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UK: South East Air Support Unit officially launched

UK: South East Air Support Unit officially launched

A collaboration to share air support across the counties of Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire was officially launched Friday at Shoreham Airport. Although the South East Air Support Unit (SEASU) has been operational since October, today marked the start of operations under a single Police Air Operator’s Certificate issued by the Civil Aviation Authority. Under the… Read more »

Source: Sussex Police, 04-Apr-11

UK: Hampshire police helicopter share raises concerns

UK: Hampshire police helicopter share raises concerns

Hampshire Police’s move to share Surrey’s EC135 and Sussex’s MD Explorer, rather than use its own Islander plane, has caused concern among officers

Source: BBC, 31-Aug-10

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UK: Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire police in helicopter share

UK: Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire police in helicopter share

The proposed South East Air Support Unit would bring together an MD Explorer from Shoreham and an EC135 from Odiham.  Note, neither operate the AS355 featured in the BBC story!

29-Jul-10

Surrey Police considering merging air unit with Sussex and Hampshire

Surrey Police considering merging air unit with Sussex and Hampshire

Deputy Chief Constable Craig Denholm said the Surrey helicopter cost nearly £2m a year to keep in the air.  “We are completely committed to continuing air support in Surrey,” he said. “But I am not saying we will retain a single helicopter for Surrey.”  [HeliHub.com Editor Note: The accompanying BBC story wrongly features an AS355]

28-May-10