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Police Aviation News – June 2023 Edition

Police Aviation News – June 2023 Edition

5-Jun-2023Source: Police Aviation News

The June 2023 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here. HeliHub.com is providing an external link.  Police Aviation News is responsible for the content of their monthly newsletter... 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

Police Aviation News – May 2023 Edition

Police Aviation News – May 2023 Edition

8-May-2023Source: Police Aviation News

The May 2023 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here. HeliHub.com is providing an external link.  Police Aviation News is responsible for the content of their monthly newsletter... 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

Police Aviation News – April 2023 Edition

Police Aviation News – April 2023 Edition

5-Apr-2023Source: Police Aviation News

The April 2023 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here. HeliHub.com is providing an external link.  Police Aviation News is responsible for the content of their monthly newsletter... 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

Police Aviation News – March 2023 Edition

Police Aviation News – March 2023 Edition

5-Mar-2023Source: Police Aviation News

The March 2023 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here. HeliHub.com is providing an external link.  Police Aviation News is responsible for the content of their monthly newsletter... 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

Police Aviation News – February 2023 Edition

Police Aviation News – February 2023 Edition

2-Feb-2023Source: Police Aviation News

The February 2023 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here. HeliHub.com is providing an external link.  Police Aviation News is responsible for the content of their monthly newsletter... 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

Police Aviation News – January 2023 Edition

Police Aviation News – January 2023 Edition

3-Jan-2023Source: Police Aviation News

The January 2023 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here. HeliHub.com is providing an external link.  Police Aviation News is responsible for the content of their monthly newsletter... 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

Georgia Border Police orders three Airbus H145s

Georgia Border Police orders three Airbus H145s

2-Jan-2023Source: HeliHub.com

Just before the Christmas break, a signing ceremony took place between the Georgia Border Police (part of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in that former Soviet-bloc country) and Airbus Helicopters. Border Police head Nikoloz Sharadze, and Romain Lana – the Regional Sales Manager Eastern Europe and Central Asia for Airbus Helicopters – presided at the... 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

Police Aviation News – December 2022 Edition

Police Aviation News – December 2022 Edition

5-Dec-2022Source: Police Aviation News

The December 2022 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here. HeliHub.com is providing an external link.  Police Aviation News is responsible for the content of their monthly newsletter... Read more

01-Dec-22 N919PD Bell 429 Queens, US-New York

01-Dec-22 N919PD Bell 429 Queens, US-New York

1-Dec-2022

Police officer injured in 15-20 foot fall from helicopter after grabbing a rappelling rope that was not sufficiently secured.  Video here... 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

Police Aviation News – November 2022 Edition

Police Aviation News – November 2022 Edition

3-Nov-2022Source: Police Aviation News

The November 2022 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here. HeliHub.com is providing an external link.  Police Aviation News is responsible for the content of their monthly newsletter... 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

PAC has provided over 30 years of service to PA State Police

PAC has provided over 30 years of service to PA State Police

5-Oct-2022Source: PAC International

  PAC International has been providing full-service support to the Pennsylvania State Police Aviation Section for over three decades and looks to continue this service long into the future. As an authorized FAA Part 145 Repair Station and Bell Helicopter Customer Service Facility PAC has completed several new aircraft completions, many mission equipment upgrades, and... Read more

Police Aviation News – October 2022 Edition

Police Aviation News – October 2022 Edition

4-Oct-2022Source: Police Aviation News

The October 2022 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here. HeliHub.com is providing an external link.  Police Aviation News is responsible for the content of their monthly newsletter... Read more

SAFE delivers EC145 Maintenance Stands to Riverside County Sheriff

SAFE delivers EC145 Maintenance Stands to Riverside County Sheriff

4-Oct-2022Source: SAFE Structure Designs

  S.A.F.E. Structure Designs is pleased to announce the delivery of a custom EC145 maintenance stand set to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit.  This maintenance stand set is specific for the EC145 allowing access to all the components for routine and major maintenance.  These stands are lightweight and easy to move around. The custom... Read more

