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Metro Aviation features Texas DPS completion at ALEA event

Metro Aviation features Texas DPS completion at ALEA event

18-Jul-2014Source: Metro Aviation

Metro Aviation is a trusted partner for airborne law enforcement units, completing aircraft for some of the country’s most notable agencies. The worldwide completion leader will be exhibiting at this year’s Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) conference and exposition at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ from July 16-19. Metro will feature an AS350... Read more

FBI investigates fatal shooting from Texas DPS helicopter

FBI investigates fatal shooting from Texas DPS helicopter

27-Jan-2013

A letter sent from the Texas Department of Public Safety to the state Attorney General on Wednesday confirms that the FBI is investigating a state trooper’s fatal shooting which lead to the death of two Guatemalan immigrants.  (see full story) This is an update to a story we first ran on 1st January – Texas... Read more

Texas DPS faces questions on use of helicopter sharpshooter

Texas DPS faces questions on use of helicopter sharpshooter

1-Jan-2013Source: ACLU of Texas

The ACLU of Texas Tuesday asked Attorney General Greg Abbott to compel the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to comply with open records requests about a DPS shooting of unarmed persons last October 25 that resulted in two fatalities. A sharpshooter fired several shots from a helicopter while in pursuit of a moving vehicle.... Read more

American Eurocopter celebrates 200th US-built AS350

American Eurocopter celebrates 200th US-built AS350

21-Sep-2012Source: American Eurocopter

American Eurocopter held an event today at its Delivery Center in Grand Prairie to honor the 200th AS350® helicopter manufactured in the United States. The 200th aircraft, an AS350 B3e, was delivered to the Texas Department of Public Safety in April and was placed into service today. Members of the Texas DPS were on hand... Read more

Metro Aviation to feature latest Texas DPS completion at ALEA

Metro Aviation to feature latest Texas DPS completion at ALEA

12-Jul-2012Source: Metro Aviation

Metro Aviation will be exhibiting again this year during the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) 42nd Annual Conference and Exposition at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center from 11-14 JUL 2012. The company will be featuring their latest AS350B3 law enforcement completion provided to the Texas Department of Public Safety Aviation Section. The aircraft is the first... Read more

American Eurocopter showcases AStar leadership at ALEA 2011

American Eurocopter showcases AStar leadership at ALEA 2011

18-Jul-2011Source: American Eurocopter

The AStar family of helicopters has become the standard in airborne law enforcement. It is a reliable, high performance platform that has been proven throughout the U.S. law enforcement community. In service with agencies like U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, California... Read more

07-Jul-11 N40TX Eurocopter AS350B2 Waco, US-Texas

07-Jul-11 N40TX Eurocopter AS350B2 Waco, US-Texas

7-Jul-2011

Cessna Citation VII N701HA was being ground handled when its wing struck the parked helicopter and damaged it.... Read more

Texas Dept of Public Safety signs AS350 simulator contract

Texas Dept of Public Safety signs AS350 simulator contract

7-Mar-2011Source: American Eurocopter

Extends training relationship that has lasted more than 20 years and implements AEC’s AS350 Level B Full Flight Simulator as an integral part of the department’s training program American Eurocopter announced today that the Texas Department of Public Safety has signed a simulator training contract with the company’s Training Center in Grand Prairie, Texas. The... Read more

American Eurocopter delivers pair of 350B3s to Texas Dept of Public Safety

American Eurocopter delivers pair of 350B3s to Texas Dept of Public Safety

27-Jan-2011Source: American Eurocopter

American Eurocopter has delivered two AS350 B3 helicopters to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Aircraft Section. These are the first AS350 B3’s in the Aircraft Section’s all-Eurocopter fleet, which includes 13 Eurocopter AS350-series AStar helicopters and one EC145. The new AS350 B3’s provide increased power and performance and build on the proven reliability... Read more

Texas Department of Public Safety adds two AS350B3s

Texas Department of Public Safety adds two AS350B3s

2-Mar-2010Source: American Eurocopter

March 1, 2010 Grand Prairie, Texas – American Eurocopter announced today that the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has ordered two AS350 B3-2B1 helicopters expanding mission capabilities to the department by adding a more powerful version of the AS350B3 coupled with the benefit of the Turbomeca Arriell 2B1 Full-Authority-Digital-Engine-Control (FADEC). These helicopters will join... Read more

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