Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Bond to Equip National Police EC135 T2s with Mission Systems
Source: Bond Aviation Group
Staverton-based Bond Helicopters Europe, part of the Avincis Group, has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to install the next generation of missions system equipment into the National Police Air Service (NPAS) fleet. The work, valued at between $8 million and $16 million, will see seven Airbus Helicopters’ EC135T2s equipped with updated camera and mission system technology. The interior of each aircraft will also be redesigned with touch screen displays and an ergonomic layout, giving the crew more space to work in. Other new equipment, including search lights, communication and public address systems will also be integrated.
The work will be carried out at Bond’s facilities in Staverton, and through NPAS’ fleet management it will not impact on the coverage of police helicopters across the country. The upgrades will mean the full NPAS fleet of 22 helicopters operates with the very latest technology, putting criminals on the back foot.
Graphic rendering of National Police Air Service EC135 T2. Image courtesy of Bond Aviation Group
Related: Airframe News