Thu, Mar 30, 2006
First 417 Ordered For Law Enforcement
Bell Helicopter told Aero-News this week of a new order for a
Bell 417 helicopter to Aviation Specialties Inc., based in Boise,
ID. This was one of the 46 new Bell 417s ordered in conjunction
with the recent Heli-Expo in Dallas, TX.
The new 417 adds to the company’s existing Bell fleet of a
206-B3, and a Bell 407.
"We are thrilled to see Aviation Specialties continue to grow by
ordering a 417 for their future fleet expansion," said Greg
Maitlen, Bell Helicopter Regional Sales Manager for the Western
U.S. "We are proud to call them part of the Bell Helicopter
Aviation Specialties’ Bell 407 is currently contracted to
the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department in California. This
order makes Aviation Specialties the first company to order the new
Bell 417 for law enforcement use.
"Our 407 is called on daily to operate in an extremely demanding
environment," explained Mike Atwood, President of Aviation
Specialties Inc. "The 417’s projected additional performance
and glass cockpit make it a perfect addition to our fleet."
Bell Helicopter produces commercial and military helicopters for
the worldwide marketplace. Bell’s workforce serves customers
flying Bell aircraft in over 120 countries.
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