A new hangar for police helicopters should be built in Prague for 800 million Transport News Pražská Drbna
The police want to have a new hangar for helicopters and drones built at Václav Havel Airport in Prague Ruzyně for 800 million crowns. In today’s issue, the daily E15 writes. Construction could begin in 2023 and last about two years. According to the daily, the police now operate nine EC-135 helicopters and six Bell 412 helicopters. The existing Ruzyně hangar for police helicopters is more than 100 years old and during its existence it was only partially modified. The police have a second hangar at Brno-Tuřany Airport.
A memorandum will be concluded in October
The police are demanding to conclude a memorandum on the construction of a new hangar with Prague Airport in October, and then to start a tender for the construction project.
“The matter will be confirmed by the signing of a memorandum of common intent. Subsequently, the registration of the investment plan will be carried out and a tender for the event designer will be launched, “ the spokeswoman of the Ministry of the Interior, Hana Malá, told the daily.
The current hangar dates from 1916
“The current hangar of the Air Service of the Police of the Czech Republic dates from 1916 and was originally built at the airport in Cheb. During the Second World War, it was transported and assembled at Prague-Ruzyně Airport, where it still serves today, “ said E15 spokesman of the police presidium Ondřej Moravčík.
“Spatially was (hangar) required especially for aircraft, but only during the development of the police air force switched to helicopters. Only partial adjustments were made, ” he added.