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Babcock considers selling aerial emergency services businesses

Babcock considers selling aerial emergency services businesses

14-Apr-2021

In a detailed press release under the brief title of “Business Update”, Babcock International Group not only reaffirmed the sale of their offshore business, but also indicated that all aerial emergency services businesses are under review.  The company admitted that the Avincis acquisition in 2014 has not delivered shareholder value with low returns on high... Read more

Safran signs by-the-hour support contract with Bundespolizei

Safran signs by-the-hour support contract with Bundespolizei

8-Apr-2021Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Support-By-Hour (SBH®) contract with the German federal police (Bundespolizei), covering their H120 fleet. This contract formalizes a long-term MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) and service agreement supporting a total of 11 Arrius 2F engines.The Bundespolizei currently operates 10 H120 helicopters for training missions. This is the second SBH® contract... Read more

Robinson R66 Police Helicopter Joins Polk County Sheriff’s Aviation Fleet

Robinson R66 Police Helicopter Joins Polk County Sheriff’s Aviation Fleet

7-Apr-2021Source: Robinson

On April 2nd, Robinson Helicopter Company delivered R66 Police Helicopter serial number 1025 to Florida’s Polk County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO). PCSO’s R66 Police helicopter is the first R66 Police helicopter configured with a Wescam MX-10 EO/IR imaging system and an HD infrared sensor, a system widely used by homeland security and law enforcement agencies. In... Read more

HAI Names Recipient of 2021 Salute to Excellence Law Enforcement Award

HAI Names Recipient of 2021 Salute to Excellence Law Enforcement Award

8-Mar-2021Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce John Cooper, the safety and training officer for the Columbus Division of Police in Columbus, Ohio, is the 2021 recipient of the association’s Law Enforcement Award. The award, sponsored by MD Helicopters, recognizes an individual that has contributed to the promotion and advancement of helicopters in support... Read more

Second group of Botswana police pilots training on Enstrom 480B

Second group of Botswana police pilots training on Enstrom 480B

24-Feb-2021Source: Your Botswana

The second group of pilots from the Botswana Police Service Air Support Branch have arrived in South Africa for their second Enstrom 480B Helicopter Pilot Type Conversion Training course. See Full Story. ... Read more

Turkish Police receive first T129 ATAK helicopter

Turkish Police receive first T129 ATAK helicopter

21-Feb-2021Source: HeliHub

In a move that is sure to raise eyebrows in various other nations, the Turkish Police Department (“Emniyet Teşkilatı”) has taken delivery of a licence-built T129 ATAK helicopter from local manufacturer Turkish Aerospace Industries. With a number of different law enforcement agencies in Turkey, it is important to note that this is the Police organisation... Read more

Thuringia Police order Hensoldt Argos II observation system

Thuringia Police order Hensoldt Argos II observation system

12-Feb-2021Source: HENSOLDT

For HENSOLDT, it is another important EOS contract with a delivery as first tier supplier and prime contractor directly to the customer. “We are offering a turnkey solution here and are assuming responsibility for the entire project until the return delivery of the helicopters with integrated and approved ARGOS II systems in November 2021,” said... Read more

Houston PD takes delivery of new H125

Houston PD takes delivery of new H125

12-Feb-2021Source: Metro Aviation

The Houston Police Department, one of the largest air units in the country, recently took delivery of a new and very special H125. It’s the first H125 for the department and will be utilized for fighting violent and property crime, and assisting with search and rescue, homeland security and firefighting support. It is also a... Read more

Philippine National Police formally accept three new Airbus H125s

Philippine National Police formally accept three new Airbus H125s

1-Feb-2021Source: Philippine National Police

The Philippine National Police has acquired three more multi-role police helicopters for law enforcement and public safety operations. PNP Chief, Police General Debold M Sinas said the PNP Special Action Force-Air Unit has formally accepted delivery of three brand new H-125 Airbus single engine turbine helicopters from Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia PTE LTD on Friday,... Read more

