San Diego

NASA grants UC San Diego $6 million for eVTOL design tools

NASA grants UC San Diego $6 million for eVTOL design tools

22-Feb-2021Source: UC San Diego News Center

Imagine fleets of small aircraft able to vertically take off and land from helipads in urban areas, transporting people to and from work; or shuttles with preset routes flying people to the airport or other major hubs. This futuristic system of flying taxis and shuttles is one step closer to reality thanks to a team... Read more

San Diego commits to four Airbus H125s for Police Dept

San Diego commits to four Airbus H125s for Police Dept

22-Nov-2019Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

San Diego plans to spend $21 million over the next five years replacing the Police Department’s aging fleet of four helicopters, which were all bought by the city in 2004 and 2005. See Full Story.... Read more

Two helipads decommissioned in downtown San Diego

Two helipads decommissioned in downtown San Diego

14-Nov-2019Source: NBC San Diego

The Harbor Club in downtown San Diego decommissioned the helipads on both of its towers, meaning buckets will need to remove thousands of pounds of concrete and steel during the next three weeks. See Full Story.... Read more

Sikorsky Delivers Black Hawk to San Diego Fire-Rescue Department

Sikorsky Delivers Black Hawk to San Diego Fire-Rescue Department

23-Jul-2018Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, has delivered an S-70 Black Hawk helicopter to the City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. When modified by a third party as a FIREHAWK® helicopter with a 1,000-gallon belly tank, retractable snorkel, extended landing gear and rescue hoist, the City of San Diego will have a multirole platform with the speed to more quickly find... Read more

San Diego Fire Dept to buy S70i

San Diego Fire Dept to buy S70i

20-Dec-2017Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Company, received notice that the City of San Diego intends to award a contract for one S-70i™ Black Hawk helicopter in a baseline configuration. The San Diego City Council voted last Wednesday, December 13, 2017 to approve the purchase. Rendering of the Firehawk™ that will provide the City of... Read more

AT&T connects San Diego Police helicopters to ground network

AT&T connects San Diego Police helicopters to ground network

1-May-2017Source: AT&T

The San Diego Police Department is getting new value from its connected helicopters powered by AT&T*. The police department uses its Airborne Law Enforcement helicopter fleet to protect San Diegans as crime or other events unfold. Previously, tactical flight officers were unable to access the department’s computer-aided dispatch system that provides officers on the ground... Read more

San Diego Police helicopter hours cut

San Diego Police helicopter hours cut

25-Jul-2011Source: KUSI

State budget cuts have forced San Diego Police to reduce from 10 to 6 hours a day (full story)... Read more

Erickson Air-Crane records first non-government sale

Erickson Air-Crane records first non-government sale

12-Dec-2009Source: Mail Tribune

San Diego Gas and Electric, which has leased an Erickson S-64E aircrane helicopter dubbed “The Incredible Hulk,” will take delivery of a new helicopter sometime in the spring.... Read more

San Diego Gets Extension On Firefighting Chopper

San Diego Gets Extension On Firefighting Chopper

1-Dec-2009Source: KPBS

Due to the continuing wildfire threat, San Diego-area emergency crews will have access to a large water-dropping aircraft until mid-December, a fire department spokesman said... Read more

San Diego Gas & Electric to pay lease for firefighting helicopter

San Diego Gas & Electric to pay lease for firefighting helicopter

9-Oct-2009Source: San Diego Union-Tribune

The massive chopper, an S64E Helitanker, can scoop and dump up to 2,650 gallons of water per trip. It will be controlled by city fire officials but be available to fight blazes throughout the county during the next two months.... Read more

SDG&E Bolsters Region's Firefighting Capabilities With New Helicopter and Strike Team

SDG&E Bolsters Region's Firefighting Capabilities With New Helicopter and Strike Team

8-Sep-2009Source: San Diego Gas & Electric

Press conference to introduce Wildfire Strike Team and to announce details on new firefighting helicopter that are part of SDG&E’s Community Fire Safety Program for 2009. SDG&E will also outline its progress to date on steps taken to improve power line safety, especially during fire season... Read more

Profile: San Diego Police Dept ABLE unit

Profile: San Diego Police Dept ABLE unit

22-Jul-2009Source: Vertical

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