West Midlands Police Captures New EC 135
Eurocopter handed over an EC 135P2i to West Midlands Police assistant chief constable Sharon Rowe yesterday here at the Farnborough airshow. The helicopter, which was ordered last September, is a replacement of an EC 135 that was destroyed by arson last year. In the meantime, the French helicopter manufacturer kept the West Midlands Police in the air by supplying a police-configured interim EC135 shortly after the incident. Eurocopter models comprise 75 percent of the in-service UK police helicopter fleet, with six police helicopters being delivered by Eurocopter UK to police services in the British Isles this year.