Bell and the City of Fort Worth Celebrate Bell 505 Delivery and 70-Year Legacy

Bell and the City of Fort Worth Celebrate Bell 505 Delivery and 70-Year Legacy

11-Jan-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the delivery of a Bell 505 to the Fort Worth Police Department. Bell executives and city officials celebrated this delivery at the police department’s hangar at Meacham Airport to mark a 70-year relationship between Bell and Fort Worth. The Fort Worth Police Department currently operates two... Read more

Christmas 2020 message from the HeliHub.com team

Christmas 2020 message from the HeliHub.com team

24-Dec-2020Source: HeliHub.com

The team at HeliHub.com would like to wish all our readers a very Happy Christmas and we pray that 2021 sees us all with a more positive view ahead, and with the expectation of getting a COVID-19 vaccine very soon.  Since HeliHub.com founder Jeremy Parkin launched the world’s first helicopter news website back in 1999, this... Read more

PAC International delivers new Bell 407GXi to Virginia State Police

PAC International delivers new Bell 407GXi to Virginia State Police

14-Dec-2020Source: PAC International

PAC International recently completed and delivered a new Bell 407GXi helicopter to the Virginia State Police.  The State Police Aviation Unit’s primary mission is to provide search, rescue, law enforcement and medical evacuation. Pilots are gaining an extra set of eyes with the installation of a Garmin GTS 800 Traffic Advisory System (TAS), which combines... Read more

Metro Aviation delivers H125 to Texas DPS

Metro Aviation delivers H125 to Texas DPS

14-Dec-2020Source: Metro Aviation

Metro Aviation recently delivered a new H125 for the Texas Department of Public Safety, and it is the most advanced law enforcement helicopter completed by the Shreveport, Louisiana-based company. Metro collaborated with aviation technology and wireless communications leader, CNC Technologies, to customize the aircraft to meet the Texas DPS’s specific mission needs. The CNC team... Read more

LA man charged for operating drone that hit LAPD helicopter

LA man charged for operating drone that hit LAPD helicopter

7-Dec-2020Source: US Attorneys Office

Special agents with the FBI this morning arrested a Hollywood man on a federal charge alleging that he recklessly operated a drone that crashed into a Los Angeles Police Department helicopter. The drone damaged the LAPD aircraft and the pilot was forced to initiate an emergency landing. The drone also damaged a vehicle when the... Read more

Man charged after UK police helicopter struck by laser

Man charged after UK police helicopter struck by laser

4-Dec-2020Source: ASP

A man will appear in court in the new year after being charged in connection with a laser strike on a police helicopter. The National Police Air Service were assisting officers in south Bristol searching for a vulnerable missing man when the incident was reported at about 8.20pm on Wednesday 18 November. The man was... Read more

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

Philippine National Police receive more Airbus H125s

Philippine National Police receive more Airbus H125s

25-Nov-2020Source: HeliHub.com

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has recently added a further three new Airbus H125 helicopters to their fleet, taking the total number of aviation assets to 10. This brings the total to seven H125s, alongside two Robinson R44s and one small fixed wing trainer. The three are currently undergoing test flights prior to being put... Read more

New South Wales Police moves into new hangar facility

New South Wales Police moves into new hangar facility

17-Nov-2020Source: HeliHub.com

In a recent ceremony to open the New South Wales Police Aviation Command’s new headquarters at Sydney’s Bankstown Airport. Aviation Commander, Superintendent Matt Appleton, hosted NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller and NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services, David Elliott, and officially opened the new facility during a COVID-safe ceremony and plaque unveiling. Established in... Read more

MD Sales Strong with State Contract Award for New MD 530F

MD Sales Strong with State Contract Award for New MD 530F

13-Nov-2020Source: MD Helicopters

 MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces a U.S. state municipality contract for the purchase of a new MD 530F in law enforcement configuration. The agency is responsible for monitoring the state’s valuable natural resources, wildlife populations, and ecosystems while ensuring enforcement of the state’s laws protecting them. The aircraft is the agency’s first helicopter. “This has been... Read more

