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MD Helicopters awarded $44M more for Afghan MD530F weapon system

MD Helicopters awarded $44M more for Afghan MD530F weapon system

Source: US DoD, 02-Oct-14

MD Helicopters, Inc., Mesa, Arizona was awarded a not to exceed $44,200,000 firm-fixed-price, foreign military sales (Afghanistan) undefinitized contract action for the integration, testing, procurement, modification and installation of a weapon system onto the seventeen MD 530F aircraft. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona with an estimated completion date of Sept. 29, 2015. One […]

MD Helicopters to supply 12 more MD530F to Afghanistan

MD Helicopters to supply 12 more MD530F to Afghanistan

Source: US DoD, 01-Oct-14

MD Helicopters, Inc., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $35,670,600 modification (P00019) to firm-fixed-price contract W58RGZ-11-C-0070 to exercise an option to provide 12 rotary wing primary trainer MD 530F aircraft for the Afghan military. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 29, 2015. Foreign Military Sales funds in the […]

MD Helicopters appoints dealer in Italy

MD Helicopters appoints dealer in Italy

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

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 […]

April Fool…. MD Helicopters sold to Middle East distributor

April Fool…. MD Helicopters sold to Middle East distributor

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Apr-14

Now that we are past the notional mid-day cut-off in Europe and east coast USA for 1st April pranks, it’s time for us to come clean and confirm this was not a true story – although given our inbox, Twitter etc, there were certainly some people who believed it. The clues were there to be […]

Bolivian Minister of Interior orders two MD530F

Bolivian Minister of Interior orders two MD530F

Source: MD Helicopters, 26-Feb-14

MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI), a Lynn Tilton company and leading manufacturer of commercial, air-rescue, military and law enforcement helicopters, announced that the Bolivian Ministry of the Interior has placed orders for two MD 530F aircraft.  The aircraft will be operated by the Bolivian National Police to provide additional airborne security for the Ministry of the […]

Phoenix Heliparts to deliver customized MD530F to California customer

Phoenix Heliparts to deliver customized MD530F to California customer

Source: Phoenix Heliparts, 25-Feb-14

Modification and Integration specialist, Phoenix Heliparts has contracted with a California pilot for a total refurbishment and upgrade of an MD530F helicopter, including a complete digital avionics package and modern interior.  It will then be populated, painted and made ready for delivery in September. The latest full-scale airframe refurbishment and complete avionics modernization is for […]

Quest Aviation Solutions appointed to sell MD Helicopters range in UAE

Quest Aviation Solutions appointed to sell MD Helicopters range in UAE

Source: Quest Aviation Solutions, 18-Nov-13

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 […]

MD Helicopter authorises Ruag Aviation for maintenance and upgrades

MD Helicopter authorises Ruag Aviation for maintenance and upgrades

Source: Ruag Aviation, 06-Oct-13

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 […]

Boeing awarded $49M for MH-6 Mission Enhanced Little Bird program

Boeing awarded $49M for MH-6 Mission Enhanced Little Bird program

Source: US DoD, 01-Oct-13

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, is being awarded a maximum $49,580,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for engineering, analysis, test and technical support services and procurement in support of developmental, production, and sustainment of the Mission Enhanced Little Bird aircraft. Fiscal 2013 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $5,382,500 are being obligated at […]

07-Sep-13 MD Helicopters MD530F Shindand, Afghanistan

07-Sep-13

Landed on an IED during training flight, blowing one skid off.  Helicopter caught fire.  2 POB were U.S. Army CW4 Thomas “Andy” Miller and Afghan air force Lt. Massoud Islamkhil – both were saved by a Mi-17 crew

22-Aug-13 N975BW MD Helicopters MD530FF Reese, US-Michigan

22-Aug-13

F0rce landing in corn field.  Helicopter was involved in powerline work

Donaldson congratulates PJ Helicopters on 40+ years

Donaldson congratulates PJ Helicopters on 40+ years

Source: Donaldson, 24-Jun-13

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 […]

