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NPAS moves out of police helicopter at Boreham

NPAS moves out of police helicopter at Boreham

Chief Superintendent Tyron Joyce, Chief Operating Officer for the National Police Air Service said: “The National Police Air Service provide air support to the police forces of England and Wales from a national network of 15 bases. “From time to time, staff and aircraft are required to relocate operations from one base to another within… Read more »

Source: NPAS, 01-Oct-18

Nepal to clamp down on helicopter rescue insurance scams

Nepal to clamp down on helicopter rescue insurance scams

The Nepalese Government has had to launch an investigation into the tourism sector as there has been a wide raise in fraudulent insurance activities. The investigation revealed that the trekking and mountaineering agencies, who deal with the customer and rescue organisations, have been adding larger claims and fake bills to helicopter rescues. The 700-page probe… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Aug-18

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Philippines National Police receives first of three Bell 429s

Philippines National Police receives first of three Bell 429s

The Philippine National Police received their first new Bell 429 helicopter this past Monday. They are expecting two more. The new twin-engine helicopters will be used for air support to ground troops as well as disaster response, reports Rappler.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Apr-18

Coroner cites need for better Police Helicopter in Western Australia

Coroner cites need for better Police Helicopter in Western Australia

WA Police are currently discussing the possibility of purchasing a new police helicopter. This comes after the State Coroner, Ros Fogliani, recommended the police get a new helicopter after overseeing the six people for died during five police pursuit crashes. The Police currently have two aging helicopters, a BK117 Kawasaki Bolkow and a Eurocopter AS365… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Jan-18

Lakewood Police Approved for Drone Usage

Lakewood Police Approved for Drone Usage

The Lakewood Police Department have been given approval to have a drone accompany their first response helicopter by the FAA. The drone can be used for SAR, deployment, traffic collisions, crime scene investigation and search warrants, reports City of Lakewood.

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Jan-18

Auckland Police ramp up helicopter usage

Auckland Police ramp up helicopter usage

The Auckland Police’s crime fighting Eagle helicopter has geared up and is now flying 65 hours per week. The increased hours since October has enabled them to attend to 1127 incidents in 2017, whereas in 2016 they were only able to attend 607, reports Stuff.

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Jan-18

Gwinnett OKs replacement for crashed MD530F

Gwinnett OKs replacement for crashed MD530F

Gwinnett County Police Department is currently looking to replace their crashed MD 530F helicopter. Insurance from the crash will cover $2.25 million, with the Police Tax Contingency Fund covering the remaining $1.7 million, reports Gwinnett Daily Post.

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Jan-18

Canada – stolen helicopter parts found

Canada – stolen helicopter parts found

Port Hardy RCMP have found the missing helicopter parts that were stolen earlier in November. The parts, valued at $100,000 were turned into Stryker Electronics. The unknown man who turned them thought they might belong to company. Police hope to find the man who turned them in, in order to thank him, reports Chek News…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Dec-17

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RCMP Investigate Helicopter Parts Theft

RCMP Investigate Helicopter Parts Theft

An investigation is underway by the RCMP after helicopter parts to the value of $100,000 were stolen from a pickup truck in Port Hardy. The parts were small enough to be carried away. Police say that they were made for a specific helicopter and that the whoever stole them would have difficulty selling them, reports… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Nov-17

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Gujarat State Government delays police helicopter purchase

Gujarat State Government delays police helicopter purchase

The Gujarat Government has had to postpone the purchase of a police surveillance helicopter. The tender was issued but as only one company made a bid, the government had to cancel the bidding process. They hope to issue a new tender after the elections, reports Times of India.

