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31-Dec-14 9M-PHD Eurocopter AS355F2 Tanah Merah, Malaysia

Crashed into trees during flood relief operations, injuring both pilots and two aid workers on board.  Pilot Asst Superintendent Amirul Adli Ahmad suffered a fractured spine.  Co-pilot Asst Superintendent Hasli Hassan had minor injuries to his knees.  The other two – both with minor injuries – were named as Sergeant Major Mohd Hood Abd Majid and… Read more »

31-Dec-14

31-Dec-14 N530KK MD Helicopters MD530F Las Vegas, US-Nevada

Very heavy landing in residential area, minor injuries to 2 POB later named as David Callen and Paul Lourenco.

31-Dec-14

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27-Dec-14 C-20 Eurocopter BK117B2 Tirúa, Chile

Passenger injured from gunshot fired from the ground while helicopter was overflying.  damage to plexiglass window

27-Dec-14

Happy Christmas from the HeliHub.com team

The team at HeliHub.com would like to wish all our readers a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous 2015. 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, 23-Dec-14

Harford sheriff’s helicopter renamed SABLE 1 from Eagle 1

Harford sheriff’s helicopter renamed SABLE 1 from Eagle 1

The Harford County Sheriff’s Office helicopter has a new name, at least to some. Eagle 1, as it had been known, will be going by SABLE 1, which stands for Sheriff’s Airborne Law Enforcement, according to Cristie Kahler, spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office. As part of an ongoing assessment of the year-old aviation unit, which… Read more »

Source: Harford Sheriff's, 22-Dec-14

Spain – Airbus delivers Police EC135 to Police and AS355NP to Road Traffic Authority

Spain – Airbus delivers Police EC135 to Police and AS355NP to Road Traffic Authority

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first AS355 NP Ecureuil to the Spanish Road Transport Authority (DGT) and the first EC135 to the country’s National Police Force under the contract signed in February of this year with the DGT. The agreement covers the supply of a total of seven helicopters: four AS355 NP Ecureuils and three… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 19-Dec-14

Germany – Nordrhein-Westfalen Police orders six EC145T2

Germany – Nordrhein-Westfalen Police orders six EC145T2

Six EC145 T2 rotorcraft have been ordered by Germany’s Landespolizei Nordrhein-Westfalen (North Rhine-Westphalia Police Force), becoming the latest law enforcement customer for this enhanced member of Airbus Helicopters’ twin-engine EC145 family. Deliveries of these helicopters are planned in 2016-2017. As one of the largest of Germany’s 12 state flying police forces, the Landespolizei Nordrhein-Westfalen serves… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 15-Dec-14

Brazil – Receita Federal adds EC135T2+ in Parana state

Brazil – Receita Federal adds EC135T2+ in Parana state

[electronic translation] Since Saturday 6th December, an Airbus EC135T2+ has been operated by Receita Federal from the city of Foz do Iguaçu for another search mission and smuggling crackdown in Paraná state. With the proximity to Christmas, the movement on the border of the country that connects Brazil to cities of Paraguay and Argentina is… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 12-Dec-14

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Tokyo Metropolitan Police Orders another AW139

Tokyo Metropolitan Police Orders another AW139

AgustaWestland and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace are pleased to announce that the Tokyo Metropolitan Police has placed an order for an additional AW139 intermediate twin helicopter. The aircraft is expected to enter service in 2016. This latest contract brings to 4 the number of AW139s purchased by the Tokyo Metropolitan Police and expands the AgustaWestland law… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 11-Dec-14

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Riverside County to order two AS350B3

Riverside County to order two AS350B3

The Board of Supervisors in Riverside County (California) has approved the purchase of two AS350B3 helicopters, according to local press.  The total cost was quoted in the agenda to the meeting as $11.5 Million, net of which they have an insurance receipt of $1.96M providing a net figure of $9.54M. The insurance receipt relates to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Dec-14

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$400,000 worth helicopter parts stolen in B.C. worthless to thief: police

$400,000 worth helicopter parts stolen in B.C. worthless to thief: police

Someone has made off with $400,000 worth of helicopter parts from the back of a van in West Kelowna, B.C., but police say they’re worthless to the thief. See Full Story