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police to replace 20-year-old Bell 407

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police to replace 20-year-old Bell 407

11-Nov-2020Source: News Break

The Charlotte City Council said it will replace a helicopter that is more than 20 years old. See Full Story.... Read more

Quebec acquires pre-owned Airbus H145 for law enforcement

Quebec acquires pre-owned Airbus H145 for law enforcement

29-Oct-2020

Sûreté du Québec, regularly abbreviated as SQ, is the provincial police service for the Canadian province of Quebec. The force has a history of operating Bell helicopters for many years, partly as a way of demonstrating support for the factory at Mirabel.  But not now. SQ have surprised many observers by not just moving away... Read more

Bell Announces Collaboration with Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH (ESG)

Bell Announces Collaboration with Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH (ESG)

24-Sep-2020Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a collaboration agreement with Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH (ESG) to install their Mission Management System in a Bell 429 as a law enforcement demonstrator. This new demonstrator will be used to showcase the aircraft’s capabilities to the police and military markets in Europe and across the... Read more

New head of police air unit for Brazilian state of Ceara

New head of police air unit for Brazilian state of Ceara

22-Sep-2020Source: SSPDS

[electronic translation] The Secretary of Public Security and Social Defense of Ceará (SSPDS) informs, through Secretary Sandro Caron, of a change in the Integrated Coordination of Air Operations (Ciopaer). The Civil Police of the State of Ceará (PCCE) delegate, Aristóteles Tavares, leaves and takes over Colonel RR of the Military Police of Ceará (PMCE), Antonio... Read more

Bell announces delivery of Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Air Support Unit

Bell announces delivery of Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Air Support Unit

9-Sep-2020Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the delivery of the first Bell manufactured public safety configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Air Support Unit. “Bell is proud to deliver Alameda County Sheriff’s Office with one of the most technologically equipped short light single aircraft on the... Read more

Eagle Copters Supporting Airbus with their Law Enforcement Missions

Eagle Copters Supporting Airbus with their Law Enforcement Missions

1-Sep-2020Source: Eagle Copters

Eagle Copters Ltd. is proud of the recent success in supplying Airbus with our highly versatile audio system and electrical consoles as a natural fit for special mission operations and law enforcement. Eagle Copters is certain that both the Eagle Audio System (P139-HD) and the Avionics Switch Console (P132) will surpass all mission expectations for... Read more

Three new helicopters for police in Republika Srpska

Three new helicopters for police in Republika Srpska

26-Jun-2020Source: HeliHub.com

The government of Republika Srpska – a region of Bosnia and Herzegovina – have confirmed an order for three helicopters, according to a news item published by Russian agency RIA Novosti. This follows a visit to Moscow by Milorad Dodik, the Serb member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which included a meeting with... Read more

Japan’s National Police Agency orders five new helicopters

Japan’s National Police Agency orders five new helicopters

25-Jun-2020Source: Airbus Helicopters

Japan’s National Police Agency (NPA) has ordered one new H225 and four H135 helicopters as part of its fleet modernisation programme. Currently operating 12 H135, four H155 and six AS365 helicopters, with one H215 and two H225 already on order, NPA deploys its growing fleet for missions including law enforcement, personnel and VIP transport, goods... Read more

First Ukraine Police Airbus H145 commences flight test phase

First Ukraine Police Airbus H145 commences flight test phase

2-Jun-2020Source: HeliHub.com

In July 2018, Airbus Helicopters announced a large order from the Ukraine, including 21 H225s, 10 H145s and 24 H125s. Prior to this official announcement, HeliHub.com reported that the H225s were in fact lease repossessions from offshore operator CHC which were being converted for the Ukraine, and included three in the search and rescue role. At... Read more

