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Hamilton County Sheriff to upgrade MD500E to 530F standard

Hamilton County Sheriff to upgrade MD500E to 530F standard

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is proud to announce a new agreement with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Cincinnati, Ohio, to upgrade its MD 500E helicopter to an FAA-certified MD 530F model helicopter. The E-model aircraft will be overhauled and re-certified as an F-model (Type Certificate 369FF) in just a period of a few weeks. The FAA-approved… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 11-Jul-17

Columbus Police to Upgrade 2 additional MD 500E Helicopters

Columbus Police to Upgrade 2 additional MD 500E Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is proud to announce a new agreement with the Columbus Division of Police, Columbus, Ohio, to upgrade its two (2) remaining MD 500E helicopters. The two E models will be overhauled and re-certified as F-models (Type Certificate 369FF) with zero-time engines in a period of just a few weeks. The FAA-approved… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 05-May-17

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Minnesota Dept of Natural Resources takes delivery of new MD500E

Minnesota Dept of Natural Resources takes delivery of new MD500E

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today the delivery of a new MD 500E to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Division of Enforcement. Announced in November 2015, the custom-built MD 500E was welcomed by Chief Pilot Tom Buker and Pilot Brad Maas on March 29 at MD Helicopters’ Mesa, Arizona headquarters. The new 500E… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 08-Apr-16

Fresno Sheriff orders MD530F as MD500E replacement

Fresno Sheriff orders MD530F as MD500E replacement

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is pleased to announce an order by the Fresno County Sherriff’s Office, Fresno, California, for a new MD 530F. Unanimously approved by the Fresno County Board of Supervisors last week, the new MD 530F will deliver greater horsepower, increased payload capability, and reduced operating costs. Currently, Fresno County’s helicopter fleet includes… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 05-Jan-16

Fresno County Sheriff to replace one 500E with a new aircraft

Fresno County Sheriff to replace one 500E with a new aircraft

The department’s two MD500E helicopters were both built in 1991, purchased used in 1996 and have flown a combined total of more than 30,000 hours.  Supervisor Brian Pacheco said the terrorist threat was a reason for his support. “I believe the events of the past week show that we need to have our best and… Read more »

Source: ABC30, 17-Dec-15

New MD500E for Minnesota Dept of Natural Resources

New MD500E for Minnesota Dept of Natural Resources

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today the purchase of a new MD 500E by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Division of Enforcement. The custom-built MD 500E will perform a variety of missions in support of the DNR’s responsibility to manage natural lands, maintain healthy wildlife populations, and support law enforcement, firefighting and general… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 05-Nov-15

R66 production numbers speed past the H120 total

R66 production numbers speed past the H120 total

Robinson Helicopter Co registered serial number 0690 on 9th October (it’s N959BC, if you want to check). This is a landmark achievement in the five-seat single-turbine world as it is the point where the total passes the production to date of the EC120 (now H120).  See also our comparison article between these two types from… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Oct-15

Gwinnett County Police receive first 530F upgrade

Gwinnett County Police receive first 530F upgrade

Gwinnett County MD 500E is the first of two aviation unit helicopters to get a make-over through the MDHI-exclusive, FAA-approved factory-recertification program Mesa, Ariz., September 30, 2015 – MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today the delivery of a newly certified, zero-time MD 530F helicopter to the Gwinnett County Police Department. Previously operated as an MD… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 02-Oct-15

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27-Sep-15 SP-SOO MD Helicopters MD500E Burkatów, Poland

Encountered problem (variously reported, but likely a tail rotor problem) at low level while on powerline work.  Crashed into residential area.  Pilot injured, passenger seriously injured.  Helicopter was intentionally equipped for powerline work (see this video)

27-Sep-15

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MDHI Completes E-to-F conversions for Columbus Police

MDHI Completes E-to-F conversions for Columbus Police

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today the delivery and return to service of two (2) Columbus Police Department helicopters. Operated as MD 500E models since 2007, the two aircraft are rejoining the Columbus Aviation Unit as new, factory-built, FAA-certified F-models. In June of this year the Columbus Division of Police committed to a revitalization of… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 15-Sep-15

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Bushveld Game Capture buy second MD500E

Bushveld Game Capture buy second MD500E

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today the sale and delivery of a new MD 500ER single-engine helicopter to Bushveld Game Capture, Vryburg, South Africa. As South Africa’s premier provider of wildlife capture, purchasing, selling, transport, veterinary services, and the darting and counting of game by helicopter, Bushveld is expanding their helicopter fleet to more effectively… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 11-Sep-15

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03-Sep-15 N16056 MD Helicopters MD500E New Smyrna Beach, US-Florida

Brian Hayes, Volusia County Mosquito Control’s chief pilot, was flying a routine larvae-cide mission when the helicopter crashed.