Source: Vancouver Sun, 10-Dec-14

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Italian State Police AW139 deliveries completed

Italian State Police AW139 deliveries completed

AgustaWestland is completing the Italian State Police order for eight AW139s around now.  From the first delivery in May 2013 , the last three examples have all been test flying recently from the factory at Vergiate and other AW139s in the same production sequence have been delivered in recent weeks. Our research team have put… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Dec-14

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Carabinieros de Chile selects Trakkabeam A800 Searchlight

Carabinieros de Chile selects Trakkabeam A800 Searchlight

Trakka Corp Pty Ltd is pleased to announce the Carabiniers of Chile have selected the Trakka A800 Tactical Helicopter Searchlight for the agency’s AW 109E Power patrol helicopter in Iquique, Chile. The Trakka A800 searchlight’s advanced optics technology provides superior performance and flexibility complimenting the AgustaWestland 109E Power mission equipment. The Trakka A800 is the… Read more »

Source: Trakka, 08-Dec-14

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Police Aviation News – November 2014 Edition

Source: Police Aviation News, 08-Dec-14

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Idaho State Police using drone to take crime scene pics

Idaho State Police using drone to take crime scene pics

The Idaho State Police are now using a drone to take pictures of crime scenes. See Full Story

Source: KREM, 08-Dec-14

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Wichita Police helicopter could be grounded to pay for body cameras

Wichita Police helicopter could be grounded to pay for body cameras

The Wichita Police Department has a plan to purchase more than 400 body cameras; one for every officer. Now, it has to come up with a way to pay for them all. One proposal includes using money seized through drug busts and grounding its helicopter for one year. See Full Story

Source: KSN, 05-Dec-14

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Helibras presents models in public safety symposium

Helibras presents models in public safety symposium

[electronic translation] Helibras participated in Porto de Galinhas (PE), the Seventh National Symposium on Ordnance Office of the Military Police, which brings together police, scholars, federal institutions, suppliers and the Brazilian Army to discuss the improvement and adjustment of the war needs of security corporations in the country. During the event, Mauro Ayres, Helibras sales… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 05-Dec-14

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Is MD Explorer to be retired from UK Police service?

Is MD Explorer to be retired from UK Police service?

In the latest issue of Police Aviation News, editor Bryn Elliott floats the idea that the MD Explorer may have a limited time span in service with the UK’s National Police Air Service. In an article focusing on NPAS’ plan to acquire 3 to 6 fixed wing aircraft, Elliott notes that NPAS have six active… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Dec-14

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Oklahoma City Police put two new AS350B3e AStars into service

Oklahoma City Police put two new AS350B3e AStars into service

The Oklahoma City Police Department’s Aviation Unit has put two new Airbus Helicopters AS350B3e AStar helicopters into service as part of a fleet upgrade plan. The new helicopters, delivered by Airbus Helicopters Inc., of Grand Prairie, Texas include technological and equipment upgrades that will enable the department to significantly improve its airborne law enforcementand public… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 02-Dec-14

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NSW Police launches new Bell 412EPI as “Polair 5”

NSW Police launches new Bell 412EPI as “Polair 5”

The NSW Police Force has launched two new state-of-the-art additions to the Aviation Support Branch, PolAir 5 and PolAir 7. NSW Police Force Commissioner Andrew Scipione, unveiled the new aircraft at the Aviation Support Branch at Bankstown Airport today (Sunday 30 November 2014). The Commissioner was joined by the Governor of NSW, His Excellency General… Read more »

Source: NSW Police Force, 01-Dec-14

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Airways Aviation Awarded Royal Oman Police Force Contract

Airways Aviation Awarded Royal Oman Police Force Contract

Airways Aviation has announced that it is the successful bidder and awarded a new contract to train pilots for the Royal Oman Police Force. Airways Aviation has been training the Royal Oman Police Force aeroplane and helicopter pilots from zero experience through to full commercially rated pilots at both VFR and IFR levels for a… Read more »

Source: Airways Aviation, 01-Dec-14

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30-Nov-14 C-26 Eurocopter EC135T2 San Miguel, Chile

