Baltimore PD orders EC120Bs

Eurocopter EC120American Eurocopter announced that the
Baltimore Police Department has ordered four EC120’s to replace its current
fleet of four aircraft. The department is one of the leading law enforcement
operators of the EC120 in the world. The new helicopters will be part of a
fleet renewal program and are scheduled to start delivering in summer 2012.

“The Baltimore Police Department’s commitment
to the EC120 showcases the appeal of the platform in the airborne law
enforcement community,” said Treg Manning, American Eurocopter vice president
of sales. “The department’s current fleet of 120’s have provided crucial
support for its airborne law enforcement missions and have shown the durability
of this airframe.”

“The reasons we chose the EC120 to upgrade
our fleet are the same reasons we chose the EC120s in the first place,” according
to Lieutenant Don Bauer, aviation commander for the Baltimore Police
Department. “It is always reliable. It’s fuel efficient and quiet. Out of all
the aircraft we evaluated, nothing beats the EC120 for our department and our

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: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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