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Three new helicopters for police in Republika Srpska

Three new helicopters for police in Republika Srpska

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 »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Jun-20

Police Aviation News – June 2020 Edition

The May 2020 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here.  

Source: Police Aviation News, 03-Jun-20

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First Ukraine Police Airbus H145 commences flight test phase

First Ukraine Police Airbus H145 commences flight test phase

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 »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Jun-20

Polish Police retire Kania helicopter to museum

Polish Police retire Kania helicopter to 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 »

Source: Polish Aviation Museum, 02-Jun-20

Law enforcement aviation event APSCON 2020 cancelled

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 »

Source: APSA, 14-May-20

Metro delivers refurbished AS350B3s to Buenos Aires police

Metro delivers refurbished AS350B3s to Buenos Aires police

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 »

Source: Metro Aviation, 14-May-20

Airlift opens new Tromsø base to support Police

Airlift opens new Tromsø base to support Police

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 »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-May-20

Police Aviation News – May 2020 Edition

The May 2020 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here.  

Source: Police Aviation News, 01-May-20

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12-Apr-20 N160CC Airbus H125 Tampa, US-Florida

Hillsborurgh County Sheriff helicopter suffered bird strike. No injury reported to 2 POB

12-Apr-20

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Police Aviation News – April 2020 Edition

The April 2020 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here.  

Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Apr-20

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Queensland Police Bo105 passes 10,000 hours

Queensland Police Bo105 passes 10,000 hours

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 »

Source: Queensland Police, 26-Mar-20

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Police Aviation News – March 2020 Edition

The March 2020 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here.  

Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Mar-20

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

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

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 »

Source: Becker Avionics, 06-Feb-20

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Police Aviation News – February 2020 Edition

The February 2020 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here.  

Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Feb-20

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Alameda County Sheriff orders a Bell 505

Alameda County Sheriff orders a Bell 505

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 »

Source: Bell, 29-Jan-20

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Universal Avionics SkyVis™ Selected for new German H215s

Universal Avionics SkyVis™ Selected for new German H215s

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 »

Source: Universal Avionics, 28-Jan-20

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Ukraine Border Guards receive first two Airbus H125s

Ukraine Border Guards receive first two Airbus H125s

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 »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Jan-20

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Police Aviation News – January 2020 Edition

The January 2020 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here.  

Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Jan-20

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HeliHub.com celebrates Christmas

HeliHub.com celebrates Christmas

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 »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Dec-19

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Police Aviation News – December 2019 Edition

The December 2019 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here.  

Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Dec-19

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San Diego commits to four Airbus H125s for Police Dept

San Diego commits to four Airbus H125s for Police Dept

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.

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune, 22-Nov-19

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New South Wales Police celebrate 40 years of operations

New South Wales Police celebrate 40 years of operations

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 »

Source: New South Wales Police, 08-Nov-19

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Police Aviation News – November 2019 Edition

The November 2019 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here.  

Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Nov-19

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22-Oct-19 N158LE Bell OH_58 Naples, US-Florida

Bird strike

22-Oct-19

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Slovenian Police receive first of two AW169s

Slovenian Police receive first of two AW169s

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 »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Oct-19

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Police Aviation News – October 2019 Edition

The October 2019 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here  

Source: Police Aviation News, 02-Oct-19

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Police Aviation News – September 2019 Edition

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

Source: Police Aviation News, 06-Sep-19

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Police Aviation News – August 2019 Edition

The October 2019 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here

Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Aug-19

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LA County Sheriff buys a AS350 crash-resistant fuel tank

LA County Sheriff buys a AS350 crash-resistant fuel tank

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 »

Source: StandardAero, 24-Jul-19

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Oklahoma City Police buy two AS350 crash-resistant fuel tanks

Oklahoma City Police buy two AS350 crash-resistant fuel tanks

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 »

Source: StandardAero, 23-Jul-19

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Police Aviation News – July 2019 Edition

The July 2019 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here  

Source: Police Aviation News, 02-Jul-19

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Police Aviation News – June 2019 Edition

The June 2019 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here  

Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Jun-19

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Police Aviation News – May 2019 Edition

The May 2019 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here  

Source: Police Aviation News, 02-May-19

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Police Aviation News – April 2019 Edition

The April 2019 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here  

Source: Police Aviation News, 02-Apr-19

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Serbian Police order three Airbus H215s

Serbian Police order three Airbus H215s

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 »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Mar-19

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

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

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 »

Source: Metro Aviation, 07-Mar-19

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Police Aviation News – March 2019 Edition

The March 2019 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here  

Source: Police Aviation News, 04-Mar-19

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Police Aviation News – February 2019 Edition

The February 2019 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here  

Source: Police Aviation News, 04-Feb-19

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29-Jan-19 N680DG Airbus AS350B2 Tampa, US-Florida

Pilot was practicing autorotations, landed hard and bent boom.

