Law-enforcement News

Argentine military finally confirms purchase of 20 AB206s

Argentine military finally confirms purchase of 20 AB206s

31-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

The Argentine military reported late last week that the Secretary of Logistics, Emergencies and Cultural Management, Walter Ceballos, had announced the purchase of twenty AB206 JetRangers while visiting Italy last week.  The purchase includes ten GAU-17 machine guns and five stretcher units. During September and October of this year, nineteen of the twenty helicopters will... Read more

Chinese police forces order ten helicopters

Chinese police forces order ten helicopters

19-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Ten helicopters are being bought for the police under the largest agreement of its kind in China, signed on Tuesday, the opening day of the Eighth China International Exhibition on Police Equipment. On Tuesday this week, the Ministry of Public Security signed an order with local manufacturer AVIC for ten helicopters. The first four, two... Read more

Bell completes delivery of seven 429s to Swedish Police

Bell completes delivery of seven 429s to Swedish Police

18-May-2016Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company is delighted to announce the delivery and entry into service of the Swedish National Police’s seven Bell 429 helicopters. The fleet is being used for law enforcement and search and rescue, including mountain rescue, across Sweden. “This is now the largest Bell 429 fleet in operation in... Read more

Airbus to upgrade avionics on 35 EC145s for Securite Civile

Airbus to upgrade avionics on 35 EC145s for Securite Civile

12-May-2016Source: Airbus

Airbus Helicopters has been awarded a contract by the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) to retrofit the avionics suite of the 35 EC145 helicopters operated by the Sécurité Civile, an agency of the French Ministry of Interior that performs critical search and rescue and medical evacuation services throughout the French territory. As part of this... Read more

Orange County Sheriff completes hoist training wtih AH+RT

Orange County Sheriff completes hoist training wtih AH+RT

12-May-2016Source: AH+RT

Advanced Helicopter+Rescue Techniques completes Initial Hoist Training with Orange County Sheriff’s Air Support Unit. The training was performed in Orange County and provided Ground Training as well as Technical Ground and Flight Training. Orange County Sheriffs Sgt. Bill Fitzgerald says, “ the training was tailored to our needs extremely well, conducted and adjusted to an... Read more

AgustaWestland sold $1.3 Billion worth of helicopters to Algeria

AgustaWestland sold $1.3 Billion worth of helicopters to Algeria

11-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Over the last five years, Algeria has received a significant number of helicopters from AgustaWestland, but the manufacturer goes into complete silence mode when asked how many aircraft have been delivered.  No article has been published to date enumerating the extent of this order. HeliHub.com has thus done a significant amount of research in an... Read more

Britannia2000 to supply Mission Computer for Police Scotland H135

Britannia2000 to supply Mission Computer for Police Scotland H135

10-May-2016Source: Britannia2000

Britannia2000 is delighted to have been selected and contracted once again by Babcock (formerly Bond Air Services) for the supply of their Compact Airborne Mission Computer (CAMC) for Police Scotland. This follows Babcock’s selection of Britannia to supply the CAMC for the UK’s National Police Aviation Service (NPAS) in the upgrade of seven of their... Read more

FInnish Border Guards receive second H215 today

FInnish Border Guards receive second H215 today

6-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Airbus Helicopters delivered the first of two H215s to join the Finnish Boarder Guard fleet on 28th February, and the second is expected to arrive today.  Serial 2926, and registered OH-HVQ, the aircraft departed the factory at Marignane in southern France yesterday and has over-nighted in Germany. The Finnish Boarder Guard already operates three AS332... Read more

ASU Ecliptus night vision camera now available on GSA

ASU Ecliptus night vision camera now available on GSA

6-May-2016Source: ASU

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU) a Boise, Idaho-based night vision company engaged with GSA representatives and contractors at the Southwest Supply Acquisition Center (SSAC) Industry days May 3-4, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas to better serve their GSA customers. At the event ASU announced that the company’s new Ecliptus product is now available on GSA.... Read more

San Bernardino Sheriff faces lawsuit for helicopter sniper shooting

San Bernardino Sheriff faces lawsuit for helicopter sniper shooting

5-May-2016Source: Layfield & Barrett

The Villegas family, represented by Philip Layfield of Layfield & Barrett and V. James (Jim) DeSimone of V. James DeSimone Law, filed a lawsuit in the Superior Court of California, San Bernardino County. The lawsuit was filed under the case name: Villegas v. San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department et al with the case number CIVDS1606504,... Read more

