Law Enforcement

ForeFlight Mobile Announces Connectivity with Garmin Avionics

ForeFlight Mobile Announces Connectivity with Garmin Avionics

17-Jul-2015Source: ForeFlight

ForeFlight, maker of the leading flight app for pilots, today announced connectivity with Garmin avionics, broadening the flight planning, in-flight, and connectivity capabilities available to customers. When connected to Garmin Flight Stream, ForeFlight Mobile customers can now wirelessly receive ADS-B weather and traffic, precise GPS position data, and dynamic pitch and bank information on iPad... Read more

Kenya Police plan on AW139 purchase

Kenya Police plan on AW139 purchase

17-Jul-2015Source: Standard Digital

A storm is brewing in the National Police Service (NPS) over the purchase of a Sh900 million helicopter that aviation and security experts say is unsuitable for police operations. See full story... Read more

Helinet to install microwave downlink on Suffolk County AS350s

Helinet to install microwave downlink on Suffolk County AS350s

17-Jul-2015Source: Helinet

Helinet Technologies, an international provider of aviation technology solutions to the law enforcement, government and military markets, announced today it will deploy a custom-developed microwave downlink solution for the Suffolk County Police Department’s Aviation Section. The new system will provide a real-time HD video and data link between the Department’s two Eurocopter AS350B2 AStar helicopters... Read more

Curtiss-Wright introduces Rugged Low-Cost Mission Display with Embedded Intel PC

Curtiss-Wright introduces Rugged Low-Cost Mission Display with Embedded Intel PC

17-Jul-2015Source: Curtiss Wright

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that its Defense Solutions division has further expanded its industry-leading Video Management System (VMS) product family with the introduction of the newest member of its lower cost rugged LCD mission displays. Addressing the growing demand for affordable, high performance mission displays, the new 10.4” PVDU2600 touchscreen display combines high... Read more

Helinet to install microwave downlink for Nassau County Police

Helinet to install microwave downlink for Nassau County Police

17-Jul-2015Source: Helinet

Helinet Technologies, an international provider of aviation technology solutions to the law enforcement, government and military markets, announced today its selection by the Nassau County Police Department to deploy a comprehensive airborne law enforcement solution for the Department’s Aviation Bureau. Developed to meet the specific needs of the Nassau County PD, the new microwave downlink... Read more

Curtiss-Wright introduces Next-Generation Rugged Dual-Channel Video Recorder

Curtiss-Wright introduces Next-Generation Rugged Dual-Channel Video Recorder

17-Jul-2015Source: Curtiss Wright

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that its Defense Solutions division has introduced the latest member of its industry leading family of rugged video recorders, the VRDV7000 Dual-Channel HD-SDI Video Recorder. The VRDV7000 is a lightweight, small form-factor DZUS-mounted video recorder designed for capturing high definition (HD) mission video with accurate metadata in demanding aerospace,... Read more

Night Vision Awards Committee Announces Winners

Night Vision Awards Committee Announces Winners

16-Jul-2015Source: ASU

The Night Vision Awards will take place from 4:30-5:30 p.m. The event will be held in Ballroom 372 ABDE at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas in conjunction with the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) Annual Convention. The awards ceremony will feature light hors d’oeuvres and libations and honor various departments and... Read more

LAPD selects FlightSafety for Bell 412 training

LAPD selects FlightSafety for Bell 412 training

16-Jul-2015Source: FlightSafety

FlightSafety has been selected by the Los Angeles Police Department Air Support Unit to provide training for the Bell 412 helicopter. “Our King Air pilots have experienced consistently high quality training and support from FlightSafety for years, so they were our first choice to support us launching the Bell 412 program,” said Officer Kevin Gallagher,... Read more

San Diego Police To Put Helicopter Announcements Online

San Diego Police To Put Helicopter Announcements Online

16-Jul-2015Source: KPBS

The San Diego Police Department announced Wednesday that loudspeaker public-address messages periodically broadcast from the sky by the agency’s helicopter crews — often unintelligibly, many contend — are now available online, as well, for clarity’s sake.See Full Story... Read more

