Eagle Copters Ltd. partnered with Airbus H125 to support Calgary Police HAWCS
CALGARY, Mar 11, 2021 –Within the past year, Eagle Copters Ltd. have 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 servicing Calgary’s public safety needs since September 2020.
From left to right - Cory MacDonald, Chris DeCarle, Joe Djorganoski, Wesley Semeniuk, Tanya Paziuk, Jeff Groomer, Mike O'Reilly, Luba Jovicic.
"On behalf of Calgary Police Service Air Support Unit (CPS), we are proud of the dedication from Airbus, Eagle Copters and, CPS colleagues; and their contributions to our H125 project. This will surely make a difference in the safety of Calgarians," says Sergeant Tanya Paziuk, Calgary Police Service – Air Support Unit. "These aircrafts keep the city safe and save many lives. Thanks for being a part of our legacy and commitment to servicing and protecting the citizens of Calgary."
There is a significant impact that HAWCS (Helicopter Air Watch for Community Safety) have made in Calgary's community thanks to these aircraft. In 2020, operational flying hours were 2783, calls for service 4617, the total number of charges 2736, 2000 of them were criminal charges.
These Airbus H125 represent much more than a helicopter. It is a continuous commitment to ensure aerial safety to the community. "CPS is flying 10-hours a day. It is a helicopter you can count on. This is why the H125 is the reference for airborne law enforcement." says Dwayne Charette, President & CEO of Airbus
"Eagle Copters is very pleased to be part of this celebration. We first acknowledge and appreciate the work that the Calgary Police Service does for our local community. Secondly, 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." says Mike O'Reilly, President of Eagle Copters Ltd.
Eagle Copters Ltd. takes pride in supporting the law enforcement community by providing in-house services and equipment to ensure citizen and officer safety at all times. It has been a pleasure working with Airbus & CPS on this project. Eagle is looking forward to more projects to come.