Eagle Copters partners with Airbus H125 to support Calgary Police HAWCS
March 15, 2021 By Blue Line Staff
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.
“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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