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San Diego Sheriff unveils new Bell 407GX

San Diego Sheriff unveils new Bell 407GX

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 »

Source: San Diego County Sheriff, 13-Apr-15

County to buy third Sheriff’s helicopter

County to buy third Sheriff’s helicopter

As the height of the fire season approaches, county supervisors on Tuesday approved the purchase of a third Sheriff’s Department firefighting helicopter at a cost of $5.2 million. See Full Story

Source: uT San Diego, 25-Sep-14

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San Diego County Sheriff’s Office selects Bell 407GX

San Diego County Sheriff’s Office selects Bell 407GX

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced that, pending successful final negotiations, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department intends to award a contract for a Bell 407GX. The aircraft will be used for parapublic missions, including: search and rescue, fire suppression, and law enforcement air support to public safety agencies throughout San Diego… Read more »

Source: Bell, 21-Jul-14

San Diego County Sheriff’s Department orders Bell 407GX

San Diego County Sheriff’s Department orders Bell 407GX

The Bell 407GX the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department wants to add to its aerial fleet could also support local fire departments with fire suppression efforts.  See full story

Source: Ramona Patch, 27-Feb-14

ASU receive STC for firefighting Bell 205

ASU receive STC for firefighting Bell 205

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) announced today that they received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Bell 205A-1 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The new STC was completed for the San Diego Sherriff’s Department. This aircraft will be used for aerial firefighting, search and rescue, airborne law enforcement and hoist equipment. “This is the… Read more »

Source: Aviation Specialties Unlimited, 13-Jun-11

??-Nov-10 MD Helicopters MD530F San Marcos, US-California

Story dated 24-Nov-10 but does not refer to incident date. We assume fairly recent, hence filing this as 01-Nov. Windshield distorted and then blew out a section. Bird strike not involved.

01-Nov-10

MD Helicopters delivers newly converted MD530F to San Diego Sheriff

MD Helicopters delivers newly converted MD530F to San Diego Sheriff

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced that its popular MD 500E to MD 530F helicopter conversion program has added a new member.   The San Diego County Sheriffs Department’s A.S.T.R.E.A (Aerial Support to Regional Enforcement Agencies) division took delivery of its freshly converted MD 530F helicopter early this month. The helicopter, purchased new by the Sheriff’s Department… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 21-Jul-10

San Diego County approves $1.1M to refurbish helicopter

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved $1.1M for refurbishing a sheriff’s helicopter that has been grounded since October.  Board Chairwoman Pam Slater-Price said a new helicopter would cost $2.5M.

Source: San Diego News Network, 02-Mar-10

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