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Riverside Police Dept auction off two MD500Es

Riverside Police Dept auction off two MD500Es

18-Apr-2024Source: HeliHub.com

The City of Riverside in California has recently listed two MD500Es on the GovDeals auction site. The pair have been replaced by Airbus H125 helicopters, which were delivered in summer 2023. One 500E of the pair being auctioned is a 2008 model with 8,996 airframe hours and 18,693 engine hours, while the second is an... Read more

Fort Worth Police commit $3.95M for second Bell 505

Fort Worth Police commit $3.95M for second Bell 505

11-Apr-2024Source: Fort Worth Texas

City Council on Tuesday evening authorized the Police Department to purchase a new helicopter to replace an aging aircraft that requires frequent maintenance. What it will cost: Purchase price for the Bell 505 helicopter is $2,062,242. A contract with CNC Technologies to upfit the helicopter with police mission equipment is $1,896,049, for a total purchase... Read more

Louisiana State Police Signs Purchase Agreement for Two Bell 407GXis

Louisiana State Police Signs Purchase Agreement for Two Bell 407GXis

27-Mar-2024Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the signed purchase agreement for two Bell 407GXis to Louisiana State Police. “Bell is honored the Louisiana State Police have chosen the Bell 407GXi to expand their public safety mission capabilities,” said Lane Evans, managing director, North America. “With its upgraded avionics and customizable cabin space,... Read more

Georgia Border Police accepts first Airbus H145 at handover ceremony

Georgia Border Police accepts first Airbus H145 at handover ceremony

13-Mar-2024Source: Georgia Border Police

Border police of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia has been handed over a new and contemporary, “H 145” helicopter of European standard. The delivery of the helicopter was carried out at the “Airbus Helicopters” enterprise in Germany, which was attended by the Deputy Head of the Border Police – Giorgi Malania and the... Read more

CNC Technologies completes Mission Suite install on new Fontana Police AS350B2

CNC Technologies completes Mission Suite install on new Fontana Police AS350B2

28-Feb-2024Source: CNC Technologies

CNC Technologies, an aviation technology and wireless communications company serving the law enforcement, military and government markets, announced the completion of a law enforcement mission suite upgrade for Fontana PD’s newest Astar AS350-B2. Fontana also contracted CNC Technologies for recurring service, support and training for 3 years which will maintain uptime and proficiency of these... Read more

CNC Technologies completes Mission Suite Integrations on two Bell 505s for Florida Fish and Wildlife

CNC Technologies completes Mission Suite Integrations on two Bell 505s for Florida Fish and Wildlife

28-Feb-2024Source: CNC Technologies

CNC Technologies, an aviation technology and wireless communications company serving the law enforcement, military and government markets, announced the completion of two fully equipped Bell 505 helicopters and one fully equipped Cessna Caravan airplane for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The Bell 505 helicopters are each outfitted with an L3/Wescam MX10 imager,... Read more

Outerlink Air IP adds FAA STC approvals to AW139, B407 and S76

Outerlink Air IP adds FAA STC approvals to AW139, B407 and S76

28-Feb-2024Source: Outerlink

Outerlink’s multicellular Air IP is expanding with additional FAA STC approvals and expanding across law enforcement and corporate clients. The key to Air IP’s success is the ability to provide ample bandwidth for everyone onboard simultaneously. Users report consistent connectivity at over 140 mph and thousands of feet above the ground for up to ten... Read more

Bell delivers 412EPXs to two Southern California County Sheriffs

Bell delivers 412EPXs to two Southern California County Sheriffs

27-Feb-2024Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the successful deliveries of three SUBARU Bell 412EPXs, two to San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and one to San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, during HAI Heli Expo 2024. “Bell is thrilled to partner with both San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department as... Read more

Metro Aviation continues to see increase in law enforcement completions

Metro Aviation continues to see increase in law enforcement completions

27-Feb-2024Source: Metro Aviation

The number of law enforcement aircraft completed by Metro Aviation has tripled over the last three years.  The company’s reputation for excellence in helicopter completions, safety, and customer service has led to an increasingly growing number of law enforcement and government agencies seeking out Metro for their completion needs. “The word is out for what Metro has... Read more

Spectrolab introduces new airborne searchlight at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024

Spectrolab introduces new airborne searchlight at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024

