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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 »
WA Police are looking at buying “more nimble” and “manoeuvrable” helicopters better suited to high-speed chases. See Full Story
Yahoo News, 17-Feb-16
After returning from a test flight, a maintenance inspection revealed damage to a main rotor blade.
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
Perth Now, 12-Mar-15
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 »
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.
The West Australian, 15-May-12