Members of the Phoenix Police Air Support Unit were at the American Eurocopter Delivery Center in Grand Prairie to pick up another AS350B3 â€œAStarâ€ helicopter. It is the fourth AS350 for the unit and it will join a diverse fleet covering the Phoenix area.
Aspen Avionics announced today that the Dale County Sheriffâ€™s Office located in Ozark, Alabama, is the first installation of an EFD1000H Pro Primary Flight Display (PFD) and an EFD1000H Multi-Function Display (MFD) into an operational helicopter. The Bell OH-58 helicopter is used by the department in regular airborne law enforcement activities.
The Sacramento Police Department has added some features at www.sacpd.org to help you find out what the police are doing.Â With the addition of daily logs, helicopter location information, Facebook, and twitter we hope to keep the community more informed.
With growing incident of naxal violence in the nearby states of Jharkhand and Chattisgarh, the Uttar Pradesh Police has made elaborate security arrangements and would purchase a sophisticated helicopter to deal with the possibility of attacks by rebels
L-3 Electro-Optical Systems (L-3 EOS), a division of L-3 Communications, announced today the launch of its new Grant Assistance Program. The company has contracted one of the industryâ€™s most recognized Senior Certified Grants Specialist, Margaret Stark to provide this service.
Eurocopter, the manufacturer of the current Maryland State Police fleet, filed a formal protest and is not making an offer to replace the aging helicopters. The company alleges that the state’s specifications for new aircraft are skewed in favor of AgustaWestland.In a letter to Gov. Martin O’Malley and to the state Department of Transportation, the… Read more »
A bid by Sheriff Mike Kanalakis to get the county to underwrite the purchase of a law enforcement helicopter was grounded Tuesday. Kanalakis was hoping the Board of Supervisors would agree to guarantee about $660,000 in backup funding for a used Robinson R-44 helicopter if a hoped-for federal Homeland Security grant for the purchase doesn’t… Read more »
The muchâ€“delayed arrival of the police helicopter is now slated for January, the governmentâ€™s Finance Committee heard on Friday.Â Deputy Police Commissioner Anthony Ennis told the committee that the helicopter was expected to arrive sometime in January, 2010.
Developed by Steadicopter, the Black Eagle 50 mini rotary UAV is just over two meters long and can carry a minimal payload of 3 kg. The unmanned helicopter can stay in the air for up to three hours and reach altitudes of 9,000 feet. It can transmit footage back to a command center from distances… Read more »
Newcastle Crown Court heard that the police aircraft, code-named India 99, was passing over Wessington Way in Sunderland on May 10, and had been summoned to provide light for the emergency services rescuing two stranded climbers, when it was targeted.
Just before 10.30pm several men gained entry to the military base where the Force helicopter is stored and damaged the aircraft.Â A high speed police chase ensued from Southport to Liverpool city centre as a silver Audi A4 with blacked out windows was seen travelling at high speed along Formby Bypass with a number of… Read more »
With prices for new helicopters too expensive, particularly given the city’s fiscal constraints, the City Council this week approved purchase of a 1998 model MD500E, a general purpose utility and executive transport helicopter that has been widely popular with law enforcement agencies.
The state has announced $9.6 million in federal stimulus money will go to state and local law enforcement needs, including $3.5 million for a new State Police helicopter with a hoist to use in rescue efforts in remote areas.
Westchester residence can feel safer now that there are two helicopters patrolling the skies.Â The criminals may out run our ground police, but they can never out run the Westchester County Aviation Unit.
During the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) convention in Denver, Colorado, today, American Eurocopter donated $10,000 to the Airborne Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (ALEAC).
Pratt & Whitney Canada Customer Service Centre Europe has signed a new 10-year Fleet Management Program agreement with the Netherlands Police Agency to provide comprehensive maintenance support for P&WC engines installed on its fleet of Eurocopter EC135 and AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters.
Eurocopter UK announces the order for a new EC135 for West Midlands Police Air Support Unit. On top, Eurocopter will provide a fully equipped EC135 police helicopter to take over the duties of the West Midlands EC135 destroyed by fire in a recent arson attack until the new aircraft will be delivered in summer 2010.
Flight Management Systems of Calgary, Canada has announced that Carl Zeiss Optronics (PTY) has received 5 FMS Moving Map integration kits intended for the South African Police Service BO-105 helicopters and Pilatus PC-6 fixed wing aircraft. This brings the total number of FMS Moving Map systems flying with the SAPS, to eleven.
Avalex Technologies is teaming with the United Kingdomâ€™s Police Aviation Services to ensure its airborne teams of pilots and engineers have the most rugged, reliable and easy-to-use technologies on the market.
Interior Minister Rafael Filizzola said during a news conference that the helicopters will be used primarily to support the work of ground staff, especially in cases of persecution, impenetrable fly zones and to conduct rescue work.
