Air Support

The Aviation Police Service is part of the Infrastructure Service (DINFRA) within the National Unit of the Dutch police. [1]

Aviation Police Service is stationed at Schiphol-East. At the moment there are flown with 6 x EC135 and 3 x AW139 helicopters. In addition to providing air support to the regional police units, the aviation police also has an Aviation Supervision department. The latter is mainly concerned with compliance with Aviation legislation by users of Dutch airports and users of Dutch airspace.

Several planes have been in use over the years.

Below is a list of the aircraft types that have been in use over time:

Fixed-wing aircraft
Auster Mk3
Cessna 172
Cessna 337 Super Skymaster
Pilatus Britten-Norman BN.2T Turbine Islander
Cessna 182 Skylane II


Sud Aviation Gazelle
Bölkow BO-105
Bell 206 JetRanger
Eurocopter Écureuil
McDonnell Douglas MD902 Explorer

Eurocopter EC-135
In 2009, the seven Bölkow BO-105s were replaced by six Eurocopter EC-135s with registrations PH-PXA (call sign: 'Police01'), PH-PXB ('Police02'), PH-PXC ('Police03'), PH -PXD ('Police04'), PH-PXE ('Police05') and PH-PXF ('Police06')

Agusta Westland AW139
In 2009, two larger Agusta Westland AW139s with PH-PXY ("Police25") and PH-PXZ ("Police26") registrations were purchased.
A third Augusta Westland AW139 came into service in March 2019. This is registered as PH-PXX ("Police 24").

Dornier 228 - 212

The Coastguard in the Netherlands is a service that is made possible through the collaboration of various ministries, but operates under the direct responsibility of the Ministry of Defence. The Coast Guard has, among other things, a police task in the field of environmental checks at sea. Two Dornier 228-212 aircraft are used for this. These aircraft will be replaced by PAL Aerospace Dash 6 aircraft. The first will probably be delivered in spring 2022

Agusta Westland 189
The Coast Guard will receive 2 helicopters of the type Agusta Westland 189 (AW189). Bristow flies and maintains the aircraft for a period of 10 years. The aircraft can accommodate 19 people excluding crew. The crew on board consists of 2 pilots, a winch operator, a rescue swimmer and an ambulance nurse as standard.
The first of the two new helicopters for the Coast Guard was recently delivered. In the photo, the device still has a British registration. The aircraft will remain in England until November to train personnel. After that, the device comes to the Netherlands. One helicopter will fly from Den Helder Airport, the other from  Airport.Midden Zeeland