Indian River Sheriff plans for a heliport

Indian River Sheriff plans for a heliport

19-Apr-2016Source: TC Palm

Sheriff Deryl Loar said the department will build a 9,628-square-foot aviation hangar, 4,989 square feet of office space and a lighted heliport near the Indian River County Jail.  See full story... Read more

Finmeccanica takes GrandNew to LAAD Security event in Brazil

Finmeccanica takes GrandNew to LAAD Security event in Brazil

14-Apr-2016Source: Finmeccanica

Finmeccanica will be showcasing the company’s expertise in aerospace and security sectors and its footprint in the key Brazilian market through this week’s LAAD Security exhibition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Poised for growth in the region, the company will display solutions from the sectors of security, helicopters, airborne, space, and naval defence electronics that... Read more

UK – Surrey and Sussex Police increase drone fleet from one to five

UK – Surrey and Sussex Police increase drone fleet from one to five

11-Apr-2016Source: Surrey Police

Surrey and Sussex Police have acquired four new state-of-the-art drones.  The Aeryon SkyRangers will add to the existing one which has been used to support policing operations at Gatwick since March 2014. The drones – also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) – are designed to be used to safeguard people and to assist with... Read more

Kawasaki delivers first two EC145s to Japanese National Police

Kawasaki delivers first two EC145s to Japanese National Police

11-Apr-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Kawasaki Heavy Industries has announced that it has delivered two EC145 helicopters to the National Police Agency in its native Japan. These will be the first EC145s to be used by the National Police Agency, and are replacements of existing helicopters deployed by the Police in the prefectures of Kanagawa and Chiba. The EC145 is,... Read more

UK – Planning approval reversed for Police and Air Ambulance heliport

UK – Planning approval reversed for Police and Air Ambulance heliport

4-Apr-2016Source: HeliHub.com

South Gloucestershire Council has reversed its approval for a new helicopter base in Almondsbury following a legal challenge.  The heliport was planned to serve both the Great Western Air Ambulance and the National Police Air Service, whose helicopters are currently based at Filton Airfield.  Filton, most famous for its role in the development of the... Read more

Las Vegas Metro Police to acquire Airbus H145

Las Vegas Metro Police to acquire Airbus H145

30-Mar-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Local news outlets in Nevada are reporting that the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police have approval to buy a new Airbus H145, with delivery targeted for March 2017.  The new helicopter will operate in the SAR role and replace one of two HH-1H helicopers which date back to the early 1970s.  The Metropolitan Police Committee on... Read more

Cyrpus – Auditor General questions AW139 purchase

Cyrpus – Auditor General questions AW139 purchase

16-Mar-2016Source: In Cyprus

Auditor General Odysseas Michaelides has hit out against what he sees is a cover-up in the suspicious purchase of five AW139s from AgustaWestland back in 2008.  Cyprus bought three for SAR work, and two for their national Police force.  See full story... Read more

Police Scotland renew Bond contract with upgrade

Police Scotland renew Bond contract with upgrade

14-Mar-2016Source: Police Scotland

A new state-of-the-art helicopter will be brought into service for Police Scotland as part of a new seven-year air support contract. Bond Air Services secured the contract with the Scottish Police Authority and Police Scotland after they were selected as the preferred bidder following a competitive tendering and procurement process. The new helicopter – an... Read more

San Bernardino County Sheriff picks Vector for AS350 12-year inspections

San Bernardino County Sheriff picks Vector for AS350 12-year inspections

4-Mar-2016Source: Vector

Vector Aerospace, a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract to perform 12-year inspections on three Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3 AStars operated by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department (SBCSD). Vector will conduct these inspections at its facilities in Langley,... Read more

Finnish Boarder Guards receive their first H215

Finnish Boarder Guards receive their first H215

3-Mar-2016Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first of two H215s to join the Finnish Boarder Guard fleet, announced today at the Heli Expo Trade Show, where an H215 can be visited on the static display. The first H215 arrived in Finland on February 28 following a training session at the Airbus Helicopters headquarters in Marignane, France.... Read more

