NPAS Fixed-Wing Aircraft
Airline news

Police get four new fixed-wing eyes in the sky

The National Police Air Service (NPAS) has announced that four new bespoke aircraft are being added to the fleet. Based out of the NPAS base at Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA/EGCN) the aircraft will operate across the UK tasked in a similar way to the Helicopter fleet. The aircraft, Vulcanair P68, [read more]

Airbus H160
Aviation engineering news

50 years of the Fenestron

The Fenestron is now a familiar sight on helicopters produced by companies like Aérospatiale, sud-aviation and later Airbus but before 1968 the safety-improving device didn’t exist, We look back at 50 years since the invention of the Fenestron. Invented by Paul Fabre and René Mouille the shrouded tail rotor was initially developed [read more]

National Police Air Service
Helicopter news

Police helicopter officer gets MBE

A police officer from North Wales has been awarded a MBE for his services to policing. Sergeant Scott Gallagher who has worked in Police Air Support for over ten years was awarded the gong in the latest new years honours. Joining North Wales Police in 1994, Scott managed the force’s [read more]

Report says Police helicopters need urgent reform
General aviation news

Report says Police helicopters need urgent reform

A report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has suggested that Police helicopters in the UK need urgent reform. National Police Air Service (NPAS) has operated air support, including helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft and drones, for the 43 police forces across the England & Wales since [read more]