The helicopter landed on scene at a road accident involving an intoxicated driver whose car hit a Carabineros vehicle.  With rotors turning, a fire department vehicle got too close and clipped the blades.  Initially the helicopter spun 90 degrees on the ground before the damage caused the tail boom to break off a few seconds… Read more »

30-Nov-14

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Argentina – Santa Fe Provincial Police pick A800 Trakkabeam for Bell 206

Argentina – Santa Fe Provincial Police pick A800 Trakkabeam for Bell 206

Trakka Corp Pty Ltd is pleased to announce the Trakka A800 Tactical Helicopter Searchlight is being used to assist aviation assets in their performance of missions for the Government of Santa Fe Province, Argentina. The Trakka A800 searchlight’s advanced optics technology provides superior performance and flexibility expanding the Bell Jet Ranger’s mission capabilities. Due to… Read more »

Source: Trakka Corp, 26-Nov-14

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Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office gets new helicopter to aid searches

Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office gets new helicopter to aid searches

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office now has eyes in the sky — and they come free to local taxpayers. See Full Story File photo

Source: Islandpacket, 24-Nov-14

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Rescue helicopters go high-tech thanks to partnership

Rescue helicopters go high-tech thanks to partnership

Queensland families will be safer in emergencies and rescue helicopters will respond quicker, following a partnership with Rio Tinto that includes a new operations centre with state-of-the-art interactive technology. The Queensland Government Air Operations Centre and new ‘Cruiser Interactive’ technology were unveiled by Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services Jack Dempsey and Rio Tinto… Read more »

Source: Queensland, 21-Nov-14

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Edmonton police compromise on $3M helicopter

Edmonton police compromise on $3M helicopter

Police have asked city council for $7.2 million to buy a twin-engined helicopter to replace one of two single-engined helicopters currently operated by police. The second would theoretically be replaced in 2019. See Full Story

Source: Edmonton Journal, 21-Nov-14

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UK – 40 pilot whales herded by police helicopter

UK – 40 pilot whales herded by police helicopter

A police helicopter was used to herd a pod of 40 whales away from shallow waters off the Essex coast. See Full Story

Source: BBC, 21-Nov-14

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Bell delivers last of six 407GXs to Pennsylvania State Police

Bell delivers last of six 407GXs to Pennsylvania State Police

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the final delivery of the sixth Bell 407GX to the Pennsylvania (PA) State Police. Announced earlier this year, this marked the 200th purchase agreement made for the Bell 407GX in North America. “Working with the team at Bell Helicopter to secure our new aircraft has… Read more »

Source: Bell, 21-Nov-14

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Costa Rica Police looking for drug-running helicopter with false Red Cross titles

Costa Rica Police looking for drug-running helicopter with false Red Cross titles

The Air Surveillance Service of the Ministry of Public Security on Tuesday followed a helicopter illegally carrying the emblems of the Red Cross and escaped to the southern Caribbean. The aircraft was seen near Siquirres area where police seized 310 kilos of cocaine. See Full Story

20-Nov-14

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Burbank and Glendale Police Joint Air Support Unit Welcomes New MD520N

Burbank and Glendale Police Joint Air Support Unit Welcomes New MD520N

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) today announced the formal delivery of a new MD 520N helicopter to the Burbank and Glendale Police Joint Air Support Unit located in the state of California. With this delivery, Burbank and Glendale will own four (4) MD 520N helicopters. Joining the MDHI team at the Company’s Mesa, Arizona headquarters were… Read more »

Source: MD, 20-Nov-14

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Bond chooses Britannia 2000 CAMC for NPAS EC135s

Bond chooses Britannia 2000 CAMC for NPAS EC135s

We are pleased to announce that B2K has been selected and contracted by Bond Helicopters Europe for the supply of the Compact Airborne Mission Computer (CAMC) for the National Police Air Service (NPAS) mission system upgrade programme. The CAMC is designed for civil and military applications on rotary and fixed-wing platforms, providing a variety of… Read more »

Source: Britannia 2000, 17-Nov-14

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Peru’s National Police receives fifth EC145