27-Feb-2024Source: Spectrolab

Spectrolab, Inc. is introducing its newest Nightsun® airborne searchlight at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024 in Anaheim this week. The Nightsun® SXP-10 features a new innovative searchlight design which builds on more than 50 years of high intensity searchlight design and manufacturing heritage. State-of-the-art solid-state Laser Excited Phosphorus (LEP) lighting technology was combined with the latest in... Read more

CNC Technologies continues growing with Multi-Year Service, Support and Training Contracts

CNC Technologies continues growing with Multi-Year Service, Support and Training Contracts

26-Feb-2024Source: CNC Technologies

CNC Technologies, an aviation technology and wireless communications company serving the law enforcement, military and government markets, announced today that the Texas Department of Public Safety, Massachusetts State Police (MSP), Dallas Police Department,  Ohio State Highway Patrol, and Ontario Police Department have all signed multi-year Service, Support, and Training (SST) agreements. These contracts cover the... Read more

CNC Technologies to supply wireless comms for Broward County Sheriff fleet

CNC Technologies to supply wireless comms for Broward County Sheriff fleet

22-Feb-2024Source: CNC Technologies

CNC Technologies, an aviation technology and wireless communications company serving the law enforcement, military and government markets, announced a collaboration with Airbus Helicopters and Metro Aviation to provide the Broward County Sheriff’s Office (BSO) with three fully missionized aircraft for Fire Rescue and Public Safety operations. CNC’s partnership with Airbus and Metro Aviation continues to... Read more

ESG supplies laser safety glasses to Brandenburg police

ESG supplies laser safety glasses to Brandenburg police

21-Feb-2024Source: ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH

ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH has been commissioned by the procurement authority for the Brandenburg police force to supply its pioneering visAIRion laser safety glasses to the pilots and flight technicians of the Brandenburg police helicopter squadron. The laser safety glasses were handed over to the future users at the Ahrensfelde site. The police helicopter squadron... Read more

Queensland Police introduces EC135 ops ahead of fleet switch to Bell 429

Queensland Police introduces EC135 ops ahead of fleet switch to Bell 429

25-Jan-2024Source: ABC News

Police forced to grapple with a spate of dramatic stolen car offences in Townsville finally have encrypted radios and a dedicated helicopter to fight crime from the sky. Longstanding calls for aerial support in the north Queensland city intensified last month after almost 80 vehicles were stolen within a week. The Queensland government has announced... Read more

Lithuanian State Border Guard Service orders three H145s

Lithuanian State Border Guard Service orders three H145s

29-Nov-2023Source: Airbus

Airbus Helicopters and the Lithuanian State Border Guard Service have announced a contract for three five-bladed H145 multi-mission helicopters at the 2023 European Rotors trade show, expanding the service’s fleet. These three additional H145s bring the total number of Airbus helicopters in service with the Lithuanian government to eleven, further strengthening Airbus Helicopters’ position in... Read more

San Diego County Sheriff unveils two new helicopters

San Diego County Sheriff unveils two new helicopters

22-Nov-2023Source: HeliHub.com

San Diego County Sheriff Kelly A. Martinez unveiled two new helicopters during a news conference on Monday, November 20 at the Sheriff’s ASTREA (Aerial Support to Law Enforcement Agencies) base at Gillespie Field in El Cajon. ASTREA is the Sheriff’s aviation unit which has been providing aerial support to the Sheriff’s Department and partner agencies... Read more

Mexican state of Nuevo León adds law enforcement Black Hawk

Mexican state of Nuevo León adds law enforcement Black Hawk

9-Nov-2023Source: Nuevo León

In order to strengthen public security and the armor of Nuevo León, Governor Samuel Alejandro García Sepúlveda presented the new “Black Hawk” helicopter, which adds to the eight aircraft that the Civil Force already had. At Police Field No. 1 of the Civil Force in Escobedo, García Sepúlveda highlighted that this helicopter represents the symbol... Read more

US Park Police Celebrates Half a Century Flying Bell

US Park Police Celebrates Half a Century Flying Bell

9-Nov-2023Source: Bell

Bell teammates joined over 120 esteemed dignitaries that gathered at the U.S. Park Police (USPP)’s Washington D.C. headquarters, more commonly known by the USPP as the ‘Eagle’s Nest’, to celebrate the Unit’s 50-year anniversary, their life-saving accomplishments while utilizing Bell aircraft, and the exclusive use of Bell aircraft since their inception. “Bell congratulates the USPP’s... Read more

