West Yorkshire Police

NPAS MD902 in West Yorkshire gets a makeover

NPAS MD902 in West Yorkshire gets a makeover

3-Jan-2014Source: West Yorkshire Police

A police helicopter based in West Yorkshire has had a makeover as it flies the colours of the National Police Air Service (NPAS). NPAS provides a national, borderless service making use of the nearest aircraft meaning that the police service’s response is, in many cases, enhanced over previous provision. The underlying principle of the service... Read more

West Yorkshire Police MD Explorer passes 13,000 Hours

West Yorkshire Police MD Explorer passes 13,000 Hours

15-Mar-2011Source: MD Helicopters

[Editor note – This is one in a long series MD Helicopters puts out every time this airframe passes the next 1000 figure – see here] Aircraft Number 078 Surpasses All Other MD Explorers in the Fleet MESA, AZ, March 6, 2011 – MD Helicopters, Inc (MDHI), a leading manufacturer of commercial and military helicopters,... Read more

Leeds man in court after laser light shone on police helicopter

Leeds man in court after laser light shone on police helicopter

6-Jan-2011Source: Yorkshire Evening Post

At about 5.55am last Saturday the pilot of the force chopper reported a laser being shone at the aircraft as it was flying over the Bramley area of Leeds.... Read more

Fleet lead MD Explorer now at 12,600 airframe hours

Fleet lead MD Explorer now at 12,600 airframe hours

8-Oct-2010Source: MD Helicopters

Mesa, Arizona, October 8, 2010… MD Helicopters, Inc (MDHI) and the Air Operations Unit of the West Yorkshire Police have announced that MD Explorer, helicopter serial number 078 has extended its record for flight hours, reaching 12,600 hours as of mid-September of this year. The flight hours exceed any other MD Explorer in the fleet,... Read more

Man arrested after laser aimed at Police Helicopter

Man arrested after laser aimed at Police Helicopter

10-Aug-2010Source: West Yorkshire Police

A man has been arrested after a laser pointer was shone at West Yorkshire Police’s helicopter in the early hours of this morning. At just after midnight a laser was shone at the helicopter when it was flying over Leeds. The address was identified using specialist equipment on board the vehicle and the helicopter directed... Read more

Fleet lead MD Explorer® exceeds 11,500 Flight Hours

Fleet lead MD Explorer® exceeds 11,500 Flight Hours

21-Feb-2010Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc (MDHI) and the Air Operations Unit of the West Yorkshire Police have announced that an MD Explorer®, helicopter serial number 078 has extended its record for flight hours, reaching 11,565 hours as of mid-January of this year.  The flight hours far exceed any other MD Explorer in the fleet. The Air Operations... Read more

West Yorkshire Police celebrate 20 years in the air

West Yorkshire Police celebrate 20 years in the air

24-Dec-2009Source: Yorkshire Evening Post

West Yorkshire Police is celebrating 20 years of using one of its most effective weapons in the war on crime.... Read more

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