American Eurocopter delivers AS350 B2 helicopter to LA County Sheriff
LA County Sheriff takes delivery of 12th AS350 B2 helicopter
American Eurocopter has announced that it
has delivered the 12th AS350 B2 to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
This completes the order of 12 AS350 B2 helicopters that were purchased in
August 2010 as part of an upgrade program for the department’s Aero Bureau
“American Eurocopter has a culture that is
committed to meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and to delivering
on time. The Aero Bureau’s choice to upgrade their patrol fleet with the AS350
B2 shows their confidence in the performance of our aircraft and our company,”
stated Marc Paganini, president and chief executive officer of American Eurocopter.
“We look forward to continuing to support their helicopters as they continue to
serve the citizens of Los Angeles
The final delivery was celebrated with an
event at American Eurocopter’s delivery centre in Grand Prairie. Captain Louis Duran and other
members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Aero Bureau attended.
“When we chose the AS350 B2 helicopters for
our fleet replacement program, we knew the aircraft could meet and exceed our
department’s needs,” explained Duran. “With this 12th delivery, we know that we
have the best aircraft for our expanding mission profile and that we can count
on American Eurocopter to support these aircraft.”