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600 hours of aerial footage leaked from Dallas Police

600 hours of aerial footage leaked from Dallas Police

16-Nov-2021Source: Info Security Magazine

Video apparently stolen from American law enforcement agencies in Texas and Georgia has been leaked online by transparency collective Distributed Denial of Secrets (DDoSecrets). The collective shared 1.9TB of data it says consists of 600 hours of aerial surveillance footage taken by police helicopters in and around Dallas, Texas, and Atlanta, Georgia. See Full Story. ... Read more

Brazil approves transfer of two retired Bell 412s to Paraguay

Brazil approves transfer of two retired Bell 412s to Paraguay

3-Nov-2021

The two helicopters were delivered new in 1982 to the Brazilian Federal Police, who operated them until they were put into storage – one in 2011, and the other in 2014. Both aircraft are equipped for Night IFR flights. After five years of storage, Brazil’s then Minister of Justice and Public Security Sérgio Moro put... Read more

New South Wales Police launches three new Bell 429s

New South Wales Police launches three new Bell 429s

28-Oct-2021Source: NSW Police

The NSW Police Force (NSWPF) Aviation Command’s newest high-tech helicopters have been officially launched at a commissioning ceremony in Sydney today. The three Bell 429 helicopters – PolAir 1, 3 and 4 – will be used to support the Force with patrols, search and rescue, surveillance, and specialist operations across the state. The choppers carry... Read more

Italian State Police Air Service celebrates 50 years

Italian State Police Air Service celebrates 50 years

20-Oct-2021Source: Polizia di Stato

The Italian State Police Air Service celebrates its 50th anniversary: ​​half a century in flight with airplanes and helicopters capable of providing invaluable help from above in emergency situations. Men and women, who since 1971 have always been ready for take-off to operate in difficult-to-reach contexts, to transport operational units, if necessary, and to search... Read more

Kerala goes out to tender again for a VIP helicopter

Kerala goes out to tender again for a VIP helicopter

18-Oct-2021Source: HeliHub.com

The Indian state of Kerala has recently issued a new tender for a light twin helicopter. Primarily for state VIP travel, other tasks may include medical evacuation. While being managed by the Police, the . They are offering a three year contract with a potential two year extension, and the expectation of at least 20... Read more

Phoenix Police Department to upgrade fleet with five new H125s

Phoenix Police Department to upgrade fleet with five new H125s

17-Sep-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Phoenix Police Department has signed a new order to upgrade its airborne law enforcement helicopter fleet with five new H125 helicopters. Deliveries are expected to begin next year. “We spent a lot of time analyzing which platform would best fit all of our operational needs as we began to renew our fleet, and the... Read more

Western Australia Police to order second Airbus H145

Western Australia Police to order second Airbus H145

6-Sep-2021Source: Government of Western Australia

The McGowan Labor Government has today announced funding for a second police helicopter to give WA Police access to the newest and most advanced air support available, as part of the 2021-22 State Budget. $27.5 million will be spent to purchase and operate a new police helicopter, which is in addition to the new helicopter... Read more

Edmonton Police celebrates 20 years in the air

Edmonton Police celebrates 20 years in the air

11-Aug-2021Source: Edmonton Police

For over two decades, the Air 1 helicopter has consistently proven itself to be an integral part of EPS operations and an invaluable investment in community safety. Since 2001, Air 1 has responded to more than 50,000 events, and at speeds of up to 275 km/h the helicopter is often the first police vehicle on... Read more

Spectrolab exhibits at APSCON 2021

Spectrolab exhibits at APSCON 2021

4-Aug-2021Source: Spectrolab

Spectrolab, Inc. is exhibiting its second generation SpectroLink system, among other newer searchlight models, at the 2021 APSCON conference in New Orleans, La. this week.  Spectrolab’s SpectroLink system is designed to add digital control and linking capability to SX Series Nightsun® searchlights.  The second generation SpectroLink adds multiple inputs and outputs for display of system... Read more

Robinson R66 Police Helicopter on Display at APSCON

Robinson R66 Police Helicopter on Display at APSCON

30-Jul-2021Source: Robinson

Robinson Helicopter Company attends this year’s New Orleans’ Airborne Public Safety Association Convention (booth #613). Robinson proudly displays Polk County Sheriff’s newly acquired R66 Police Helicopter equipped with a Wescam MX-10 EO/IR imaging system and an HD infrared sensor, Spectrolab’s SX-7 Starsun searchlight system, Aerocomputer’s UC-6000 digital mapping system, and Garmin’s G500H 1060 TXi with... Read more

