N255MK during New Orleans Rescue Mission

The Aircraft -

AIR-ONE assists with the operation of nine turbine powered helicopters which are registered to various law enforcement agencies. All are military surplus aircraft manufactured in the late 1960's to early 1970's.

The first surplus aircraft to enter the program was a Bell OH-58C, received from the DoD in November, 2006. Refurbishments have included paint, high skids, mechanical overhauls, avionics upgrades, public service communication radios, NightSun search lights, FLIR thermal imaging systems, and Aero Computers mapping systems.

All helicopters in the AIR-ONE program are meticulously maintained by FAA certified Airframe & Powerplant technicians with decades of experience.

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Bell OH-58C "Kiowa"

Currently there are seven OH-58 single-engine helicopters in the AIR-ONE program.


[Bell OH-58 Quick Facts]


Bell UH-1V "Huey"

Currently there is one UH-1 single-engine helicopter in the AIR-ONE program.


[Bell UH-1 Quick Facts]


 

Bell HH-1N "Huey"

Currently there is one HH-1 twin-engine helicopter in the AIR-ONE program.


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Eurocopter EC135

This Eurocopter EC135 twin-turbine powered helicopter was the privately owned helicopter which was donated for AIR-ONE missions in the program's beginning. This aircraft was sold by its owner in 2007, but remains an integral part of AIR-ONE's history.


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