Delaware State Police marks 100 Years with Bell 429 Purchase

Delaware State Police marks 100 Years with Bell 429 Purchase

2-Nov-2023Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the signed purchase agreement for two Bell 429s by Delaware State Police (DSP). In addition to law enforcement operations, the Bell 429 will also aid in the completion of emergency medical services and search-and-rescue operations. “This year, Bell joins in DSP’s celebration of an incredible achievement,”... Read more

Cochise County Sheriff’s Office takes AS350B3 on five year agreement

Cochise County Sheriff’s Office takes AS350B3 on five year agreement

26-Oct-2023Source: HeliHub.com

Sheriff Mark J Dannels (seen below) has recently been very pleased to introduce a new helicopter to the citizens of Cochise County in Arizona.  The Airbus H125 will be known by the name “Hawkeye.” The helicopter is the result of a grant from a state grant, and Sheriff Dannels made a point in a social... Read more

Pasadena Police gets approval for Wescam MX-10 camera

Pasadena Police gets approval for Wescam MX-10 camera

23-Oct-2023Source: Pasadena NOW

The City Council unanimously approved the Pasadena Police Department’s request for purchase of a  high-tech camera for one of the city’s patrol helicopters. The camera, which is a Wescam MX-10 camera, cost $496,000.  The Police Department’s Air Operations Section acquired its first Wescam MX-10 camera in 2020. See Full Story.... Read more

Robeson County Sheriff adds OH-58

Robeson County Sheriff adds OH-58

23-Oct-2023Source: Robeson County Sheriff

The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office debuted its newest addition to its fleet Thursday morning at the Lumberton Municipal Airport. In attendance where several County Commissioners, County Administrators, Senator Danny Britt, and many others. Initially assigned to the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office and after an agreement between Sheriff Bill Rogers and Sheriff Burnis Wilkins, a helicopter... Read more

South Australia commits to Police and EMS helicopters

South Australia commits to Police and EMS helicopters

17-Oct-2023Source: Government of South Australia

Two new helicopters will be added to South Australia’s police and ambulance services to boost response time and operational capacity, in a major Malinauskas Government investment. A state government commitment of $150 million will see two new State Rescue Helicopter Service (SRHS) helicopters online before the end of 2024, four new dedicated pilots and an... Read more

Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Enhances Search and Rescue Operations with TrakkaBeam TLXc

Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Enhances Search and Rescue Operations with TrakkaBeam TLXc

26-Sep-2023Source: Trakka Systems

Trakka Systems, a prominent provider of Critical Vision Technologies, is excited to announce an ongoing partnership with the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office located in Arizona, USA. The most recent collaboration is the acquisition by the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office of Trakka’s cutting-edge TrakkaBeam TLXc, which expands the range of Trakka C4ISR equipment utilized by the... Read more

Spokane County Sheriff plans on Bell 505 purchase

Spokane County Sheriff plans on Bell 505 purchase

21-Sep-2023Source: The Spokesman-Review

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office could be getting a new $3.3 million helicopter. The Spokane County Commission on Tuesday unanimously voted to accept a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice that will go toward the Sheriff’s Office’s helicopter modernization project. Accepting the grant doesn’t officially mean the county will buy a new chopper,... Read more

Two German states make joint order for four Airbus H145s

Two German states make joint order for four Airbus H145s

30-Aug-2023

Lower Saxony and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (aka Niedersachsen und Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) are jointly purchasing four new Airbus H145 police helicopters – two for each federal state. The contract for the cross-border cooperation has now been awarded to the company Airbus. Joint procurement takes place via the Lower Saxony Logistics Center (LZN), which saves effort, time and money.... Read more

Bell Celebrates the Delaware State Police

Bell Celebrates the Delaware State Police

25-Jul-2023Source: Bell

This year, the Delaware State Police (DSP) is celebrating a notable milestone: 100 years of providing law enforcement services to its over one million citizens and visitors. As a long-standing Bell customer for more than 50 years, DSP now relies on their Bell 429 fleet for emergency medical services, search-and-rescue operations, and law enforcement missions – all... Read more

Marion County Sheriff adds high-capacity Wi-Fi from Outerlink

Marion County Sheriff adds high-capacity Wi-Fi from Outerlink

21-Jul-2023Source: Outerlink

Marion County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) maintains its reputation as a leading innovator in law enforcement rotorcraft operations by partnering with Outerlink to STC the Air IP™ Wi-Fi system in their Bell 407 helicopter. MCSO has consistently recognized the value of its helicopter capabilities and sought to get a cost-effective, reliable means to stream live video down... Read more