Peru’s National Police receives fifth EC145

Peru’s Ministry of the Interior has now added the final EC145 helicopter to the modernized fleet of the National Police of Peru (PNP). The formal handover at the Police Aviation Unit facilities in El Callao was attended by both Peruvian and French officials, including Peru’s interior minister Daniel Urresti and Daniel Leimbacher, chief of the… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 14-Nov-14

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HAI on Road at ALEA Safety Seminar

HAI on Road at ALEA Safety Seminar

Stan Rose, HAI director of safety outreach, was in Corpus Christi, Texas, at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) Central Region Safety Seminar, November 4–6. Ryan Miller, ALEA Central Region director, was assisted by the host agency, Texas Department of Public Safety – gracious hosts who put on an exceptional event. In the opening remarks,… Read more »

Source: HAI, 10-Nov-14

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LAPD is reviewing use of helicopters for non-department events

LAPD is reviewing use of helicopters for non-department events

The Los Angeles Police Department helicopter climbed over a ridge of homes surrounding the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club’s golf course and dipped down over a fairway, its blades churning as it hovered above the grass. See Full Story

Source: LA Times, 10-Nov-14

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Families of Atlanta Police officers killed in 2012 crash file lawsuits

Families of Atlanta Police officers killed in 2012 crash file lawsuits

The family members and estates of two Atlanta police officers killed two years ago this week when a department helicopter they were flying crashed into power lines along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive have filed lawsuits against several companies involved in the manufacture and maintenance of the aircraft. See Full Story

Source: AJC, 07-Nov-14

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Delaware State Police takes delivery of two Bell 429s

Delaware State Police takes delivery of two Bell 429s

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the delivery of two Bell 429s configured for Helicopter Emergency Services (HEMS), Search and Rescue (SAR) and Airborne Law Enforcement (ALE) to the Delaware State Police aviation section. The milestone aircraft will join the Delaware State Police’s current fleet of Bell helicopters and be used… Read more »

Source: Bell, 06-Nov-14

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Ferguson no-fly zone not used to restrict media, says police chief

Ferguson no-fly zone not used to restrict media, says police chief

The St Louis county police chief, Jon Belmar, has firmly denied his department asked for a no-fly zone to restrict media access during the unrest that roiled Ferguson’s streets in August. See Full Story

Source: The Guardian, 05-Nov-14

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01-Nov-14 N710DP Bell 407 Denver, US-Colorado

Night emergency landing into public park after bird strike broke chin window

01-Nov-14

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Kiowas find new law enforcement life in Florida after National Guard retirement

Kiowas find new law enforcement life in Florida after National Guard retirement

One of the Army’s oldest and most reliable helicopters is leaving the Florida National Guard. For more than four decades the OH-58 Kiowa reconnaissance helicopters buzzed through the skies over Florida, but due to National Guard divestiture of the airframe it will see its final flight as a military aircraft on Oct. 31. Thanks to… Read more »

Source: US Army, 29-Oct-14

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Bell to Showcase the Latest in Law Enforcement at IACP

Bell to Showcase the Latest in Law Enforcement at IACP

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), will showcase the newest product on its commercial line, the Bell 505 Jet Ranger XTM in parapublic configuration at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) in Orlando from October 25-28 in booth #1958. “The Bell 505 Jet Ranger X offers a highly configurable cabin with… Read more »

Source: Bell, 27-Oct-14

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Zanzibar needs its own police helicopter

Zanzibar needs its own police helicopter

Zanzibar house of representatives was informed on Friday that Tanzania’s Police Force has only two helicopters covering both the mainland and the isles, but backbencher, Mr Saleh Nassor Juma (CUF-wawi) wants one of the helicopters to be stationed on the isles. See Full Story

Source: DailyNews, 27-Oct-14

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Exelis adds night capability to CorvusEye™ wide area airborne surveillance system

Exelis adds night capability to CorvusEye™ wide area airborne surveillance system

A new Exelis (NYSE: XLS) CorvusEye 1500 visible color and infrared (IR) sensor provides day and nighttime wide area airborne surveillance coverage to support the military, law enforcement, border patrol and first responders. Developed to complement the daytime electro-optical sensor Exelis released in May, the sensors are available as an integrated end-to-end system or separately. The new… Read more »