Polish Police retire Kania helicopter to museum

Polish Police retire Kania helicopter to museum

2-Jun-2020Source: Polish Aviation Museum

On May 21, 2020, the Polish Aviation Museum was enriched with a new exhibit – the PZL Kania helicopter, handed over by the Logistics Bureau of the Police Headquarters. This helicopter, serial number 900301, reg. SN-51XP was used for many years by the Krakow Police Aviation Section, which has its headquarters in the Museum. The handover protocol... Read more

Law enforcement aviation event APSCON 2020 cancelled

Law enforcement aviation event APSCON 2020 cancelled

14-May-2020Source: APSA

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, APSA is announcing that APSCON 2020, scheduled to take place July 20-25 in Houston, TX, has been cancelled. I’d like to thank those you who responded to the APSCON 2020 Survey.  Your responses were instrumental in the APSA Board of Director’s discussion on the future of the event during... Read more

Metro delivers refurbished AS350B3s to Buenos Aires police

Metro delivers refurbished AS350B3s to Buenos Aires police

14-May-2020Source: Metro Aviation

Metro recently delivered two refurbished AS350 B3 aircraft to the Ministry of Security of the Province of Buenos Aires. The refurbishments included mandated 12-year inspections of the aircraft. “This 12-year inspection involved a lot of moving parts and attention to detail, so we’re excited to put this helicopter back into service for the Province of... Read more

Airlift opens new Tromsø base to support Police

Airlift opens new Tromsø base to support Police

6-May-2020Source: HeliHub.com

Last Thursday, April 30, Airlift marked the opening of their new base in Tromsø in northern Norway.  The facility has been set up  in connection with the Norwegian Police as an additional preparedness resource. Present to mark the opening were the police chief in Troms police district, Astrid Nilsen, Chief of Staff Morten Pettersen, Minister... Read more

Queensland Police Bo105 passes 10,000 hours

Queensland Police Bo105 passes 10,000 hours

26-Mar-2020Source: Queensland Police

A historic milestone was achieved yesterday when POLAIR1 – one of two Queensland Police Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm BO-105 CBS-5 helicopters – reached a staggering 10,000 hours of flying time. To put that into perspective, if you were to drive your car at 100km/h, you would circumnavigate the earth 25 times in that same 10,000 hours. Such a... Read more

Leon County Sheriff’s Office Selects Becker AMU 6500 Digital Audio Panel

Leon County Sheriff’s Office Selects Becker AMU 6500 Digital Audio Panel

6-Feb-2020Source: Becker Avionics

Digital audio innovator, Becker Avionics, is proud to announce that Leon County Sheriff’s Office recently selected Becker Avionics’ AMU 6500 for installation on their new Bell 505 helicopter. Leon County Sheriff’s Office performs law enforcement, search and rescue and other critical functions in the panhandle of Florida including the state capital of Tallahassee. The AMU... Read more

Alameda County Sheriff orders a Bell 505

Alameda County Sheriff orders a Bell 505

29-Jan-2020Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today a signed purchase agreement with Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Air Support Unit for a public safety configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. “Global municipalities are expanding their public safety capabilities by adding aerial operations to their mission portfolio,” said LaShan Bonaparte, program manager, Bell 505... Read more

Universal Avionics SkyVis™ Selected for new German H215s

Universal Avionics SkyVis™ Selected for new German H215s

28-Jan-2020Source: Universal Avionics

Universal Avionics, an Elbit Systems Company, was selected by Heli-One (Norway) AS to equip the new H215 helicopters of the Bundespolizei – German Federal Police (BPOL) with its SkyVis Helmet Mounted Display (HMD). Universal Avionics will partner with Heli-One to develop a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the SkyVis on H215... Read more

Ukraine Border Guards receive first two Airbus H125s

Ukraine Border Guards receive first two Airbus H125s

6-Jan-2020Source: HeliHub.com

On Friday 3rd January, the Border Guard of Ukraine received their first two Airbus H125 helicopters, arriving in a yellow and blue scheme for a launch event at Kiev. The pair will initially be used for crew training. Available images, including the ones in this report, show that an uncomplicated avionics fit has been specified.... Read more

