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A rescue crewman was lowered onto the deck of a vessel as part of winch training exercise, off the coast of Perth, Western Australia. During the exercise, the rescue crewman was pulled overboard from the vessel, into and through the water. The rescue crewman was not injured.
The Western Australian Police Force has ordered one H145 helicopter to enhance police operations in Western Australia, making it the first Australian customer to operate the five bladed H145. Purchased to replace its BK117 helicopter, and to operate alongside the AS365 N3+, this state-of-the-art H145 offers a full range of capabilities for the WA Police… Read more »
Airbus Helicopters, 14-Aug-20
The WA Police have been given the green light to purchase a new helicopter. They currently have two aging helicopters, a BK117 and a Eurocopter AS365 N3 Dauphin. The Police and Road Safety Minister will announce the funding of the new $26.9 million helicopter on Tuesday, reports WA Today.
WA Police are currently discussing the possibility of purchasing a new police helicopter. This comes after the State Coroner, Ros Fogliani, recommended the police get a new helicopter after overseeing the six people for died during five police pursuit crashes. The Police currently have two aging helicopters, a BK117 Kawasaki Bolkow and a Eurocopter AS365… Read more »
WA Police are looking at buying “more nimble” and “manoeuvrable” helicopters better suited to high-speed chases. See Full Story
Yahoo News, 17-Feb-16
After returning from a test flight, a maintenance inspection revealed damage to a main rotor blade.