MD Helicopters, Inc (MDHI), a leading manufacturer of commercial and military helicopters, has completed the sale of a new MD 530F to Fuchs Helicopter of Schindellegi, Switzerland. Fuchs will deliver the aircraft to a large corporate customer, who already owns an MD 500D. The new MD 530F ordered from Fuchs features state-of-the-art avionics, including the Garmin G500H flight display and unique design and engineering which make it the ideal aircraft for the steep mountain terrain of the region. It will be the first MD 530F operated in Switzerland.
Equipped with the 650 shp Rolls Royce 250-C30 engine and longer main-rotor blades, the MD 530F is the company’s finest high-altitude, hot-day performer. When compared to the MD 500E, the 530F’s tailboom is extended eight inches, and the tail rotor blades are also lengthened to provide increased thrust and directional control at high altitudes.
The MD 530F increases the operational capabilities, enabling greater mission versatility and performance. This dependable workhorse has greater take-off power at significantly higher hover ceiling levels than its competitors, with in-ground-effect hover capability of 16,000 feet ISA. The MD 530F also retains the family characteristics of speed, agility, low direct operating costs and the ability to operate with ease in confined spaces.
Fuchs Helicopter was founded in 1974 as a flight school with theoretical and practical training for helicopter PPL & CPL licenses, MOU (mountain) & NIT (night) extensions and type ratings on MD helicopters. Fuchs is the largest helicopter flight school in Switzerland. In addition to instructional services, Fuchs also performs professional aerial filming in Europe for TV news, sports events, and movies, and provides sightseeing trips above the Swiss Alps as well as transport services.
Fuchs Helicopter provides EMS services in Austria with its MD 902 Explorer which is fully equipped in a medical configuration and dual HEC hooks for rescue. For more information about Fuchs Helicopter go to: www.fuchshelikopter.ch
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