Air International 2016-05
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Parapublic Helicopter Special
Eurocopter EC155 D-HLRZ in a Medical Air Support configuration at Forward Operating Base Pometsried-Ohlstadt.
Hooper Heliport is the largest rooftop heliport in the world, complete with its own control tower that coordinates all helicopter traffic. Note the Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles HH-65 practicing landing.
The EC135 replaced the Bell 212 in the maritime patrol role. Here these types and an AS332L1 are pictured at Fuhlendorf.
The EC135 replaced the Bell 212 in the maritime patrol role. Here these types and an AS332L1 are pictured at Fuhlendorf.
The de-icing rotor blades on the AS332L1 allows the German Federal Police Air Support Group to operate even in extreme cold weather conditions. Here an AS332L1 flies with an EC135T2 over northern Germany.
AS332L1 Super Puma D-HEGF was used to transport German Chancellor Angela Merkel during the G7 Summit in 2015.
The Super Puma has fast-roping equipment on both sides of the cabin to support GSG 9’s counter-terrorism operations.
Police 30 lands at Hooper Heliport. In the background there is a US Customs and Border Patrol A-Star; many local agencies work with LAPD and will on occasion land at the heliport for meetings and training events.
Police 65 departs the Hooper Heliport. The LAPD Air Support Division currently fields 12 Airbus AS350B2 A-Stars.
An LAPD AS350B2 A-Star above downtown Los Angeles on a patrol.
Patrolling the LA Dodger’s Stadium every day, not only during games, is part of the regular route.
Preflight inspection of an A-Star prior to launching for an early evening patrol.
Part of the regular daily activities involves monitoring local landmarks during patrol flights.
The LA City maintenance hangar at Van Nuys Airport. Note the LAPD helicopter on the right, the Department of Water and Power's helicopter on the left, and the LA City Fire AgustaWestland AW139 in the rear.
Hooper Heliport is the largest rooftop heliport in the world, complete with its own control tower that coordinates all helicopter traffic. Note the Coast Guard Air Station Los Angeles HH-65 practicing landing.
The A-Star cockpit has a digital moving map system on the left, the LOJACK stolen vehicle tracking system in the centre of the console, and the full digital flight control screens in front of the pilot.
City maintenance is run on a contract; here one of the facilities repairmen works on the Turbomeca Arriel 1D1 engine.
The Federal Ministry of Interior is responsible for 12 air rescue centres throughout Germany. The EC135T2i assigned to Christoph 2, seen here at its BG Trauma Clinic Frankfurt am Main base, operates up to four rescue missions a day.
The EC135T2i carries medical equipment such as a Corpuls 3 defibrillator, Oxylog 3000 ventilation system, an Accuvac Rescue suction pump, a Braun Perfusor Compact S automated infusion system, stretcher and regular medical provisions.
The de-icing rotor blades on the AS332L1 allows the German Federal Police Air Support Group to operate even in extreme cold weather conditions. Here an AS332L1 flies with an EC135T2 over northern Germany.
The EC135 replaced the Bell 212 in the maritime patrol role. Here these types and an AS332L1 are pictured at Fuhlendorf.
A Spectrolab SX-16 searchlight (pictured), a Star Satire HD multispectral imaging system, FLIR, a loudspeaker and the (Helicopter Laser Radar) Obstacle Warning System are used on the EC135T2 to support police work.
Externally the AW139 is equipped with a high-speed two-person external winch and a Trakkabeam A800 searchlight, visible here. There are two additional searchlights housed in the belly.
The AW139S are on call 24/7 at key regional centres around Victoria, to provide a rapid response to emergency situations. Here the Melbourne Cricket Ground forms the backdrop for the first AW139.
Australian Helicopters is now using five Finmeccanica Helicopters AW139S to provide a HEMS capability on behalf of the Victorian Government and Ambulance Victoria.
The AW139 is employed for a variety of specialised law enforcement and air support applications that require several people on board or extended endurance when operating in remote areas of Bulgaria.
The Bulgarian Border Police Specialised Air Support Unit’s AW139, serial 520, was procured by the Bulgarian Government and delivered in November 2010.
SASU’s two AW109S feature a Star SAFIRE HD day/night multispectral imaging system: mainly used for border patrols, but also used to monitor wildfires and counter-narcotic missions, as required.
The LA City maintenance hangar at Van Nuys Airport. Note the LAPD helicopter on the right, the Department of Water and Power's helicopter on the left, and the LA City Fire AgustaWestland AW139 in the rear.
A Honeywell Primus Epic fully-integrated avionics system, night vision goggles-capable cockpit and a four-axis digital automatic flight control system permits all-weather operations.
The AW139’s dedicated sensor operator console has an innovative and lightweight design, allowing the cabin to retain seating for up to 12 passengers. Here the console’s 20-inch display shows an image fed from the HD IR sensor of the Star SAFIRE system.
The AW139’s flat-floor cabin can accommodate between two and four stretchers and up to five seats, accessible through large sliding doors, which facilitates loading and unloading of patients and winching operations.
A Border Police sniper team prepares the AW139 for use as a shooting platform to support a hoarding party performing ship inspection and detention of illegal immigrants and smugglers.
Two of the EC 120 Colibris used for basic helicopter training in formation during a low level training flight near Cologne.