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Police Aviation News – July 2022 Edition

Police Aviation News – July 2022 Edition

5-Jul-2022Source: Police Aviation News

The July 2022 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here. HeliHub.com is providing an external link.  Police Aviation News is responsible for the content of their monthly newsletter... Read more

Police Aviation News – June 2022 Edition

Police Aviation News – June 2022 Edition

2-Jun-2022Source: Police Aviation News

The June 2022 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here. HeliHub.com is providing an external link.  Police Aviation News is responsible for the content of their monthly newsletter... Read more

02-Jun-22 N91JK Bell HH-1H Reno, US-Nevada

02-Jun-22 N91JK Bell HH-1H Reno, US-Nevada

2-Jun-2022

Hard landing during a training mission.  Helicopter was recovered by a Nevada National Guard CH-47 Washoe County Sheriff's Office RAVEN helicopter experiences hard landing north of Reno https://t.co/gt68s9ypNP pic.twitter.com/MBBG9qaRTg — Washoe Sheriff (@WashoeSheriff) June 5, 2022  ... Read more

Royal Oman Police order Airbus H145

Royal Oman Police order Airbus H145

24-May-2022Source: HeliHub.com

Currently test flying with Airbus Helicopters in Germany is this H145 in the colours of the Royal Oman Police (ROP), although the number of aircraft is not yet known.  This is the operator’s first Airbus product and could be a foot in the door to other Airbus products in due course.  The Omani flag is... Read more

Police Aviation News – May 2022 Edition

Police Aviation News – May 2022 Edition

8-May-2022Source: Police Aviation News

The May 2022 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here. HeliHub.com is providing an external link.  Police Aviation News is responsible for the content of their monthly newsletter  ... Read more

Police Aviation News – April 2022 Edition

Police Aviation News – April 2022 Edition

5-Apr-2022Source: Police Aviation News

The April 2022 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here.... Read more

Bell Announces Delivery of B505 to Omaha Police Department

Bell Announces Delivery of B505 to Omaha Police Department

30-Mar-2022Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of the Bell 505 to Omaha Police Department (OPD). Bell completed this delivery to OPD in February and the aircraft is now in operation by the Air Support Unit. “Complete with the latest law enforcement equipment, the Bell 505 will enhance OPD’s... Read more

Baltimore Police Department to acquire three new Airbus H125

Baltimore Police Department to acquire three new Airbus H125

11-Mar-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Baltimore Police Department will upgrade its existing EC120 fleet to the H125 platform following a cooperative purchase agreement signed with the City of Baltimore to buy three new Airbus H125 helicopters late last year. Purchased through Davenport Aviation’s GSA contract, these helicopters will be of service to the city and department to enhance their... Read more

Kern County Sheriff’s Office orders two Airbus H125

Kern County Sheriff’s Office orders two Airbus H125

11-Mar-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Kern County Sheriff’s Office in California will acquire two new Airbus H125s as part of a plan to modernize its aging fleet of helicopters.A first-time Airbus customer, Kern County selected the H125 platform following a thorough vetting process and several flight demonstrations throughout 2020 and 2021. The new helicopters will protect and serve the... Read more

Riverside Police Department orders two Airbus H125

Riverside Police Department orders two Airbus H125

10-Mar-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

Riverside Police Department will add two new Airbus H125 helicopters to its law enforcement fleet that serves and protects the City of Riverside, California, following an order placed December last year.“The Riverside Police Aviation Unit is excited to expand its mission capabilities and offer our community additional services by entering into a larger helicopter platform,”... Read more

MD Helicopters Enters Long-Term Maintenance Agreement with Houston PD

MD Helicopters Enters Long-Term Maintenance Agreement with Houston PD

10-Mar-2022Source: MD Helicopters

 MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) has entered an exclusive five-year maintenance agreement with Houston Police Department to perform drive train component maintenance for the department’s eight MD 500E helicopters. “MD Helicopters has a long and sustained history of delivering the proven capabilities and technically advanced helicopters modern law enforcement requires to protect its citizens while ensuring safety for its officers,”... Read more

Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Selects SUBARU Bell 412EPX

Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Selects SUBARU Bell 412EPX

9-Mar-2022

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the signed purchase agreement by Ventura County California’s Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit for the first public safety configured SUBARU Bell 412EPX helicopter in North America. The new aircraft will be used for law enforcement, search and rescue (SAR), emergency medical services (EMS) and fire... Read more

