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Brevard County may merge Sheriff and Mosquito Control helicopter ops

Brevard County may merge Sheriff and Mosquito Control helicopter ops

Brevard County is considering a plan to merge its mosquito control helicopter operations with the sheriff’s aviation unit in a move that could save the county about $3.3 million during the next 12 years, partly by not having to buy two new helicopters. (See Full Story)

Source: Florida Today, 28-May-13

Florida – Brevard County buys two AS350B3e for mosquito control

Florida – Brevard County buys two AS350B3e for mosquito control

American Eurocopter today announced Brevard County, Florida, has purchased two AS350 B3e helicopters. The aircraft will be utilized for mosquito control, firefighting and herbicide application throughout the county, which is located along Florida’s east coast, replacing an AS350 B3 and two 206Bs currently being used. “We carefully considered our options before making the purchase,” said… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 31-Oct-12

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$6.8M mosquito-control AS350 purchase hits political turbulence

$6.8M mosquito-control AS350 purchase hits political turbulence

Brevard County Commission two weeks ago authorized the $6.8 million deal by a 3-2 vote, after hearing arguments that the county would save money through the purchase because of reduced maintenance costs and greater efficiency in the use of chemicals and fuel. The county expects to sign the contract with American Eurocopter within a few… Read more »

Source: Florida Today, 06-Sep-12