Trakka launches new TLX searchlight with dual day-night camera option

Trakka launches new TLX searchlight with dual day-night camera option

1-Mar-2016Source: Trakka Systems

Trakka Systems announces the launch of its new TLX searchlight with dual sensor TV/Thermal Imaging camera option which will be displayed for the first time at the HAI Heli-Expo in Louisville, Kentucky 1-3 March 2016. Trakka Systems is the leading brand in searchlight technology and also a leader in the supply of fully exportable gyro-stabilized... Read more

Technisonic releases industry-first NIFOG code plug

Technisonic releases industry-first NIFOG code plug

1-Mar-2016Source: Technisonic

At Heli-Expo 2016, Technisonic Industries Ltd., an industry leader in the development, manufacture and support of special-mission airborne communications systems, announces the availability of a new common NIFOG code plug for the nations airborne first responders. Recognizing a disconnect in the communications of our country’s first responders,  Technisonic, working with its partners has developed a... Read more

Night Vision Awards Committee Announces New Biennial Format

Night Vision Awards Committee Announces New Biennial Format

1-Mar-2016Source: Night Vision Awards

The Night Vision Awards Committee announced today a new biennial format. The next Night Vision Awards will take place at the 2017 Airborne Law Enforcement Association Expo in Reno, Nevada. The awards ceremony will feature light hors d’oeuvres and libations and honor various departments and organizations on their accomplishments using night vision goggle equipment. During... Read more

EASA approves Trakka A800 searchlight on AW139

EASA approves Trakka A800 searchlight on AW139

29-Feb-2016Source: Trakka

Trakka Systems is pleased to announce that they have received an EASA STC data package for the installation of the A800 searchlight onto the Finmeccanica Helicopters AW139 helicopter short and long nose variants. The Certification covers the integration of the TrakkaBeam A800 searchlight, Pilot Control Interface Unit (PCIU) and Trakka Control Panel (TCP). The pilot... Read more

Trakka buys Swedish gimbal camera maker

Trakka buys Swedish gimbal camera maker

29-Feb-2016Source: Trakka

Trakka Group is pleased to announce that they have acquired a controlling interest in the Swedish Airborne Gimbal Camera manufacturer, Swesystem. Trakka Corp has in recent years been established as the leading brand in searchlight technology. Capitalizing on Trakka’s position in the market as well as their management’s vast knowledge of camera systems, the Trakka... Read more

ASU and Wilcox unveil NVG Helmet Mount and Battery Pack

ASU and Wilcox unveil NVG Helmet Mount and Battery Pack

26-Feb-2016Source: ASU

After more than three decades with little to no changes, Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) and Wilcox Industries revealed at the Helicopter Association International (HAI) annual HELI-EXPO in Louisville, Kentucky a new helmet mount and battery back for night vision goggles. “Lighter, stronger, and easier to use are phrases we have all heard people ask for... Read more

Workshops train police on responding to illegal drone activity

Workshops train police on responding to illegal drone activity

23-Feb-2016Source: USI

The Unmanned Safety Institute, a professional organization dedicated to the safe and responsible integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the U.S. National Airspace System, today announced a joint partnership with the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) to provide educational workshops to the law enforcement community throughout the United States.  The purpose 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

Indonesian National Police order two Bell 429s

Indonesian National Police order two Bell 429s

19-Feb-2016Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a purchase agreement for two Bell 429s for delivery to the Indonesian National Police. As the official police force for Indonesia, the aircraft will support the law enforcement activities and will contribute to the safety, accessibility, sustainability and security of the region. The aircraft were signed... Read more

Western Australia Police look for two nimble helicopters to replace BK117

Western Australia Police look for two nimble helicopters to replace BK117

17-Feb-2016Source: Yahoo News

WA Police are looking at buying “more nimble” and “manoeuvrable” helicopters better suited to high-speed chases. See Full Story... Read more

Pennsylvania State Police helicopter move delayed at least a year

Pennsylvania State Police helicopter move delayed at least a year

12-Feb-2016Source: Standard Speaker

Hazleton City Council approved an amended lease agreement with the state Department of General Services that will keep a Pennsylvania State Police aviation unit at Hazleton Regional Airport through May 2017, a city official said. See Full Story... Read more

UK Police evolves as two more bases close as planned

UK Police evolves as two more bases close as planned

2-Feb-2016Source: HeliHub.com

NPAS – the UK’s National Police Air Service – have closed two more bases as planned. NPAS Ripley closed, and their EC135 will be the third in the upgrade line at Bond Air Services. The first from that process was displayed at Helitech in October 2015, and the second is currently in progress. NPAS Sheffield... Read more