CNC mission suite deployed on Nebraska State Patrol Bell 505

CNC mission suite deployed on Nebraska State Patrol Bell 505

7-Mar-2022

CNC Technologies, an aviation technology and wireless communications company serving the law enforcement, military and government markets, announced today it has deployed an airborne law enforcement mission suite for the Nebraska State Patrol’s (NSP) new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopter. Completed in partnership with Force Aviation of Dallas, Texas, the state-of-the-art mission suite provides... Read more

07-Mar-22 N29VA Airbus EC145 Abingdon, US-Virginia

07-Mar-22 N29VA Airbus EC145 Abingdon, US-Virginia

7-Mar-2022

Engine issues while landing on a trolley at night, pilot lost control and impacted the ground... Read more

Police Aviation News – March 2022 Edition

Police Aviation News – March 2022 Edition

4-Mar-2022Source: Police Aviation News

The March 2022 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here.... Read more

CNC Deploys Airborne Law Enforcement Mission Suite for Nebraska State Patrol’s New Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

CNC Deploys Airborne Law Enforcement Mission Suite for Nebraska State Patrol’s New Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

4-Mar-2022Source: CNC Technologies

CNC Technologies, an aviation technology and wireless communications company serving the law enforcement, military and government markets, announced today it has deployed an airborne law enforcement mission suite for the Nebraska State Patrol’s (NSP) new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopter. Completed in partnership with Force Aviation of Dallas, Texas, the state-of-the-art mission suite provides... Read more

Queensland Police order Bell 429s

Queensland Police order Bell 429s

21-Feb-2022Source: Queensland Government

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced new ‘eyes in the sky’ to help police fight crime. Three new state of the art Bell 429 helicopters will become part of the POLAIR fleet to patrol the south-east, replacing the existing two helicopters which have reliably served the Queensland community for almost a decade. In addition, the Palaszczuk... Read more

20-Feb-22 N521HB MD Helicopters MD520N Newport Beach, US-California (1F)

20-Feb-22 N521HB MD Helicopters MD520N Newport Beach, US-California (1F)

20-Feb-2022

Law enforcement helicopter crashed into shallow water, severely injuring the pilot and killing the passenger – named in the Huntington Beach Police statement as Nicolas Vella. This tweet suggests it was spinning out of control prior to hitting the water Investigation continues into cause of fatal police helicopter crash in Newport Beach – KTLA Los... Read more

Police Aviation News – February 2022 Edition

Police Aviation News – February 2022 Edition

2-Feb-2022Source: Police Aviation News

The February 2022 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here.... Read more

High Sheriff Recognises Hard Work of Wales Air Ambulance

High Sheriff Recognises Hard Work of Wales Air Ambulance

17-Jan-2022Source: Wales Air Ambulance

Wales Air Ambulance has been presented with the prestigious High Sheriff’s Award for its services to the people of the preserved county of Mid Glamorgan. The accolade was presented to the Service by the High Sheriff of Mid Glamorgan, Jeff Edwards MBE, in November during his visit to Cardiff Heliport. Mr Morgan said: “Wales Air... Read more

HAI Announces 2022 Law Enforcement Award Recipient

HAI Announces 2022 Law Enforcement Award Recipient

14-Jan-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Michigan State Police Aviation Unit Sgt. Matt Rogers is the recipient of the Salute to Excellence Law Enforcement Award. This award, sponsored by MD Helicopters, recognizes an individual who has contributed to the promotion and advancement of helicopters in support of law enforcement activities. It will... Read more

Jacksonville to selling two Bell 206B3 to public

Jacksonville to selling two Bell 206B3 to public

14-Jan-2022Source: GovDeals

The city of Jacksonville, FL has selected GovDeals to offer two Bell Jet Ranger 206B3 Helicopters for sale to the public. The former Sheriff’s helicopters will be at auction until January 31, 2022. Both auctions require potential buyers to pay a refundable $5,000 bid deposit prior to placing a bid on. The deposit will go... Read more

Baltimore Police defend replacing four EC120s with three H125s

Baltimore Police defend replacing four EC120s with three H125s

12-Jan-2022Source: Baltimore Brew

In response to questions by The Brew about the city’s $18 million  helicopter contract, which will replace helicopters purchased a decade ago for $9.5 million, Comptroller Bill Henry called on the Police Department to explain the contract today to the Board of Estimates. The discussion was strictly academic because the board had already approved the... Read more

