Hillsboro Aviation, Inc., was recently awarded a contract by the City of Chicago Police Department to complete a new Bell 206-B3 JetRanger Helicopter. The JetRanger will complement an existing LongRanger IV that was acquired from the Chicago Fire Department earlier this year and is currently being retrofitted by Hillsboro Aviation.
The JetRanger completion, scheduled to begin in November, will be performed at the Hillsboro Aviation facility in Hillsboro, Ore. Delivery is expected in early February.
The retrofit will include a two-screen Chelton FlightLogic Synthetic Vision EFIS system along with a complete NVG configured cockpit. Highlighted equipment includes an Avalex Moving Map, two 12.1″ LCD Monitors, a Digital Video Recorder and FLIR Pointing System in combination with a FLIR Ultra 8500XR Thermal Imager/Camera. Additional airborne police equipment will include a Spectrolab SX-5 Nightsun and a microwave radio downlink system by Microwave Radio Communications as well as other electronic equipment to further the police department’s Homeland Security mission and crime reduction initiatives. The helicopter also will receive a customized paint scheme.
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