Bell Textron back in February 2022 completed its delivery of a Bell 505 to Omaha Police Department, which is now operating the helicopter through its Air Support Unit.
“We continue to see strong demand for the Bell 505 by law enforcement agencies around the globe, and Bell is proud to support this critical mission,” said Lane Evans, managing director, North America, Bell Textron.
Omaha Police Department (OPD) marks the ninth municipality in North America to use the Bell 505 to support law aerial enforcement operations since the first law enforcement configured Bell 505 delivery to Stockton Police Department in 2019.
“OPD has operated Bell aircraft for 25 years,” said Frank Peck, Chief Pilot for the Omaha Police Department’s Air Support Unit. “In addition to our current fleet, the Bell 505 will add enhanced capabilities, specifically night vision capabilities, performance and safety, while also decreasing direct operator and maintenance cost.”
The Bell 505 features a fully integrated Garmin G1000H NXi avionics suite and a dual channel FADEC controlled Safran Arrius 2R engine.