Las Vegas Police orders new MD 530F helicopter

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police has ordered a new MD 530F. The helicopter will be used to support ground units, surveillance and search and rescue missions. The aircraft will be delivered in October 2015.

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“The relationship between Las Vegas Metro Police and MD Helicopters dates back to the earliest days of the LVMP Air Support Unit,” said Craig Kitchen, chief commercial officer for MD Helicopters.

“The relationship between Las Vegas Metro Police and MD Helicopters dates back to the earliest days of the LVMP Air Support Unit.”

“The unit began operations with a Hughes 300B in 1969, and we couldn’t be more proud, or more honoured, to continue to support this decades-long partnership with this new aircraft,” added Kitchen.

The new helicopter will be configured like the rest of the Las Vegas Police MD 530F fleet

Configured to mirror the capabilities of the rest of Las Vegas Metropolitan’s MD 530F fleet, the helicopter will be powered by the Rolls-Royce 250-c30 engine and fitted with the Garmin G500H glass cockpit.

“The MD 530F helicopter has proven to be a very good platform for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Air Support Unit,” said Jack Clements, Lieutenant, Air Support/Search and Rescue for Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. “The new helicopter will allow us to provide that critical eye in the sky platform to assist the men and women of the LVMPD in achieving our vision of being the safest community in America.”

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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