First AW139 arrives for Croatian Police

First AW139 arrives for Croatian Police

26-Jan-2016Source: HeliHub.com

The Croatian Police last week took delivery of the first of two AW139 helicopters, with the second reportedly due in July 2016.   Flown to Zagreb Airport on Wednesday, the aircraft had actually quietly entered national airspace the previous evening and overnighted at Pula ready for its higher profile landing at the capital’s airport. The two... Read more

Kenya Police – new helicopter soon, and two Mi-17s to be overhauled

Kenya Police – new helicopter soon, and two Mi-17s to be overhauled

25-Jan-2016Source: Capital News

President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced the government plans to purchase two more helicopters for the police by June this year to enhance its surveillance capability. See Full Story... Read more

Airbus delivers six H125s to four California law enforcement agencies

Airbus delivers six H125s to four California law enforcement agencies

19-Jan-2016Source: Airbus

Four California law enforcement agencies have bolstered their crime fighting and public service capabilities by taking delivery of new Airbus Helicopters H125 AStars, the highest performance, best-selling helicopter for airborne crime-fighting and rescue work. Airbus Helicopters Inc. recently delivered six H125s, including two each to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and Riverside County Sheriff’s Office,... Read more

Spanish Police seize two Alouettes, 615kg of drugs and 20 suspects

Spanish Police seize two Alouettes, 615kg of drugs and 20 suspects

15-Jan-2016Source: Guardia Civil

[electronic translation] The Civil Guard, under the hemming operation, has been arrested in the provinces of Seville, Malaga and Cadiz to 20 members of a criminal, perfectly structured and hierarchical organization dedicated to introducing hashish in Spain from Morocco by air. Altogether they have seized 615 kilos of hashish hidden in a helicopter were from... Read more

Swedish Police to receive three UAV systems

Swedish Police to receive three UAV systems

14-Jan-2016Source: Saab

Saab will deliver three UAV systems to the Swedish Police. Each system comprises air vehicles equipped with day/night sensors and a ground station, plus spare parts, consumables, documentation, training and technical support. The contract will be in effect from 2016 to 2018. The remote-controlled UAV system selected by the Swedish Police uses the proven Qube... Read more

Finland accept two Airbus AS332L1e for SAR missions

Finland accept two Airbus AS332L1e for SAR missions

12-Jan-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Following the announcement in December 2012 of this order by the then-Eurocopter, HeliHub.com can confirm that the Finnish Border Forces have accepted two new AS332L1e helicopters in a ceremony on 21st December at Marignane, France. Registered OH-HVP and HVQ, the helicopter are scheduled to remain in France for crew training, with in-country arrivals scheduled for... Read more

Tucson Police helicopters cleared to fly again

Tucson Police helicopters cleared to fly again

12-Jan-2016Source: Tucson News

The Tucson Police Department’s Air Support Unit, which was grounded last month, has been cleared to return to service, according to a department spokesman.See full story.... Read more

Tucson Police helicopters cleared to fly again

Tucson Police helicopters cleared to fly again

11-Jan-2016Source: Tucson News Now

The Tucson Police Department’s Air Support Unit, which was grounded last month, has been cleared to return to service, according to a department spokesman. See Full Story... Read more

Fresno Sheriff orders MD530F as MD500E replacement

Fresno Sheriff orders MD530F as MD500E replacement

5-Jan-2016Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is pleased to announce an order by the Fresno County Sherriff’s Office, Fresno, California, for a new MD 530F. Unanimously approved by the Fresno County Board of Supervisors last week, the new MD 530F will deliver greater horsepower, increased payload capability, and reduced operating costs. Currently, Fresno County’s helicopter fleet includes... Read more

AgustaWestland name disappears

AgustaWestland name disappears

4-Jan-2016Source: HeliHub.com

AgustaWestland parent company Finmeccanica have surprised most industry observers by getting rid of the AgustaWestland name – with group chief Mauro Moretti announcing that all companies will be renamed with the Finmeccanica name. The formal launch of the corporate and legal activities in preparation for implementation of the group’s new organizational and operational model dates... Read more