03-Sep-15

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05-Aug-15 N43792 MD Helicopters 500E Whitefish, US-Montana

Crashed into Beaver Lake while picking up water to fight a fire

05-Aug-15

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MD Helicopters to showcase Houston Police MD500E at ALEA 2015

MD Helicopters to showcase Houston Police MD500E at ALEA 2015

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces its participation in the 2015 Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA)Expo, July 15-17, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. The MD Helicopters booth, #721, will feature one of eight (8) MD 500Es in active service with the Houston Police Department, along with industry-leading systems and components designed… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 16-Jul-15

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Columbus PD to Convert 500Es to 530Fs

Columbus PD to Convert 500Es to 530Fs

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today an agreement with the Columbus Division of Police, Columbus, Ohio, to upgrade four of the Aviation Unit’s six MD 500E helicopters to new MD 530Fs. Available exclusively through the MD Helicopters factory, the E-to-F conversion allows MD 500E operators the option to factory-recertify their aircraft as a brand new… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 15-Jun-15

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19-May-15 MSP-012 MD Helicopters MD500E Talamanca, Costa Rica

Emergency landing due to poor weather ended up in minor damage for the helicopter after pilot Sebastián Gadea Castro put the helicopter down into vegetation during an anti-drug flight.  Photos show all five blades intact, but cabin and tail in direct contact with vegetation and boom slightly bent near gearbox.  5 POB safely exited the… Read more »

19-May-15

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Las Vegas Metro Police orders replacement MD530F

Las Vegas Metro Police orders replacement MD530F

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today a new contract to manufacture and deliver a custom-configured MD 530F helicopter for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Aviation Unit. Acquisition of the MD 530F, the preferred helicopter for airborne law enforcement missions in hot and high environments, was approved by Metro’s Fiscal Affairs Committee on April 27…. Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 07-May-15

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30-Apr-15 N558CP MD Helicopters MD500E New Albany, US-Ohio

Emergency field landing during missing person search due to warning light illumination.  Second of two incidents to same aircraft on same day.  Photo here

30-Apr-15

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30-Apr-15 N558CP MD Helicopters MD500E Hilliard, US-Ohio

Emergency landing a night in a vacated car park of a retail store, shortly after midnight.  First of two incidents to same aircraft on same day. Photo here

30-Apr-15

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EASA approves 270 pound increase for MD Explorer

EASA approves 270 pound increase for MD Explorer

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved an increased maximum gross weight of 6,770 pounds for the MD 900/902 Explorer. The extra 270 pound payload will allow operators in all market segments to expand the already superior mission capabilities of this versatile twin-engine aircraft. The FAA previously… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 28-Apr-15

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Gwinnett police to upgrade two 500Es to 530F standard

Gwinnett police to upgrade two 500Es to 530F standard

Gwinnett commissioners on Tuesday approved three contracts to replace both helicopters used by the police department’s aviation unit for less than half the cost of buying new ones. Both units date to the mid-1980s. See Full Story

Source: AJC, 19-Mar-15

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Mesa Police orders new MD530F

Mesa Police orders new MD530F

MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI) announced today a new contract to manufacture and deliver a new helicopter for the Mesa Police Department Aviation Unit. Acquisition of the new MD 530F was approved by the Mesa City Council as an addition to the Department’s existing helicopter fleet of two MD 500E turbine helicopters. The 530F is perfectly… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopter, 05-Mar-15

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Volusia County Mosquito Control orders MD520N

Volusia County Mosquito Control orders MD520N

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today a contract with Volusia County Mosquito Control, Volusia County, Florida, to manufacture and deliver a new MD 520N helicopter. The new MD 520N will join the Mosquito Control Unit’s two MD 500E helicopters to expand the department’s ability to inspect and treat the region’s wet and dry lands not… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 05-Mar-15

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Phoenix Heliparts Earns New STC to Install Aspen Avionics Glass Cockpits in MD Helicopters

Phoenix Heliparts Earns New STC to Install Aspen Avionics Glass Cockpits in MD Helicopters

Phoenix Heliparts today announced the approval of a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) that allows installation of the Aspen Avionics Evolution Flight Display System in a range of MD Helicopters. The STC authorizes Phoenix Heliparts to install Aspen’s single- or dual-display Pilot, Pro 1000, Pro 1500 and Pro 2000 systems in MD 369, MD 530F, MD… Read more »

Source: Phoenix Heliparts, 01-Mar-15

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12-Feb-15 8781 MD Helicopters MD500E Ebino, Japan (3F)

Two instructors and one student died on a training accident.  Weather was a factor and cause them to change their planned route after take-off.

