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CBP-AMO P-3 aircrews and partners seize 11 tons of narcotics

WASHINGTON — CBP-AMO worked with their federal and international partners to seize 11 tons of narcotics (nearly 21,000 pounds of cocaine and 1,300 pounds of marijuana) in international waters between October 1 and November 17, denying transnational criminal organizations an estimated $396 million in proceeds. CBP-AMO (U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations) Leer másCBP-AMO P-3 aircrews and partners seize 11 tons of narcotics[…]

CBP-AMO seizes 20 million of cocaine from a vessel near Guayama

PONCE, Puerto Rico — CBP-AMO (US Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations) agents seized Monday 1,987pounds (901.2 kilos) of cocaine from a vessel attempting to reach the coast of Guayama, Puerto Rico. The estimated street value of the contraband is $20.7 million. “Even as we mourn our fallen colleague, our determination remains steadfast Leer másCBP-AMO seizes 20 million of cocaine from a vessel near Guayama[…]

Air Zermatt signs for the third Bell 429 helicopter

Cologne, Germany (10 November, 2022) — Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, announced a signed purchase agreement for a Bell 429 to Air Zermatt. This aircraft marks the third Bell 429 in HEMS configuration to operate in the Swiss transportation and rescue company’s active fleet. “Air Zermatt operates in one of the most demanding Leer másAir Zermatt signs for the third Bell 429 helicopter[…]

The AW169 expands capabilities with SAR Modes certification

Rome, 9 November 2022 – The AW169 light intermediate twin engine helicopter’s operational capabilities and configuration options grow further with the recent EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) certification of the skid undercarriage and unique IFR, single pilot, Advanced Search and Rescue (SAR) Modes. These latest achievements follow additional enhancements, such as the introduction of the Leer másThe AW169 expands capabilities with SAR Modes certification[…]

HEMS operations in Europe with the Bell 429 helicopter

Having the best possible aircraft available is essential when it comes to the Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) mission and the Bell 429 is the response. For many emergency scenarios, EMS helicopters remain the sole method of transporting patients to hospitals – whether it’s due to the patient being in an inhospitable prehospital location or Leer másHEMS operations in Europe with the Bell 429 helicopter[…]

CBP-AMO and partners seize 3 tons of cocaine in one week

WASHINGTON— U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations (CBP-AMO) worked with their federal and international partners to seize 5,893 pounds of cocaine in international waters Oct. 6 and 11, denying transnational criminal organizations an estimated $111.4 million USD in proceeds. On Oct. 6, a National Air Security Operations (NASO) Center P-3 Airborne Early Warning crew Leer másCBP-AMO and partners seize 3 tons of cocaine in one week[…]

Croatia orders two SUBARU Bell 412EPX helicopters

Fort Worth, TX (Sept. 29, 2022) – Bell Textron solds in Croatia two SUBARU Bell 412EPX, marking a significant milestone as the first sold of the 412EPX helicopter in Europe. Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, announced the signed purchase agreement for the two SUBARU Bell 412EPX helicopters concretely for the Republic of Croatia’s Ministry Leer másCroatia orders two SUBARU Bell 412EPX helicopters[…]

Mission Commander (Ret) for the first HITRON Patrick Merrigan

Video by Cmdr. Ace Castle Interview and edition by Petty Officer 1st Class Adam Stanton In this documentary series the Coast Guard spoke with the Cmdr. (Ret) Patrick Merrigan who was the Mission Commander for the first HITRON (Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron). Merrigan retired as a USCG Commander with 30 years of military service. He Leer másMission Commander (Ret) for the first HITRON Patrick Merrigan[…]

Virginia State Police adds Bell 412EPi to emergency services

The Virginia State Police purchased a Bell 412EPi to further support emergency medical missions, expanding their Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) and search and rescue (SAR) operations. 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 Leer másVirginia State Police adds Bell 412EPi to emergency services[…]

MD Helicopters (MDH) announces new ownership and leadership

Mesa, Arizona, September 9, 2022 – MD Helicopters, LLC (MDH) announces the new ownership and leadership of the company. An investment consortium led by MBIA Insurance Corp., Bardin Hill, and MB Global Partners has acquired the company and established new leadership. Brad Pedersen will lead the team as MD Helicopters’ President and CEO. Brad brings over 35 Leer másMD Helicopters (MDH) announces new ownership and leadership[…]

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