HeliHub.com celebrates Christmas

HeliHub.com celebrates Christmas

23-Dec-2019Source: HeliHub.com

The team at HeliHub.com would like to wish all our readers a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous 2020. This is the time of the year we celebrate the birth of Jesus, and we trust many of our readers will take time to consider what that means to the world, perhaps through attending a church... Read more

San Diego commits to four Airbus H125s for Police Dept

San Diego commits to four Airbus H125s for Police Dept

22-Nov-2019Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

San Diego plans to spend $21 million over the next five years replacing the Police Department’s aging fleet of four helicopters, which were all bought by the city in 2004 and 2005. See Full Story.... Read more

New South Wales Police celebrate 40 years of operations

New South Wales Police celebrate 40 years of operations

8-Nov-2019Source: New South Wales Police

The NSW Police Force Aviation Command has celebrated 40-years in operation with a commemorative flight over Sydney Harbour in honour of the unit’s proud history serving from the sky to prevent crime and protect the community of NSW. The Aviation Command commenced operations in 1979 at Sydney’s Kingsford Smith Airport with the procurement of its... Read more

Slovenian Police receive first of two AW169s

Slovenian Police receive first of two AW169s

18-Oct-2019Source: HeliHub.com

Yesterday, the Police in Slovenia received a new Leonardo AW169 from the factory in Italy.  Serial 69102 was delivered on an Italian test registration, but will take up the local mark S5-HPI in the near future.  The helicopter is fitted with a hoist to starboard, but currently has no other obvious externally fitted items of... Read more

Police Aviation News – September 2019 Edition

Police Aviation News – September 2019 Edition

6-Sep-2019Source: Police Aviation News

The September Edition of the Police Aviation News can be found here.  ... Read more

LA County Sheriff buys a AS350 crash-resistant fuel tank

LA County Sheriff buys a AS350 crash-resistant fuel tank

24-Jul-2019Source: StandardAero

StandardAero has received another order for its highly successful AS350/EC130 crash-resistant fuel tank (CRFT), developed in cooperation with Robertson Fuel Systems, this time from one of the nation’s most recognizable public safety helicopter operators, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD). The initial order is for one CRFT, as the LASD prepares to progressively upgrade... Read more

Oklahoma City Police buy two AS350 crash-resistant fuel tanks

Oklahoma City Police buy two AS350 crash-resistant fuel tanks

23-Jul-2019Source: StandardAero

StandardAero and Robertson Fuel Systems have recently delivered two of their AS350/EC130 crash-resistant fuel tanks (CRFT) to Hangar One Avionics, which will soon be installed on the Oklahoma City Police Department’s (OKCPD) AS350 B3e (H125) helicopters. The OKCPD received budget approval in May 2018 to purchase crashworthy fuel systems for their two AS350 helicopters and... Read more

Serbian Police order three Airbus H215s

Serbian Police order three Airbus H215s

13-Mar-2019Source: HeliHub.com

Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Nebojsa Stefanovic spoke over the last weekend at a conference entitled “Capital Investments and Capacity Building of the Ministry of Internal Affairs“. He used his keynote speech to extol his Ministry’s achievements in recent years, and also to list capital spending projects completed and budgeted for.... Read more

Metro outfits mission-ready H125 for Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office

Metro outfits mission-ready H125 for Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office

7-Mar-2019Source: Metro Aviation

Metro recently outfitted an H125 for the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office based in Tampa, Fla. “This Airbus H125 aircraft and Metro Aviation’s designed and installed mission package represents a significant increase in capabilities for our unit and the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office,” said Jason Doyle, the chief pilot for Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. “The staff... Read more

New police airbase in Essex

New police airbase in Essex

23-Jan-2019Source: National Police Air Service

Building work has started on a £4 million police airbase in Essex. Construction of the National Police Air Service (NPAS) airbase at North Weald Airfield is expected to run until autumn, with the first flights taking off before the end of 2019. Police helicopters and police planes will be able to fly from the base... Read more