AeroBrigham exhibits new Head-Up Display at APSCON

AeroBrigham exhibits new Head-Up Display at APSCON

30-Jul-2021Source: AeroBrigham

AeroBrigham hits the road again during the Airborne Public Safety Association Annual Convention (APSCON) 2021 convention, 28-30 July in New Orleans, Louisiana to display the latest generation Heads Up Display (HUD) installed on the Air Tractor AT802 Fire Boss scooper fire bomber airplanes.  Designed to reduce pilot fatigue, increase safety, improve mission efficiencies and situational awareness,... Read more

Pinal County Sheriff receives UH-1H with upgrades to tail IoM and fin

Pinal County Sheriff receives UH-1H with upgrades to tail IoM and fin

28-Jul-2021Source: StandardAero

StandardAero has delivered the industry’s first UH-1H helicopter tailboom modified to be the lightest with the most heavy-lift strength to fly in the hottest and highest altitudes in the world.  The first modification was delivered to launch customer, Pinal County, Arizona Sheriff’s Department’s helicopter fleet, earlier this month. To achieve this upgrade, the following major... Read more

Huntington Beach Police to replace MD520N fleet with MD530Fs

Huntington Beach Police to replace MD520N fleet with MD530Fs

28-Jul-2021Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is pleased to announce Huntington Beach Police Department (HBPD) signed a purchase agreement for three MD 530F helicopters in a law enforcement configuration. The purchase agreement was signed during a special ceremony attended by Alan Carr, sole director of MDHI’s board of directors. The department has owned and operated MD helicopters... Read more

MDHI Featuring Oxford Police MD 530F at APSCON

MDHI Featuring Oxford Police MD 530F at APSCON

27-Jul-2021Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI), APSCON Booth #637, will proudly display Oxford Police’s fully loaded law enforcement MD 530F during the Airborne Public Safety Association’s (APSA) annual convention and expo (APSCON) July 26-31 in New Orleans. Additionally, MDHI will offer demonstration flights in its enhanced glass cockpit MD530F demo aircraft. Based in Oxford, Alabama, the Oxford... Read more

AeroBrigham to debut Bell 429 law enforcement station at APSCON

AeroBrigham to debut Bell 429 law enforcement station at APSCON

26-Jul-2021Source: AeroBrigham

Maintenance, repair, overhaul, completion and aircraft specialty support center, AeroBrigham will present their newly developed Bell 429 Tactical Flight Officer (TFO) station during the upcoming Airborne Public Safety Association Annual Convention (APSCON) 2021 convention, 28-30 July in New Orleans, Louisiana. The development of the cabin-mounted law enforcement TFO station is the result of a contract... Read more

Spain orders 36 H135 and 4 H160 helicopters

Spain orders 36 H135 and 4 H160 helicopters

5-Jul-2021Source: HeliHub.com

The Council of Ministers in Spain has approved a significant purchase with Airbus, including 40 helicopters and three A330 tanker aircraft. The helicopters consist of 18 H135s for each of the Spanish Interior and Defence Ministries, and 4 H160s for the Interior Ministry. The Interior Ministry H135 acquisition will replace the Bo105 and BK117 fleets,... Read more

Stanislaus County to spend $4.1M on law enforcement helicopter?

Stanislaus County to spend $4.1M on law enforcement helicopter?

28-Jun-2021Source: The Modesto Bee

Stanislaus County could spend $4.1 million on the purchase and upgrades for a new Sheriff’s Department helicopter. An agenda item before county supervisors Tuesday calls for purchasing a 2014 Bell 407GXP Helicopter to replace the sheriff department’s 1972 Bell Jet Ranger. See Full Story. ... Read more

PAC International Customizes new Bell 407GXi for Anne Arundel County

PAC International Customizes new Bell 407GXi for Anne Arundel County

24-Jun-2021Source: PAC International

PAC International recently completed a new Bell 407GXi helicopter for the Anne Arundel County Police Department’s Aviation Unit. The aircraft was delivered with a full law enforcement configuration to include AAI enlarged instrument panel, polycarbonate windshields, nightscanner searchlight, rappel & fast rope insertion systems, high visibility crew windows, and cabin sliding doors. PAC also installed... Read more

UK – major changes ahead for National Police Air Service

UK – major changes ahead for National Police Air Service

18-Jun-2021Source: Mayor of West Yorkshire

The statement below from the Mayor of West Yorkshire has far reaching, and hopefully some very positive steps ahead for aerial policing in the UK.  NPAS (National Police Air Service) was formed in October 2012 following a national review of air support by the Home Office and is delivered by West Yorkshire Police as the... Read more

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

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