In early December 2020, PAC International delivered a new Bell 407GXi helicopter to the Virginia State Police Aviation Unit. The unit is tasked to provide SAR, law enforcement and medical evacuation to the region, and they will therefore benefit greatly from the latest addition, which is installed with a Garmin GTS 800 Traffic Advisory System (TAS), which combines active surveillance with passive (ADS-B) surveillance and simultaneously tracks up to 45 targets.
In addition, the helicopter is also equipped with the Garmin GRA55 radar altimeter, GDL69 XM weather receiver, Artex emergency locator transmitter, Devore Tel-Tail lights, Precise Flight Pulselite system, Lifeport MedDeck pivoting litter, O2 system, True Blue medical inverter and PAC scene lights, as well as being installed with mission-specific equipment such as an AeroComputers U6000 mapping system, FLIR 8500 camera, and Trakka A800 searchlight system with Meeker mounts.
A customized aircraft for the police
“The State Police Aviation Unit has been flying since 1984, and it is always an honor to partner with a prolific organization with such a bold history,” said PAC Director of Maintenance Ed Wahl. “PAC International is well-versed in law enforcement completions and we enjoyed customizing this aircraft for the Virginia State Police.”