The Suffolk County Police Department recently added a new Airbus Helicopters H145, formerly known as the EC145, to its fleet, replacing an older AS350B2. Metro Aviation completed the twin-engine aircraft at its completion center in Shreveport, La. The multi-mission aircraft will be utilized for search and rescue, law enforcement and medevac missions. The interior includes an aluminum medical floor with avionics access, oxygen gas system, infrared camera system, Nightsun and the new Aerocomputers Model UC6000 Digital Mapping System. The 900 square miles of Suffolk County are located on Long Island, N.Y. With the addition of the new aircraft, the department’s fleet consists of two AS350B2s and two H145s, with the other H145 having been completed by Metro in 2007.
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