Metro Aviation delivers second of three new H125 to Baltimore PD

Metro Aviation delivers second of three new H125 to Baltimore PD

20-Jul-2023Source: Metro Aviation

Metro Aviation recently delivered the second of three new H125 aircraft to the Baltimore Police Department.  The Aviation Unit is replacing three older aircraft and will continue to utilize a fourth EC120 for its fleet. The Aviation Unit required an aft Tactical Flight Officer (TFO) station to mirror the forward TFO station in the cockpit. ... Read more

Robinson Displays R66 Police Helicopter at APSCON

Robinson Displays R66 Police Helicopter at APSCON

19-Jul-2023Source: Robinson Helicopter Company

Robinson Helicopter Company (booth #311) will display the newest R66 Police helicopter in Polk County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office’s fleet at this year’s Airborne Public Safety Association Conference (APSCON) in Orlando, Florida, July 19-21, 2023. In addition to Robinson personnel, aviation officers from the Sheriff’s Office will be in attendance to field operational and tactical questions.... Read more

CNC Technologies completes fit out of Bell 407GX for Dallas Police

CNC Technologies completes fit out of Bell 407GX for Dallas Police

17-Jul-2023Source: CNC Technologies

CNC Technologies, an aviation technology and wireless communications company serving the law enforcement, military and government markets, announced today the delivery of a fully equipped Bell 407 to the Dallas Police Department. CNC Technologies has worked with Dallas PD for the last six years, and this is CNC’s third aircraft completion for DPD. The aircraft... Read more

Politecnico di Milano designs innovative wings for Leonardo’s NGCTR-TD civil tiltrotor

Politecnico di Milano designs innovative wings for Leonardo’s NGCTR-TD civil tiltrotor

14-Jul-2023Source: Politecnico di Milano

Thanks to the European consortium FORMOSA developed a new solution for the mobile surfaces of the wing that reduces fuel consumption and improves performance during flight The FORMOSA project has come to an end. It was launched in 2020 to redesign the wing control surfaces of the NextGen Civil TiltRotor (NGCTR-TD) produced by Leonardo. The new configuration... Read more

Zimbabwe takes delivery of 18 Ansat helicopters from Russia

Zimbabwe takes delivery of 18 Ansat helicopters from Russia

23-May-2023Source: The Herald

In an unexpected move, Zimbabwe has taken delivery of 18 EMS and law enforcement Ansat helicopters from Russia in a deal that foresees a further 14 more helicopters later in 2023.  The helicopter type(s) and uses of the future deliveries are not yet known. See Full Story. ... Read more

Pomona Police updates MD500E with Trakka missions package

Pomona Police updates MD500E with Trakka missions package

15-May-2023Source: Trakka Systems

Trakka Systems announces Total Mission Solutions Package for Pomona Police Department. Trakka’s unparalleled surveillance package consists of the TrakkaCam TC-300 EO/IR, gyro-stabilized, compact multi-sensor surveillance camera, the sophisticated multispectral TrakkaBeam TLX Searchlight, and TrakkaMaps TM-100 Moving Maps and Video Management System. The Pomona Police Department MD-500E helicopter assists ground units in performing routine patrols, surveillance missions, search... Read more

Suffolk County NY approves Airbus H145 purchase

Suffolk County NY approves Airbus H145 purchase

3-May-2023Source: HeliHub.com

Suffolk County legislators have this week approved the acquisition of an Airbus H145 in a fleet modernisation move, with the project priced at $13.1 million. Funding for the new aircraft is in three parts. $5 million was budgeted in 2021, an estimated $600K will be realised through the sale of their oldest helicopter in the... Read more

Delaware State University launches Flight Training Program

Delaware State University launches Flight Training Program

3-May-2023Source: US Army

The world’s first helicopter took flight in 1907. Thirty-six years later, in 1943, the first helicopter accepted in the U.S. Military, a Sikorsky R-4, was flown. Now, in 2023, a new aviation opportunity is taking off. Thursday, April 19, in the bright morning sun , a small crowd gathers at Delaware State University (DSU ),... Read more

Two helipads to be added in Mumbai at Bandra-Kurla Complex

Two helipads to be added in Mumbai at Bandra-Kurla Complex

26-Apr-2023Source: The Free Press Journal

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has planned to develop two helipads at the central business district of Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC). The facilities will be utilised for air ambulance services besides giving landing space to high-flying C-Suite executives. Once developed, the helipads will fetch the MMRDA crores of rupees in revenue. See Full Story.... Read more