Florida – Orange County Sheriff requests $480K budget to lease new helicopter

Florida – Orange County Sheriff requests $480K budget to lease new helicopter

16-Jul-2015Source: Orlando Sentinal

These are good times for Orange County. See full story... Read more

MD Helicopters to showcase Houston Police MD500E at ALEA 2015

MD Helicopters to showcase Houston Police MD500E at ALEA 2015

16-Jul-2015Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces its participation in the 2015 Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA)Expo, July 15-17, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. The MD Helicopters booth, #721, will feature one of eight (8) MD 500Es in active service with the Houston Police Department, along with industry-leading systems and components designed... Read more

Innovative new L.E.A.S.E. program creates affordable law enforcement aviation solution

Innovative new L.E.A.S.E. program creates affordable law enforcement aviation solution

15-Jul-2015Source: Night Flight Concepts

Night Flight Concepts (NFC) has announced the beginning of L.E.A.S.E., Law Enforcement Air Support Entity. L.E.A.S.E. is a program designed to offer law enforcement agencies a path to new aircraft, state of the art support packages, and all of the latest equipment for an affordable price. As government budgets have become more constrained the ability... Read more

AgustaWestland to Highlight New Mexico State Police AW109 at ALEA 2015

AgustaWestland to Highlight New Mexico State Police AW109 at ALEA 2015

15-Jul-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland will feature New Mexico State Police’s AW109 Power, as well as its customer support and training capabilities, at the 2015 Airborne Law Enforcement Association Expo taking place in Houston fromJuly 15 through 17. New Mexico State Police’s AW109 Power is a highly versatile light twin engine helicopter offering outstanding levels of performance with low... Read more

Becker Avionics USA Names Director of Sales

Becker Avionics USA Names Director of Sales

15-Jul-2015Source: Becker Avionics

Avionics innovator and digital technology provider, Becker Avionics USA has announced the appointment of David Oglesbee as director of sales.  Oglesbee will oversee the sales and marketing efforts for the company.  Company president Luis Gonzalez commented, “Dave brings with him significant industry knowledge and background and we welcome the addition of his talent to our... Read more

Precision to Distribute Magellan Wire Strike Protection System

Precision to Distribute Magellan Wire Strike Protection System

15-Jul-2015Source: PAG

Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG) announced at the Airborne Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) annual convention that the company has signed an agreement with Magellan Aerospace (“Magellan”) to distribute the Wire Strike Protection System (WSPS™) globally. The agreement allows PAG to sell and distribute Magellan-developed aftermarket kits for Bell models 206, 204, 205, 210, 212, 412,... Read more

ASU Announces White Phosphor  Night Vision Goggles “Trade Up” Program

ASU Announces White Phosphor Night Vision Goggles “Trade Up” Program

15-Jul-2015Source: ASU

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc., (ASU) announced today that the company has launched a new trade up program on the latest White Phosphor NVGs due to increasing demand for the innovative new goggles. “Last year at the Airborne Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) annual convention we unveiled the new White Phosphor NVGs,” said ASU president Jim Winkel.... Read more

ASU Introduces N16HT Pro Night Vision System at ALEA and Offers Introductory Rate

ASU Introduces N16HT Pro Night Vision System at ALEA and Offers Introductory Rate

15-Jul-2015Source: ASU

From the Airborne Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) annual convention held in Houston Texas, Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc., (ASU) revealed their new patent pending N16HT Pro (Night Pro) system. N16HT Pro is a wireless imaging, recording and disseminating night vision system used during periods of low light level conditions. The ASU N16HT Pro fully integrates and... Read more

ASU Adds Manned Aircraft Platform for OWLS

ASU Adds Manned Aircraft Platform for OWLS

15-Jul-2015Source: ASU

From the Airborne Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) annual convention held in Houston Texas, Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc., (ASU) announced the OWLS system is now being offered as an affordable gimbal for manned aircraft platforms. Originally designed to be lightweight for coupling with an aerial drone or unmanned aircraft, the OWLS system has proven to be... Read more

ASU Introduces OPTEX Red Tail  Digital Spotting Scope at ALEA

ASU Introduces OPTEX Red Tail Digital Spotting Scope at ALEA

15-Jul-2015Source: ASU

From the Airborne Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) annual convention held in Houston Texas, Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc., (ASU) showcased the OPTEX Red Tail Digital Spotting Scope. The Wifi enabled spotting scope has an optical 45X high definition image that records images or videos straight to a smartphone or tablet (wireless range of 150 feet minimum).... Read more

