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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

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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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

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

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

Western Australia Police N3 Dauphin to go live in two weeks

Western Australia Police N3 Dauphin to go live in two weeks

Western Australia Police are on the point of replacing their BK117 with a new AS365N3 Dauphin, subject to completion of paperwork with CASA regarding installed equipment. (see full story).  The Police Air Wing also operate three fixed wing aircraft – two Pilatus PC12 and a Cessna 182.

Source: The West Australian, 15-May-12