Metro Aviation completed and delivered a new H125 for the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. The completion was done in conjunction with wireless communications provider CNC Technologies.
This is the first aircraft Metro has completed for the department. The new aircraft will replace one of the department’s oldest aircraft, an AS350B2, in the fleet since 1991.
Metro customized the H125 to meet the specific mission needs of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. The aircraft was outfitted with the TrakkaBeam TLX searchlight, Tyler Fast Rope system for personnel deployment, and the Boost Human External Cargo (HEC) system. They also installed a Garmin Autopilot, Aero computer mapping system, and the latest Wescam MX10.
Metro explains it has experienced an increase in law enforcement completions over the past few years.