With the approval by the Tulare City Council, the city’s Police Department entered into an agreement with Blue Sky Aviation for helicopter support. Six other departments in the county joined the agreement.
The Kenya Police Air Wing has halted all training for new pilots after Monday nightâ€™s accident involving an instructor and his student in Nairobi.Â Consequently, and because of the shortage of staff in the department, this means the force will now have to rely on the military to airlift its officers until a solution is… Read more »
AgustaWestland and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace are pleased to announce that the Japan National Police Agency (JNPA) has ordered another medium lift AW139 helicopter to replace the Chiba prefectureâ€™s AS332L1 helicopter.
The Edmonton Police Serviceâ€™s newest member of its flight operations unit went to work right after its unveiling ceremony Wednesday where it was made welcomed by police Chief Mike Boyd and other civic officials.
Balltazar Valladares, 30, pleaded guilty in June to shining a high-powered green laser at a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department helicopter on March 16, 2009. The helicopter was searching for a suspect who had shined a green laser at a Southwest Airlines flight that was landing at the Sacramento International Airport two hours earlier.
Skyquest Aviation will unveil the first-ever production model HD (High Definition) video recorder at Helitech. Aimed firmly at the airborne surveillance sector, the worldâ€™s first lightweight HD recorder â€“ a mere ten per cent the size and weight of the equivalent commercial device â€“ allows a full missionâ€™s worth of HD video to be stored… Read more »
The author of a 2002 study into a police helicopter for Winnipeg is willing to do it all over again, but this time he’d like a reply.Â Kim Hards, a quality assurance manager for an Alberta helicopter company, said recently he’s willing to put together another report, but only if the Winnipeg Police Service is… Read more »
Eurocopter, the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer is pleased to announce the contract signature of 3 EC155 Dauphin helicopters with the Royal Thai Police (RTP) at Asian Aerospace in Hong Kong. These 3 new medium weight twin-engine helicopters will be delivered in 2011 and will be dedicated to VVIP missions.
The video from the Superbowl pursuit helped prosecute the two thieves and break up a construction theft ring. A catch that won the helicopter crew third place from the 2009 FLIR Vision Awards. FLIR is a company that makes infrared cameras.
Corona 1, the Corona Police Department crime-fighting helicopter, has a price of $900,000 after City Council members voted unanimously to sell it at their council meeting Wednesday. The city had paid about $950,000 for it in 2002, according to a city staff report.
L-3 WESCAM announced that its MX-10 EO/IR turret will be on display at Chalet 10 at the Helitech tradeshow in Cambridge, U.K. In addition, L-3 will offer live demonstrations of the newly released turret.
Because the helicopter was in the airspace without permission from air traffic control, the search of the property during which marijuana was found inside and outside the house was warrantless and forbidden by the Fourth Amendment
AgustaWestland and UI International (UII) are pleased to announce they have been awarded a contract by the Korean Public Procurement Services to supply the Korea National Police Agency (KNPA) with one AW119Ke law enforcement helicopter as part of an on-going programme to modernise the Police helicopter fleet
A WOMAN who shone a laser pen into the cockpit of the Surrey Police helicopter as it flew 1,000ft in the air above Staines has been handed a six-month suspended jail sentence. The court heard that the police helicopter was responding to a call-out in the Staines area just before midnight on August 10 when… Read more »
Aero Dynamix, Inc. (ADI) is pleased to announce that it has just completed the Night Vision Lighting modification for the Lake County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit. This completion was performed at American Eurocopter (AEC) in Grand Prairie, TX.
The Lake County Sheriff Departmentâ€™s Aviation Unit was started in 1979 and it is responsible for airborne law enforcement support missions throughout Lake County, Indiana, and surrounding areas. Since the start, the unit has utilized a variety of aircraft including military surplus models.
The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) will be receiving a much-needed boost in the form of its long-awaited helicopter. The twin-engine Eurocopter model EC135-T1 police helicopter is scheduled to arrive on the Islands next month and will serve to bolster the work of the RCIPS.
Colin Martin was on bail, appealing his sentence for leading a U.S.-Canada drug conspiracy involving aircraft. But he was still able to obtain three helicopters, two of which ended up being flown by drug smugglers.
Topeka Police Chief Ron Miller spent hours Monday with media and community leaders talking about Topeka’s need for a helicopter unit. He met with members of the media for nearly three hours where he discussed all aspects of the unit.
A Maryland State Police Aviation Command crew has been honored for a daring December 2008 rescue which utilized American Eurocopterâ€™s Dauphin AS365 when a broken water main left several vehicles trapped in three-to-four feet of swiftly-flowing water.
Governor Stuart Jack asked the Auditor General Dan Duguay in September to undertake an investigation into the purchase of the helicopter. Mr. Duguay found that there was no clear documentation of what the required operational capabilities of the helicopter should be, and limited communication between the police and the Civil Aviation Authority about the helicopter.