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Louisiana State Police purchases two Bell 407GXIS

- Louisiana State Police will use their two Bell 407GXis alongside six other Bell aircraft for public safety missions throughout the state

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, announced the signed purchase agreement for two Bell 407GXis to Louisiana State Police.

“Bell is honored the Louisiana State Police have chosen the Bell 407GXi to expand their public safety mission capabilities, with its upgraded avionics and customizable cabin space, the Bell 407GXi continues to advance public safety agencies throughout the world.”

Lane Evans, managing director, North America

With a well-earned reputation for reliability, there are more than 1,500 Bell 407s operating throughout the world with over six million total fleet flight hours.

The Louisiana State Police’s Air Support Unit provides aerial support to all local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies within the state upon request. The Air Support Unit plans to utilize their new Bell 407GXis to expand their public safety mission portfolio. In addition to their two new Bell 407GXis, the Air Support Unit also uses a Bell 407GXP, two Bell 430s, one Bell 206L-IV Long Ranger, and a Bell 206B-III Jet Ranger – all configured with Night Vision Goggles (NVG), Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) cameras, and Trakka Beam and Night Sun searchlights.

The Bell 407GXi delivers impressive performance and fuel efficiency with the ability to cruise at 133 kts (246 km/h). Its Garmin G1000H™ NXi Flight Deck enhances situational awareness and reduces pilot workload by delivering easy-to-read information at a glance.

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