First of two incidents to same aircraft on same day. Photo here

30-Apr-15

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Police Aviation News – April 2015 Edition

Source: Police Aviation News, 21-Apr-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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17-Apr-15 N103CG MD Helicopters MD520 Burbank, US-California

Bird strike, breaking an antenna. Safe emergency landing made

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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02-Apr-15 N5204G Airbus AS350B2 Tomball, US-Texas

Struck birds and windscreen cracked. Emergency landing made at David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport with no further problem

02-Apr-15

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Dallas may charge other cities for police helicopter assistance

Dallas may charge other cities for police helicopter assistance

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

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

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Kenya police invite bids for supply of three helicopters

Kenya police invite bids for supply of three helicopters

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

Source: SD, 27-Mar-15

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Police Helicopter Relocation Under Review Again

Police Helicopter Relocation Under Review Again

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

Source: KamloopsBCNow, 26-Mar-15

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26-Mar-15 EC-KYJ Airbus AS355N Montmelo, Spain

After engine failure indication the pilot decided to land in the heliport of the Montmelo motor racing circuit. During approach there was an explosion of the engine, provoking the power turbine and exhaust nozzle to detach. Important damage to the engine and the exhaust nozzle.

26-Mar-15

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

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

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

Source: Vector, 25-Mar-15

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N4T Investigators: Former pilot concerned about safety of border flights

N4T Investigators: Former pilot concerned about safety of border flights

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

Source: KVOA, 24-Mar-15

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Suffolk police could turn to drones to cut helicopter costs

Suffolk police could turn to drones to cut helicopter costs

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

Source: IPSwichStar, 24-Mar-15

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23-Mar-15 N1511L Bell 206B Lake Ray Hubbard, US-Texas

Bird strike while conducting low level search at night over a lake.  Helicopter landed safely with a hole in the windshield

23-Mar-15

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Prince George’s County Police Add New Technology to Helicopter

Prince George’s County Police Add New Technology to Helicopter

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

Source: CBSDC, 20-Mar-15

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Pennsylvania State Police could move Hazleton base to Avoca

Pennsylvania State Police could move Hazleton base to Avoca

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

Source: Citizens Voice, 19-Mar-15

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16-Mar-15 N1510L Bell 206B Dallas, US-Texas

On patrol at 600′ AGL flying south along Interstate 45 over the Trinity River struck two ducks. Landed safely with minor damage

16-Mar-15

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WA Police helicopter grounded after maintenance bungle damages engine

WA Police helicopter grounded after maintenance bungle damages engine

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

Source: Perth Now, 12-Mar-15

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Former pilot concerned about safety of border flights

Former pilot concerned about safety of border flights

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

Source: KVOA, 12-Mar-15

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Michigan State Police to add third helicopter

Michigan State Police to add third helicopter

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

Source: mlive, 10-Mar-15

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07-Mar-15 N206FW Bell 206B Fort Worth, US-Texas

Force landed in a field, no injuries

07-Mar-15

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Mesa Police orders new MD530F

Mesa Police orders new MD530F

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

Source: MD Helicopter, 05-Mar-15

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Police Aviation News – March 2015 Edition

Source: Police Aviation News, 05-Mar-15

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Vector Aerospace and San Bernardino County Sheriff Sign MRO Agreement

Vector Aerospace and San Bernardino County Sheriff Sign MRO Agreement

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

Source: Vector Aerospace, 04-Mar-15

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Vector Aerospace and Miami Dade Police sign AS350 Component MRO Contract

Vector Aerospace and Miami Dade Police sign AS350 Component MRO Contract

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

Source: Vector Aerospace, 04-Mar-15

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Police Aviation News – February 2015 Edition

Source: Police Aviation News, 04-Mar-15

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

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

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

Source: Helinet, 03-Mar-15

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Suffolk County Police Dept purchases second EC145

Suffolk County Police Dept purchases second EC145

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

Source: Airbus, 03-Mar-15

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California law enforcement agencies commit to AS350B3e

California law enforcement agencies commit to AS350B3e

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

Source: Airbus, 03-Mar-15

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Airbus Helicopters delivers fourth AS350B2 to Hillsborough County, Florida

Airbus Helicopters delivers fourth AS350B2 to Hillsborough County, Florida

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

Source: Airbus, 03-Mar-15

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

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

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

Source: Vector Aerospace, 03-Mar-15

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Japan Coast Guard receives EC225 for SAR and law enforcement missions

Japan Coast Guard receives EC225 for SAR and law enforcement missions

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

Source: Airbus, 02-Mar-15

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01-Mar-15 N960LA Airbus AS350B2 Santa Clarita, US-California

Sheriff helicopter made emergency landing in fields of Hart High School due to lightning

01-Mar-15

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British Police prepare to dispose of MD Explorer fleet

British Police prepare to dispose of MD Explorer fleet

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

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Feb-15

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UK National Police Air Service to close ten bases