12-Feb-15

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23-Jan-15 MD Helicopters MD500E Frosinone, Italy

Training flight, accident while hover taxying

23-Jan-15

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28-Oct-14 ZK-ITJ MD Helicopters MD500E Brunswick, New Zealand (1F)

Struck wires while spraying at low level, killing pilot Peter Robb

28-Oct-14

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MD902 Next Generation Flight Deck Program reaches important milestones

MD902 Next Generation Flight Deck Program reaches important milestones

Universal Avionics and MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) are dedicated to delivering high-performance products that exceed customers’ expectations for quality, service and support. The Next Generation flight deck for the MD Explorer is no exception; the two companies have partnered to bring the most advanced technology into the flight deck of the world-renown and redesigned light-twin… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 15-Oct-14

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South Carolina Law Enforcement Division to add MD500E

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division to add MD500E

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) today announced a new contract to build and deliver a specially equipped MD 500E helicopter to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) Aviation Unit. The preferred helicopter for airborne law enforcement missions, the MD 500E delivers the highest speed, payload and productivity in its class. “We look forward to welcoming… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 14-Oct-14

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Profile – Gwinnett Police Dept aviation

Profile – Gwinnett Police Dept aviation

For nearly 40 years, a different kind of police unit has patrolled Gwinnett County. See Full Story

Source: GDP, 08-Oct-14

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03-Oct-14 N500LK MD Helicopters MD500E Briarcliff, US-New York

Emergency landing in school field after warning light illuminated

03-Oct-14

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29-Sep-14 N557CP MD Helicopters MD500E Columbus, US-Ohio

Precautionary night landing in Hamilton Road near Groves Road.  It was determined that the helicopter had a faulty gauge.

29-Sep-14

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19-Aug-14 N444RS MD Helicopters MD500E Tuscaloosa, US-Alabama (2F)

Crashed on powerline patrol, killing both on board – 51-year-old pilot Matthew Wallace of Hiram, Georgia and 63-year-old David Carson of Tuscaloosa, Alabama who was employed by Alabama Power.

19-Aug-14

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MD500E approved for South Carolina Law Enforcement Division

MD500E approved for South Carolina Law Enforcement Division

South Carolina’s law enforcement agency is asking permission to buy a new two-passenger helicopter that can assist with state and local investigations. “See Full Story“

Source: The State, 08-Aug-14

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South Carolina Law Enforcement Division requests an MD500E

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division requests an MD500E

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (or SLED as it’s known locally) has put in a request for a new MD500E.  As explained in the agenda for yesterday’s meeting released very recently, SLED currently operates a 1964 UH-1H, a 1968 OH-6A and two MD500Es from 1987 and 1989.  Their aim in buying a new aircraft is… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Aug-14

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03-Aug-14 N553CP MD Helicopters 500E Columbus, US-Ohio

Emergency field landing at night.  Press suggestion it may have run out of fuel

03-Aug-14

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Polk County Florida Sheriff takes delivery of second MD500E

Polk County Florida Sheriff takes delivery of second MD500E

MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI), a Lynn Tilton company and leading manufacturer of commercial, air-rescue, military and law enforcement helicopters, held a ceremonial delivery of a new MD 500E helicopter for the Polk County Florida Sheriff’s Office (PCSO). The acceptance took place at the MD Helicopters booth, where the aircraft was proudly displayed at the Airborne… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 24-Jul-14

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Oakland Police request funds to double helicopter’s air time

Oakland Police request funds to double helicopter’s air time

Oakland’s Police Department is asking the City Council to set aside $397,000, starting July 1, to double the amount of time – from eight to 16 hours a week  See full story.  Oakland Police fly an MD Helicopters 500E registration N510PD.

