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Alaska State Troopers ground one AS350B3 as budget cuts bite

Alaska State Troopers ground one AS350B3 as budget cuts bite

It has transpired recently that Alaska State Troopers have grounded one of their two AS350B3 helicopters in an attempt to save money, and they only have a guarantee to fly the second until the end of June 2016.  A budget decision awaits the future of the unit beyond that date. The Troopers have grounded “Helo-2”… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Oct-15

Alaska Department of Public Safety places second AS350B3e into service

Alaska Department of Public Safety places second AS350B3e into service

The Alaska Department of Public Safety has taken delivery of its second Airbus Helicopters AS35B3e and placed it in service to support operations of the Alaska Wildlife Troopers and State Troopers. DPS purchased the new AS50B3e in order to be able to expand operations from its Anchorage headquarters to Fairbanks, more than 350 miles to… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Feb-14

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ALEA 2013 – Alaska DPS latest law enforcement customer for AS350B3e

ALEA 2013 – Alaska DPS latest law enforcement customer for AS350B3e

Alaska Department of Public Safety is the latest U.S. law enforcement agency to take delivery of a new Eurocopter AS350B3e helicopter and has placed an order with American Eurocopter for a second aircraft to be delivered in early 2014. The new AStar was delivered in a July 2 ceremony to a crew headed by Lt…. Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 17-Jul-13

Alaska State Troopers show off new AS350B3e

Alaska State Troopers show off new AS350B3e

The Alaska State Troopers rolled out their new helicopter – Helo 2 on Thursday, July 11, 2013.  see full story and photo

Source: Anchorage Daily News, 12-Jul-13

Down one helicopter, Alaska State Troopers reorganize

Down one helicopter, Alaska State Troopers reorganize

The Alaska State Troopers are adding a fully-loaded rescue helicopter to their arsenal about two months after a failed search-and-rescue mission killed three Alaskans, including two troopers. The troopers reorganized how they handle those missions since the loss of Helo-1 and its veteran pilot. (See Full Story)

Source: Alaska Dispatch, 04-Jun-13

30-Mar-13 N911AA Eurocopter AS350B3 Talkeetna, US-Alaska

Impacted terrain while maneuvering during an SAR flight near Talkeetna, Alaska. The airline transport pilot, an Alaska state trooper serving as a flight observer for the pilot, and a stranded snowmobiler who had requested rescue were killed, and the helicopter was destroyed by impact and postcrash fire.

30-Mar-13

30-Mar-13 N911AA Eurocopter AS350B3 Talkeetna, US-Alaska (3F)

Two Alaska State Troopers and a rescued snowmobiler died in the crash.  A press release later named them as Alaska State Trooper pilot Mel Nading, Trooper Tage Toll of Talkeetna, and Carl Ober, the 56-year-old injured snowmachiner from Talkeetna

30-Mar-13

Alaska State Troopers budget for AS350

Alaska State Troopers budget for AS350

Alaska State Troopers want a bigger, better, faster, tougher helicopter for their Fairbanks-based operations. They’ve already convinced Gov. Sean Parnell that the $3 million aircraft is necessary. He included money for it in his proposed 2013 budget — a spending plan he described Thursday as focused on true needs over mere wants. (see full story)

Source: Alaska Dispatch, 19-Dec-11

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