Sun, Jul 15, 2012
Second Pair Scheduled For Delivery Next Month
In October of last year, the Baltimore Police Department ordered four EC120 helicopters as part of a fleet renewal program for its current fleet of four EC120s that it has been operating since 2000. The delivery of two of the department’s new EC120s will take place in July, with the remaining two delivered in August.
“Our EC120s have been such reliable aircraft that we are really looking forward to getting these new aircraft and putting them into service,” said Lieutenant Don Bauer, Aviation Commander for the Baltimore Police Department. “With the continued support of American Eurocopter, we fully expect these aircraft to carry on the reputation set by our current fleet.”
The Baltimore Police Department utilizes its fleet of EC120s for law enforcement missions that include patrol and support, as well as homeland security missions. The department had the first EC120 in the world to reach 10,000 flight hours, and a second BPD aircraft recently reached that milestone. The purchase of four new EC120s showcases the appeal and effectiveness of the EC120 for airborne law enforcement operators.
“The EC120 offers a high-technology, low-cost solution, and it is the best-selling, light single-engine turbine helicopter in the law enforcement market for the past 10 years,” stated Ed Van Winkle, American Eurocopter’s Sales Manager for Airborne Law Enforcement. “It also offers the most modern design and advanced technology of any other aircraft in its class, featuring the Vehicle and Engine Multifunction Display (VEMD) and Fenestron anti-torque system.”
Baltimore PD’s EC120s were completed by American Eurocopter and feature advanced avionics and mission equipment, including thermal imager, searchlight, moving map, and video downlink systems. These aircraft are unique in that they have been completed with both front seat and rear seat consoles for Tactical Flight Officers, which were custom-designed by American Eurocopter.
(Image provided by Eurocopter)
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