Baltimore PD orders EC120Bs


Baltimore Police Department orders four EC120B helicopters as fleet replacements for older EC120s

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


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