California Highway Patrol and LAPD take delivery of H125s

California Highway Patrol and LAPD take delivery of H125s

15-Jul-2015Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters Inc. is pleased to announce that the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) have taken delivery of new Airbus Helicopters H125s as part of the two agencies’multi-year fleet replacement plans.The H125 is the U.S. law enforcement market sales leader. CHPrecently took delivery of itsthird H125 (previously AS350 B3e),... Read more

Suffolk County Police takes delivery of second H145

Suffolk County Police takes delivery of second H145

15-Jul-2015Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters Inc. is pleased to announce the delivery of a second H145 helicopter to the Suffolk County Police Department (Long Island, N.Y.). The new H145 (previously EC145) has joined the department’s existing fleet of one H145 and two AS350B2s, and will replace an older AS350B2 AStar. The Suffolk County H145s primarily conduct medical evacuation... Read more

ASU Introduces BearTek™ Gloves at ALEA

ASU Introduces BearTek™ Gloves at ALEA

15-Jul-2015Source: ASU

From the Airborne Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) annual convention held in Houston Texas, Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc., (ASU) revealed their new partnership with BearTek™ Gloves, a patented glove technology that fully integrates with the new N16HT Pro (Night Pro) night vision system patent pending. BearTek™ transforms any glove into the most convenient, safe and accurate remote control... Read more

Ohio State Highway Patrol orders first US-built H125 AStar

Ohio State Highway Patrol orders first US-built H125 AStar

14-Jul-2015Source: Airbus

Airbus Helicopters Inc. is proud to announce that the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) has ordered the first H125 AStar produced on the new final assembly line at the company’s production facility in Columbus, Miss. The AStar, America’s most popular single-engine turbine helicopter, is now built in the United States by American workers. Airbus Helicopters... Read more

Metro Aviation takes EC145e and Star Flight EC145 to ALEA 2015

Metro Aviation takes EC145e and Star Flight EC145 to ALEA 2015

14-Jul-2015Source: Metro Aviation

Nestled in the heart of Shreveport, Louisiana, Metro Aviation’s sprawling, 160,000 square-foot completion facility produces aircraft for some of the world’s most notable law enforcement, air medical and corporate entities.  The worldwide completion leader will be exhibiting at this year’s Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) conference and exposition at the George R. Brown Convention Center... Read more

FlightSafety to add Airbus H125, H130 and Bell 407GX simulators in Denver

FlightSafety to add Airbus H125, H130 and Bell 407GX simulators in Denver

14-Jul-2015Source: FlightSafety

FlightSafety International announces that it is building Level D qualified full flight simulators for single-engine helicopters operated by many law enforcement and other public safety agencies. The Airbus AS350 B3, Airbus EC130T2, and Bell 407GX simulators will be installed at the new Learning Center FlightSafety is building adjacent to the Denver International Airport in Colorado.... Read more

Gujarat Police to have a Helicopter

Gujarat Police to have a Helicopter

13-Jul-2015Source: DeshGujarat

The Government of Gujarat has constituted two committees to purchase a separate helicopter for state police. See full story... Read more

California law enforcement units pick Donaldson barrier filters

California law enforcement units pick Donaldson barrier filters

13-Jul-2015Source: Donaldson

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) continues to add to its list of operators relying on its industry-leading Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) systems for airborne law enforcement missions. Donaldson filtration systems are utilized by more than 40 U.S. law enforcement agencies, including new customers, the California Highway Patrol (CHP),... Read more

Arizona – Maricopa County Sheriff adds Bell 407GX

Arizona – Maricopa County Sheriff adds Bell 407GX

8-Jul-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Fox 2, the new Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office helicopter, was introduced to the media yesterday by Sheriff Joe Arpaio at Deer Valley Airport in North Phoenix. The tail number N977MS memorializes fallen Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Deputy William Coleman (badge #977), who was was shot and killed while responding to a burglary call in Anthem... Read more

