AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Public Security Bureau of Shenzhen has ordered one AW139 medium twin helicopter. This aircraft will be used to perform a number of roles also including law enforcement, civil protection/disaster relief, transport and control missions across the Province. The AW139 has been selected thanks to its… Read more »
Eurocopter and the Spanish Ministry of the Interior have signed a contract for the purchase of twelve EC135 P2i helicopters. Spain’s National Police Force will operate six of the new aircraft for law enforcement missions, while the remaining six will join the current fleet of the Spanish Guardia Civil. One of this latter group of… Read more »
The current Jonesburg station on Route 72 near the Route 22 overpass includes approximately 10,000 sq.ft, but they need 14,000+ sq.ft,Â “We have vehicles to park, we have the impound lot, and we need to have space for a helicopter to land,”
The Atlanta Police Departmentâ€™s Aviation Unit completed the Turn Green, Turn-Keyâ„¢ program offered by Night Flight Concepts (NFC).Â Night Flight Concepts is the industryâ€™s premier provider of night vision goggles, training and maintenance. Atlanta PDâ€™s comprehensive NVG training package took place on-site at the departmentsâ€™ flight operation facility in their MD-500E aircraft. Included in NFCâ€™s… Read more »
A new mobile technology product called HT 4Sight promises to bring live, encrypted video feeds direct from air crews to smartphones on the ground. Initially, the product is being targeted at law enforcement and security officials
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Ministries of Finance and Interior of Bulgaria have ordered two AW109 Power light twin helicopters to meet the latest helicopter requirement for the Bulgarian Border Police. The main mission of the helicopters, which are procured under the Schengen Facility programme funds, is to provide a… Read more »
ICG is also going in for a major upgrade of its air wing, with 42 new aircraft already sanctioned by the government. Apart from 12 Dorniers and 30 helicopters, the force is also going to induct six medium-range maritime surveillance aircraf
HAI is pleased to announce the 2010 MD Helicopters Law Enforcement Award recipient, the New Zealand Police Air Support Unit; Auckland, New Zealand. The New Zealand Police Air Support Unit (ASU), â€œOperation EAGLE,â€ was formed in November 1988 as a three-month trial using airborne police officers to combat rising crime in the city of Auckland…. Read more »
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Finnish Border Guard has ordered a fourth AW119Ke single engine helicopter. The Finnish Border Guard chose the AW119Ke in 2008 to sustain its fleet modernization and enhancement programme. All four helicopters will be used to perform various tasks including border patrol, special operations and fire… Read more »
Throughout Lancashire the helicopter has been used a total of 6,453 times since January 2007.Â During that period 815 arrests have been associated with its use, which represents a success rate of around 12 per cent.
The Colorado Springs Police Department has lost its wings. In a decommissioning ceremony Tuesday, the department bid farewell to its Air Support Unit, one police budget line on a list of many that were cut because of projected city budget shortfalls in 2010
The twoâ€“year contract â€“ with a possible two year extension â€“ is being advertised overseas as well as locally. Applications will be reviewed by the Central Tenders Committee and the submission period will close at noon on Friday, 22 January.
Defense Holdings is demonstrating its revolutionary, patented AfterGloÂ® Brand Photoluminescent (PL) Aviation Safety Paint on the main and tail rotor blades of a Bell Helicopter Textron Model 407 helicopter belonging to the Fairfax County, Virginia Police Aviation Division. Sections of the rotor blades were painted in October 2009.
Wood County Sheriff’s Department officials said they have applied for a $95,000 grant to refurbish the department’s helicopter.Â Wood is the only county in the state that has a helicopter as part of its sheriff’s department.
Topeka City Councilman Larry Wolgast, who voted on the prevailing side in August as the council discontinued funding for the police helicopter program, has put forth a proposal targeted at keeping that program in operation while changing the way it is used.
Priority 1 Air Rescue has completed Inland SAR training with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) which included initial Class B External Rotorcraft Load and Helicopter Short-Haul Rescue in their recently acquired Bell 407.
The Pierce County prosecutor may file charges against KING-TV’s news director and helicopter pilot because the station’s chopper allegedly interfered with the investigation into the fatal shootings of four Lakewood police officers, said Ed Troyer of the sheriff’s office.
Reckless yobs are putting lives at risk by shining laser pens at the police helicopter.Â Essex Police revealed the lights were shone into pilotsâ€™ eyes 15 times so far this year, an increase from seven in 2008.
United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) recently completed a contract with the San Antonio (TX) Police Department (SAPD) Helicopter Detail. URS was contracted to install the LoJack system in all three of the Departmentâ€™s Schweizer 333â€™s.
