Suffolk County Police Department takes delivery of second H145

Suffolk County Police Department of Long Island, New York, has taken delivery of its second H145 helicopter.

The new H145 joined the department’s existing fleet of one H145 and two AS350 B2s, and will replace an older AS350 B2 AStar.

The Suffolk County H145s primarily conduct medical evacuation missions across Long Island. They are also equipped to perform law enforcement missions with a thermal imaging system, searchlight and moving map system.

“We are excited to have our second H145 in-service for our air medical and law enforcement missions to support the citizens of Suffolk County.”

“We are excited to have our second H145 in-service for our air medical and law enforcement missions to support the citizens of Suffolk County,” said Sgt. Brian Barrett, commanding officer of SCPD’s Aviation Section. “The second H145 gives us the flexibility to have an H145 and an AS350 B2 operating at each of our two bases on Long Island. Airbus Helicopters Inc. continues to provide excellent support, and we look forward to continuing our long partnership with them.”

“The decision to deploy an additional H145 by Suffolk County PD demonstrates the multi-mission capabilities of the Airbus Helicopters light twin-engine helicopter family,” said Ed Van Winkle, sales manager for Airborne Law Enforcement for Airbus Helicopters Inc. “Numerous law enforcement agencies rely on Airbus Helicopters H145 and H135 twins to perform a wide variety of complex missions. Having an H145 and an AS350 B2 AStar at each base gives Suffolk County PD unparalleled flexibility in providing the right tool for the job.”

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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