Harford County Sheriff’s Office to discontinue aviation unit

Harford County Sheriff’s Office to discontinue aviation unit

8-Jul-2015Source: Wbal TV

In making the announcement, Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler cited safety, cost, focus and usage as reasons for the decision. See full story ... Read more

Police Aviation News – July 2015 Edition

Police Aviation News – July 2015 Edition

6-Jul-2015Source: Police Aviation News

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Mesa Police adds new MD530F to fleet

Mesa Police adds new MD530F to fleet

1-Jul-2015Source: KPHO/KTVK

The new MD530F replaces an MD500E which was lost after an accident last year.  See full story. The new aircraft is registered N507MP but as of today, the FAA shows this as reserved and not allocated. The aircraft serial is 0226FF, currently registered N60426 Last years accident  – see 08-Jun-14 N504MP MD Helicopters MD500E Gilbert,... Read more

Airbus heads for 1,000th Dauphin 2 delivery

Airbus heads for 1,000th Dauphin 2 delivery

30-Jun-2015Source: HeliHub.com

Airbus Helicopters is on the point of delivering the 1,000th Dauphin 2 – by which we are including the 365N models including the EC155 (technically the AS365N4).  Starting at serial 6001, the authorities in Japan have issued the registration JA08AR to an AS365N3+ with serial 7001.  That marks the passing of the 1,000th delivery and... Read more

Winnipeg Police broadcast lewd conversation on helicopter PA system

Winnipeg Police broadcast lewd conversation on helicopter PA system

26-Jun-2015Source: CTV News Winnipeg

Winnipeg police have apologized and launched an investigation after officers flying in a helicopter mistakenly broadcast a cockpit conversation that one person says referred to a sex act. See Full Story.... Read more

Ontario budgets for a new police helicopter

Ontario budgets for a new police helicopter

26-Jun-2015Source: Daily Bulletin

With its sights on the airport, the City Council has unanimously approved a structurally balanced budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. See Full Story.... Read more

Helicopter focus of legal motion between Florence, Lake City law enforcement

Helicopter focus of legal motion between Florence, Lake City law enforcement

24-Jun-2015Source: Scnow

Days after the Florence County Sheriff’s Office unveiled its new helicopter in April, as part of its new aviation division, two Lake City aviators were charged with felonies by the department for operating another helicopter the sheriff’s office was acquiring. See Full Story... Read more

Czech Police order first Bell 412EPI in Europe

Czech Police order first Bell 412EPI in Europe

23-Jun-2015Source: Bell

BellHelicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the sale of the first Bell 412EPI in Europe to the Czech Police. The helicopter will be used for search and rescue missions and is expected to be delivered by the end of the year. “The BELL 412 EPI is one of the most reliable, rugged... Read more

Bavarian Police receive first H135 P2 to P3 upgrade

Bavarian Police receive first H135 P2 to P3 upgrade

18-Jun-2015Source: Airbus

Bavarian Police in Germany has received the first upgraded H135s, which are benefitting from a retrofit package that significantly improves the operating performance and the handling qualities – all while retaining the best-in-class payload lift capabilities of this lightweight twin-engine rotorcraft. The retrofit program is designed to bring previously-built models of the EC135 to the... Read more

Columbus PD to Convert 500Es to 530Fs

Columbus PD to Convert 500Es to 530Fs

15-Jun-2015Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today an agreement with the Columbus Division of Police, Columbus, Ohio, to upgrade four of the Aviation Unit’s six MD 500E helicopters to new MD 530Fs. Available exclusively through the MD Helicopters factory, the E-to-F conversion allows MD 500E operators the option to factory-recertify their aircraft as a brand new... Read more

Butte County Sheriff’s Office to replace 1967 helicopter

Butte County Sheriff’s Office to replace 1967 helicopter

11-Jun-2015Source: ChicoER

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office is replacing a 1967 helicopter that it has used for the past 17 years. See Full Story... Read more

Hammonton may buy State Police helicopter hangar for $1.2 m

Hammonton may buy State Police helicopter hangar for $1.2 m

11-Jun-2015Source: Press Of Atlantic City

The town may buy out the private developer of a hangar for the State Police’s SouthStar Aeromedical Helicopter, after a subcontractor filed a wage complaint with the state, stopping work on a project that must be completed by winter. See Full Story... Read more