Airbus hands over first two H145 helicopters to Bavarian Police

Airbus hands over first two H145 helicopters to Bavarian Police

21-Apr-2023Source: Helibras

Airbus has delivered the first two of eight five-bladed H145s to the Bavarian Police. These first two helicopters will be used in the training of pilots and crews which will begin shortly, ensuring a smooth transition from the current H135 fleet which has been in service for more than twelve years, to the larger H145... Read more

Trakka Systems sells Five TC-300 EO/IR Cameras to Japanese Police

Trakka Systems sells Five TC-300 EO/IR Cameras to Japanese Police

18-Apr-2023Source: Trakka Systems

 Multiple Japanese Police Departments have purchased a total of five TrakkaCam TC-300 long-range HD EO/IR camera systems for installations on Airbus, Leonardo, and Bell platforms.  The Japanese Police Department provides valuable safety and security for their communities. “Trakka Systems is pleased to support law enforcement in Japan with the sales of these units.  Trakka and... Read more

York Regional Police receives new Airbus H125

York Regional Police receives new Airbus H125

5-Apr-2023Source: York Regional Police

The York Regional Police Air Support Unit is proud to present its new state-of-the-art aircraft equipped with cutting-edge technology to help carry out the invaluable duties of Air2 and its patrol team, who travels the skies of York Region, assisting from above. The new helicopter was presented to members of the Police Services Board (PSB),... Read more

Suspect booked for manslaughter after chase led to fatal police helicopter crash

Suspect booked for manslaughter after chase led to fatal police helicopter crash

29-Mar-2023Source: WBRZ 2

A man who fled police in Baton Rouge, triggering a high-speed chase that spilled into West Baton Rouge Parish, is facing manslaughter charges after the pursuit led to a helicopter crash that killed two officers.  On Monday, the Baton Rouge Police Department identified the officers killed as Sgt. David Poirrier, 47, and Cpl. Scotty Canezaro,... Read more

Trakka Systems Announces Total Mission Solution Package for Spokane County Sheriff

Trakka Systems Announces Total Mission Solution Package for Spokane County Sheriff

28-Mar-2023Source: Trakka Systems

Trakka Systems announces Total Mission Solutions Package for Spokane County Sheriffs. Trakka’s unparalleled Total Mission Solution Package consists of the TrakkaCam TC-300 EO/IR, gyro-stabilized surveillance camera, the sophisticated multispectral TrakkaBeam TLX Searchlight, and TrakkaMaps TM-100 Moving Map / Video Management System. Spokane Air Support Unit provides valuable search and rescue, fugitive searching, fire suppression, surveillance,... Read more

Walton County selects Ascend for clinician education program

Walton County selects Ascend for clinician education program

16-Mar-2023Source: Air Methods

Air Methods, the nation’s leading air medical service provider, announced that Walton County Sheriff’s Office has chosen to make Ascend critical care clinician education program available in-person and online to EMTs and paramedics serving Walton County, Florida. Walton County Fire Rescue, the fire-rescue entity of Walton County Sheriff’s Office, provides emergency medical services from the... Read more

St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office Adds Bell 407GXi to Aviation Operations

St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office Adds Bell 407GXi to Aviation Operations

15-Mar-2023Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the purchase agreement for a Bell 407GXi aircraft to St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office (SJSO). The Bell 407GXi aircraft will join the Aviation Operations Unit to serve the citizens of St. Augustine, Florida and surrounding counties. “St. Johns County has selected to replace its Bell OH58... Read more

German Bundespolizei signs HCare Classics contract for H120s

German Bundespolizei signs HCare Classics contract for H120s

10-Mar-2023Source: Airbus Helicopters

The German Federal Police (Bundespolizei) has signed a long-term HCare Classics support contract for 10 H120 helicopters. The fleet of H120 helicopters are used for training pilots at the Bundespolizei aviation school in St. Augustin. The support contract will secure the availability of H120 parts, as well as obsolescence management and technical support. “Our pilot... Read more

Law enforcement agencies upgrade to Airbus H125 helicopters

Law enforcement agencies upgrade to Airbus H125 helicopters

9-Mar-2023Source: Airbus Helicopters

Law enforcement agencies throughout North America have placed orders for Airbus H125 helicopters, providing them with a valuable tool as they work to protect communities and ensure the safety of citizens. In total, nineteen H125s were booked for law enforcement missions in 2022. “Over the past decade, more than 75% of all single-engine law enforcement... Read more