Source: SF Gate, 09-Jun-14

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08-Jun-14 N504MP MD Helicopters MD500E Gilbert, US-Arizona

Reported engine failure during night patrol – in ensuing hard landing the tail boom was broken.  2 POB not injured.  Accident was around 1am

08-Jun-14

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Puerto Rico Police sell three MD500Es to UK dealer

As part of their fleet upgrade, the Puerto Rico Police retained their Bell 407 (to add to their new Bell helicopters) and disposed of the remainder of the fleet. This entailed selling three MD Helicopters MD500E aircraft, one built in 1985 and the other two from the factory 1992:- N5231G – serial 0120E N127PD –… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-May-14

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MD Helicopters appoints dealer in Italy

MD Helicopters appoints dealer in Italy

MD Helicopters Inc. has appointed G&G Aviation of Rome, as its italian sales representative for its entire range of single and twin engine helicopters. Based in Mesa, Arizona (U.S.A.) MD Helicopters current product range inherited the design and experience started over 50 years ago by Hughes with civil and military light helicopters like the Hughes… Read more »

Source: G&G Aviation, 10-Apr-14

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MD Helicopters delivers MD500E to Bering Air

MD Helicopters delivers MD500E to Bering Air

MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI), a Lynn Tilton company and leading manufacturer of commercial, air-rescue, military and law enforcement helicopters, announced today that Nome, Alaska-based Bering Air took delivery of a new MD 500E helicopter. Bering Air is one of the largest rotary wing fleet operators in Western Alaska. Their new MD 500E will provide support for the… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 25-Feb-14

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Shandong Qi Xiang General Aviation orders one MD500E

Shandong Qi Xiang General Aviation orders one MD500E

MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI), a Lynn Tilton company and leading manufacturer of commercial, air-rescue, military and law enforcement helicopters, announced today that Shandong Qi Xiang General Aviation Ltd (Qi Xiang GA) and Avion Pacific Ltd (Avion), MD Helicopters’  sales distributer in China,  reached an agreement on an order for a new 500E helicopter. The aircraft… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 25-Feb-14

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03-Feb-14 MSP-013 MD Helicopters MD500E Cartago, Costa Rica

General media reported that pilot had tail rotor issue on take-off, and helicopter started to spin out of control.  In subsequent heavy landing, helicopter rolled over onto its side.  3 POB to hospital – pilot Allon Francisco Herrera, 56, the copilot, Gadea Sebastian Castro, 27, and an official of the Election Authorities, Adriana Solis Vega, 26

03-Feb-14

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17-Dec-13 MD Helicopters MD500E Lapithos, Cyprus

French pilot Frederick Coupe slightly injured.  Skid collapsed (on landing?).  Helicopter was involved in powerline cleaning operations

17-Dec-13

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US Dept Homeland Security selling four MD500Es

US Dept Homeland Security selling four MD500Es

The GSA auction site – run by the US General Services Administration department – is currently listing four MD500E helicopters, all of which have operated for the US Department of Homeland Security. The four are N5247S built 1985 MSN 0119E – sale ref 91QSCI14180501 N91620 built 1996 MSN 0529E – sale ref 91QSCI14181501 N7166M built 1985 MSN… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Dec-13

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06-Dec-13 N2066W MD Helicopters 500E Monticello, US-Utah

Force landing during animal capture operation

06-Dec-13

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Quest Aviation Solutions appointed to sell MD Helicopters range in UAE

Quest Aviation Solutions appointed to sell MD Helicopters range in UAE

Dubai-based Quest Aviation Solutions has been appointed exclusive sales distributor for MD Helicopters’ multi mission product range of helicopters in the UAE. The deal was announced on the opening day of the 2013 Dubai Air Show.  Quest’s territory will cover the Emirates of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al-Qaiwain, Ras-al-Khaimah and Fujairah. Quest Aviation… Read more »

Source: Quest Aviation Solutions, 18-Nov-13

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13-Nov-13 N556CP MD Helicopters 500E Grandview, US-Ohio

Emergency landing in sports field.  Mechanic called and problem solved

13-Nov-13

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MD Helicopter authorises Ruag Aviation for maintenance and upgrades

MD Helicopter authorises Ruag Aviation for maintenance and upgrades

RUAG Aviation has been officially authorised to perform the full range of maintenance, repair, overhaul (MRO) and upgrade services for the McDonnell Douglas MD 500, MD 600 and MD 900 helicopter series. The Maintenance Organisation Exposition (MOE) rating was received in June 2013 and covers services for the MD 500E, MD 520N, MD 530E, MD… Read more »

Source: Ruag Aviation, 06-Oct-13

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05-Oct-13 MD Helicopters MD500 Paducah, US-Texas (1F)

Joshua Fitts, 34, of West Hurricane, Utah, was killed about 12:20 p.m. when the tail rotor of the McDonnell Douglas helicopter crashed after clipping a transmission line pulley, called a sheave

05-Oct-13

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02-Oct-13 HH-12 MD Helicopters MD500E Utti, Finland

Solo student pilot ran out of altitude on a practice engine-out autorotation landing and hit the tail boom on the ground.