Heli-One completes milestone 200th Arriel overhaul

Heli-One completes milestone 200th Arriel overhaul

11-Jun-2015Source: Heli-One

Heli-One, the world’s largest independent provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has delivered its 200th Turbomeca Arriel engine overhaul from its Fort Collins facility – distinguishing Heli-One as an MRO leader on that series of engines. (http://www.heli-one.ca). The 200 overhaul milestone was reached when completing a 3,600 hour inspection and overhaul of... Read more

08-Jun-15 N911NV Bell UH-1H Washoe Valley, US-Nevada

08-Jun-15 N911NV Bell UH-1H Washoe Valley, US-Nevada

8-Jun-2015

Main blades clipped trees.  Landed without further incident... Read more

Police Aviation News – June 2015 Edition

Police Aviation News – June 2015 Edition

5-Jun-2015Source: Police Aviation News

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20-May-15 PR-POL Airbus AS350B2 Ibateguara, Brazil

20-May-15 PR-POL Airbus AS350B2 Ibateguara, Brazil

20-May-2015

During a go-around manoeuvre, the helicopter cut a low voltage power cable and landed a few metres ahead of the intended spot.   After removing a piece of cable from the rotorhead, and inspecting the aircraft, it was flown 70km back to base .... Read more

19-May-15 MSP-012 MD Helicopters MD500E Talamanca, Costa Rica

19-May-15 MSP-012 MD Helicopters MD500E Talamanca, Costa Rica

19-May-2015

Emergency landing due to poor weather ended up in minor damage for the helicopter after pilot Sebastián Gadea Castro put the helicopter down into vegetation during an anti-drug flight.  Photos show all five blades intact, but cabin and tail in direct contact with vegetation and boom slightly bent near gearbox.  5 POB safely exited the... Read more

Mesa County Colorado Sheriff UAV going to National Law Enforcement Museum

Mesa County Colorado Sheriff UAV going to National Law Enforcement Museum

13-May-2015Source: Draganfly

It has become clear that small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) are proven vital public safety tools, but back in 2008 that vision wasn’t as clear. The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) was one of the first U.S. public safety agencies to formally start an sUAS program, work with the FAA to secure an operational COA,... Read more

Funding uncertain for Florence County Sheriff OH-58

Funding uncertain for Florence County Sheriff OH-58

12-May-2015Source: Scnow

Raptor 1, the Florence County Sheriff’s Office helicopter, has flown several missions since the agency acquired it from the federal government this spring, but with no substantial funding the new aviation program is still up in the air. See Full Story  File photo... Read more

Swedish Police pick Thommen HSL-1600 search light for new 429s

Swedish Police pick Thommen HSL-1600 search light for new 429s

11-May-2015Source: Revue Thommen

Revue Thommen AG is pleased to announce the selection of the HSL-1600 searchlight system by The Swedish National Police. The Bell 429 fleet of seven new aircraft, will feature the Thommen searchlight system fully integrated into the aircraft camera and mapping systems, for full optimization of the HSL-1600 feature set. This is a joint program... Read more

Why Ontario Provincial Police is Centralizing Helicopter Maintenance

Why Ontario Provincial Police is Centralizing Helicopter Maintenance

6-May-2015Source: OPP

With lots of local backlash, the Ontario Provincial Police felt the need to issue the following statement:- While I can understand and I am sympathetic to the desire of the people of the Sudbury area to keep one of the OPP’s helicopters based at the Sudbury Airport, I need to set the record straight on why... Read more

New Mexico police shape up after fatal helicopter crash

New Mexico police shape up after fatal helicopter crash

6-May-2015Source: Multi Briefs: Exclusive

The National Transportation Safety Board has taken state police forces to task for a series of fatal helicopter crashes in recent years from Maryland to Alaska. But perhaps the board levied its heaviest criticism at the New Mexico State Police (NMSP) for the fatal crash of its AgustaWestland AW109E back in 2009. See Full Story... Read more

