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Fri, Jan 12, 2018

Gwinnett County Police Department Aviation Unit Orders New MD 530F

Board Of Commissioners Approves Purchase Of New, Custom-Configured Aircraft

The Gwinnett County, GA Police Department has been authorized to purchase a new, custom-configured MD 530F helicopter by the county Board of Commissioners. The new MD 530F will replace one of the Department’s two helicopters that was involved in an accident earlier this year.

The Gwinnett County Aviation Unit has flown MD Helicopters’ 500-Series helicopters since the mid-1980s.

“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,” said Andy Pillado, Vice President of Commercial and Military Sales for MD Helicopters, Inc. “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.”

Configured to mirror the capabilities of Gwinnett County’s existing MD 530F, the new helicopter will feature the 650shp Rolls-Royce 250-C30 engine, extended tail boom and longer main-rotor blades, and will be equipped with MD Helicopters’ new all-glass cockpit, as well as wire strike protection, Fargo 21 gallon auxiliary fuel tank, and provisions for a nose-mounted EO/IO solution and recessed PA Speaker Mount. The complete, upgraded law enforcement mission equipment package will be installed by Hiram, Georgia-based Rotor Resources, LLC, an authorized MD Helicopters Service Center.

Based at Briscoe Field & Gwinnett County Airports, the Gwinnett County Police Department Aviation Unit is responsible for providing direct aerial support to uniformed patrol officers responding to criminal activity, and general support to all other divisions within the Gwinnett County Government.

The Gwinnett County Police Department Aviation Unit will take delivery of their new MD 530F in 4Q 2018.

(Source: MD Helicopters news release. Image from file)

FMI: mdhelicopters.com

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