France becomes first H160 law enforcement customer

France becomes first H160 law enforcement customer

11-Jan-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) has signed a contract, on behalf of the Ministry of Interior, for the procurement and maintenance of 10 H160s in a law enforcement configuration for the Gendarmerie Nationale. Linked to the contract for the procurement of 169 H160Ms for the French Ministry of Armed Forces, this order is part... Read more

Police Aviation News – January 2022 Edition

Police Aviation News – January 2022 Edition

7-Jan-2022Source: Police Aviation News

The January 2022 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here.... Read more

Bavaria orders eight five-bladed H145s for its police force

Bavaria orders eight five-bladed H145s for its police force

17-Dec-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Ministry of Interior of Bavaria has ordered eight five-bladed Airbus H145s for its police force, following a European tender launched earlier this year. The helicopters will replace the state’s current H135 fleet and will be operated by the two bases of the Bavarian helicopters squadron at the airport in Munich and in Roth, close... Read more

13-Dec-21 N920PD Bell 429 New York, US-New York

13-Dec-21 N920PD Bell 429 New York, US-New York

13-Dec-2021

Experienced engine issues in the hover, made a heavy landing damaging skids and underside of fuselage. New York Police Dept aircraft... Read more

Police Aviation News – December 2021 Edition

Police Aviation News – December 2021 Edition

6-Dec-2021Source: Police Aviation News

The December 2021 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here... Read more

Billionaire gifts his Bell 407 to Dallas Police

Billionaire gifts his Bell 407 to Dallas Police

3-Dec-2021Source: The DPD Beat

Ross Perot Jr. has always vested interest in assisting the City of Dallas by providing state-of-the-art crime-fighting tools.  Approximately one year ago, Mr. Perot Jr. reached out to the city and inquired about the needs of another helicopter. Over the next several months and numerous meetings later, Mr. Perot Jr. graciously donated a Bell 407... Read more

Beijing Police strengthens capabilities with AW189 order

Beijing Police strengthens capabilities with AW189 order

2-Dec-2021Source: Leonardo

Beijing General Aviation Co., Ltd. has placed an order for two AW189 super-medium twin engine helicopters which will be delivered to Beijing Police as the end user to strengthen its law enforcement, search and rescue, and fire-fighting capabilities in the Chinese Capital’s metropolitan area. The first aircraft will be delivered in the first half of... Read more

SAFE delivers Airbus H145 maintenance stands to Riverside County Sheriff

SAFE delivers Airbus H145 maintenance stands to Riverside County Sheriff

2-Dec-2021Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs is pleased to announce the delivery of custom maintenance stands for the Riverside County Sheriff Department.  The SAFETY FIRST ergonomic stands allow technicians SAFE access to perform maintenance on the engines, transmission, and main rotor system of their H145 aircraft.   These custom stands are lightweight and easy to move around the... Read more

02-Dec-21 N911PH MD Helicopters MD500E Chesterfield, US-Missouri

02-Dec-21 N911PH MD Helicopters MD500E Chesterfield, US-Missouri

2-Dec-2021

Main blades sliced tail boom on training flight while practicing autorotations St. Louis County Police helicopter damaged at Spirit of St. Louis https://t.co/g4nPl1NaYe — KMOV (@KMOV) December 2, 2021... Read more

Rostec to Supply Two Mi-171A2 Helicopters to Bangladesh Police

Rostec to Supply Two Mi-171A2 Helicopters to Bangladesh Police

22-Nov-2021Source: Rostec

A contract has been concluded between Russian Helicopters Holding (a subsidiary of Rostec State Corporation) and Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Bangladesh for the supply of two state-of-the-art Mi171A2 multipurpose heavy helicopters. The delivery is intended to be made in the first quarter of 2023. “The executed contract is a consistent step... Read more

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

Police Aviation News – November 2021 Edition

Police Aviation News – November 2021 Edition

1-Nov-2021Source: Police Aviation News

The November 2021 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here... 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

Spanish National Police explore use cases for eVTOL with EHang

Spanish National Police explore use cases for eVTOL with EHang

11-Oct-2021Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading autonomous aerial vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, announced that it collaborates with the Spanish National Police to explore potential use cases for AAVs in emergency and security missions. At yesterday’s Press Day of Expodronica at World Air Traffic Management Congress, EHang made the... Read more

