x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 19 January 2018

Dubai Police Air Wing carries out more than 1,000 operations in 2013

Operations carried out include 348 daytime air patrols, 155 missions airlifting injured people and 25 land and marine searches.

Dubai Police Air Wing conducted 1,013 operations in 2013, including 348 daytime air patrols, 209 nighttime patrols, 155 missions involving airlifting injured people and patients, 82 community activities, and 25 land and marine search operations.

Brigiadier Pilot Abdulla Hamad Al Shihai, director of the Dubai Police Air Wing department, said the department conducts a variety of services and humanitarian operations, including airlifting patients between hospitals, rescue services, and patrolling coasts and road traffic.

He added that finding a suitable landing area is the primary difficulty they are faced with in performing their operations.