Miami Dade PD takes delivery of fourth AS350 B3


New helicopter joins Special Patrol Bureau Aviation Unit

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.”


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