NZ Police contract with new operator and will switch to Bell 429

NZ Police contract with new operator and will switch to Bell 429

8-Jan-2019Source: New Zealand Police

Police can confirm that a new contractor has been chosen to supply helicopter services for our Air Support Unit in Auckland City. The change of supplier follows a tender process that commenced in early 2018 and will see our Air Support Unit relocating from its present location in Mechanics Bay to Auckland Heliport in Onehunga.... Read more

Happy Christmas from the HeliHub.com team

Happy Christmas from the HeliHub.com team

25-Dec-2018

The team at HeliHub.com would like to wish all our readers a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous 2019. This is the time of the year we celebrate the birth of Jesus, and we trust many of our readers will take time to consider what that means to the world, perhaps through attending a church... Read more

NYPD Unveils New UAS Program

NYPD Unveils New UAS Program

11-Dec-2018Source: NYPD

The NYPD announced its Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) program, which will be comprised of newly acquired Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), or drones, and the licensed NYPD officers of the Technical Assistance Response Unit (TARU) who will operate them. Whether it’s a search and rescue mission, an inaccessible crime scene, a hostage situation, or a hazardous... Read more

Cayman Islands Police orders Airbus H145

Cayman Islands Police orders Airbus H145

10-Dec-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) is adding a second helicopter, expected to be in operation mid-2019. The Airbus H145 The accompanying image shows Cayman Islands Premier Alden McLaughlin with UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister of State for the Overseas Territories, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. The pair signed a memorandum of understanding in London... Read more

Polish Police recieve two S70i Black Hawks

Polish Police recieve two S70i Black Hawks

5-Dec-2018Source: PZL Mielec

Polskie Zakłady Lotnicze Sp. z o.o. in the presence of the Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Minister of Interior and Administration Joachim Brudzinski, officially handed over to the Polish National Police two modern S-70i BLACK HAWK helicopters produced in Poland. Delivery of two multimissions Black Hawk helicopters was carried out in accordance with the... Read more

Bell delivers 1st Law Enforcement Configured B505

Bell delivers 1st Law Enforcement Configured B505

4-Dec-2018Source: Bell Flight

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announced the delivery of the first law enforcement-configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to the Sacramento Police Department. “The Bell 505 delivers best-in-class visibility, and the aircraft’s advanced avionics and cost of operations make it the choice aircraft for law enforcement operations,” said jay ortiz, SENIOR vice president, the... Read more

Virginia Beach Police welcome MD530F

Virginia Beach Police welcome MD530F

5-Nov-2018Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) celebrates the delivery of a new MD 530F helicopter to the Virginia Beach Police Department (VBPD). As the first MD Helicopters-brand aircraft to join the VBPD Aviation Unit since the Helicopter Operations unit was established, the new MD 530F will be a powerful, reliable addition to their fleet, and will deliver... Read more

CNC Technologies Designed Mission Suite Featured at IACP

CNC Technologies Designed Mission Suite Featured at IACP

1-Nov-2018Source: CNC Technologies

CNC Technologies, an aviation technology and wireless communications company serving the law enforcement, military and government markets, recently concluded a successful appearance at this month’s IACP event joining the Broward County Sheriff’s Office (BSO) in showcasing its CNC-designed airborne mission suite at the Airbus booth. Tapped earlier this year to develop the mission suites for... Read more

Victoria Police to replace Dauphins with AW139s

Victoria Police to replace Dauphins with AW139s

29-Oct-2018Source: Victoria Police

Victoria Police will be equipped with three new helicopters and an aeroplane in a significant boost to the air support provided to police across the state. The four new aircraft will be delivered in 2020 and will replace the existing fleet of four helicopters. The contracts to acquire the new aircraft were announced today. Acting Superintendent Mark... Read more