Virginia State Police Adds B412EPi To Emergency Fleet

Virginia State Police Adds B412EPi To Emergency Fleet

13-Sep-2022Source: Bell

  From navigating Virginia’s coastal plains, populous major cities, and the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Virginia State Police provides law enforcement and emergency services to more than 8.5 million people throughout the state. When their everyday mission brings diverse challenges, the Virginia State Police relies on their six Bell aircraft to successfully complete lifesaving missions.... Read more

Police Aviation News – September 2022 Edition

Police Aviation News – September 2022 Edition

2-Sep-2022Source: Police Aviation News

The September 2022 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here. HeliHub.com is providing an external link.  Police Aviation News is responsible for the content of their monthly newsletter... Read more

Polish Police negotiating for four more Bell 407s

Polish Police negotiating for four more Bell 407s

19-Aug-2022Source: HeliHub.com

The Polish Police have this week announced that they are negotiating with Bell for an additional four 407GXIs. These will add to their fleet which includes six other Bell helicopters – three 407GXIs, two 206s and a 412HP.  Additional helicopters include three Sikorsky S70i, three PZL W3 Sokol and two Mil Mi-8s From information published... Read more

Subaru B412EPX Joins San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Subaru B412EPX Joins San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

17-Aug-2022Source: Bell

  Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the signed purchase agreement by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department for a SUBARU BELL 412EPX. The Emergency Operations Division will utilize the SUBARU BELL 412EPX for critical missions in San Bernadino as well as provide mutual aid assistance to neighboring counties in Southern... Read more

Minneapolis Police petition city for drone use authorisation

Minneapolis Police petition city for drone use authorisation

12-Aug-2022Source: CBS Minnesota News

The Minneapolis Police Department is planning to utilize unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as part of its law enforcement and training activities. Minnesota statutes allow for state, county and municipal agencies to fly drones, but the process for approval requires a public hearing. See Full Story.... Read more

HTM Group to maintain EC155 for German Federal Police

HTM Group to maintain EC155 for German Federal Police

10-Aug-2022Source: HTM Group

  The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) has awarded a contract to the HTM Group for the maintenance and repair of the EC155 operational fleet of the German Federal Police. Intercopter GmbH will carry out the majority of the services at the Taufkirchen site near Munich. In addition, the HTM Group’s development company, Advanced... Read more

Police Aviation News – August 2022 Edition

Police Aviation News – August 2022 Edition

2-Aug-2022Source: Police Aviation News

The August 2022 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here. HeliHub.com is providing an external link.  Police Aviation News is responsible for the content of their monthly newsletter... Read more

Volusia County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit Adds New B407GXis

Volusia County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit Adds New B407GXis

29-Jul-2022Source: Bell

  Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the signed purchase agreement for two Bell 407GXi helicopters to Volusia County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit. This makes a total of five Bell 407 aircraft to serve in multi-mission special operations in their fleet. “Air One relies on high-performing and reliable aircraft around the clock,” said... Read more

NYPD Aviation Unit Selects Subaru Bell 412EPX

NYPD Aviation Unit Selects Subaru Bell 412EPX

28-Jul-2022Source: Bell

  Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the signed purchase agreement for two SUBARU BELL 412EPX aircraft to the New York Police Department Aviation Unit. The two aircraft will be the ninth Bell product to join the NYPD rotorcraft fleet and will be configured for Search and Rescue (SAR) missions. “The NYPD... Read more

Paraclete Aviation emerging as global provider of aviation helmets

Paraclete Aviation emerging as global provider of aviation helmets

28-Jul-2022Source: Paraclete Aviation Life Support

  A member of the Airborne Public Safety Association [APSA], Paraclete Aviation Life Support, continues to emerge as a global provider of aviation helmets [Types 1 + 2] for the international law enforcement industry as the company builds strategic partnerships throughout the world in county, state and federal government agencies in the U.S., as well... Read more

