Bell completes helicopter deliveries to Penn State Police

Bell Helicopter has delivered the sixth and final Bell 407GX to the Pennsylvannia State Police.

The order was announced earlier this year and marked the 200th purchase agreement made for the Bell 407GX in North America.

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Captain William Arndt Jr., director of Special Services Division, Pennsylvannia State Police, said: “Working with the team at Bell Helicopter to secure our new aircraft has been completely seamless. We are certainly happy with the procurement of the new helicopters – as they have already provided great support during a pursuit in northeast PA, and we expect to only see more successful missions in the future.”

The aircraft will be used as part of their six aviation patrol units and provide aerial support to all federal, state and local law enforcement agencies within the Commonwealth.

Anthony Moreland, vice president of North American sales at Bell Helicopter, said: “The PA State Police are long-term customers of ours and one of the first to pioneer the airborne law enforcement missions. We worked closely with the team to customize the aircraft to include innovative mission solutions to respond in times of critical incidents or disasters.”

The PA State Police have operated Bell helicopters since their first purchase in 1969 when the company delivered two Bell 47s, the first Bell helicopters to be part of an airborne law enforcement team.

“The versatility and performance of the Bell 407GX continues to make it the aircraft of choice for our law enforcement customers. This final delivery is not only a win for Bell Helicopter, but a testament to the proven capabilities the Bell 407GX has to offer,” added Moreland.

Terry Spruce

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