Source: Exelis, 21-Oct-14

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Trakkabeam A800 searchlight picked for Pennsylvania Police Bell 407GXs

Trakkabeam A800 searchlight picked for Pennsylvania Police Bell 407GXs

Trakka Corp Pty Ltd is pleased to announce the Pennsylvania State Police have selected the Trakka A800 Tactical Helicopter Searchlight for the department’s six recently purchased Bell 407GX patrol helicopters. “We are pleased that the Pennsylvania State Police selected the Trakka A800 tactical searchlight to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania,” said David Cady, US Sales… Read more »

Source: Trakka, 13-Oct-14

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BAE Systems to find new home for Police and EMS helicopters

BAE Systems to find new home for Police and EMS helicopters

A PLEDGE has been given by the owners of Filton Airfield to help find a new home for both the police helicopter and Great Western Air Ambulance. See Full Story

Source: Bristol Post, 10-Oct-14

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10-Oct-14 N229LA Eurocopter AS350B2 Los Angeles, US-California

Emergency night landing in public park

10-Oct-14

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CarteNav to provide intuitive AIMS mission system software for UK National Police Air Service

CarteNav to provide intuitive AIMS mission system software for UK National Police Air Service

CarteNav Solutions Inc., (http://www.cartenav.com) the maker of AIMS-ISR®, has been selected to provide the mission software for a third of the UK National Police Air Service (NPAS) EC-135 helicopter fleet. Bond Helicopters Europe, part of the Avincis Group, recently won a multi-million pound contract to design, integrate, certify, and install a next-generation mission system into… Read more »

Source: CarteNav, 09-Oct-14

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Profile – Gwinnett Police Dept aviation

Profile – Gwinnett Police Dept aviation

For nearly 40 years, a different kind of police unit has patrolled Gwinnett County. See Full Story

Source: GDP, 08-Oct-14

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Police Aviation News – October 2014 Edition

Source: Police Aviation News, 06-Oct-14

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Vector to support Orange County Sheriff AS350 and UH-1H

Vector to support Orange County Sheriff AS350 and UH-1H

Vector Aerospace Corporation (“Vector Aerospace”- www.vectoraerospace.com), 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, 03-Oct-14

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29-Sep-14 N557CP MD Helicopters MD500E Columbus, US-Ohio

Precautionary night landing in Hamilton Road near Groves Road.  It was determined that the helicopter had a faulty gauge.

29-Sep-14

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ARGUS Sponsors PSAAC and Accreditation Standard with PRISM for Law Enforcement

ARGUS Sponsors PSAAC and Accreditation Standard with PRISM for Law Enforcement

ARGUS International, Inc. has entered into a Sponsorship Agreement with the Public Safety Aviation Accreditation Commission (PSAAC), also known has the Airborne Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission. The Agreement recognizes ARGUS’s support of PSAAC as the official accreditation authority for the airborne law enforcement community and PSAAC recognizes ARGUS’ as an official sponsor of the PSAAC‘s… Read more »

Source: ARGUS, 25-Sep-14

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BIS Minister Matthew Hancock MP visits Britain’s Civil Helicopter Hub

BIS Minister Matthew Hancock MP visits Britain’s Civil Helicopter Hub

Minister for Business and Enterprise, Matthew Hancock visited Airbus Helicopters, and toured the company’s advanced aerospace design and maintenance operations. The Minister was briefed on the scale and nature of the company’s operations, including the award of the National Police Air Service (NPAS) support contract. The NPAS contract, worth in the region of £35 million… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 12-Sep-14

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12-Sep-14 N64AW Bell 206L4 LongRanger Tombstone, US-Arizona

Operated by Airwest Helicopters for Cochise County Sheriff.  Main blades chopped tail boom and skids splayed out in heavy landing.  Two POB were listed as pilot Larry Pucci and the observer Officer Justin Dannels (the son of Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels)

12-Sep-14

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UK – NPAS take delivery of Emergency Exit Jettison (EEJ) training rig

UK – NPAS take delivery of Emergency Exit Jettison (EEJ) training rig

National Police Air Service (NPAS) helicopter crews now have a brand new, state of the art training device to put them through their paces. The Emergency Exit Jettison (EEJ) training rig was delivered to the NPAS base at Carr Gate, Wakefield, on Friday 5 September. It simulates the emergency exits of the three aircraft types… Read more »