29-Jan-19

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New police airbase in Essex

New police airbase in Essex

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 »

Source: National Police Air Service, 23-Jan-19

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14-Jan-19 PP-ECF Airbus AS350BA Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1F)

While in a low hover during a rescue mission, the helicopter crashed into the water.  One police officer was trapped inside the wreckage and was later pronounced dead.  He was named in this report as Felipe Marques de Queiroz.  The others on board were named here as Major Alves, Major Albuquerque and Sargentos Morais Helicopter callsign… Read more »

14-Jan-19

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

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

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 »

Source: New Zealand Police, 08-Jan-19

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Police Aviation News – January 2019 Edition

The January 2019 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here  

Source: Police Aviation News, 02-Jan-19

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Happy Christmas from the HeliHub.com team

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 »

25-Dec-18

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NYPD Unveils New UAS Program

NYPD Unveils New UAS Program

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 »

Source: NYPD, 11-Dec-18

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Cayman Islands Police orders Airbus H145

Cayman Islands Police orders Airbus H145

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 »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Dec-18

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Polish Police recieve two S70i Black Hawks

Polish Police recieve two S70i Black Hawks

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 »

Source: PZL Mielec, 05-Dec-18

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Bell delivers 1st Law Enforcement Configured B505

Bell delivers 1st Law Enforcement Configured B505

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 »

Source: Bell Flight, 04-Dec-18

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Police Aviation News – December 2018 Edition

The December 2018 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here  

Source: Police Aviation News, 03-Dec-18

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Virginia Beach Police welcome MD530F

Virginia Beach Police welcome MD530F

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 »

Source: MD Helicopters, 05-Nov-18

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Police Aviation News – November 2018 Edition

The November 2018 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here  

Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Nov-18

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CNC Technologies Designed Mission Suite Featured at IACP

CNC Technologies Designed Mission Suite Featured at IACP

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 »

Source: CNC Technologies, 01-Nov-18

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Victoria Police to replace Dauphins with AW139s

Victoria Police to replace Dauphins with AW139s

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 »

Source: Victoria Police, 29-Oct-18

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Visit Bell at #IACP2018

Visit Bell at #IACP2018

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

Source: Bell Flight, 22-Oct-18

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Police Aviation News – October 2018 Edition

The October 2018 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here  

Source: Police Aviation News, 05-Oct-18

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NPAS moves out of police helicopter at Boreham

NPAS moves out of police helicopter at Boreham

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

Source: NPAS, 01-Oct-18

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Police Aviation News – September 2018 Edition

The September 2018 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here  

Source: Police Aviation News, 03-Sep-18

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Police Aviation News – August 2018 Edition

The August 2018 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here  

Source: Police Aviation News, 02-Aug-18

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

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

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

18-Jul-18

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Metro delivers H125 to Broward County

Metro delivers H125 to Broward County

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

Source: Metro Aviation, 18-Jul-18

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Police Aviation News – July 2018 Edition

The July 2018 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here  

Source: Police Aviation News, 02-Jul-18

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Hong Kong Government Flying Service receive first H175s

Hong Kong Government Flying Service receive first H175s

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

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 19-Jun-18

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Police Aviation News – June 2018 Edition

The June 2018 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here  

Source: Police Aviation News, 04-Jun-18

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Police Aviation News – May 2018 Edition

The May 2018 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here  

Source: Police Aviation News, 02-May-18

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Police Aviation News – April 2018 Edition

The April 2018 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here  

Source: Police Aviation News, 03-Apr-18

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Police Aviation News – March 2018 Edition

The March 2018 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here  

Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Mar-18

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Police Aviation News – February 2018 Edition

The February 2018 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here

Source: Police Aviation News, 02-Feb-18

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Netherlands police order another AW139

Netherlands police order another AW139

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

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Jan-18

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Police Aviation News – January 2018 Edition

The January 2018 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here

Source: Police Aviation News, 03-Jan-18

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Belgian Police to add fifth MD Explorer

Belgian Police to add fifth MD Explorer

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

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Jan-18

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01-Jan-18 ZS-??? Airbus AS350B3 Cathedral Peak, South Africa

Police helicopter ended up on its side during a search operation. The pilot and crew‚ who included a search and rescue unit operator and his search dog‚ survived the crash. Photos suggest the subject helicopter is ZS-RDL (msn 4170) or ZS-RPL (msn 3468)

01-Jan-18

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Happy Christmas from HeliHub.com

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

22-Dec-17

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Police Aviation News – December 2017 Edition

The December 2017 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here  

Source: Police Aviation News, 05-Dec-17

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Police Aviation News – November 2017 Edition

The November 2017 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here  

Source: Police Aviation News, 02-Nov-17

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Police Aviation News – October 2017 Edition

The October 2017 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here  

Source: Police Aviation News, 03-Oct-17

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