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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

Turkish Police receive first T129 ATAK helicopter

Turkish Police receive first T129 ATAK helicopter

21-Feb-2021Source: HeliHub

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

Thuringia Police order Hensoldt Argos II observation system

Thuringia Police order Hensoldt Argos II observation system

12-Feb-2021Source: HENSOLDT

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

Houston PD takes delivery of new H125

Houston PD takes delivery of new H125

12-Feb-2021Source: Metro Aviation

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

Police Aviation News – February 2021 Edition

Police Aviation News – February 2021 Edition

2-Feb-2021Source: Police Aviation News

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

Philippine National Police formally accept three new Airbus H125s

Philippine National Police formally accept three new Airbus H125s

1-Feb-2021Source: Philippine National Police

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

Bell and the City of Fort Worth Celebrate Bell 505 Delivery and 70-Year Legacy

Bell and the City of Fort Worth Celebrate Bell 505 Delivery and 70-Year Legacy

11-Jan-2021Source: Bell

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

Police Aviation News – January 2021 Edition

Police Aviation News – January 2021 Edition

4-Jan-2021Source: Police Aviation News

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

31-Dec-20 J-1902 Sikorsky UH-60M Istanbul, Turkey

31-Dec-20 J-1902 Sikorsky UH-60M Istanbul, Turkey

31-Dec-2020

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.... Read more

Christmas 2020 message from the HeliHub.com team

Christmas 2020 message from the HeliHub.com team

24-Dec-2020Source: HeliHub.com

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

PAC International delivers new Bell 407GXi to Virginia State Police

PAC International delivers new Bell 407GXi to Virginia State Police

14-Dec-2020Source: PAC International

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

Metro Aviation delivers H125 to Texas DPS

Metro Aviation delivers H125 to Texas DPS

14-Dec-2020Source: Metro Aviation

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

LA man charged for operating drone that hit LAPD helicopter

LA man charged for operating drone that hit LAPD helicopter

7-Dec-2020Source: US Attorneys Office

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

Man charged after UK police helicopter struck by laser

Man charged after UK police helicopter struck by laser

4-Dec-2020Source: ASP

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

Edmonton Police take delivery of new Airbus H125

Edmonton Police take delivery of new Airbus H125

2-Dec-2020Source: Eagle Copters

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

Police Aviation News – December 2020 Edition

Police Aviation News – December 2020 Edition

1-Dec-2020Source: Police Aviation News

The November 2020 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here.... Read more

Philippine National Police receive more Airbus H125s

Philippine National Police receive more Airbus H125s

25-Nov-2020Source: HeliHub.com

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

New South Wales Police moves into new hangar facility

New South Wales Police moves into new hangar facility

17-Nov-2020Source: HeliHub.com

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

MD Sales Strong with State Contract Award for New MD 530F

MD Sales Strong with State Contract Award for New MD 530F

13-Nov-2020Source: MD Helicopters

 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

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police to replace 20-year-old Bell 407

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police to replace 20-year-old Bell 407

11-Nov-2020Source: News Break

The Charlotte City Council said it will replace a helicopter that is more than 20 years old. See Full Story.... Read more

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