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The Tulsa Police Department's Air Support Unit is scheduled to take delivery of a new Airbus Helicopters H125 in August, courtesy of Metro Aviation.
“The completion process has gone very smooth with no issues,” says sergeant Nick Cory. “Metro's customer service has been outstanding. It has been a great experience.”
In addition to the basic aircraft features, Metro is equipping the H125 with a Garmin GTX 345R transponder, which satisfies NextGen requirements for ADS-B Out and includes the weather and traffic benefits of ADS-B In with the paired GTN 650 solution. The law enforcement aircraft also includes the Technisonic TDFM-9000 radio, Thommen searchlight, L3 MX 10 camera and Churchill Navigation augmented reality mapping system, allowing officers to view streets, businesses and other geographical elements on live video. Finally, the aircraft will include a Tyler special ops platform and fast rope rappel system, the first installation of its kind for Tulsa Police Department's fleet.
“In 2014, Metro Aviation did the completion on our first Airbus AS350 helicopter. From the initial meeting to the time we accepted the helicopter, the team at Metro did an outstanding job. The quality of work was outstanding. What is the most impressive to me is the customer service I receive and continue to receive,” continues Cory. “Even five years after the sale, whenever I have a question or concern, the employees at Metro will do everything they can to assist me.”
Louisiana-based completion centre Metro Aviation recently completed a 12-year inspection for Hillsborough County and will deliver a new H125 to the organisation in the autumn,