MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) has entered an exclusive five-year maintenance agreement with Houston Police Department to perform drive train component maintenance for the department’s eight MD 500E helicopters.
“MD Helicopters has a long and sustained history of delivering the proven capabilities and technically advanced helicopters modern law enforcement requires to protect its citizens while ensuring safety for its officers,” says Nick Nenadovic, Vice President of Aftermarket and Customer Support at MD Helicopters. “This long-term agreement emphasizes trust in MDHI to deliver superior service and expertise to keep Houston Police Department Air Support Unit flying their critical missions.”
Houston PD’s Air Support Unit provides a variety of law enforcement, public support, and safety operations in its aircraft. These include patrol flights, support for high-speed pursuits, call-for-service response, perimeter control support, homeland security site checks, security flights for the ship channel and Port of Houston, live video-downlink for major fire scenes, covert aerial surveillance, dignitary protection, photo evidence gathering, post-storm damage assessment, and SWAT officer insertion and extraction.