CNC Technologies Extends Lead in B429 Completions for Law Enforcement and Government Agencies

CNC Technologies Extends Lead in B429 Completions for Law Enforcement and Government Agencies

9-Mar-2023Source: CNC Technologies

CNC Technologies, an aviation technology and wireless communications company serving the law enforcement, military and government markets, announced today a new business milestone: the completion of more than 20 Bell 429 helicopters for various law enforcement and government agency clients over the past six years. This includes the company’s most recent work designing and completing... Read more

Metro Aviation welcomes an increase in LE completions

Metro Aviation welcomes an increase in LE completions

7-Mar-2023Source: Metro Aviation

Metro Aviation is internationally recognized as a leader in the helicopter completion industry with a reputation for excellence in helicopter completions, safety, and customer service. This reputation has been the catalyst for the recent influx the company has seen in law enforcement completion contracts. “We are welcoming customers that are contracting with Metro and have... Read more

StandardAero to upgrade Pinal County Sheriff UH-1H

StandardAero to upgrade Pinal County Sheriff UH-1H

7-Mar-2023Source: StandardAero

StandardAero is actively completing Phase 2 and 3 of a 3 phase program to upgrade the Pinal County Sheriff Office (PCSO), Arizona, Bell UH-1H helicopter for hot, high, and heavy operations in Arizona.  The program called UH-1H3 Hot, High and Heavy, which is underway at StandardAero’s helicopter airframe facility in British Columbia, is expected to be... Read more

AeroBrigham delivers Orange County Florida Bell 407

AeroBrigham delivers Orange County Florida Bell 407

21-Feb-2023Source: AeroBrigham

Following an extensive reconfiguration and customizing, AeroBrigham has announced the recent Bell 407 delivery to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) that encompasses the city of Orlando, Florida. The work for the law enforcement equipment and avionics integration was performed at the AeroBrigham main facilities on the Decatur Municipal Airport just north of the Dallas/Ft.... Read more

LASD sued for allegedly suppressing helicopter fleet details

LASD sued for allegedly suppressing helicopter fleet details

13-Feb-2023Source: CBS Los Angeles

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is being sued by a pair of local groups who allege that the department has refused to disclose basic records on their helicopter fleet. Both “Stop LAPD Spying Coalition,” a grassroots community group, and the UCLA Carceral Ecologies Lab announced the lawsuit on Friday. “Black communities have long experienced police helicopters... Read more

Guyana – Sheriff Security and Medical Services buys Bell 505

Guyana – Sheriff Security and Medical Services buys Bell 505

10-Feb-2023Source: Guyana Chronicle

Sheriff Security and Medical Services continues to capitalise and expand its investments in Guyana’s economy with the purchase of a Bell 505. See Full Story.... Read more

MD Helicopters Delivers MD530F to Huntington Beach PD

MD Helicopters Delivers MD530F to Huntington Beach PD

9-Feb-2023Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters (MDH) is pleased to announce the delivery of its first of three MD 530F helicopters to the Huntington Beach Police Department (HBPD). The helicopter was delivered in a special ceremony at the MD Helicopters factory on Tuesday before flying to its new home in Huntington Beach, California. “The Huntington Beach Police Department is... Read more

Guardia di Finanza opens Air-Naval Operations simulation centre

Guardia di Finanza opens Air-Naval Operations simulation centre

3-Feb-2023Source: Leonardo

Guardia di Finanza (Italy’s Police Force, with general capability in economic and financial matters, is the only maritime Police Force in Italy) opened its Air-Naval Operations Simulation Centre at Pratica di Mare Air Base (Rome) today, during an official ceremony in the presence of institutional and Leonardo representatives. The new centre was developed by the... Read more

Kenya Police AW139 reportedly repurposed for Deputy President’s use

Kenya Police AW139 reportedly repurposed for Deputy President’s use

2-Feb-2023Source: The Star

An expensive custom-made operational chopper for the National Police Service has been reconfigured for use by Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua. This has left police without both surveillance and operational chopper, officials said. See Full Story.   ... Read more

South African Police adds new Airbus H125 to fleet

South African Police adds new Airbus H125 to fleet

26-Jan-2023Source: SAPS

The National Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS), General Fannie Masemola has officially handed over a brand new H125 airbus helicopter to the Division: Visible Policing and Operations to bolster the organisation’s crime combatting efforts. The newly procured H125 airbus adds to the SAPS existing fleet of helicopter’s across the country whose aim... Read more

