The March 2021 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here.
Source: Police Aviation News, 02-Mar-21
The March 2021 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here.
Source: Police Aviation News, 02-Mar-21
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.
Source: Your Botswana, 24-Feb-21
In a move that is sure to raise eyebrows in various other nations, the Turkish Police Department (“Emniyet Teşkilatı”) has taken delivery of a licence-built T129 ATAK helicopter from local manufacturer Turkish Aerospace Industries. With a number of different law enforcement agencies in Turkey, it is important to note that this is the Police organisation… Read more »
Source: HeliHub, 21-Feb-21
For HENSOLDT, it is another important EOS contract with a delivery as first tier supplier and prime contractor directly to the customer. “We are offering a turnkey solution here and are assuming responsibility for the entire project until the return delivery of the helicopters with integrated and approved ARGOS II systems in November 2021,” said… Read more »
Source: HENSOLDT, 12-Feb-21
The Houston Police Department, one of the largest air units in the country, recently took delivery of a new and very special H125. It’s the first H125 for the department and will be utilized for fighting violent and property crime, and assisting with search and rescue, homeland security and firefighting support. It is also a… Read more »
Source: Metro Aviation, 12-Feb-21
The February 2021 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here.
Source: Police Aviation News, 02-Feb-21
The Philippine National Police has acquired three more multi-role police helicopters for law enforcement and public safety operations. PNP Chief, Police General Debold M Sinas said the PNP Special Action Force-Air Unit has formally accepted delivery of three brand new H-125 Airbus single engine turbine helicopters from Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia PTE LTD on Friday,… Read more »
Source: Philippine National Police, 01-Feb-21
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the delivery of a Bell 505 to the Fort Worth Police Department. Bell executives and city officials celebrated this delivery at the police department’s hangar at Meacham Airport to mark a 70-year relationship between Bell and Fort Worth. The Fort Worth Police Department currently operates two… Read more »
Source: Bell, 11-Jan-21
The January 2021 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here.
Source: Police Aviation News, 04-Jan-21
After landing, and while taxying to be refuelled, a manoeuvre resulted in the tail hitting a lighting tower. This caused the helicopter to spin on the ground, during which the main blades then hit the tower too. Video of incident here.
The team at HeliHub.com would like to wish all our readers a very Happy Christmas and we pray that 2021 sees us all with a more positive view ahead, and with the expectation of getting a COVID-19 vaccine very soon. Since HeliHub.com founder Jeremy Parkin launched the world’s first helicopter news website back in 1999, this… Read more »
Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Dec-20
PAC International recently completed and delivered a new Bell 407GXi helicopter to the Virginia State Police. The State Police Aviation Unit’s primary mission is to provide search, rescue, law enforcement and medical evacuation. Pilots are gaining an extra set of eyes with the installation of a Garmin GTS 800 Traffic Advisory System (TAS), which combines… Read more »
Source: PAC International, 14-Dec-20
Metro Aviation recently delivered a new H125 for the Texas Department of Public Safety, and it is the most advanced law enforcement helicopter completed by the Shreveport, Louisiana-based company. Metro collaborated with aviation technology and wireless communications leader, CNC Technologies, to customize the aircraft to meet the Texas DPS’s specific mission needs. The CNC team… Read more »
Source: Metro Aviation, 14-Dec-20
Special agents with the FBI this morning arrested a Hollywood man on a federal charge alleging that he recklessly operated a drone that crashed into a Los Angeles Police Department helicopter. The drone damaged the LAPD aircraft and the pilot was forced to initiate an emergency landing. The drone also damaged a vehicle when the… Read more »
Source: US Attorneys Office, 07-Dec-20
A man will appear in court in the new year after being charged in connection with a laser strike on a police helicopter. The National Police Air Service were assisting officers in south Bristol searching for a vulnerable missing man when the incident was reported at about 8.20pm on Wednesday 18 November. The man was… Read more »
Source: ASP, 04-Dec-20
The new Airbus H125 helicopter is the same make and model as AIR-1, the EPS’s other helicopter, and will replace an EC120 model that is no longer being manufactured. A fleet consisting of the same aircraft type allows for efficiencies in training and maintenance, as the aircrew do not need to be trained on two… Read more »
Source: Eagle Copters, 02-Dec-20
The December 2020 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here.
Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Dec-20
The Philippine National Police (PNP) has recently added a further three new Airbus H125 helicopters to their fleet, taking the total number of aviation assets to 10. This brings the total to seven H125s, alongside two Robinson R44s and one small fixed wing trainer. The three are currently undergoing test flights prior to being put… Read more »
Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-20
In a recent ceremony to open the New South Wales Police Aviation Command’s new headquarters at Sydney’s Bankstown Airport. Aviation Commander, Superintendent Matt Appleton, hosted NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller and NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services, David Elliott, and officially opened the new facility during a COVID-safe ceremony and plaque unveiling. Established in… Read more »
Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Nov-20
MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces a U.S. state municipality contract for the purchase of a new MD 530F in law enforcement configuration. The agency is responsible for monitoring the state’s valuable natural resources, wildlife populations, and ecosystems while ensuring enforcement of the state’s laws protecting them. The aircraft is the agency’s first helicopter. “This has been… Read more »
Source: MD Helicopters, 13-Nov-20
The Charlotte City Council said it will replace a helicopter that is more than 20 years old. See Full Story.