Source: NPAS, 11-Sep-14

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Airbus Helicopters UK wins 5 year NPAS maintenance contract

Airbus Helicopters UK wins 5 year NPAS maintenance contract

The National Police Air Service (NPAS) has awarded a five-year contract for airworthiness management, maintenance and parts to Airbus Helicopters UK Limited. Covering the 19 Airbus helicopters in the NPAS fleet, the contract starts on Wednesday 1 October. The company will provide 17,100 hours of support every year – or 85,500 hours over the five… Read more »

Source: NPAS, 11-Sep-14

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UK – SAS wins 5 year MD Explorer maintenance contract

UK – SAS wins 5 year MD Explorer maintenance contract

The National Police Air Service (NPAS) has awarded a five-year contract for airworthiness management, maintenance and parts to Specialist Aviation Services (SAS) for the 6 MD Explorer aircraft in the NPAS fleet. Under this agreement which starts on Wednesday 1 October,  SAS will provide 5,400 hours of support per year – or 27,000 hours over… Read more »

Source: NPAS, 11-Sep-14

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Helibras highlights trend towards twin-turbine law enforcement helicopters

Helibras highlights trend towards twin-turbine law enforcement helicopters

[electronic translation] The public safety market is showing a new demand for helicopters over the years.Especially for corporations that already have aircraft, but want to renew the fleet or raising the power of its air services has been growing demand for dual-impeller multimission helicopters for security, police and medical transportation activities in Brazil. This trend… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 09-Sep-14

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Police Aviation News – September 2014 Edition

Source: Police Aviation News, 05-Sep-14

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California Highway Patrol Selects PRISM Safety Management System

California Highway Patrol Selects PRISM Safety Management System

Professional Resources In System Management, LLC (PRISM) is pleased to welcome the California Highway Patrol to the PRISM Safety Management System (SMS) program. The California Highway Patrol has signed a three-year contract with PRISM at the SMS Professional level. The PRISM Professional package includes access to its acclaimed Aviation Risk Management Online Resource (ARMOR). A… Read more »

Source: ARGUS, 05-Sep-14

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Las Vegas police officer linked to air unit audit abruptly retires

Las Vegas police officer linked to air unit audit abruptly retires

The Las Vegas police officer who accused his bosses of burying his scathing audit of Metro’s aviation unit has abruptly retired. See Full Story

Source: RJ, 01-Sep-14

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More police departments considering the use of drones

More police departments considering the use of drones

Law enforcement agencies in the Baltimore area and across the country are researching drones, intrigued by their potential for high-risk tactical raids and gathering intelligence. See Full Story

Source: Baltimore Sun, 28-Aug-14

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28-Aug-14 N991SD Airbus AS350B3 Hemet, US-California

The Riverside County Sheriff press release says “On 08/28/2014 at approximately 11:00 AM the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Aviation Unit was conducting training exercises with a department helicopter. While low-flying over the Hemet / Ryan Airport runway the helicopter crashed. Sheriff’s personnel operating the helicopter were transported to a local area hospital for treatment of… Read more »

28-Aug-14

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Mississippi DPS selects Cloud Cap Technology TASE 400HD for AS350B3e

Mississippi DPS selects Cloud Cap Technology TASE 400HD for AS350B3e

UTC Aerospace Systems has installed a Cloud Cap Technology TASE 400HD airborne imaging system on a new Airbus Helicopters Inc. AS350b3e helicopter, operated by the  Mississippi Department of Public Safety (DPS) Highway Air Operations.  UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. UTX, +1.06% The installation of the Cloud Cap Technology TASE 400HD… Read more »

Source: UTC, 21-Aug-14

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Spokane Sheriff expanding Air 1 program

Spokane Sheriff expanding Air 1 program

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is taking ownership of two more helicopters to add to its Air 1 program courtesy of the U.S. Army.         See Full Story

Source: KXLY, 21-Aug-14

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NYPD picks A800 Trakkabeam Tactical Searchlight for 429s

