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West Midlands Police helicopter catches more than 500 suspects in a year

West Midlands Police helicopter catches more than 500 suspects in a year

West Midlands Police’s eye-in-the sky helicopter helped cops snare more than 500 suspects last year. The aircraft spent 1,175 hours in the sky and was also responsible for finding 27 people who had been reported missing. (See Full Story)

Source: Birmingham Mail, 29-Apr-13

UK – West Midlands Police EC135 helped arrest 537 people in 2012

UK – West Midlands Police EC135 helped arrest 537 people in 2012

MORE than 500 people were arrested in 2012 – who would otherwise have got away had it not been for the West Midlands Police helicopter. The helicopter, known to officers on the street by its call sign ‘Alpha Oscar 1’, has taken off 1,362 times this year and has been involved in 3,698 incidents. Using a… Read more »

Source: West Midlands Police, 07-Jan-13

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09-Aug-11 G-POLA Eurocopter EC135P2+ Birmingham, UK

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09-Aug-11

Eurocopter hands over new EC135P2+ to West Midlands Police

Eurocopter hands over new EC135P2+ to West Midlands Police

On July 19, a brand new EC135 P2i was handed over to Assistant Chief Constable of West Midlands Police, Sharon Rowe, on the EADS/Eurocopter booth No. G12 in Hall 4 at the Farnborough International Air Show. The order for this aircraft had been placed in September 2009. Markus Steinke, Managing Director of Eurocopter UK Ltd.,… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 19-Jul-10

Eurocopter to highlight its UK market leadership at Farnborough 2010

Eurocopter to highlight its UK market leadership at Farnborough 2010

Eurocopter and its Eurocopter UK Ltd. subsidiary are represented on the Farnborough exhibit stand of parent company EADS (Booth G12, Hall 4), where an EC135 for the West Midlands Police is to be officially handed over to the customer on July 19. Today, Eurocopter products are vital for the functioning of the United Kingdom, with… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 17-Jul-10

UK: West Midlands Police’s new helicopter gets security boost

UK: West Midlands Police’s new helicopter gets security boost

Motorised hangar doors, reinforced steel pedestrian access, a comprehensive alarm system and a CCTV monitoring capability had been installed to “ensure the safe keeping of the helicopter”.  Their previous EC135 was destroyed by an arson attack

Source: Birmingham Mail, 23-Apr-10

West Midlands Police orders new EC135 to replace arson casualty airframe

Eurocopter UK announces the order for a new EC135 for West Midlands Police Air Support Unit. On top, Eurocopter will provide a fully equipped EC135 police helicopter to take over the duties of the West Midlands EC135 destroyed by fire in a recent arson attack until the new aircraft will be delivered in summer 2010.

Source: Eurocopter, 24-Sep-09

8-Jun-09 G-WMAO Eurocopter EC135P2i Birmingham, West Midlands, UK

8-Jun-09 G-WMAO Eurocopter EC135P2i Birmingham, West Midlands, UK

08-Jun-09

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