UK National Police Air Service to close ten bases

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

Source: NPAS, 23-Feb-15

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Croatian Police orders AW139 for border and maritime patrol

Croatian Police orders AW139 for border and maritime patrol

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

Source: AgustaWestland, 18-Feb-15

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Philippines – Police pair cleared in helicopter purchase deals

Philippines – Police pair cleared in helicopter purchase deals

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

Source: MST News, 10-Feb-15

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AgustaWestland Completes Deliveries of Italian Police’s AW139s

AgustaWestland Completes Deliveries of Italian Police’s AW139s

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

Source: AgustaWestland, 06-Feb-15

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Mexico = Juárez gets new police helicopter

Mexico = Juárez gets new police helicopter

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

Source: Elipaso Times, 05-Feb-15

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UK – South Wales Police ASU joins NPAS

UK – South Wales Police ASU joins NPAS

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

Source: Gwent Police, 03-Feb-15

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Colorado Springs Police looks to restart air unit

Colorado Springs Police looks to restart air unit

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

Source: csindy, 30-Jan-15

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State police float Michigan-wide drone use

State police float Michigan-wide drone use

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

Source: The Detroit News, 30-Jan-15

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Botswana Police order three AS350B3e

Botswana Police order three AS350B3e

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

Source: Airbus, 27-Jan-15

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Gothenburg City Airport closure could hit helicopter ops

Gothenburg City Airport closure could hit helicopter ops

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

Source: Nordic Rotors, 26-Jan-15

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Kenya: Why remaining police helicopter won’t fly?

Kenya: Why remaining police helicopter won’t fly?

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

Source: Mareeg, 22-Jan-15

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Pawan Hans considers expansion into EMS and law enforcement

Pawan Hans considers expansion into EMS and law enforcement

Helicopter operator Pawan Hans Ltd has posted its highest turnover of Rs 530 crore in the last year, around 15% increase from Rs 465 crore last year. See Full Story

Source: dna, 21-Jan-15

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19-Jan-15 N3202Q Bell 206 Calabasas, US-California

Emergency landing in baseball field.  Engineer called.  No damage.

19-Jan-15

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HAI Announces Winners of the Salute to Excellence Awards

HAI Announces Winners of the Salute to Excellence Awards

The Helicopter Association International (HAI) today announced the winners of its acclaimed Salute to Excellence Awards in nine categories. They include, among others, two helicopter search-and-rescue (SAR) teams, a firefighting pilot who refused to give up on a crew on the ground, and a flight instructor with perhaps more time in one of the world’s… Read more »

Source: HAI Salute, 09-Jan-15

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Police Aviation News – January 2015 Edition

Source: Police Aviation News, 09-Jan-15

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Police Aviation News – December 2014 Edition

Source: Police Aviation News, 09-Jan-15

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09-Jan-15 VH-YMD Robinson R44 Alice Springs, Australia

After taking off and clearing some trees, the helicopter began to lose rotor RPM and the pilot elected to land nearby. During the landing, the helicopter sustained some damage, but the helicopter remained upright and the pilot and passengers were uninjured.  Helicopter was being used for a police search for a missing 23-year old who… Read more »

09-Jan-15

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Grand Forks County Commission approves UAV donation

Grand Forks County Commission approves UAV donation

The local Sheriff’s Department received approval from the Grand Forks County Commission to accept a donation of two unmanned aerial vehicles. See Full Story

Source: Grandforks Herald, 08-Jan-15

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Western Australia Police grounded after Chief Pilot and deputy resign

Western Australia Police grounded after Chief Pilot and deputy resign

The State of Western Australia is currently without aerial law enforcement after both the Chief Pilot and Deputy Chief Pilot resigned, according to local press.  The Western Australian added that “Assistant Commissioner Nick Anticich denied last night the resignations were linked to personality clashes within the police Air Wing, despite rumours of tension and infighting”…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Jan-15

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A soaring year for MPS Helicopters

A soaring year for MPS Helicopters

As we enter a new year, the Met’s Air Support Unit (ASU) reflects on a busy and memorable 2014. Between January and December last year, the team of pilots, engineers, operations officers and observers, attended 8,182 incidents, assisted in the arrest of 1,686 suspects and located 169 missing people. Inspector Richard Brandon, said: “The ASU… Read more »

Source: MPS Helicopters, 06-Jan-15

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Metro Aviation delivers fourth EC135 to Massachusetts State Police

Metro Aviation delivers fourth EC135 to Massachusetts State Police

Metro Aviation and the Massachusetts State Police Air Wing have partnered since 2009 and Metro recently delivered the fourth EC135 to the department. “Metro Aviation has integrated the FLIR, Aerocomputers, Helinet downlink and L-3 DVR to assist our crews supporting our public safety mission,” said Lt. Robert Smith, Unit Commander. The modern technology and avionics… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 05-Jan-15

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