PAC International recently completed a new Bell 505 for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The new aircraft will provide enhanced support to the wildlife management and law enforcement operations of the Division of Wildlife.

The aircraft features a factory G1000 integrated avionics suite, GTX345R ADS-B In and Out, GTR225B VHF Communication, GRA55 radar altimeter system, and USB power ports.  Additional features include a cargo hook system with external mirror and load weighing system, wire strike protection, crew slider windows, automatic door openers, high skid gear with full length flight steps and heavy-duty skid shoes, bear paws, air conditioning, a cabin heater, and custom paint.

“With the recent purchase of the Bell 505 helicopter, the Division of Wildlife can continue to responsibly monitor Ohio’s incredible diversity of wildlife species and their habitats,” said Division of Wildlife Assistant Chief Pete Novotny.  “Aerial work has been a crucial factor in conserving and improving wildlife resources over the last few decades and will continue to shape the Division of Wildlife’s work for decades to come.”

Updated 407 for Michigan State Police
In addition to the new aircraft fit out PAC also recently upgraded a Bell 407 to GXi standard for Michigan State Police with an Aeronautical Accessories/Garmin G1000 NXi retrofit kit. In addition the upgrade package included an Aeronautical Accessories enlarged instrument panel and Genesys Aerosystems HeliSAS autopilot system. Upgrades to the original mission suite included Wulfsberg & Motorola tactical radios, Shotover ARS700 mapping system, and Airborne displays.

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