Utah Highway Patrol orders AS350 B3e

Eurocopter AS350 B3eAmerican Eurocopter has
announced that the Utah Highway Patrol has purchased an AS350 B3e for its Aero
Bureau fleet. The new B3e will bring enhanced capabilities to the Bureau’s
current fleet of two AS350 B2s that support law enforcement agencies statewide,
whose efforts protect the citizens of Utah.

“When we decided to add a third aircraft to our fleet, we
knew we needed something with the performance and capacity that would allow us
to complete our wide variety of missions,” said Captain Luke Bowman, Utah
Highway Patrol. “We regularly fly missions at 12,000 feet, and the AS350 B3e
delivers the performance to work at those altitudes with power to spare. With
the AStar’s wider cabin and flat floor, we can accommodate more mission
equipment and cargo.”

“The AS350 B3e is a natural
fit for the Utah Highway Patrol,” said Ed Van Winkle, American Eurocopter’s
sales manager for airborne law enforcement. “It will provide them with the
added performance they need to operate hot and high missions, and it allows
them to standardize on the AStar family of helicopters so they can maintain
commonality in training and maintenance.”

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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