Visit Bell at #IACP2018

Visit Bell at #IACP2018

22-Oct-2018Source: Bell Flight

Visit Bell during IACP booth #2001 to speak to a Bell representative about how we are continuing to drive innovation in the law enforcement segment and view Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Bell 429. At Bell, we pride ourselves for being one of the leading aircraft providers for law enforcement agencies around the world including, New York... Read more

NPAS moves out of police helicopter at Boreham

NPAS moves out of police helicopter at Boreham

1-Oct-2018Source: NPAS

Chief Superintendent Tyron Joyce, Chief Operating Officer for the National Police Air Service said: “The National Police Air Service provide air support to the police forces of England and Wales from a national network of 15 bases. “From time to time, staff and aircraft are required to relocate operations from one base to another within... Read more

CNC Technologies selected to Deploy Airborne Mission Suites for Agency’s New Airbus H125

CNC Technologies selected to Deploy Airborne Mission Suites for Agency’s New Airbus H125

18-Jul-2018

CNC Technologies, an aviation technology and wireless communications company serving the law enforcement, military and government markets, announced today its selection by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office (BSO) to develop and support two airborne mission suites for the agency’s recently-acquired Airbus H125 helicopters. CNC has lead all aspects of the assignment, with responsibility for design,... Read more

Metro delivers H125 to Broward County

Metro delivers H125 to Broward County

18-Jul-2018Source: Metro Aviation

Metro Aviation is attending the Airborne Public Safety Aviation Conference (APSCON) July 11-13 and exhibiting the first of two new H125 aircraft the company recently completed for Broward County Sheriff’s Office (BSO). The NVG-compatible aircraft is equipped with the Garmin G500H electronic flight display system, Cobham RT-7000 airborne tactical radio, special operations platform with external... Read more

Hong Kong Government Flying Service receive first H175s

Hong Kong Government Flying Service receive first H175s

19-Jun-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

Hong Kong based Government Flying Service (GFS) has received three H175s in public services configuration, becoming the world’s first operator of this new variant which enlarges the H175 mission capacity to search and rescue (SAR), emergency medical services, law enforcement, firefighting as well as land and maritime border control operations. In 2015, GFS became the... Read more

Netherlands police order another AW139

Netherlands police order another AW139

9-Jan-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Netherlands Police force have announced that they have ordered an AW139 helicopter by issuing a document through the EU TED (Tenders Electronic Daily) system. The announcement was made on 4th January, and refers to a contract signed with manufacturer Leonardo on 15th December. Document reference number is 2018/S 004-004742. This will be the third... Read more

Belgian Police to add fifth MD Explorer

Belgian Police to add fifth MD Explorer

3-Jan-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Belgian Federal Police are to acquire a fifth MD Explorer after buying a pre-owned aircraft from a local operator. The force started their journey with MD Helicopters in 1997 when they put three MD900 Explorers to work, supplementing these two years later with a pair of two single engine MD520s.  They then added a fourth... Read more

Happy Christmas from HeliHub.com

Happy Christmas from HeliHub.com

22-Dec-2017

The team at HeliHub.com would like to wish all our readers a very Happy Christmas and a great 2018. This is the time of the year we celebrate the birth of Jesus, and we trust many of our readers will take time to consider what that means to the world, perhaps through attending a church... Read more

Royal Thai Police becomes first H175 operator in Asia Pacific

Royal Thai Police becomes first H175 operator in Asia Pacific

3-Oct-2017Source: Airbus

The Royal Thai Police has received two H175 helicopters from Airbus Helicopters, making it the first in Asia Pacific to operate the newest rotorcraft. The Royal Thai Police will be using this super medium aircraft, equipped with the latest aircraft technology and capabilities, for VVIP transportation and various police missions. “We welcome the Royal Thai... Read more

