San Diego City agrees to spend $21M on four police AirBus H125 helicopters to replace aging ABLE fleet in 2020-2024

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San Diego City agrees to spend $21M on four police AirBus H125 helicopters to replace aging ABLE fleet in 2020-2024

Post by Brian » Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:43 pm

San Diego City agrees to spend $21M on four police helicopters to replace aging ABLE fleet in 2020-2024

San Diego plans to spend $21 million over the next five years replacing the Police Department’s aging fleet of four helicopters, which were all bought in 2004 and 2005.

The City Council this week approved a five-year agreement with Airbus Helicopters to immediately buy one helicopter for $4.6 million and purchase three more for $5.5 million each before the deal ends in 2024.

The helicopters the city plans to buy, H125, are essentially a modernized version of what the city already uses.

The new helicopters might use these reserved tail numbers:
N881SD , N882SD , N883SD , N884SD Reserved Date: 04/25/2019

Press Release: November 20 , 2019
https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/co ... ging-fleet
https://www.latimes.com/california/stor ... elicopters
https://www.kusi.com/san-diego-to-spend ... licopters/

AGENDA FOR THE COMMITTEE MEETING OF WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2019
https://onbase.sandiego.gov/OnBaseAgend ... &doctype=1

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The Eurocopter AS350 Écureuil (Squirrel), now Airbus Helicopters H125
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurocopte ... %89cureuil

H125 / AS350B3e Construction Numbers
https://www.helis.com/database/model/Ai ... /cn?page=2
http://www.rotorspot.nl/product/as350.php

AS50 / H125 - Accidents Database
https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/type/AS50/9

Safran Helicopter Engines
https://www.safran-helicopter-engines.com

FLIR 380HDc
https://www.flir.com/products/star-safire-380-hdc/

AEROCOMPUTERS UC-6000 MAPPING SYSTEM
https://www.aerocomputers.com/uc-6000
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AirBus Helicopter H125

The HELICOPTER quoted in the proposal must meet the following
specifications:
21) High skid landing gear to accommodate FLIR 380HDc
38) COM/NAV/GPS unit
39) COM/NAV radio
40) Digital clock
41) Transponder (Meets FAA requirement for ADS-B in and out)
42) Audio mixer box
43) Kannad 406AP-H Integra extended range ELT

October 10, 2019
Authorization to Enter into an Agreement with Airbus Helicopters, Inc. for a Helicopter with Mission Configuration Installation
Amount of this Action: $4,573,266.00 (NTE)

"Green" helicopter; Specified configuration $3,088,914
Helicopter completion; Avionics and mission equipment purchase and installation. $1,484,352
Total: $4,573,266

Future Authorizations:
Purchase up to three (3) additional replacement aircraft contingent upon City Council approval and funding availability in an amount
not to exceed $5.5M per subsequent aircraft purchase.

NOTE: Below pricing does not include the trade-in values
First Year Total Price: $4,573,266
Option Year One Total Price: $4,813,344
Option Year Two Total Price: $5,022,183
Option Year Three Total Price: $5,240,179
Option Year Four Total Price: $5,467,736

Trade-In Valuation (SN:4037) is: $831,316

Discounts: Airbus Helicopters, Inc., is offering a discount of 1.25% off of the base airframe price.
This discount is included in the above price for the first aircraft ordered.
This discount will increase by .25% for each additional aircraft ordered. The option year
prices defined above do not include the additional airframe discount as the discount
offered and the final option price will be determined based upon the total quantity
ordered.

Payment Schedule: Airbus Helicopters, Inc., is proposing the following milestone
a. 30% due at award
b. 20% due when the aircraft moves to the completion vendor
c. 50% at the time of delivery of the aircraft

Standard Airframe Warranty:
a. 2,000 flying hours or 36 months after the aircraft is delivered, whichever occurs first
b. Labor cost coverage (at $190.00/hour) for the first year of the warranty period; labor credits are applied to the customer’s Trade Account
c. Engine warranty is direct with Safran Helicopter Engines

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BASIC AIRCRAFT: $3,199,000
LH Sliding Door w/Reduced Hi-Vis Door
Cabin Heating/Demisting Circuit
High Skid Landing Gear
Long Boarding Steps
NVG VEMD
200 Amp Auxelic Starter Generator
LED Fin Anti-collision Light
Vision 1000 Flight Data Monitoring System
Enhanced Thermal Protection on Rear Transmission
Right Hand Rear Sliding Door
Step - Cowling Maintenance - LH/RH
Pulsed Landing and Taxi Light
Exterior: Choice of up to three (3) colors
Collective Activated Hourmeter
Rotor Brake
Wire Strike Protection System - EC - Fixed Provisions
Energy-Attenuating Seats - Pilot & Copilot
Dual Hydraulics
LED Position Lights - RH/LH
Crash Resistant Fuel Systems
Aft Baggage Door Mod
RG350 Battery, Concord Lead Acid
Tail Rotor Guard, Removable Parts
Hi-vis Main Rotor Blades Two Color - RED/WHITE
Interior: Factory covered seat cushions

