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LA County Sheriff buys a AS350 crash-resistant fuel tank

LA County Sheriff buys a AS350 crash-resistant fuel tank

24-Jul-2019Source: StandardAero

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

Oklahoma City Police buy two AS350 crash-resistant fuel tanks

Oklahoma City Police buy two AS350 crash-resistant fuel tanks

23-Jul-2019Source: StandardAero

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

Pilot shortage at Nassau County Police unit

Pilot shortage at Nassau County Police unit

16-Apr-2019Source: HeliHub.com

Nassau County is currently experiencing a police helicopter pilot shortage. Currently there are only four pilots available for the whole aviation unit. Due to this shortage, Suffolk and the NYPD have had to fill in by sending their helicopter, as the Nassau’s helicopter had no available pilot. Currently there are two pilots in training, one... Read more

Omaha Police to move between airports

Omaha Police to move between airports

29-Oct-2018Source: HeliHub.com

A plan has been put forward for the Omaha Police Department to spend $1.2 million on an expansion of the Blair Municipal Airport. They are currently housed at the North Omaha Airport, but the police say that the move will help ensure stability through a long-term lease. The City Council will consider and vote on... Read more

Ciopaer receives H135 with Helionix in police configuration

Ciopaer receives H135 with Helionix in police configuration

29-Oct-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters delivered the first two H135 helicopters with Helionix in police configuration to its Brazilian customer Ciopaer. The two delivered helicopters will be used to reinforce public security in Ceará State, as well as providing support for aeromedical operations in other regions of the state. Ciopaer’s fleet already includes two AS350s and four twin-engine helicopters of... Read more

Visit Bell at #IACP2018

Visit Bell at #IACP2018

22-Oct-2018Source: Bell Flight

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

NPAS moves out of police helicopter at Boreham

NPAS moves out of police helicopter at Boreham

1-Oct-2018Source: NPAS

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

Nepal to clamp down on helicopter rescue insurance scams

Nepal to clamp down on helicopter rescue insurance scams

13-Aug-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Nepalese Government has had to launch an investigation into the tourism sector as there has been a wide raise in fraudulent insurance activities. The investigation revealed that the trekking and mountaineering agencies, who deal with the customer and rescue organisations, have been adding larger claims and fake bills to helicopter rescues. The 700-page probe... Read more

Philippines National Police receives first of three Bell 429s

Philippines National Police receives first of three Bell 429s

19-Apr-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Philippine National Police received their first new Bell 429 helicopter this past Monday. They are expecting two more. The new twin-engine helicopters will be used for air support to ground troops as well as disaster response, reports Rappler.  ... Read more

Coroner cites need for better Police Helicopter in Western Australia

Coroner cites need for better Police Helicopter in Western Australia

16-Jan-2018Source: HeliHub.com

WA Police are currently discussing the possibility of purchasing a new police helicopter. This comes after the State Coroner, Ros Fogliani, recommended the police get a new helicopter after overseeing the six people for died during five police pursuit crashes. The Police currently have two aging helicopters, a BK117 Kawasaki Bolkow and a Eurocopter AS365... Read more

Lakewood Police Approved for Drone Usage

Lakewood Police Approved for Drone Usage

10-Jan-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Lakewood Police Department have been given approval to have a drone accompany their first response helicopter by the FAA. The drone can be used for SAR, deployment, traffic collisions, crime scene investigation and search warrants, reports City of Lakewood.... Read more

Auckland Police ramp up helicopter usage

Auckland Police ramp up helicopter usage

9-Jan-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Auckland Police’s crime fighting Eagle helicopter has geared up and is now flying 65 hours per week. The increased hours since October has enabled them to attend to 1127 incidents in 2017, whereas in 2016 they were only able to attend 607, reports Stuff.... Read more

Gwinnett OKs replacement for crashed MD530F

Gwinnett OKs replacement for crashed MD530F

2-Jan-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Gwinnett County Police Department is currently looking to replace their crashed MD 530F helicopter. Insurance from the crash will cover $2.25 million, with the Police Tax Contingency Fund covering the remaining $1.7 million, reports Gwinnett Daily Post.... Read more

Canada – stolen helicopter parts found

Canada – stolen helicopter parts found

4-Dec-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Port Hardy RCMP have found the missing helicopter parts that were stolen earlier in November. The parts, valued at $100,000 were turned into Stryker Electronics. The unknown man who turned them thought they might belong to company. Police hope to find the man who turned them in, in order to thank him, reports Chek News.... Read more

RCMP Investigate Helicopter Parts Theft

RCMP Investigate Helicopter Parts Theft

20-Nov-2017Source: HeliHub.com

An investigation is underway by the RCMP after helicopter parts to the value of $100,000 were stolen from a pickup truck in Port Hardy. The parts were small enough to be carried away. Police say that they were made for a specific helicopter and that the whoever stole them would have difficulty selling them, reports... Read more

