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Eagle Copters partners with Airbus H125 to support Calgary Police HAWCS

March 15, 2021  By Blue Line Staff

From left to right - Cory MacDonald, Chris DeCarle, Joe Djorganoski, Wesley Semeniuk, Tanya Paziuk, Jeff Groomer, Mike O'Reilly, Luba Jovicic.

March 15, 2021 – Over the past year, Eagle Copters delivered two fully customized new Airbus H125 helicopters for the Calgary Police Services Air Support Unit (CPS). Working in conjunction with CPS and Airbus, the highly configured “HAWCS” have being operating in Calgary since September.

Sergeant Tanya Paziuk, of Calgary’s Air Support Unit, said they have already made a huge difference in servincing Calgarians. 

These aircrafts keep the city safe and save many lives,” Paziuk said. “Thanks for being a part of our legacy and commitment to servicing and protecting the citizens of Calgary.”

The Helicopter Air Watch for Community Safety (HAWCS) has made a significant impact in Calgary’s community. In 2020, operational flying hours were 2783, calls for service 4617, the total number of charges 2736, 2000 of them were criminal charges.


Airbus H125 helicopter, Calgary Police Service

These Airbus H125 represents a continuous commitment to ensure aerial safety to the community.
“CPS is flying 10-hours a day. This is why the H125 is the reference for airborne law enforcement,” said Dwayne Charette, President and CEO of Airbus.

“Eagle Copters is very pleased to be part of this celebration,” said Mike O’Reilly, President of Eagle Copters. “We acknowledge and appreciate the work that the Calgary Police Service does for our local community [and] we appreciate Airbus for entrusting us to complete a highly specialized version of the H125 helicopter, well suited for use in this role. Our participation in bringing this to fruition, though mostly technical, is rewarding and in testimony to our dedicated staff here in Calgary makes us a proud partner.”

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