50 page audit grounds Tucson Police helicopters

50 page audit grounds Tucson Police helicopters

4-Jan-2016Source: Tucson News Now

Tucson police officials released a 50-page audit that led to the grounding of the entire air support unit this week. See Full Story Editor Note – Tucson Police currently operate three Bell 206B JetRanger IIIs which they bought new in 2005. They fly around 1,100 hours per annum per airframe... Read more

HeliHub.com Christmas break

HeliHub.com Christmas break

21-Dec-2015Source: HeliHub.com

The team at HeliHub.com would like to wish all our readers a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous 2016. 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

Shelby County Sheriff launches air ops with surplus TH-67 Creek

Shelby County Sheriff launches air ops with surplus TH-67 Creek

17-Dec-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Shelby County deputies in Alabama will be patrolling from above this holiday season in a newly acquired ex-military surplus Bell TH-67 Creek helicopter. Deputies will be able to observe traffic, watch for suspicious activity, and deter criminal acts using the helicopter which has the same markings displayed on our patrol cars. Two deputies – a... Read more

Fresno County Sheriff to replace one 500E with a new aircraft

Fresno County Sheriff to replace one 500E with a new aircraft

17-Dec-2015Source: ABC30

The department’s two MD500E helicopters were both built in 1991, purchased used in 1996 and have flown a combined total of more than 30,000 hours.  Supervisor Brian Pacheco said the terrorist threat was a reason for his support. “I believe the events of the past week show that we need to have our best and... Read more

Dallas Police facing issues with obsolete cameras

Dallas Police facing issues with obsolete cameras

14-Dec-2015Source: WFAA

The Dallas police helicopter unit is effectively going blind. See Full Story... Read more

Little Rock Police replace OH-58 with TH-67 Creek

Little Rock Police replace OH-58 with TH-67 Creek

14-Dec-2015Source: Northwest Arkansas

Little Rock police Thursday unveiled an observation helicopter that the department acquired earlier this year through a federal military surplus program. See Full Story  ... Read more

UK – Police and Air Ambulance base at Almondsbury goes to judicial review

UK – Police and Air Ambulance base at Almondsbury goes to judicial review

14-Dec-2015Source: Gazette

A PROPOSED helicopter base in Almondsbury could have its planning permission quashed following a judicial review brought forward by nearby residents. See Full Story  ... Read more

Cochise County Sheriff back in the air very soon

Cochise County Sheriff back in the air very soon

3-Dec-2015Source: Tucson News Now

The new year means a new helicopter for Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels. See Full Story... Read more

Ohio State Highway Patrol takes delivery of first US-produced H125

Ohio State Highway Patrol takes delivery of first US-produced H125

3-Dec-2015Source: Airbus Helicopters

Market leading law enforcement helicopter is now assembled in Mississippi and completions performed in Texas GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (November 30, 2015) – Airbus Helicopters Inc. has delivered the first H125 AStar helicopter produced on its new U.S. final assembly line to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The new aircraft is the first fully assembled on... Read more

Pasadena Police receive All Metal stands for B206

Pasadena Police receive All Metal stands for B206

2-Dec-2015Source: All Metal MS

All Metal MS, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of solution driven custom “safety first” aircraft maintenance stands, production line platforms, hangar equipment, portable field equipment and specialty tooling announced today the delivery of its Model 400 custom “Safety First” Maintenance stand to the City of Pasadena Helicopter Section’s fleet of Bell... Read more

Philippine National Police to overhaul two R44s; EC145 purchase on hold

Philippine National Police to overhaul two R44s; EC145 purchase on hold

25-Nov-2015Source: HeliHub.com

The Philippine Senate has agreed to update the proposed 2016 budget of the Philippine National Police (PNP) by 11 million Pesos to refurbish a pair of R44s purchased in 2009 but have been grounded for several years as they were subject of a court case. The PNP actually acquired three R44s in 2009, but they... Read more

STARS and NJ State Police sign long-term AW139 training contracts

STARS and NJ State Police sign long-term AW139 training contracts

19-Nov-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland announced today that long term training service contracts have been signed with customers operating AW139 intermediate twin helicopters in the United States and Canada. Signing a five year training contract, helicopter emergency medical services provider STARS, operating three AW139s throughout Western Canada, is extending its agreement with AgustaWestland to provide recurrent training for its... Read more

MIssissippi – future of Columbus Police OH-58 in question

MIssissippi – future of Columbus Police OH-58 in question

16-Nov-2015Source: WTVA

The new Columbus police chief will have to decide what to do with the department’s biggest but most unused tool. See Full Story... Read more

