Monday 24 June, 2019

New Airbus 145 police helicopter has landed

The RCIPS Senior Command Team, the AOU and the CICG Commander greeted the helicopter crew.

The RCIPS Senior Command Team, the AOU and the CICG Commander greeted the helicopter crew.

The new RCIPS helicopter, the Airbus 145, arrived today at the Air Operations Unit.

The crew of the helicopter included AOU Executive Officer Steve Fitzgerald and pilots, Captain Toby Hart and Captain Dave Burchill - who will fly the helicopter for a few weeks until AOU pilots receive training in flying the H145. 

The expedited delivery of the new helicopter was arranged as a national security priority in the wake of the technical failure of the H135 police helicopter on February 26, since which it has been out of service.

The Commander of the CI Coast Guard, Robert Scotland, and the Air Operations Unit, joined the RCIPS Senior Command Team in welcoming the new helicopter to the island. 

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