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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Mississippi DPS Receives Airbus Helicopters AS350 AStar

Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has delivered an AS350 B3e AStar to the Mississippi Department of Public Safety (DPS).  The new law enforcement-equipped helicopter was built in the company’s Columbus, Miss. assembly plant.

The DPS chose the AS350 B3e based on its multi-mission capability for patrol, drug eradication and hurricane support. Mississippi DPS sold its aging helicopter fleet to provide funding for the purchase of the new AS350 B3e.  To date, more than 220 Airbus Helicopters AS350 AStars are operated by U.S. law enforcement agencies.

 

Mississippi DPS AS350 B3e AStar. Photo courtesy Airbus Helicopters

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