Miami Dade PD takes delivery of fourth AS350 B3

Eurocopter AS350 B3American Eurocopter announced that the
Miami-Dade Police Department’s (MDPD) Aviation Unit has taken delivery of
another AS350 B3 helicopter. This is the fourth AS350 B3 and it will join the
department’s Special Patrol Bureau’s Aviation Unit that includes a fleet of
rotary and fixed wing aircraft.

“MDPD’s selection of the AS350 B3
demonstrates the continued appeal of the platform for law enforcement operators,”
says Ed Van Winkle, American Eurocopter’s law enforcement market manager. “The
AStar family of helicopters provides agencies with maximum performance and the
ability to expand their mission capabilities with additional equipment or

“The AS350 B3 is a safer, more stable
platform that has allowed us to incorporate more mission-based equipment and a
TFO, without sacrificing performance,” explained Sergeant Tom Turpin,
Miami-Dade Police Department’s Aviation Unit. “This makes us more efficient, more
productive and quite simply, allows us to catch more bad guys.”

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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