Source: News Break, 11-Nov-20
Highway Patrol helicopter landed in the street on final approach to its base after striking trees. The helicopter remained upright, but landed heavily and the skids splayed out – other damage included main blades and bom. Sole occupant pilot B.K. Jones was injured Approx latlong 35.731181, -78.629324
Emergency landing on beach as the tide was coming in. Skids sank into the soft sand.
The November 2020 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here.
Source: Police Aviation News, 02-Nov-20
Sûreté du Québec, regularly abbreviated as SQ, is the provincial police service for the Canadian province of Quebec. The force has a history of operating Bell helicopters for many years, partly as a way of demonstrating support for the factory at Mirabel. But not now. SQ have surprised many observers by not just moving away… Read more »
Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd.(KAI) signed a contract with public procurement service to deliver two KUH-1P(CHAMSURI) worth as \47.1 billion-won. Two helicopters will be delivered to customer by February 2023. CHAMSURI is based on SURION adapted for police missions such as integrated defense, counter-terrorism, traffic management etc. It is also characterized equipping wireless transmission of aerial… Read more »
Source: KAI, 06-Oct-20
The October 2020 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here.
Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Oct-20
A rescue crewman was lowered onto the deck of a vessel as part of winch training exercise, off the coast of Perth, Western Australia. During the exercise, the rescue crewman was pulled overboard from the vessel, into and through the water. The rescue crewman was not injured.
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a collaboration agreement with Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH (ESG) to install their Mission Management System in a Bell 429 as a law enforcement demonstrator. This new demonstrator will be used to showcase the aircraft’s capabilities to the police and military markets in Europe and across the… Read more »
Source: Bell, 24-Sep-20
[electronic translation] The Secretary of Public Security and Social Defense of Ceará (SSPDS) informs, through Secretary Sandro Caron, of a change in the Integrated Coordination of Air Operations (Ciopaer). The Civil Police of the State of Ceará (PCCE) delegate, Aristóteles Tavares, leaves and takes over Colonel RR of the Military Police of Ceará (PMCE), Antonio… Read more »
Source: SSPDS, 22-Sep-20
The aircraft took off to carry out a local flight, with the purpose of conducting police patrol, with two pilots, an air operator and two policemen on board.On the return, during the taxi in the central area of the apron, there was loss of control of the aircraft, which carried out two turns of approximately… Read more »
Precautionary emergency landing at Patterson Park on after a warning light came on (per press), or “altitude and radio issues” (per FAA)
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the delivery of the first Bell manufactured public safety configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Air Support Unit. “Bell is proud to deliver Alameda County Sheriff’s Office with one of the most technologically equipped short light single aircraft on the… Read more »
Source: Bell, 09-Sep-20
The September 2020 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here.
Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Sep-20
Eagle Copters Ltd. is proud of the recent success in supplying Airbus with our highly versatile audio system and electrical consoles as a natural fit for special mission operations and law enforcement. Eagle Copters is certain that both the Eagle Audio System (P139-HD) and the Avionics Switch Console (P132) will surpass all mission expectations for… Read more »
Source: Eagle Copters, 01-Sep-20
Main rotor blades sliced tail boom on training flight. helicopter ended up on its skids with the tail on the ground nearby
The August 2020 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here.
Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Aug-20
The July 2020 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here.
Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Jul-20
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
Japan’s National Police Agency (NPA) has ordered one new H225 and four H135 helicopters as part of its fleet modernisation programme. Currently operating 12 H135, four H155 and six AS365 helicopters, with one H215 and two H225 already on order, NPA deploys its growing fleet for missions including law enforcement, personnel and VIP transport, goods… Read more »
Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Jun-20
The June 2020 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here.
Source: Police Aviation News, 03-Jun-20
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
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
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 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
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
The May 2020 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here.
Source: Police Aviation News, 01-May-20
Hillsborurgh County Sheriff helicopter suffered bird strike. No injury reported to 2 POB
The April 2020 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here.
Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Apr-20
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
Struck powerlines shortly after takeoff, with brown-out a contributing factor. Minor injuries reported to 6 and serious injuries to 2.
The March 2020 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here.
Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Mar-20
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
The February 2020 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here.
Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Feb-20
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
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
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
The January 2020 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here.
Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Jan-20
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
The December 2019 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here.
Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Dec-19
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
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
The November 2019 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here.
Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Nov-19
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
The October 2019 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here
Source: Police Aviation News, 02-Oct-19
The September Edition of the Police Aviation News can be found here.
Source: Police Aviation News, 06-Sep-19
The October 2019 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here
Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Aug-19
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
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
The July 2019 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here
Source: Police Aviation News, 02-Jul-19
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Source: Police Aviation News, 01-Jun-19
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Source: Police Aviation News, 02-May-19
The April 2019 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here
Source: Police Aviation News, 02-Apr-19
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