Air Conditioner / RSG (-70,085)

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STANDARD AVIONICS: INCLUDED
COM/NAV/GPS GTN650 Garmin
NAV/COM GNC255A Garmin
Electronic Flight Display System
Chartview Option
Synthetic Vision Option
G500H TXi Garmin
Electronic Standby Instrument ESI-500 L3
Dual USB TA202 Mid-Continent
ELT 406AP-H Integra Ext'd Range Kannad
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ADDITIONAL AIRFRAME OPTIONS: AHI INSTALL $226,563
BATTERY RELOCATION - RG390E LEAD ACID - TO TAILBOOM - (LARGE DOOR) - ECL STC [SR00422NY] 64,183
DOOR - LH TOUR SHORT DOOR - CLEAR - IN LIEU OF STANDARD DOOR - ECL 36,472
DOOR - RH TOUR SHORT DOOR - CLEAR - IN LIEU OF STANDARD DOOR - ECL 35,960
DUAL CONTROLS W/ TWIST GRIP - B3e ONLY - ECF 25,483
ENGINE - WASH KIT FIXED PARTS (NO BOTTLE) B2/B3 9,519
EXTENDED-EXTENDED SEAT RAILS (CO-PILOT ONLY) 8,736
HEAVY DUTY CARGO TIE DOWN RINGS 4,075
STAINLESS STEEL BAGGAGE DOOR RUB STRIPS, LH/RH 7,424
WINDOW - LH AFT SLIDING DOOR COMFORT W/O SLIDE - CLEAR - TECH TOOL STC [SH8754SW] 5,038
WINDOW - RH AFT SLIDING DOOR COMFORT W/O SLIDE - CLEAR - TECH TOOL STC [SH8966SW] 5,038
WIRE STRIKE REMOVABLE PARTS - DART 24,635

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CUSTOMER FURNISHED MISSION EQUIPMENT: H1 INTEGRATION $177,018
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INSTALL CUSTOMER SUPPLIED AEROCOMPUTERS UC-6000 MAPPING SYSTEM. $27,497
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INSTALL CUSTOMER SUPPLIED FLIR STAR SAFIRE 380HDC WITH LASER AND SPOTTER OPTICS. $44,722
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INSTALL CUSTOMER SUPPLIED AIRFILM DOWNPOST UTILITY MOUNT FOR FLIR 380HDC, INCLUDES DOVETAIL & ADAPTER PLATE. $613
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INSTALL CUSTOMER SUPPLIED LO JACK SYSTEM $9,705
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INSTALL CUSTOMER SUPPLIED NOSE MOUNTED STEERABLE LANDING LIGHT. CUSTOMER TO SUPPLY LIGHT $6,556
ASSY, PLASTIC LIGHT HOUSING & METAL LIGHT CLOSEOUT PANEL. CUSTOMER RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY STC
PERMISSION LETTERS FROM VENDOR.
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INSTALL CUSTOMER SUPPLIED AMTECH AMT342 A FRAME SEARCHLIGHT MOUNT W/ UPPER DOVETAIL & 10 DEGREE WEDGE. $3,067
CUSTOMER TO PROVIDE MOUNTING LUGS. CUSTOMER RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY STC PERMISSION LETTERS FROM VENDOR.
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INSTALL CUSTOMER SUPPLIED SILVUS TECHNOLOGIES DOWNLINK SYSTEM - TRANSMITTER & ANTENNAS. $32,415
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INSTALL TWO CUSTOMER SUPPLIED APX-6500 MOBILE RADIOS. $30,263
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INSTALL CUSTOMER SUPPLIED AEM PA CONTROLLER $1,542
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INSTALL CUSTOMER SUPPLIED AVALEX DIGITAL RECORDER $7,409
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INSTALL CUSTOMER SUPPLIED SIERRA WIRELESS CELLULAR GATEWAY $13,229
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Safran Helicopter Engines ARRIEL 2D turboshaft engine

Its Safran Helicopter Engines ARRIEL 2D engine is equipped with an upgraded triple engine
control: one dual channel FADEC (Full Authority Digital Engine Control) unit plus a third
independent & automatic back up channel. This modern engine is fitted with an Engine Data
Recorder (EDR) that manages cycle countings & usage tracking thus paving the way for more
predictive maintenance. Engine TBO and maintenance inspection intervals are extended.
Consequently operating costs will be reduced.

This makes the helicopter the most adapted for all types of missions such as aerial work, firefighting,
law enforcement, Search And Rescue or passenger transportation, especially in hot & high
and extreme environments. It demonstrated its tremendous capabilities while breaking the World
Record for the highest altitude landing and take-off.

