Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, announced the Turkish National Police (Emniyet Genel Müdürlüği /EGM) were presented an award for “Outstanding Operational Readiness.” The force operates 14 Bell 429s for its safety and security missions. The fleet’s operational readiness is above 95 per cent.
“It is an honour to award the Turkish National Police this plaque for outstanding operational readiness,” said Clay Bridges, Regional Manager, Bell. “The Turkish Police are incredible professionals and the Bell 429 is an exceptional aircraft that will continue to support the country’s public safety and security efforts.”
Operating the Bell 429 has been essential in completing our missions to the best of our ability,” said Branch Director of Aviation Maintenance, Pilot Chief Inspector, Nihat Şirin, Turkish National Police. “Bell provides a highly customizable aircraft that meets our critical mission needs.”
“The Bell 429 provides advanced technology that enables our police force to serve and protect our country more safely and efficiently,” said Nihat Sirin, Branch Director of Aviation Maintenance, Pilot Chief Inspector, Turkish National Police Department.
The company presented a similar award to the General Directorate of Forestry (Orman Genel Müdürlüğü / OGM) Aviation Branch last month. The fleet’s operational readiness is above 95 per cent as well. OGM Aviation Branch has six Bell 429 helicopters in its inventory.