Sharing the indoor exhibit space with automobiles, emergency vehicles, and many different types of police equipment, there was one helicopter, the Shen 4T. This model helicopter is now in use with many police departments as well as with national security bureaus around the world. In the United States, the Shen 4T is being flown by many local police departments. In Mexico, the Shen 4T is being used by the border patrol for airborne surveillance, drug interdiction and law enforcement. In the Dominican Republic the Shen 4T is flying airborne law enforcement missions.
The large payload capability of the Shen 4T allows it to carry a large variety of equipment including FLIR, video cameras, loudspeakers, searchlights as well as a cabin full of police officers and a full fuel tank. With more than four hours of endurance, police patrols are not limited in the area that they can observe during their missions.
The low cost to purchase a Shen 4T and the very low operating cost have made this helicopter a very popular vehicle for police operations. The Shen 4T can be operated by a single pilot, allowing up to three additional observers in the cockpit, all of whom share the excellent visibility provided in this design. The arrival of the first Shen 4T in China may be a milestone in the evolution of helicopter police operations throughout the country.
Shanghai Sikorsky Aircraft Company Ltd. (www.shanghaisikorsky.com) is a joint venture between Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and Shanghai Little Eagle Science and Technology Co. Ltd. Since their business license approval in March of 2003, Shanghai Sikorsky has established a new helicopter company in China, with sales, service, support, engineering and manufacturing capabilities. Shanghai Sikorsky is the exclusive manufacturer and sales agent for the Schweizer Aircraft Company product line of light helicopters. With products ranging from two to four seats, powered by piston and turbine engines, Shanghai Sikorsky provides a China-based solution to meet all customer needs for light helicopters.
Shanghai Little Eagle Science & Tech. Company Limited is a high-tech company whose mission is to develop a series of light helicopters, which are practical, economical, safe and reliable and meet the needs of the domestic market of PR. China.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in helicopter design, manufacturing and service. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX), of Hartford, Conn., which provides a broad range of high-technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries.