Helicopters Gwinnett County Police department orders new MD 530F

MD Helicopters Inc. announced today, that the Gwinnett County Police Department Aviation Unit has ordered a new MD 530F.

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The helicopter will be delivered in 4Q 2018 and will replace one of the Departments´ MD 369E, which was involved in an accident earlier this year. Gwinnett County Police Department Aviation Unit currently operates with one MD 530F helicopter.

The new helicopter will be equipped with a 650shp Rolls-Royce 250-C30 engine. Furthermore, the law enforcement mission equipment package includes longer main-rotor blades, extended tail boom, an all-glass cockpit, as well as wire strike protection, a 21-gallon auxiliary fuel tank and a recessed PA Speaker Mount. The package will be installed by Hiram, a Georgia-based MD Helicopters Service Center.

Andy Pillado, Vice President of Commercial and Military Sales for MD Helicopters, Inc commented: “A proven and reliable platform for law enforcement aviation units worldwide, the MD 530F delivers optimized operational capabilities and greater mission versatility than other aircraft in its class [...] We are proud to have been Gwinnett County’s platform-of-choice for nearly 30-years, and are honored that the Gwinnett County team has chosen to welcome another MDHI aircraft to their family.”

The Gwinnett County Police Department Aviation Unit is based at Gwinnett County Airport and Briscoe Field, United States, and offers direct aerial support for uniformed patrol officers. The department also supports all other divisions within the Gwinnett Country Government.

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