02-Oct-13

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28-Aug-13 N922SD MD Helicopters MD500E Easton, US-California

Emergency night landing in school field after experiencing unusual rotor blade vibration.  Attended to by engineer next day on site.  Pilot named by CBS47 as Johnny Reyes

28-Aug-13

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12-Aug-13 N62PJ MD Helicopters MD500E Burns, US-Oregon

Operating for US Dept of Justice, and with Harney County Deputy Sheriff Chris Nisbet on board, the pilot was involved in a federal, state and county marijuana eradication program. Reported engine failure.  Tail boom chopped, port skid collapsed, helicopter on port side

12-Aug-13

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29-Jul-13 N1608D MD Helicopters MD500E London, US-Kentucky

Contacted low level wires, crashed and burnt out.  2/3 POB airlifted to hospital

29-Jul-13

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25-Jul-13 N500PH MD Helicopters MD500E Hilo, US-Hawaii

Autorotation, and rolled over onto its side on landing, 700 feet short of landing pad.  One news report suggests Texas family on board suggested it ran out of fuel

25-Jul-13

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25-Jun-12 N34CT MD Helicopters MD500E Eloy, US-Arizona

Emergecny landing after reportedly losing power.  Boom separate from cabin, which ended up on its side.  3 POB to hospital

25-Jun-13

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Donaldson congratulates PJ Helicopters on 40+ years

Donaldson congratulates PJ Helicopters on 40+ years

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), congratulates long-time customer PJ Helicopters for developing world-class precision-lift services over its more than 40 years of operations. The success of Red Bluff, Calif.-based PJ Helicopters is supported by Donaldson’s Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) systems. The IBFs protect the safety, performance and reliability of seven turbine helicopter… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 24-Jun-13

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26-May-13 ZK-HNA MD Helicopters MD500E Eglington Valley, New Zealand

Engine failure followed by autorotation, and resulting in moderate skid and tail boom damage.

26-May-13

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07-May-13 I-ONYX MD Helicopters MD500E L’Aquila, Italy

Contacted powerlines on approach to airport

07-May-13

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27-Apr-13 D-HMGD MD Helicopters MD500E Grenchen, Switzerland

Rotorwash from departing EC135 HB-ZJE caused blades on parked MD500E D-HMGD to strike and damage tail boom.  Pilot of EC135 listed as Schweizer Bürger

27-Apr-13

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Polk County Florida Sheriff orders a 500E

Polk County Florida Sheriff orders a 500E

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… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 07-Mar-13

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St Louis Metro Air Support buys new 500E

St Louis Metro Air Support buys new 500E

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

30-Nov-12

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UK 500E owner wins another helipad planning appeal

UK 500E owner wins another helipad planning appeal

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: Daily Mail, 25-Nov-12

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Buyer wins suit over defective ex-police helicopter

Buyer wins suit over defective ex-police helicopter

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… Read more »

Source: Columbus Dispatch, 21-Sep-12

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Aero Dynamix delivers MD500E NVG upgrades for Kansas City Police

Aero Dynamix delivers MD500E NVG upgrades for Kansas City Police

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… Read more »

Source: Aero Dynamix, 18-Sep-12

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MD installs first updated Onboard Systems MD500/600 attach point

MD installs first updated Onboard Systems MD500/600 attach point

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… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 17-Sep-12

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22-Aug-12 F-GHLF MD Helicopters 500E Lancon-de-Provence, France

High level of vibrations during landing phase.  Helicopter landed hard and rolled over.

22-Aug-12

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26-Jul-12 N427WC MD Helicopters MD500E Dalles, US-Oregon

Force landing

26-Jul-12

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MD Helicopters reports order for one MD500E at ALEA Convention

MD Helicopters reports order for one MD500E at ALEA Convention

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… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 16-Jul-12

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14-Jun-12 MD Helicopters 500E Columbus, US-Ohio

Emergency landing in school field after chip light illuminated

15-Jun-12

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Costa Rica Police learn to use helicopter in chases

Costa Rica Police learn to use helicopter in chases

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: InsideCostaRica.com, 12-Jun-12

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05-Jun-12 MD Helicopters 500E Columbus, US-Ohio

Precautionary landing in public park after warning light illuminated

05-Jun-12

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Fuel donation helps Oakland Police continue flying

Fuel donation helps Oakland Police continue flying

Oakland police lauded Fueling California on Wednesday after the nonprofit donated $10,000 worth of fuel to power their helicopters. (see full story)

Source: Oakland Tribune, 31-May-12

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28-Mar-12 N5189K MD Helicopters 500E Lawrenceville, US-Georgia

Bird strike on take off, precautionary landing made on taxiway

28-Mar-12

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