Source: MD Helicopters, 07-Mar-13
MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI), a Lynn Tilton company and leading manufacturer of commercial, air-rescue, military and law enforcement helicopters, announced a new order for a MD 500E helicopter from the Polk County Florida Sheriff’s Office (PCSO). The new MD 500E is the first order in a program to replace an aging fleet of three military surplus OH58′s. “We are [...]
In addition to a new mobile equipment storage truck and armored vehicle, the St. Louis County Police Department has purchased a new helicopter for its Metro Air Support Division. (see full story) file photo
Source: Daily Mail, 25-Nov-12
MD500E owner Jeremy Paxton said: “The council says that landing on the turntable might damage the a tree, but I could land on that spot if the turntable was not there. Would I really want to land too close to a tree in a helicopter?” (see full story)
Source: Columbus Dispatch, 21-Sep-12
Purchaser awarded C$380,000 in damages against City of Columbus over faults in a helicopter they sold in 2009. (see full story) HeliHub.com research suggests (but NOT confirmed) that the aircraft was serial 0540E, sold ex FAA registration N553CR to Canada in 2009 and first registered to Versatile Helicopters as C-FZHS. It has since been sold [...]
Source: Aero Dynamix, 18-Sep-12
Aero Dynamix announces the delivery of certified NVG cockpit upgrades for three MD500E helicopters operated by the Kansas City Police Department. These aircraft are the newest addition to the KCPD fleet of airborne law enforcement assets. The NVG upgrades encompass internal NVIS avionics modifications, edge lit panels, instrument overlays and all other internal and external [...]
Source: Onboard Systems, 17-Sep-12
Onboard Systems, a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, announced that MD Helicopters has recently performed the first installation of its redesigned attach point kit for the MD500 aircraft at their facility in Mesa, Arizona. Onboard’s updated MD500 attach point kit was developed with assistance from MD Helicopter’s engineers with the goal of providing MD operators with [...]
Source: MD Helicopters, 16-Jul-12
MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI), a leading manufacturer of commercial, military and law enforcement helicopters, today announced a new order for a 500E helicopter from the Metro Air Support Unit in St. Louis, Missouri. The order adds to the unit’s existing fleet of helicopters which includes three MD 500E models. “We are excited about the newest [...]
Source: InsideCostaRica.com, 12-Jun-12
Previously, the Costa Rica Police only used their two MD500Es for surveillance tasks. Now they have extended their role to chases. (see full story)
Source: Oakland Tribune, 31-May-12
Oakland police lauded Fueling California on Wednesday after the nonprofit donated $10,000 worth of fuel to power their helicopters. (see full story)
Source: Reading Post, 21-Oct-11
MD500E owner Jeremy Paxton can use his revolving helicopter pad for ‘recreational sumo wrestling’ but not landing his helicopter, say council planners. Mr Paxton built the revolving pad in his garden so he could rotate his helicopter and take off into the wind, but did so without planning permission and had to apply to the [...]
Source: KTVU, 11-May-11
Budget cuts grounded the Oakland Police Department’s helicopter almost two years ago, but the OPD chopper has been cleared to take to the air to once again help fight crime in the city.
Source: Stuff, 05-Apr-11
Paul Horrell appeared for sentencing before Judge Kevin Phillips after entering a guilty plea to operating a 50)E in a careless manner by flying at a low level in the Cardrona Valley without avoiding hazard to people and property.
Source: Living Legends of Aviation, 19-Jan-11
Lynn Tilton, founder and CEO of private equity firm Patriarch Partners, LLC (“Patriarch”) and industrialist will be honored as “Aviation Entrepreneur of the Year” at the 8th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards ceremony on January 21st at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA. Ms. Tilton is being recognized for her leadership in the [...]
Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Jan-11
Around Christmas, the Living Legends of Aviation® organistion put out an invitation to this year’s event, and announcing some of the winners. In a quote from this press release they said: – “The “Legends” invite you to join them as they honor Lynn Tilton, CEO of MD Helicopters as “Aviation Entrepreneur of the Year”. Ms. [...]
Source: Houston Examiner, 21-Mar-10
Police officers could be removed from the helicopter patrols that have long provided the eye in the sky for HPD officers on the ground, depending on the outcome of a study now commissioned by Houston’s new mayor.
Source: Tulsa World, 01-Nov-09
Because of budget cuts, Saturday will be the last night either one of the two police helicopters will be flying in Tulsa for the foreseeable future. Officials have said they will be saving $195,000 for the duration of the fiscal year by grounding the helicopters. The four officers assigned to the unit have been reassigned [...]
Source: Vertical, 22-Sep-09
MD Helicopters, Inc (MDHI) announced that it has received validation of Type Certification H3WE for the MD 500E®, the MD 530F® and the 520N® from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). The MD 600N® and MD Explorer® were previously approved.
Source: Vertical, 22-Sep-09
MD Helicopters held a special delivery ceremony at its Mesa, Arizona completion facility on August 31 to tender the keys to a brand new MD 500E Helicopter to the City of Columbus Police Department.
Source: Vertical, 29-Jul-09
Source: KITV, 22-Jun-09