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Nov-17

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Philippine National Police procuring two single engine turbines

Philippine National Police procuring two single engine turbines

The Philippine National Police are entering bids for the procurement of two single engine turbine helicopters. The bids start on September 21. The helicopters have a hover ceiling of 6 thousand feet to 16 thousand feet, as reported by Update Philippines, can carry 440-1,500 litres of fuel and has space for 2 pilots and 4… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Sep-17

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Israel Police Receives Four H125 Helicopters

Israel Police Receives Four H125 Helicopters

Monday saw the arrival of the Israel Police Force’s four new Airbus H125 helicopters. The four helicopters are part of a six aircraft contract, with the remaining two H145 helicopters being delivered in the future. The H125s are all equipped with special command and communication systems, reports Ynet News. These helicopters will be used for… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Aug-17

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Charity Canvasser Fired after Helipad Fundraising Scam

Charity Canvasser Fired after Helipad Fundraising Scam

Police were called recently in Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy after a worker from the charity organisation HELP Appeal was canvassing in the area, asking residents for their bank details and donations. He claimed he was raising money for a much needed helipad at Victoria Hospital. But both NHS Fife and HELP Appeal have confirmed that there… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Aug-17

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Manatee County Sheriff bids for new helicopter

Manatee County Sheriff bids for new helicopter

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office is currently in the process of bidding for a new police helicopter. They have two helicopters, but the current one in use is costing a large amount of money simply due to maintenance costs. Funding for a new helicopter has been approved by the Manatee County Commissioners, reports My Sun… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Jun-17

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Toledo Police grounded as city sells their only helicopter

Toledo Police grounded as city sells their only helicopter

The Toledo Police Department was given approval to sell their only helicopter, a R44 Robinson, recently this past week. They have stated that the engine is in need of a complete overhaul and the basic kit cost alone ranges from $250,000 to $275,000. That is without the labour costs. They bought the helicopter in 2001… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Jun-17

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Toledo Police to sell Robinson R44

Toledo Police to sell Robinson R44

The city of Toledo is going forward with their plans to sell their Robinson R44 helicopter that was purchased in 2001. The Toledo City Council is currently reviewing legislation, reports Toledo Blade, which gives Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson authority to go forward with the sale. The original cost was $504,000 and has been in use for… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-May-17

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Questioning Over the Use of Police Helicopter in Fundraiser

Questioning Over the Use of Police Helicopter in Fundraiser

Ben Gray, Omaha City Council President, has begun to question the police about their helicopter rides. The police department has been offering helicopter flights to the highest bidder in order to help fund-raise for Roncalli Catholic High School, reports Washington Times.

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Apr-17

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CAACI Issues Warning after Kite Collision

CAACI Issues Warning after Kite Collision

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Island (CAACI) has issued a warning to the public about kite flying after an incident on March 17, where a kite’s line became entangled in the rotor blades of a police helicopter. The crew have commented that they saw a kite in the air by the cricket pitch… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Mar-17

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NZ Police Air Unit Goes 24×7 Following Helicopter Funding Increase

NZ Police Air Unit Goes 24×7 Following Helicopter Funding Increase

New Zealand Prime Minister, Bill English has allocated $503 million towards the Auckland Police. Part of the money will be used for their helicopter named “Eagle.” Eagle is currently available at pre-scheduled times, currently at 1800 budgeted flying hours a year. The new increase in funds will see that number go up to 3300, as… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Mar-17

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Tyabb Aero Club Seeks Council Backing for Helipad

Tyabb Aero Club Seeks Council Backing for Helipad

The TYABB Aero Club hopes to build a helipad at the Stuart Rd airfield. They have $25,000 that they can contribute to the project but have sent in a grant application to the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council for $100,000. The proposed helipad will be used by air ambulances, police and firefighters reports The News. A… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Mar-17

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End of an era for UK Police Explorers

End of an era for UK Police Explorers

Before the end of March 2017 the last of the six National Police Air Service’s MD Explorers will take to the sky for its final flight and will be replaced by an Airbus Helicopters H135 as the service is streamlined. NPAS began the conversion process from the 902 to 135 last year and the remaining… Read more »

Source: NPAS, 30-Jan-17

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Monroe County Looking into Third Trauma Star

Monroe County Looking into Third Trauma Star

Monroe County is looking into purchasing a third Trauma Star helicopter as the continuity of business with LifeNet is being questioned. The privately operated air ambulance has a contract with Monroe County’s Lower Keys Hospital, which started in 2007 but ends March 1 2017. LifeNet has received pressure to lower their prices of $50, 000… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Dec-16

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Essex teen charged over shining laser at police helicopter

Essex teen charged over shining laser at police helicopter

A teenager has been charged after a laser beam was shone at the Essex police helicopter.

Source: BBC, 07-Oct-10

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