Dubai Police celebrates 20 years of flying AW109s

Dubai Police celebrates 20 years of flying AW109s

11-Nov-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland congratulates the Dubai Police on achieving 20 years of successful operations and over 16,000flight hours with its fleet of AW109 light twin-enginehelicopters. A ceremony was held at the Dubai Airshow today to celebrate this major milestone. A leading helicopter operator in Dubai and a key law enforcement operator of AgustaWestlandAW109s, the Dubai Police has... Read more

Helicopter Flight Training Center hosts ALEA

Helicopter Flight Training Center hosts ALEA

6-Nov-2015Source: Metroaviation

The Helicopter Flight Training Center, a Metro Aviation company, hosted nearly 100 law enforcement professionals and partners from the Central U.S. and beyond this week for the Airborne Law Enforcement Association’s (ALEA) Central Region Safety Seminar. The seminar offered a variety of training sessions including Inadvertent Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IIMC), spatial disorientation, stress & fatigue... Read more

Two more UK police forces to trial drones

Two more UK police forces to trial drones

5-Nov-2015Source: Devon & Cornwall Police,

Police are to embark on a six-month trial of unmanned aerial systems (UAS), more commonly known as drones, in Devon, Cornwall and Dorset to aid officers in a number of policing matters including missing people searches and crime scene photography. Starting on the 2nd of November, police in Devon and Cornwall will be able to... Read more

Las Vegas Metro Police takes delivery of new MD530F

Las Vegas Metro Police takes delivery of new MD530F

30-Oct-2015Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today the delivery of a new MD 530F helicopter to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) Aviation Unit. The LVMPD’s purchase of the new aircraft was approved by Metro’s Fiscal Affairs Committee on April 27. Collectively, the addition of the new MD 530F to LVMPD’s fleet will increase operational... Read more

San Bernardino County Bell 212 upgraded by Vector

San Bernardino County Bell 212 upgraded by Vector

29-Oct-2015Source: Vector

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce its completion of a modification and upgrade for the San Bernardino County Sheriff Department’s (SBCSD) Bell 212 aircraft. Modifications to this aircraft included avionics, airframe, and tailboom structural modifications required for the installation of a new... Read more

New Mexico court rules police need warrant for aerial searches

New Mexico court rules police need warrant for aerial searches

27-Oct-2015Source: Santa Fe New Mexican

The New Mexico Supreme Court on Monday overturned the conviction of a Taos County man who claimed that state police violated his constitutional rights by conducting an aerial search of his property without a warrant. See Full Story... Read more

Riverside County Sheriff unveils new H125

Riverside County Sheriff unveils new H125

27-Oct-2015Source: KESQ

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is adding a new member to its team. See Full Story... Read more

Korean Government orders fourth Surion for Police use

Korean Government orders fourth Surion for Police use

26-Oct-2015Source: The Korea Times

The government signed a 21.7 billion won ($19.2 million) deal on Tuesday to buy its fourth Surion helicopter for police use, to be stationed on Baengnyeong Island in the Yellow Sea, the state procurer said.  See Full Story... Read more

Airbus takes H125 to IACP Conference in Chicago

Airbus takes H125 to IACP Conference in Chicago

26-Oct-2015Source: Airbus

Airbus Helicopters Inc., the U.S. sales leader in law enforcement helicopters for more than a decade, will exhibit the Mississippi Department of Public Safety’s  H125 AStar at the 2015 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference in Chicago, October 25-27. The Mississippi Department of Public Safety operates the H125 (formerly AS350 B3e) to conduct... Read more

Massachusetts State Police choses Helicopter Flight Training Center

Massachusetts State Police choses Helicopter Flight Training Center

23-Oct-2015Source: Metro Aviation

The Massachusetts State Police Air Wing is the largest and most comprehensive full time public safety aviation unit in New England, responding to more than 1,900 mission requests annually.  The primary duty aircraft is the EC135T2+, and the division recently chose the Helicopter Flight Training Center, a Metro Aviation company, as its training partner for... Read more

