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News > Texas DPS takes delivery of their 10th AS350 B2

Texas DPS takes delivery of their 10th AS350 B2

July 17, 2008

Houston TX – The Texas Department of Public Safety took delivery of the newest member of their fleet, an AS350B2 at a ceremony conducted at the ALEA (Airborne Law Enforcement Association) convention today on the American Eurocopter booth. 
“The AStar has proven to be a great platform for executing our police mission, we are excited today to be adding yet another AS350B2 to our fleet and continuing our relationship with American Eurocopter,” said Jack Reichert, Texas DPS Chief Pilot.  
The AS350 – AStar has become the reference for law enforcement missions in the United States. It is equipped with a powerful yet economical 732 shp Turbomeca Arriel 1D1 engine, with room for six plus pilot and a sling capacity of more than 2,555lbs. The AS350 is uniquely adaptable for the full range of law enforcement missions from special operations to emergency medevacs.  
“We are extremely proud that the agency that debuted the first law enforcement equipped AS350 in the United States has validated that choice by now adding this number 10 AStar to their growing A350 fleet,” said Larry Roberts, American Eurocopter Vice President Commercial Affairs. 
About American Eurocopter 
American Eurocopter is the American subsidiary of Eurocopter, the largest helicopter manufacturer in the world, and EADS North America Holdings, the North American operations of EADS, the second largest aerospace and defense company in the world. American Eurocopter markets, sells and supports the broadest range of civil and para-public helicopters offered by any manufacturer. The product line represents the most cost-effective, technologically-advanced helicopters, ranging from light single to heavy twin, serving all markets and missions. American Eurocopter's headquarters and main facility are in Grand Prairie, TX, with a large manufacturing and production facility in Columbus, Mississippi and its West Coast Regional Support Facility, in Long Beach, CA.

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