847 shp (632 kW) equivalent Thermodynamic Power, in standard atmosphere, at Sea Level.
Triple engine control: one dual channel FADEC (Full Authority Digital Engine Control) unit plus and a third independent and automatic back up channel
Optimized engine ratings according to outside operations conditions thanks to electronic governing system (FADEC)
Optimized engine monitoring through the VEMD
Automatic starting sequence
One Engine Data Recorder, with a memory forfurther download
Electronic N2 overspeed protection
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The Air Support Unit’s four (4) old helicopters were purchased in 2004 and 2005, and each have
approximately 10,000 hours of flight time. The Police Department Air Support Unit averages over 3,100
flight hours per year.
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Re: San Diego City agrees to spend $21M on four police AirBus H125 helicopters to replace aging ABLE fleet 2020-2024

Post by Brian » Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:43 pm

The first new helicopter N881SD was delivered on July 20, 2020

The second helicopter due in 2021

The third helicopter due in 2022

The forth helicopter due in 2023

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FAA N-Numbers for San Diego Police:
N801PD - Reserved Date: 07/15/2004
N802PD - Reserved Date: 07/15/2004
N803PD - Reserved Date: 07/15/2004
N804PD - Reserved Date: 07/15/2004
N805PD - Reserved Date: 08/19/2004
N806PD - Reserved Date: 08/19/2004
N807PD - Reserved Date: 08/19/2004

N881SD - AS350B3 - Serial Number: 8778 - (Delivery on July 20, 2020)
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquir ... txt=N881SD
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N881SD

N882SD - Reserved Date: 04/25/2019
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquir ... txt=N882SD
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N882SD

N883SD - Reserved Date: 04/25/2019
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquir ... txt=N883SD
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N883SD

N884SD - Reserved Date: 04/25/2019
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquir ... txt=N884SD
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N884SD

https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquir ... 1&PageNo=1

N281SD - Copter 1 - (N800DM to N281SD)
N282SD - Copter 2 - (N807JS to N282SD)
N283SD - Copter 3 - 704025 SIKORSKY S-70I
N284SD - Reserved Date: 06/22/2018

N707SD - 4008 EUROCOPTER AS 350 B3 CITY OF SAN DIEGO
N708SD - 4037 EUROCOPTER AS 350 B3 CITY OF SAN DIEGO
N709SD - 4068 EUROCOPTER AS 350 B3 CITY OF SAN DIEGO
N710SD - 4067 EUROCOPTER AS 350 B3 CITY OF SAN DIEGO

N800DM - 31147 BELL 212 CITY OF SAN DIEGO
N807JS - 36466 BELL 412EP CITY OF SAN DIEGO
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquir ... 1&PageNo=1
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Re: San Diego City agrees to spend $21M on four police AirBus H125 helicopters to replace aging ABLE fleet in 2020-2024

Post by Brian » Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:41 pm

The next new San Diego Police ABLE helicopter...

N-Number Change request
Pending Number Change: N617AH to N881SD
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquir ... txt=N881SD

N881SD
Model: AS350B3
Serial Number: 8778
MFR Year: 2019
Manufacturer Name: AIRBUS HELICOPTERS INC
Certificate Issue Date: 11/18/2019
http://www.rotorspot.nl/search.php?find ... =a&where=r

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N881SD

N881SD spotted in flight near Golden Triangle Rgnl (GTR) at 13:53 CDT, March 19, 2020

N881SD arrived at Golden Triangle Rgnl (GTR) at 14:19 CDT from Golden Triangle Rgnl (GTR) after 0:26 en route
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N881SD showed up on the flight tracking map at Palomar Airport on June 23rd and 25th, 2020.
It's at Hanger One Avionics getting some work done before delivery later this year.
https://www.radarbox.com/data/mode-s/AC2320
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Re: San Diego City agrees to spend $21M on four police AirBus H125 helicopters to replace aging ABLE fleet in 2020-2024

Post by Brian » Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:22 am

Update: N881SD pinged at Palomar Airport on June 23rd and 25th. (attached screenshot in the above post)

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Re: San Diego City agrees to spend $21M on four police AirBus H125 helicopters to replace aging ABLE fleet in 2020-2024

Post by Brian » Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:04 pm

San Diego Police new Helicopter N881SD

July 15,2020 First flight today in San Diego County! :)
Flew and Landed safely back at Palomar Airport.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N88 ... /KCRQ/KCRQ

Second flight today and flew down the coastline.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N88 ... 715/2216Z/

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Re: San Diego City agrees to spend $21M on four police AirBus H125 helicopters to replace aging ABLE fleet in 2020-2024

Post by Brian » Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:22 pm

It got delivered today... or it just flew down to MYF to show them...

POL5/N881SD arrived at Montgomery-Gibbs Executive (MYF) at 16:51 PDT from McClellan-Palomar (CRQ) after 0:28 en route

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/POL ... /KCRQ/KMYF

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