Helinet Expands Law Enforcement Capability

Helinet Expands Law Enforcement Capability

7-Aug-2017Source: Helinet Aviation

Helinet Aviation, a provider of aviation technology solutions to the law enforcement and public safety markets, announced today the acquisition of a Phoenix Ranger-LR unit for airborne applications. The company will be showcasing the device at the ALEA Expo in Reno, Nevada this week. Designed for the most advanced mapping, LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) measures distances by illuminating targets with a high-precision laser and interpreting the results from the reflected light. The Phoenix Ranger-LR produces photorealistic 3D... Read more

AT&T connects San Diego Police helicopters to ground network

AT&T connects San Diego Police helicopters to ground network

1-May-2017Source: AT&T

The San Diego Police Department is getting new value from its connected helicopters powered by AT&T*. The police department uses its Airborne Law Enforcement helicopter fleet to protect San Diegans as crime or other events unfold. Previously, tactical flight officers were unable to access the department’s computer-aided dispatch system that provides officers on the ground... Read more

HeliHub.com takes a Christmas break

HeliHub.com takes a Christmas break

23-Dec-2016Source: HeliHub.com

The team at HeliHub.com would like to wish all our readers a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous 2017. This is the time of the year we celebrate the birth of Christ Jesus, and we reflect on what that means to us and how it should direct the lives we live.   We trust many of... Read more

UK – Almondsbury Heliport Gets Full Planning Approval

UK – Almondsbury Heliport Gets Full Planning Approval

16-Dec-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Plans submitted by the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity for a helicopter base in Almondsbury have been approved. It’s been a long struggle for the campaign, after the local residents argued against it. As reported by Gazette Series, they were concerned over the noise pollution, disturbances due to night flights and the environmental concern of... Read more

Budget Cuts For Pinal County

Budget Cuts For Pinal County

9-Dec-2016Source: HeliHub.com

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office has had to put one of their three helicopters up for sale in order to pay for operations in the aviation unit. They had a budget cut of $1.8 million in July, making their current operations budget $35.5 million, reports Daily Progress.... Read more

New Bell 206L4 for Orange County

New Bell 206L4 for Orange County

28-Oct-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Orange County’s Sherriff Jerry Demings piloted the first flight of their new $4.3 million Bell 206L4, named Chase 3. The new chopper is replacing a 1970s OH-58 helicopter which was recently labelled as unfit to fly, reports Orlando Sentinel. The Chase 3 dominates the rest of the fleet with a top speed of over 110mph,... Read more

Activist Drone Shot Down at North Dakota Pipeline Site

Activist Drone Shot Down at North Dakota Pipeline Site

25-Oct-2016Source: HeliHub.com

During a protest this Sunday at a North Dakota pipeline construction site, an unmanned drone was shot down after it “came after” a law-enforcement helicopter. The drone, which was operated by one of the protesting activists, put helicopter passengers in fear for their lives reports Washington Times. Due to it’s proximity to a manned aircraft,... Read more

New Pilot for Cayman Police

New Pilot for Cayman Police

20-Oct-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Richard Morcombe has joined the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) in September this year. He joined the RCIPS after working with the UK National Police Air Service. He brings with him 7000 hours of flight time, having completed 26 years with the UK Army. His experience ranges from Gazelle and Lynx combat helicopters, pilot... Read more

IMT receives $200K police order

IMT receives $200K police order

17-Oct-2016Source: IMT

Integrated Microwave Technology (IMT), a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the law enforcement, broadcast, sports and entertainment markets, announced it has received a $200,000 order from a prominent state police agency located in the Mid-Atlantic region for an Airborne Video Downlink System (AVDS). The system consists of video communications equipment and related services that extend the efficacy of tactical operations... Read more

Airbus to exhibit a California Highway Patrol H125 AStar at IACP 2016

Airbus to exhibit a California Highway Patrol H125 AStar at IACP 2016

14-Oct-2016Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters Inc., the North American sales leader in law enforcement helicopters for more than a decade, will exhibit a California Highway Patrol H125 AStar at the 2016 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference in San Diego, Calif. on Oct. 16-18, Booth #4927. The California Highway Patrol operates 11 H125/AS350-series AStar aircraft to... Read more

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