UK Police start to take MD Explorer out of service

UK Police start to take MD Explorer out of service

21-Oct-2015Source: HeliHub.com

The National Police Air Service (NPAS) has – as HeliHub.com predicted in February 2015 – started to retire the MD Explorer from law enforcement work in the UK skies in preference for the Airbus H135, H145 and some yet-to-be-delivered Vulcanair P68 fixed wing aircraft.  Two Explorer airframes are already parked up pending disposal, with G-SYPS... Read more

Baden-Wuerttemberg Police receive first law enforcement H145 in the world

Baden-Wuerttemberg Police receive first law enforcement H145 in the world

20-Oct-2015Source: Airbus

Today, the federal-state police of Baden-Württemberg took delivery of the very first H145 in police configuration at Airbus Helicopters’ industrial site in Donauwörth. The aircraft is the first of an order of six to be handed over to the launch customer. “It is of the utmost importance for our police to be able to rely... Read more

Alaska State Troopers ground one AS350B3 as budget cuts bite

Alaska State Troopers ground one AS350B3 as budget cuts bite

18-Oct-2015Source: HeliHub.com

It has transpired recently that Alaska State Troopers have grounded one of their two AS350B3 helicopters in an attempt to save money, and they only have a guarantee to fly the second until the end of June 2016.  A budget decision awaits the future of the unit beyond that date. The Troopers have grounded “Helo-2”... Read more

Volusia County Sheriff returns to 24×7 availability

Volusia County Sheriff returns to 24×7 availability

15-Oct-2015Source: News Journal

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office now has a fully staffed helicopter crew after a pilot on paid administrative leave returned to duty and joined four other airmen, including three new hires. See Full Story... Read more

Bond hand over first of seven upgraded EC135s to NPAS

Bond hand over first of seven upgraded EC135s to NPAS

12-Oct-2015Source: Bond Air

Bond, A Babcock International Group company, formally handed over the first of seven redesigned and upgraded EC135 T2+ helicopters to the National Police Air Service (NPAS) at Helitech International today (October 7). The aircraft features a new custom-designed mission suite with a range of integrated technologies including a next generation mission management system, advanced and... Read more

Heli-One to upgrade avionics suite on 18 German Police Super Pumas

Heli-One to upgrade avionics suite on 18 German Police Super Pumas

6-Oct-2015Source: Heli-One

The German Federal Police, Bundespolizei(BPOL), has selected Heli-One, the world’s largest independent provider of maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) services, to fully modernize their fleet of 18Airbus Helicopters AS332L1 Super Puma aircraft through a NATO/NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) contract with proven EFIS and avionics upgrades from Universal Avionics and other suppliers. To quickly... Read more

Korean Police contract Heli-One for 5000 hour inspection on two Bell 412s

Korean Police contract Heli-One for 5000 hour inspection on two Bell 412s

5-Oct-2015Source: Heli One

Heli-One, the world’s largest independent provider of maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has been awarded a new contract by the Korean National Police Agency (KNPA). Heli-One will complete a 5,000 Flight Hour inspection on two of the agency’s Bell helicopters, followed by a full strip and repaint with defect rectification. The work will be... Read more

Keystone Turbine Services win 5-year Houston Police RR M250 engine contract

Keystone Turbine Services win 5-year Houston Police RR M250 engine contract

5-Oct-2015Source: M International

M International’s Keystone Turbine Services, LLC (KTS) is pleased to announce they’ve been chosen to provide complete engine, module and accessory maintenance, repair and overhaul services for the City of Houston’s Police Department Air Support Division fleet of Rolls-Royce Model 250-powered helicopters. Under this exclusive five-year contract, KTS will provide total life-cycle support for all... Read more

Anaheim Police contract with Vector for Airbus components MRO

Anaheim Police contract with Vector for Airbus components MRO

5-Oct-2015Source: Vector

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce it has signed a three-year contract with the Anaheim Police Department to provide MRO support for their Airbus Helicopters AS350B2 components. “This contract is another example of our excellence in tip-to-tail MRO support capabilities for AS350... Read more

Gwinnett County Police receive first 530F upgrade

Gwinnett County Police receive first 530F upgrade

2-Oct-2015Source: MD Helicopters

Gwinnett County MD 500E is the first of two aviation unit helicopters to get a make-over through the MDHI-exclusive, FAA-approved factory-recertification program Mesa, Ariz., September 30, 2015 – MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today the delivery of a newly certified, zero-time MD 530F helicopter to the Gwinnett County Police Department. Previously operated as an MD... Read more

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