FL – Walton County to get new Air Methods helicopter

FL – Walton County to get new Air Methods helicopter

25-Jan-2023Source: Walton County Sheriff's Office

A helicopter providing lifesaving medical transport is coming to Walton County. Announced at the Walton County Board of County Commissioner meeting Tuesday, Walton County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with Air Methods Corporation to bring a Bell 407 helicopter to the area. After the closure of the only emergency room in Walton County Fire Rescue’s service... Read more

Uruguay National Police contracts Rotorcorp for R44 overhaul kits

Uruguay National Police contracts Rotorcorp for R44 overhaul kits

25-Jan-2023Source: Rotorcorp

In June of 2022, Rotorcorp was awarded a contract issued by the Uruguay Interior Ministry to provide 2200-hour maintenance kits, Lycoming O-540 engines, and other spare parts required to complete the overhaul of two Robinson R44 police helicopters operated by the Uruguay National Police. In December 2022, Rotorcorp President Sean Casey made good on the... Read more

Leonardo delivers first AW169M to Guardia di Finanza

Leonardo delivers first AW169M to Guardia di Finanza

24-Jan-2023

Leonardo and Guardia di Finanza (Italy’s Police Force with general capability in economic and financial matters as well as the only maritime Police Force in Italy) celebrated today the delivery of the operator’s first AW169M light-intermediate twin engine helicopter in a special configuration featuring skids. The handover was performed at Leonardo’s Vergiate assembly line (Varese)... Read more

Norwegian regional Police chief requests helicopter to patrol Russian border

Norwegian regional Police chief requests helicopter to patrol Russian border

24-Jan-2023Source: The Barents Observer

A former commander with the Kremlin-linked Wagner private military company fled across the border to Norway in dramatic circumstances last Friday. Local police fear life and health are at risk if more illegal border crossers are coming in the polar night with temperatures down to minus 25 Celsius. See Full Story.... Read more

Oklahoma City Police to add third helicopter

Oklahoma City Police to add third helicopter

11-Jan-2023Source: News9

The Oklahoma City City Council approved the purchase of a new police helicopter on Tuesday through the use tax fund. Chief Wade Gourley told council members the expected $3.7-million purchase would help more than just law enforcement with missions like missing children, standoffs, and pursuits. The council approved the purchase in a vote of 6 to 1.... Read more

Irish Garda to receive new helicopter and fixed wing

Irish Garda to receive new helicopter and fixed wing

4-Jan-2023Source: HeliHub.com

The Irish Government has confirmed funding for a “replacement” helicopter and a fixed wing aircraft for the An Garda Síochána – the national police service of Ireland.  The capital allocation of €21.5 million in 2023 suggests it would be a very capable helicopter, and local press have been speculating it would be an Airbus H145... Read more

Zimbabwe Republic Police to acquire four helicopters

Zimbabwe Republic Police to acquire four helicopters

2-Jan-2023Source: HeliHub.com

Finance and Economic Development minister Professor Mthuli Ncube recently announced the acquisition of four helicopters for the Zimbabwe Republic Police. Ncube made the announcement after a parliamentary debate on plans to improve conditions for the police, with mobility as their starting point. In his announcement the finance minister said, “We have sourced US$60 million for... Read more

HeliHub.com takes a Christmas break

HeliHub.com takes a Christmas break

25-Dec-2022

The team at HeliHub.com would like to wish all our readers a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous 2023. This is the time of the year we celebrate the birth of Christ Jesus, and we reflect on what that means to us and how it should direct the lives we live.   We trust many of... Read more

Spanish Police conducting eVTOL trials with Ehang

Spanish Police conducting eVTOL trials with Ehang

16-Dec-2022Source: EHang

EHang Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: EH) (“EHang” or the “Company”), the world’s leading Autonomous Aerial Vehicle (“AAV”) technology platform company, announced that EH216 AAV has completed its maiden flight by the Spanish National Police (“SNP”) at the National Academy of Police in Ávila, Spain, to initiate its trial operations by SNP in Spain. The public maiden... Read more