Metro Aviation delivers new H125 to Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

Metro Aviation delivers new H125 to Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

27-Jul-2022Source: Metro Aviation

  Metro Aviation recently completed and delivered a new H125 for the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. The completion was done in conjunction with aviation technology and wireless communications leader CNC Technologies and is the first aircraft Metro has completed for the department. The new aircraft will replace one of the department’s oldest aircraft, an AS350B2,... Read more

Wysong Completes B407GXi For Clayton County PD

Wysong Completes B407GXi For Clayton County PD

25-Jul-2022Source: Wysong

  Wysong Enterprises announced today that the company recently completed a new Bell 407GXi helicopter for the Clayton County Police Department Aviation Unit. The aircraft was customized in collaboration with Clayton County personnel and Wysong Enterprises technical staff. The aircraft delivered was completed with Wescam MX-10 Sensor System, Troll Downlink, Churchill ARS700, Luminator Orion Searchlight,... Read more

Rhineland-Palatinate order H145s for police force

Rhineland-Palatinate order H145s for police force

22-Jul-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

  The Ministry of Interior of Rhineland-Palatinate has ordered two five-bladed Airbus H145s for its police force, following a European tender launched earlier this year. The helicopters will replace the state’s current H135 fleet and will be operated by the police helicopters squadron in Winningen. The first delivery is planned for Q1 2024. “We’d like... Read more

Southern Maryland Section Celebrates  35 Years Of Aviation Service

Southern Maryland Section Celebrates 35 Years Of Aviation Service

22-Jul-2022Source: Maryland Law Enforcement

  This month marks the 35th anniversary of the establishment of a permanent Maryland State Police Aviation Command helicopter base in Southern Maryland. On July 1, 1987, the Maryland State Police Aviation Command (MSPAC) opened the doors for the section, known through the Southern Maryland region as “Trooper 7.” The helicopter section was originally based at... Read more

Winnipeg mayoral candidate promises to ground police helicopter

Winnipeg mayoral candidate promises to ground police helicopter

19-Jul-2022Source: CBC

Winnipeg mayoral candidate Glen Murray says he’d like to replace the city’s police helicopter with less expensive surveillance drones. Murray announced Monday evening if he’s elected this fall, he would ground Air1, the Winnipeg Police Service’s EC120B Colibri helicopter. See Full Story.... Read more

Police Aviation News – July 2022 Edition

Police Aviation News – July 2022 Edition

5-Jul-2022Source: Police Aviation News

The July 2022 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here. HeliHub.com is providing an external link.  Police Aviation News is responsible for the content of their monthly newsletter... Read more

Police Aviation News – June 2022 Edition

Police Aviation News – June 2022 Edition

2-Jun-2022Source: Police Aviation News

The June 2022 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here. HeliHub.com is providing an external link.  Police Aviation News is responsible for the content of their monthly newsletter... Read more

02-Jun-22 N91JK Bell HH-1H Reno, US-Nevada

02-Jun-22 N91JK Bell HH-1H Reno, US-Nevada

2-Jun-2022

Hard landing during a training mission.  Helicopter was recovered by a Nevada National Guard CH-47 Washoe County Sheriff's Office RAVEN helicopter experiences hard landing north of Reno https://t.co/gt68s9ypNP pic.twitter.com/MBBG9qaRTg — Washoe Sheriff (@WashoeSheriff) June 5, 2022  ... Read more

Royal Oman Police order Airbus H145

Royal Oman Police order Airbus H145

24-May-2022Source: HeliHub.com

Currently test flying with Airbus Helicopters in Germany is this H145 in the colours of the Royal Oman Police (ROP), although the number of aircraft is not yet known.  This is the operator’s first Airbus product and could be a foot in the door to other Airbus products in due course.  The Omani flag is... Read more

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