Jet Aviation Australia has delivered three Bell 429 aircraft for the New South Wales Police Force (NSWPF).
The aircraft are part of the NSWPF’s new fleet of future light helicopters commissioned in 2019.
In partnership with Bell, Jet Aviation’s design engineering team in Australia completed the integration and commissioning of the mission system for the latest three Bell 429 additions to the NSWPF fleet.
All three aircraft were fitted with the latest technology and advanced integration systems, including FLIR 380HDc cameras for which Jet Aviation is the regional representative in Australia.
The three new Bell 429 aircraft will be used to support the New South Wales Police Force as part of the patrols, search and rescue, surveillance, and specialist operations across the state.
“We were honored to win the tender in 2019 and excited to meet the challenging delivery schedule,” said Mathew Hardy, general manager of helicopter sales and support for Jet Aviation Australia. “I am incredibly proud of the team for successfully completing the modifications and delivering the aircraft on time — despite the additional challenges faced during the Covid19 pandemic. This achievement is a credit to the team and really speaks to the breadth of their skills and capabilities.”