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Edmonton Police take delivery of new Airbus H125

Edmonton Police take delivery of new Airbus H125

2-Dec-2020Source: Eagle Copters

The new Airbus H125 helicopter is the same make and model as AIR-1, the EPS’s other helicopter, and will replace an EC120 model that is no longer being manufactured. A fleet consisting of the same aircraft type allows for efficiencies in training and maintenance, as the aircrew do not need to be trained on two... Read more

New Edmonton police helicopter escapes budget cuts

New Edmonton police helicopter escapes budget cuts

10-Dec-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Edmonton Police may still be able to get a new helicopter. Originally, the helicopter request was going to be removed from the city’s 2019-22 capital budget. But Coun. Sarah Hamilton suggested that the $6.2 million request be held open in the budget books, and the money be financed through debt, the city borrowing the... Read more

Edmonton Police Service Takes Delivery of Airbus H125

Edmonton Police Service Takes Delivery of Airbus H125

26-Feb-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

Edmonton Police Service (EPS) has taken delivery of their third Airbus helicopter, an H125, which will allow for greater in-air coverage and policing of the growing city of Edmonton.  When combined with other policing resources, the H125 will add increased operational efficiency, fitting the ever expanding role of EPS. “With the continued growth of the... Read more

Edmonton may put hold on Police EC120 replacement

Edmonton may put hold on Police EC120 replacement

22-Feb-2016Source: Edmonton Journal

A report brought Thursday to the Edmonton Police Commission says the cost of the helicopter, first pegged at $3.47 million, has jumped $2.7 million because of the drop in value of the Canadian dollar. See Full Story... Read more

Edmonton police compromise on $3M helicopter

Edmonton police compromise on $3M helicopter

21-Nov-2014Source: Edmonton Journal

Police have asked city council for $7.2 million to buy a twin-engined helicopter to replace one of two single-engined helicopters currently operated by police. The second would theoretically be replaced in 2019. See Full Story... Read more

Edmonton Police seek $22M for twin turbine helicopters and new heliport

Edmonton Police seek $22M for twin turbine helicopters and new heliport

23-Jul-2014Source: Edmonton Journal

Edmonton Police are to put a budget request in for twin turbine helicopters and a new heliport closer to the centre of town  – one $7M helicopter this autumn and a second in 2019.  see full story  They currently operate two EC120s bought in 2001 and 2009... Read more

Edmonton Police move their two EC120s 35km away

Edmonton Police move their two EC120s 35km away

1-Jan-2014Source: HeliHub.com

Following the closure of the City Centre Airport last month, Edmonton police are moving their flight operations 35km to Villeneuve Airport for “at least the next three years” — despite the additional 12 minute delay each way to get to the city and a corresponding reduction in on-scene time. The City Centre Airport had been... Read more

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