Gujarat State Government delays police helicopter purchase

Gujarat State Government delays police helicopter purchase

9-Nov-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Gujarat Government has had to postpone the purchase of a police surveillance helicopter. The tender was issued but as only one company made a bid, the government had to cancel the bidding process. They hope to issue a new tender after the elections, reports Times of India.... Read more

Philippine National Police procuring two single engine turbines

Philippine National Police procuring two single engine turbines

6-Sep-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Philippine National Police are entering bids for the procurement of two single engine turbine helicopters. The bids start on September 21. The helicopters have a hover ceiling of 6 thousand feet to 16 thousand feet, as reported by Update Philippines, can carry 440-1,500 litres of fuel and has space for 2 pilots and 4... Read more

Israel Police Receives Four H125 Helicopters

Israel Police Receives Four H125 Helicopters

25-Aug-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Monday saw the arrival of the Israel Police Force’s four new Airbus H125 helicopters. The four helicopters are part of a six aircraft contract, with the remaining two H145 helicopters being delivered in the future. The H125s are all equipped with special command and communication systems, reports Ynet News. These helicopters will be used for... Read more

Charity Canvasser Fired after Helipad Fundraising Scam

Charity Canvasser Fired after Helipad Fundraising Scam

22-Aug-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Police were called recently in Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy after a worker from the charity organisation HELP Appeal was canvassing in the area, asking residents for their bank details and donations. He claimed he was raising money for a much needed helipad at Victoria Hospital. But both NHS Fife and HELP Appeal have confirmed that there... Read more

Manatee County Sheriff bids for new helicopter

Manatee County Sheriff bids for new helicopter

26-Jun-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office is currently in the process of bidding for a new police helicopter. They have two helicopters, but the current one in use is costing a large amount of money simply due to maintenance costs. Funding for a new helicopter has been approved by the Manatee County Commissioners, reports My Sun... Read more

Toledo Police grounded as city sells their only helicopter

Toledo Police grounded as city sells their only helicopter

1-Jun-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Toledo Police Department was given approval to sell their only helicopter, a R44 Robinson, recently this past week. They have stated that the engine is in need of a complete overhaul and the basic kit cost alone ranges from $250,000 to $275,000. That is without the labour costs. They bought the helicopter in 2001... Read more

Toledo Police to sell Robinson R44

Toledo Police to sell Robinson R44

22-May-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The city of Toledo is going forward with their plans to sell their Robinson R44 helicopter that was purchased in 2001. The Toledo City Council is currently reviewing legislation, reports Toledo Blade, which gives Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson authority to go forward with the sale. The original cost was $504,000 and has been in use for... Read more

Questioning Over the Use of Police Helicopter in Fundraiser

Questioning Over the Use of Police Helicopter in Fundraiser

18-Apr-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Ben Gray, Omaha City Council President, has begun to question the police about their helicopter rides. The police department has been offering helicopter flights to the highest bidder in order to help fund-raise for Roncalli Catholic High School, reports Washington Times.... Read more

CAACI Issues Warning after Kite Collision

CAACI Issues Warning after Kite Collision

29-Mar-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Island (CAACI) has issued a warning to the public about kite flying after an incident on March 17, where a kite’s line became entangled in the rotor blades of a police helicopter. The crew have commented that they saw a kite in the air by the cricket pitch... Read more

NZ Police Air Unit Goes 24×7 Following Helicopter Funding Increase

NZ Police Air Unit Goes 24×7 Following Helicopter Funding Increase

3-Mar-2017Source: HeliHub.com

New Zealand Prime Minister, Bill English has allocated $503 million towards the Auckland Police. Part of the money will be used for their helicopter named “Eagle.” Eagle is currently available at pre-scheduled times, currently at 1800 budgeted flying hours a year. The new increase in funds will see that number go up to 3300, as... Read more

Tyabb Aero Club Seeks Council Backing for Helipad

Tyabb Aero Club Seeks Council Backing for Helipad

2-Mar-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The TYABB Aero Club hopes to build a helipad at the Stuart Rd airfield. They have $25,000 that they can contribute to the project but have sent in a grant application to the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council for $100,000. The proposed helipad will be used by air ambulances, police and firefighters reports The News. A... Read more

End of an era for UK Police Explorers

End of an era for UK Police Explorers

30-Jan-2017Source: NPAS

Before the end of March 2017 the last of the six National Police Air Service’s MD Explorers will take to the sky for its final flight and will be replaced by an Airbus Helicopters H135 as the service is streamlined. NPAS began the conversion process from the 902 to 135 last year and the remaining... Read more

Monroe County Looking into Third Trauma Star

Monroe County Looking into Third Trauma Star

20-Dec-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Monroe County is looking into purchasing a third Trauma Star helicopter as the continuity of business with LifeNet is being questioned. The privately operated air ambulance has a contract with Monroe County’s Lower Keys Hospital, which started in 2007 but ends March 1 2017. LifeNet has received pressure to lower their prices of $50, 000... Read more

Essex teen charged over shining laser at police helicopter

Essex teen charged over shining laser at police helicopter

7-Oct-2010Source: BBC

A teenager has been charged after a laser beam was shone at the Essex police helicopter.... Read more

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