Winnipeg’s police chief, backed by Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative Party, is pushing for a helicopter to be added to the service’s resources.Â Chief Keith McCaskill said the chopper would be a “huge benefit” but the question of who would pay for it must first be answered.
EADS Defence & Security (DS) will equip the Slovenian police forceâ€™s helicopter squadron with the globally unique HELLAS (Helicopter Laser Radar) obstacle warning system, which enables helicopter missions to be carried out even when visibility is extremely poor.
Mercy Flight Central claims Onondaga Countyâ€™s Air One helicopter and the state police helicopter in the area are jumping calls â€” responding to medical emergencies before Mercy Flight has a chance to go â€” for emergency transports and putting patients in danger.
Because of budget cuts, Saturday will be the last night either one of the two police helicopters will be flying in Tulsa for the foreseeable future.Â Â Officials have said they will be saving $195,000 for the duration of the fiscal year by grounding the helicopters. The four officers assigned to the unit have been reassigned… Read more »
AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the Public Security Bureau of Nanning (Southern China) has ordered one AW109 Power light twin engine helicopter. This aircraft will be used to perform a number of roles also including law enforcement and civil protection/disaster relief across the Nanning province.
Members of the Phoenix Police Air Support Unit were at the American Eurocopter Delivery Center in Grand Prairie to pick up another AS350B3 â€œAStarâ€ helicopter. It is the fourth AS350 for the unit and it will join a diverse fleet covering the Phoenix area.
Aspen Avionics announced today that the Dale County Sheriffâ€™s Office located in Ozark, Alabama, is the first installation of an EFD1000H Pro Primary Flight Display (PFD) and an EFD1000H Multi-Function Display (MFD) into an operational helicopter. The Bell OH-58 helicopter is used by the department in regular airborne law enforcement activities.
The Sacramento Police Department has added some features at www.sacpd.org to help you find out what the police are doing.Â With the addition of daily logs, helicopter location information, Facebook, and twitter we hope to keep the community more informed.
With growing incident of naxal violence in the nearby states of Jharkhand and Chattisgarh, the Uttar Pradesh Police has made elaborate security arrangements and would purchase a sophisticated helicopter to deal with the possibility of attacks by rebels
L-3 Electro-Optical Systems (L-3 EOS), a division of L-3 Communications, announced today the launch of its new Grant Assistance Program. The company has contracted one of the industryâ€™s most recognized Senior Certified Grants Specialist, Margaret Stark to provide this service.
Eurocopter, the manufacturer of the current Maryland State Police fleet, filed a formal protest and is not making an offer to replace the aging helicopters. The company alleges that the state’s specifications for new aircraft are skewed in favor of AgustaWestland.In a letter to Gov. Martin O’Malley and to the state Department of Transportation, the… Read more »
A bid by Sheriff Mike Kanalakis to get the county to underwrite the purchase of a law enforcement helicopter was grounded Tuesday. Kanalakis was hoping the Board of Supervisors would agree to guarantee about $660,000 in backup funding for a used Robinson R-44 helicopter if a hoped-for federal Homeland Security grant for the purchase doesn’t… Read more »
The muchâ€“delayed arrival of the police helicopter is now slated for January, the governmentâ€™s Finance Committee heard on Friday.Â Deputy Police Commissioner Anthony Ennis told the committee that the helicopter was expected to arrive sometime in January, 2010.
Developed by Steadicopter, the Black Eagle 50 mini rotary UAV is just over two meters long and can carry a minimal payload of 3 kg. The unmanned helicopter can stay in the air for up to three hours and reach altitudes of 9,000 feet. It can transmit footage back to a command center from distances… Read more »
Newcastle Crown Court heard that the police aircraft, code-named India 99, was passing over Wessington Way in Sunderland on May 10, and had been summoned to provide light for the emergency services rescuing two stranded climbers, when it was targeted.
Just before 10.30pm several men gained entry to the military base where the Force helicopter is stored and damaged the aircraft.Â A high speed police chase ensued from Southport to Liverpool city centre as a silver Audi A4 with blacked out windows was seen travelling at high speed along Formby Bypass with a number of… Read more »
With prices for new helicopters too expensive, particularly given the city’s fiscal constraints, the City Council this week approved purchase of a 1998 model MD500E, a general purpose utility and executive transport helicopter that has been widely popular with law enforcement agencies.
The state has announced $9.6 million in federal stimulus money will go to state and local law enforcement needs, including $3.5 million for a new State Police helicopter with a hoist to use in rescue efforts in remote areas.
Westchester residence can feel safer now that there are two helicopters patrolling the skies.Â The criminals may out run our ground police, but they can never out run the Westchester County Aviation Unit.
During the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) convention in Denver, Colorado, today, American Eurocopter donated $10,000 to the Airborne Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission (ALEAC).