26-Mar-2020 Source: Queensland Police
A historic milestone was achieved yesterday when POLAIR1 – one of two Queensland Police Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm BO-105 CBS-5 helicopters – reached a staggering 10,000 hours of flying time.
To put that into perspective, if you were to drive your car at 100km/h, you would circumnavigate the earth 25 times in that same 10,000 hours.
Such a milestone is a true testament to the exceptional reliability of the aircraft utilised by the Service.
POLAIR1 rolled off the production line in 1997, initially starting life in Germany as a rescue machine before a conversion in 2012 and becoming the first dedicated law enforcement rotary aircraft within the state of Queensland.
On a daily basis, POLAIR1 in conjunction POLAIR2, continues to serve the people of Queensland and is showing no signs of slowing down – here’s to 10,000 more!