MD Helicopters confirms HeliHub story on Atlanta Police fleet upgrade

MD Helicopters confirms HeliHub story on Atlanta Police fleet upgrade

13-Dec-2022Source: MD Helicopters

The following is a press release from MD Helicopters where they confirm the story we ran two weeks previously.   MD Helicopters, LLC (MDH) is pleased to announce the Atlanta Police Department has signed a USD$10 million purchase agreement for two MD 530F helicopters. Additionally, the department signed an agreement to convert one of its... Read more

Polish Police order two more S70i Black Hawks

Polish Police order two more S70i Black Hawks

12-Dec-2022Source: HeliHub.com

The contract has been reported as worth 350 million Polish Zloty, US $78.6 Million at today’s prices.  Delivery is expected in September 2023 and the fourth quarter of 2024. While the aircraft will be operated by the Police, their primary role will be for firefighting under a contract with the State Fire Service, and available... Read more

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Selling Former LE Helicopter

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Selling Former LE Helicopter

8-Dec-2022Source: Polk County Sheriff

The Polk County Sheriff’s office has once again partnered with GovDeals, the leading online marketplace for government agencies and educational institutions to sell surplus assets, to offer a 2014 McDonnell Douglas 369E Helicopter for sale. The former law enforcement aircraft is at auction until December 12, 2022. Maintained by Dixie Jet and Rotor Service in Lakeland, Florida, the helicopter has... Read more

Slovenia Police orders third AW169

Slovenia Police orders third AW169

7-Dec-2022Source: Slovenia Government

[electronic translation] In the Ministry of the Interior, we strive for the best possible and modernly equipped police force. Today’s signing of the contract for the supply of a new multipurpose transport helicopter is one of the steps in this direction. The contract for the third Leonardo AW169 multipurpose transport helicopter was signed today in the presence... Read more

Atlanta Police commit $10.4M to fleet update

Atlanta Police commit $10.4M to fleet update

28-Nov-2022Source: HeliHub.com

The City of Atlanta has signed off the paperwork at a City Council meeting earlier this month with a commitment of $10,445,227 to the future fleet of its Police Department This figure includes two new MD530FF helicopters from MD Helicopters, and the upgrade of the City’s current MD500E (pictured) to 530FF standard. Standardising the fleet... Read more

Cook County approves $11.4M for Sheriff helicopter

Cook County approves $11.4M for Sheriff helicopter

17-Nov-2022Source: Cook County Sheriff Department

Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart thanked the Cook County Board of Commissioners for authorizing funding to acquire a police helicopter to combat the violent crime plaguing our community, assist in large-scale emergency situations, and help locate missing people. “Helicopters are a game changer, particularly in tracking carjackers and coordinating emergency response to major incidents,”... Read more

Elistair Equips the Nigerian Police Forces with Orion Tethered UAVs for Border Protection

Elistair Equips the Nigerian Police Forces with Orion Tethered UAVs for Border Protection

2-Nov-2022Source: Elistair

Elistair announces that it has equipped the Nigerian Police Forces with Orions UAVs, as part of the reinforcement of their border security. Following the delivery of the UAV’s and the training of the police forces in Abuja at the beginning of 2022, the tethered drones are now deployed on a daily basis for homeland security,... Read more

Jammu and Kashmir Police issue tender for three helicopters

Jammu and Kashmir Police issue tender for three helicopters

1-Nov-2022Source: Kashmir Observer

  Jammu and Kashmir Police has invited bids from registered aviation companies for renting helicopters to ensure faster mobility of its force, officials said on Sunday. Flight operations are required for carrying police officers and central armed paramilitary force (CAPF) officials in all sectors of J-K, as well as for other emergent purpose, they said.... Read more

Korean Police and Fire Depts sign follow-on orders for Surion

Korean Police and Fire Depts sign follow-on orders for Surion

14-Oct-2022Source: Korea Aerospace Industries

  [electronic translation] Government agencies repurchase domestic helicopters that have been verified for perfect mission performance. ‣ Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) signed a contract with the Public Procurement Service to supply two police helicopters on the 5th and one firefighting helicopter in Gyeongbuk on the 12th. Three units will be delivered in the second half... Read more

FAA Certifies NVG-Compatible Cockpit for R66

FAA Certifies NVG-Compatible Cockpit for R66

6-Oct-2022Source: Robinson

  On September 30th, Robinson received FAA certification for its Night Vision Google (NVG) compatible configuration on its R66 Police helicopter. For NVG compatibility, the helicopter’s interior and exterior lighting along with the aircraft’s instruments and avionics were evaluated to certify the helicopter for operation day or night with or without the use of NVGs.... Read more

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