MD Helicopters has received new orders for its MD500E from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit and Alaskan fleet operator Bering Air. Both orders were announced at Heli-Expo 2013 in early March. Bering Air will use the new helicopter to support the construction of microwave Internet towers in Western Alaska, along with other charter tasks, including animal survey and capture work. Polk Country is using the new helicopter to begin replacing an aging fleet of three military surplus Bell OH-58s.
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