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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.
During routine maintenance to the police’s Eurocopter last week, a bung was put in the air intake to stop tools falling into the engine. See Full Story
Perth Now, 12-Mar-15
The State of Western Australia is currently without aerial law enforcement after both the Chief Pilot and Deputy Chief Pilot resigned, according to local press. The Western Australian added that “Assistant Commissioner Nick Anticich denied last night the resignations were linked to personality clashes within the police Air Wing, despite rumours of tension and infighting”…. Read more »