06-Oct-21 N373SP Bell 206B Gonzales, US-Louisiana

06-Oct-21 N373SP Bell 206B Gonzales, US-Louisiana

6-Oct-2021

FAA state this was due to loss of tail rotor effectiveness The State Police pilot, who was not identified, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.  Press report says State Police report helicopter seriously damaged... Read more

Helispeed win Cayman Police contract 

Helispeed win Cayman Police contract 

5-Oct-2021Source: HeliSpeed

Global aviation specialists, HeliSpeed, is awarded the coveted contract to support The Royal Cayman Island Police Service (RCIPS). The new partnership will boost Cayman’s capability in search and rescue, law enforcement and border protection operations. HeliSpeed is an aviation supplier that operates worldwide, with a growing network of over 2,500 aviation professionals. As part of... Read more

Police Aviation News – October 2021 Edition

Police Aviation News – October 2021 Edition

4-Oct-2021Source: Police Aviation News

The October 2021 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here... 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

15-Sep-21 N632SD Airbus AS350B2 Romeo, US-Michigan

15-Sep-21 N632SD Airbus AS350B2 Romeo, US-Michigan

15-Sep-2021

Hard landing during autorotation training (FAA). Level of damage unknown in FAA report... Read more

12-Sep-21 F-ZBQG Airbus EC145 Villard-de-Lans, France (1F)

12-Sep-21 F-ZBQG Airbus EC145 Villard-de-Lans, France (1F)

12-Sep-2021

Helicopter was involved in the rescue of a mountain biker in the area of the Vercours ski resort near Villard-de-Lans.  Helicopter reportedly contacted cables and crashed, then consumed by fire.  One fatality, two serious (Pilot and SAMU Doctor) and two less serious injuries (two Gendarmes) – the latter four evacuated to hospital in Grenoble for... 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

Police Aviation News – September 2021 Edition

Police Aviation News – September 2021 Edition

2-Sep-2021Source: Police Aviation News

The September 2021 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here... 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

Police Aviation News – August 2021 Edition

Police Aviation News – August 2021 Edition

2-Aug-2021Source: Police Aviation News

The August 2021 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here... 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

11-Jul-21 EC-JDQ Airbus AS365N3 Strait of Gibraltar, Spain (1F)

11-Jul-21 EC-JDQ Airbus AS365N3 Strait of Gibraltar, Spain (1F)

11-Jul-2021

Customs helicopter was involved in attempting to apprehend a boat being driven at high speed in the early hours of the morning, suspected of transporting drugs across the Strait of Gibraltar.  Helicopter crashed into the sea, and the observer died in the accident – named here as José Luis Domínguez Iborra.  Pilot and Copilot were... 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

Police Aviation News – July 2021 Edition

Police Aviation News – July 2021 Edition

1-Jul-2021Source: Police Aviation News

The July 2021 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here... 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

Police Aviation News – June 2021 Edition

Police Aviation News – June 2021 Edition

7-Jun-2021Source: Police Aviation News

The June 2021 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here... Read more

Police Aviation News – May 2021 Edition

Police Aviation News – May 2021 Edition

3-May-2021Source: Police Aviation News

The May 2021 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here.... 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

14-Apr-21 N369PD MD Helicopters 500E Atlanta, US-Georgia

14-Apr-21 N369PD MD Helicopters 500E Atlanta, US-Georgia

14-Apr-2021

Emergency landing on golf course.  FAA report did not supply any further details.  ... 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

08-Apr-21 N258LE Bell OH-58A Naples, US-Florida

08-Apr-21 N258LE Bell OH-58A Naples, US-Florida

8-Apr-2021

Successful emergency landing made on football pitch, following a possible governor failure that happened shortly after the aircraft left Naples Municipal Airport... Read more

Police Aviation News – April 2021 Edition

Police Aviation News – April 2021 Edition

7-Apr-2021Source: Police Aviation News

The April 2021 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here.... 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

27-Mar-21 MM81970 Leonardo AW169 Bolzano, Italy

27-Mar-21 MM81970 Leonardo AW169 Bolzano, Italy

27-Mar-2021

Substantially damaged in ground running incident prior to take-off (see video below).  The explanation is approximately as follows:-  Nose wheel is locked (should have unlocked in pre-taxi check list).  Pilot then tries to taxi and turn left but the aircraft doesn’t respond as expected.  After a pause, the nose wheel is unlocked, but without first... 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

Police Aviation News – March 2021 Edition

Police Aviation News – March 2021 Edition

2-Mar-2021Source: Police Aviation News

The March 2021 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here.... 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

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