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Airbus appeals Travis County AW169 choice

Airbus appeals Travis County AW169 choice

Airbus has challenged Travis County’s decision to go with three of AgustaWestland’s AW169 helicopters to replace their EMS fleet. Airbus argues that the winning bid for the $34 million contract was a poor decision as it was more expensive than their offer. They also argue that the filtration systems for the engines and the cabin… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Jan-18

Travis County to sell UH-1 and replace EC145s

Travis County to sell UH-1 and replace EC145s

Travis County commissioners recently had a unanimous vote to spend $34 million on their helicopter fleet. They decided on selling their UH-1 Huey and replacing their two 2005 model EC145 helicopters and one 2009 model EC145 helicopters. They hope that their new helicopters will help modernize their fleet, reports My Statesman.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Sep-17

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Local concern at lack of use of Travis County UH-1 firefighter

Local concern at lack of use of Travis County UH-1 firefighter

A year after the devastating Labor Day wildfires of 2011, Travis County commissioners voted to buy a $2.4 million helicopter with a 325-gallon water tank. The purchase made Travis the only Texas county to own a helicopter specifically designed for fighting fires. See Full Story

Source: Insurance News Net, 28-Jan-15

Texas – Travis County to acquire UH-1H for fighting fires

Texas – Travis County to acquire UH-1H for fighting fires

Travis County Commissioners approved a $2.4 million fire-fighting helicopter as part of its 2013 budget on Tuesday. Travis County Emergency Services has long requested the funds for an aircraft dedicated to fight fires. (see full story) File photo

Source: My Fox Austin, 10-Oct-12