We were delighted to receive the following testimonial from the Ground Operations Manager of the Swedish Police (Polisen) Air Support Unit. We think it demonstrates how our best products come from collaboration.
“In the early part of 2020 The Swedish Police Air Support Unit started a project to look for an alternative engine cover for their Bell Flight 429 fleet that could be used for both summer and winter in Sweden. We had previously met some of the staff of Air Covers at the 2019 HAI exhibition in Anaheim, USA.
Our first impressions of them was that they were very approachable and extremely professional so the choice of who to contact for the project was easy.
After contact with John Pattinson in May 2020 to describe our needs it was only a matter of 24 hours before we received some images of different proposals. We chose the split cover which at winter time would cover both the engine cowlings, inlets and exhaust as well as the MGB cowling with a collar for the mast to prevent snow getting inside the cowling. The rear part of the cover could be detached and used on its own for summer use.
Air Covers are a fantastic company to deal with, after receiving the first prototype (which arrived within 6 weeks) we sent feedback with some suggestions for a few small modifications, this was met with enthusiasm and the covers went back to Wales. Within a week they were back in Sweden following modification and fitted perfectly.
The finish and workmanship on these covers is the best we have seen during the long time (over 50 years) we have been working with helicopters.
We then ordered a second cover for our other Northern base with the idea of trialling the covers during the winter. They were tested in the most demanding environment of a harsh Swedish winter and did not disappoint. We subsequently ordered covers of the same type for the rest of the fleet and these were delivered smoothly and very quickly.
We can highly recommend Air Covers as a very professional company that truly has the customer’s needs in focus.”
The result of a great partnership is a great product.