MD 900 Explorer   msn: 900-00111

G-CMBS, Cambridgeshire Police, "QH88" at Little Gransden, United Kingdom.
This MD Explorer was first assigned tailnumber N7011V and planned to be delivered to
the Dutch Police as PH-PXG, but the order for the Dutch Police was cancelled on 1 March 2005.
Tailnumber N70124 was assigned in August 2005, and the airframe was shipped to
Police Aviation Services in November 2005. After outfitting with Police role equipment the
NOTAR heli was delivered to the Cambridgeshire Police with tailnumber G-CMBS on 23 May 2006.
This heli was ordered in December 2003, after The Home Office agreed to fund half of the
acquisition costs, and is replacing Eurocopter AS355F2 G-CAMB.

Photo: Neil Pulling, EGMJ, 27 August 2006.


 Airframe History:
 Date: Tailnumber: Owner / Operator:
 xxx 2002 N7011V  MD Helicopters, Mesa, Arizona
 APR 2002 PH-PXG  KLPD, Holland [reservation]
 MAR 2005 PH-PXG  KLPD, Holland [order cancelled]
 MAR 2007 PH-PXG  KLPD, Holland [reservation cancelled]
 AUG 2005 N70124  MD Helicopters, Mesa, Arizona
 NOV 2005 U111  arrival at PAS, Gloucester, United Kingdom
 MAY 2006 G-CMBS  delivery to Cambridgeshire Police, United Kingdom
 OCT 2012 G-CMBS  West Yorkshire Police Authority
 National Police Air Service,
 Wakefield, United Kingdom
 FEB 2013 G-CMBS  Police & Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire,
 National Police Air Service,
 Wakefield, United Kingdom
     

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