Ohio Highway Patrol to buy third helicopter

Ohio Highway Patrol to buy third helicopter

5-May-2015Source: HeliHub.com

The Department of Public Safety, Ohio State Highway Patrol  has put forward a budget request to the Controlling Board of the Ohio Office of Budget and Management for a new helicopter.  Agenda item DPS0100351-15 for yesterday’s meeting reads “The Department of Public Safety, Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP), respectfully requests Controlling Board approval to waive... Read more

Police Aviation News – May 2015 Edition

Police Aviation News – May 2015 Edition

4-May-2015Source: Police Aviation News

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Ontario Provincial Police to consolidate maintenance and extend flying hours

Ontario Provincial Police to consolidate maintenance and extend flying hours

1-May-2015Source: OPP

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will begin using the existing aviation facility at General Headquarters in Orillia as the maintenance base for both helicopters in the Helicopter Aviation Unit. This strategic move will enable the OPP to extend aviation service hours and improve aviation response for the entire province. Currently, the OPP helicopters are based for maintenance... Read more

30-Apr-15 N558CP MD Helicopters MD500E New Albany, US-Ohio

30-Apr-15 N558CP MD Helicopters MD500E New Albany, US-Ohio

30-Apr-2015

Emergency field landing during missing person search due to warning light illumination.  Second of two incidents to same aircraft on same day.  Photo here... Read more

30-Apr-15 N558CP MD Helicopters MD500E Hilliard, US-Ohio

30-Apr-15 N558CP MD Helicopters MD500E Hilliard, US-Ohio

30-Apr-2015

Emergency landing a night in a vacated car park of a retail store, shortly after midnight.  First of two incidents to same aircraft on same day. Photo here... Read more

Police Aviation News – April 2015 Edition

Police Aviation News – April 2015 Edition

21-Apr-2015Source: Police Aviation News

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Helibras delivers EC145 to Rio de Janeiro state government

Helibras delivers EC145 to Rio de Janeiro state government

20-Apr-2015Source: Helibras

[electronic translation] Helibras is the delivery of an EC145 helicopter C2 to police and surveillance use the Secretariat of Public Security of Rio de Janeiro (RJ-SSP) during LAAD 2015 International Fair for Security and Defence on Tuesday (13), the 11:30 am, in Rio de Janeiro. This first unit is set out in the company’s booth... Read more

Body-armored man with gun arrested near BMC helicopter pad

Body-armored man with gun arrested near BMC helicopter pad

20-Apr-2015Source: The Boston Globe

A man wearing body armor and carrying a gun was arrested while walking on a helicopter pad at Boston Medical Center on Saturday, according to Boston police. See Full Story... Read more

Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Sul accepts second AW119Kx

Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Sul accepts second AW119Kx

17-Apr-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland announced today that Aeromot has taken delivery of its second AW119Kx single engine helicopter. The aircraft will be used to perform medevac/EMS, public utility and law enforcement missions by the Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Sul, joining the first AW119Kx delivered earlier this year. These AW119Kx helicopters feature a complete EMS system with... Read more

AW139 enters service with Carabineros de Chile

AW139 enters service with Carabineros de Chile

17-Apr-2015Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland announced today that the AW139 intermediate twin helicopter delivered to the Carabineros de Chile has now entered service. The aircraft will be used to support a wide range of missions including public order and safety, crime control, counter terrorism, drug control and border security across the nation, search and rescue and transport. The exceptional... Read more

17-Apr-15 N103CG MD Helicopters MD520 Burbank, US-California

17-Apr-15 N103CG MD Helicopters MD520 Burbank, US-California

17-Apr-2015

Bird strike, breaking an antenna. Safe emergency landing made... Read more

Florence County Sheriff’s Office unveils new helicopter

Florence County Sheriff’s Office unveils new helicopter

15-Apr-2015Source: Carolina Live

The Florence County Sheriff’s Office has a new helicopter. See Full Story... Read more

San Bernardino County Sheriff completes base move

San Bernardino County Sheriff completes base move

15-Apr-2015Source: Highland News

If you notice more helicopters in the air in and around Highland, there’s a reason. Sheriff’s Aviation has completed its move from Rialto Airport to San Bernardino International Airport.  See Full Story... Read more