NYPD picks A800 Trakkabeam Tactical Searchlight for 429s

Trakka Corp Pty Ltd is pleased to announce the New York Police Department (NYPD), together with Helinet Technologies, has selected the A800 Trakkabeam Tactical Helicopter Searchlight for the department’s four recently-purchased Bell 429 patrol helicopters. The Trakka A800 searchlight’s advanced optics technology provides superior performance and flexibility complimenting the custom airborne mission suite supplied by… Read more »

Source: T|rakka, 15-Aug-14

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MD500E approved for South Carolina Law Enforcement Division

MD500E approved for South Carolina Law Enforcement Division

South Carolina’s law enforcement agency is asking permission to buy a new two-passenger helicopter that can assist with state and local investigations. “See Full Story“

Source: The State, 08-Aug-14

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Thommen HSL-1600 Searchlight Chosen for Tulsa Police Department AS350 B2 Helicopters

Thommen HSL-1600 Searchlight Chosen for Tulsa Police Department AS350 B2 Helicopters

Revue Thommen AG, of Switzerland, has announced that its HSL-1600 Helicopter Searchlight was selected by the Tulsa, Okla. Police Department Aviation Unit for its new fleet of AS350 B2 helicopters. Aircraft completion and searchlight system installation was carried out at Metro Aviation, with an in-service date of July 28, 2014. Thommen’s HSL-1600 Searchlight system selection… Read more »

Source: Revue Thommen, 08-Aug-14

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Police Aviation News – August 2014 Edition

Source: Police Aviation News, 06-Aug-14

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Maryland State Police Takes Delivery of 10th AW139

Maryland State Police Takes Delivery of 10th AW139

AgustaWestland has delivered to Maryland State Police the 10th AW139 to be used for the state’s emergency medical, search and rescue, law enforcement and homeland security missions. All 10 of the aircraft ordered have been fully built and delivered from the company’s Philadelphia assembly line, with continued technical support provided by the Philadelphia-based Customer Support… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 06-Aug-14

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Kenyan police to lease five helicopters

Kenyan police to lease five helicopters

The Kenyan government has invited bids for the provision of five helicopters for the Kenya Police on a lease basis as it battles increasing violence in the coastal areas around the city of Mombasa.  See full story

Source: DefenceWeb, 05-Aug-14

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South Carolina Law Enforcement Division requests an MD500E

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division requests an MD500E

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (or SLED as it’s known locally) has put in a request for a new MD500E.  As explained in the agenda for yesterday’s meeting released very recently, SLED currently operates a 1964 UH-1H, a 1968 OH-6A and two MD500Es from 1987 and 1989.  Their aim in buying a new aircraft is… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Aug-14

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03-Aug-14 N553CP MD Helicopters 500E Columbus, US-Ohio

Emergency field landing at night.  Press suggestion it may have run out of fuel

03-Aug-14

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Night Vision Award Winners Honored at ALEA

Night Vision Award Winners Honored at ALEA

The Night Vision Awards were presented at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association’s (ALEA) Annual Trade Show and Convention in Phoenix, Ariz. at the Phoenix Convention Center July 17 honoring six units. “The Night Vision Awards are something we look forward to every year,” said Co-Sponsor Aviation Specialties Unlimited Marketing Director, Alisha Allen.  “The law enforcement… Read more »

Source: Night Vision Awards, 28-Jul-14

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Polk County Florida Sheriff takes delivery of second MD500E

Polk County Florida Sheriff takes delivery of second MD500E

MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI), a Lynn Tilton company and leading manufacturer of commercial, air-rescue, military and law enforcement helicopters, held a ceremonial delivery of a new MD 500E helicopter for the Polk County Florida Sheriff’s Office (PCSO). The acceptance took place at the MD Helicopters booth, where the aircraft was proudly displayed at the Airborne… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 24-Jul-14

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Edmonton Police seek $22M for twin turbine helicopters and new heliport

Edmonton Police seek $22M for twin turbine helicopters and new heliport

Edmonton Police are to put a budget request in for twin turbine helicopters and a new heliport closer to the centre of town  – one $7M helicopter this autumn and a second in 2019.  see full story  They currently operate two EC120s bought in 2001 and 2009

Source: Edmonton Journal, 23-Jul-14

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