NYPD orders four Bell 429 helicopters
Bell Helicopter announces that the New York Police Department (NYPD) has ordered four Bell 429 aircraft.
Bell Helicopter, a part of Textron, has signed an agreement to deliver four Bell 429 helicopters to the New York Police Department (NYPD) by 2015.
The NYPD currently has three Bell 412EPs in service for a variety of missions ranging from search and rescue at sea to gathering intelligence and combating terrorism.
“We are honoured to count the NYPD among our law enforcement customers and we give our sincere thanks for their ongoing trust in Bell helicopters,” said Danny Maldonado, Bell Helicopter’s executive vice president of sales and marketing.
“We take great pride in continuing to provide New York’s finest with the reliable aircraft their missions demand so they can serve and protect their community,” Maldonado added.
Bell has a long association with the NYPD, having supplied a Bell 47 helicopter to the force in 1948.