San Diego Sheriff unveils new Bell 407GX

San Diego Sheriff unveils new Bell 407GX

13-Apr-2015Source: San Diego County Sheriff

Sheriff Bill Gore, Supervisors Bill Horn and Dianne Jacob and Sheriff’s ASTREA (Aerial Support to Regional Enforcement Agencies) unveiled a new patrol helicopter today. For photos, follow us on Twitter @SDSheriff. For video of ASTREA’s Bell 407GX in action, follow this link: http://goo.gl/BIlXIJ. The $4.8 million aircraft is a Bell 407GX. It will be used... Read more

Operator Proflie – Fairfax Police and their Bell 429s

Operator Proflie – Fairfax Police and their Bell 429s

8-Apr-2015Source: Connection Newspaper

Members of the Sully District Police Station’s Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) recently toured Fairfax County’s heliport, got to speak with a pilot and saw the Fairfax One helicopter up close. See Full Story... Read more

Californian Highway Patrol picks Trakka A800 searchlight for AS350 fleet

Californian Highway Patrol picks Trakka A800 searchlight for AS350 fleet

7-Apr-2015Source: Trakkacorp

Trakkacorp Pty Ltd is proud to announce the first Trakkabeam A800 Searchlight installation and delivery for the new Californian Highway Patrol AS350 fleet. This marks the first delivery of fifteen new AS350’s from Airbus USA for CHP. Airbus has collaborated with Hangar One, a leading MRO based in California, for integration and delivery of these... Read more

02-Apr-15 N5204G Airbus AS350B2 Tomball, US-Texas

02-Apr-15 N5204G Airbus AS350B2 Tomball, US-Texas

2-Apr-2015

Struck birds and windscreen cracked. Emergency landing made at David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport with no further problem... Read more

Dallas may charge other cities for police helicopter assistance

Dallas may charge other cities for police helicopter assistance

30-Mar-2015Source: The Dallas Morning News

Dallas police see their two helicopters as crime fighters, but city budget officials envision another potential role for the aircraft: money makers. See Full Story... Read more

Kenya police invite bids for supply of three helicopters

Kenya police invite bids for supply of three helicopters

27-Mar-2015Source: SD

The Kenya Police Service has floated an international tender to buy three new helicopters and overhaul the existing three Mi-17 helicopters. See Full Story... Read more

Police Helicopter Relocation Under Review Again

Police Helicopter Relocation Under Review Again

26-Mar-2015Source: KamloopsBCNow

BC RCMP Senior Media Officer Rob Vermeulen confirmed that the provincial government and the RCMP continue to have discussions about the re-location of the Kamloops police helicopter to the North District.  See Full Story... Read more

26-Mar-15 EC-KYJ Airbus AS355N Montmelo, Spain

26-Mar-15 EC-KYJ Airbus AS355N Montmelo, Spain

26-Mar-2015

After engine failure indication the pilot decided to land in the heliport of the Montmelo motor racing circuit. During approach there was an explosion of the engine, provoking the power turbine and exhaust nozzle to detach. Important damage to the engine and the exhaust nozzle.... Read more

Vector to perform G check and 12-year on one LA Sheriff Super Puma

Vector to perform G check and 12-year on one LA Sheriff Super Puma

25-Mar-2015Source: Vector

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that it has been selected to perform a 7,500 hour major inspection (G check) and 12-year inspection on one of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s three AS332L1 Super Puma helicopters. This inspection will also include... Read more

N4T Investigators: Former pilot concerned about safety of border flights

N4T Investigators: Former pilot concerned about safety of border flights

24-Mar-2015Source: KVOA

For law enforcement, they are a valuable resource. We’re talking about helicopters, used not only by police and sheriff’s departments, but also by Customs and Border Protection. See Full Story... Read more

Suffolk police could turn to drones to cut helicopter costs

Suffolk police could turn to drones to cut helicopter costs

24-Mar-2015Source: IPSwichStar

The proposal has been made by Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore in a bid to cut costs. See Full Story... Read more

23-Mar-15 N1511L Bell 206B Lake Ray Hubbard, US-Texas

23-Mar-15 N1511L Bell 206B Lake Ray Hubbard, US-Texas

23-Mar-2015

Bird strike while conducting low level search at night over a lake.  Helicopter landed safely with a hole in the windshield... Read more

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