Sequoia Helicopters selects Becker emergency beacon locator for SAR ops

Sequoia Helicopters selects Becker emergency beacon locator for SAR ops

Source: Becker Avionics, 19-Nov-12

Becker Avionics is pleased to announce the selection of its new airborne BD406 Beacon Decoder by Sequoia Helicopters for their MD 530F Helicopter. Sequoia Helicopters, located in El Dorado County, CA volunteers its MD 530F Helicopter for use in conjunction with the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department Aero Squadron, under the command of Sheriff John […]

30-Sep-12 N530KD MD Helicopters MD530F Decorah, US-Iowa

30-Sep-12

Autorotated into field and turned over after engine problems while lifting power line pole . 2POB not injured

24-Sep-12 N911BL MD Helicopters MD530F Las Vegas, US-Nevada

24-Sep-12

Heavy landing on training flight and ended up on its starboard side.  Local press later named (here) Police Sgt. Darin R. Garness  as being at the controls, and the other pilot was officer Clifford Wicks.

MD Helicopters awarded $40M for 12 MD530Fs for Saudi Arabia

MD Helicopters awarded $40M for 12 MD530Fs for Saudi Arabia

Source: US DoD, 16-Jul-12

MD Helicopter, Mesa, Ariz., was awarded a $40,674,920 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the procurement of MD 530F aircraft and related equipment in support of foreign military sales to Saudi Arabia.  Work will be performed in Mesa, with an estimated completion date of July 30, 2013.  One bid was solicited, with one bid […]

Ahlers Aerospace wins MD contract for Engine Power Out Monitors

Ahlers Aerospace wins MD contract for Engine Power Out Monitors

Source: Ahlers Aerospace, 25-Jun-12

Ahlers Aerospace has been selected by MD Helicopters as the supplier of the Engine Power Out Monitor (EPO) for the 369E, 369FF, and the 500N. Ahlers designs and manufactures new instruments and electronic devices for the aviation industry. Ahlers is also a certified repair station for instruments and accessories. For more information contact Ahlers at […]

Cobham to supply critical helicopter components for Afghan pilot training

Cobham to supply critical helicopter components for Afghan pilot training

Source: Cobham, 08-May-12

Cobham has announced that three of their business units will provide critical components for six MD530F training helicopters bound for Shindand Air Base in Afghanistan in 2012. Via their partner, EDMO Distributors, Cobham Aerospace Communications will supply four N301A audio controllers, Cobham Antenna Systems will provide VHF Communications, VOR/LOC/GS V-Dipole, DME, and Navigation Splitter Antennas, and Cobham […]

US Government approves 12 MD530Fs for Saudi Arabia

US Government approves 12 MD530Fs for Saudi Arabia

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Jan-12

Back in October 2010, HeliHub.com carried a story noting that Saudi Arabia had put a request in to the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency for 190 helicopters as follows: 70 AH-64D Block III APACHE Helicopters 72 UH-60M BLACKHAWK Helicopters 36 AH-6i Light Attack Helicopters 12 MD-530F Light Turbine Helicopters On Monday we reported on Boeing’s […]

Afghanistan accepts six MD530Fs

Afghanistan accepts six MD530Fs

Source: NATO, 21-Dec-11

Flight instructors at Shindand Air Base have completed acceptance flights on six MD 530F Helicopters that will be used to train Afghan pilots. Each helicopter was flown in the local air space for one hour and all aircraft systems were checked to include radios, GPS, navigation systems, rotor tracking and overall airworthiness. Classes are scheduled […]

MD Helicopters awarded $14M support contract for Afghanistan

MD Helicopters awarded $14M support contract for Afghanistan

Source: MD Helicopters, 28-Sep-11

Mesa, Arizona September 27, 2011 – MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) a leading manufacturer of commercial and military helicopters has been awarded a $14,237,169 fixed-firm contract from the U.S. Army to provide logistics support operations of rotary wing primary training aircraft and flight training devices for the Afghan Air Force. All work will be performed in […]

Six MD530Fs handed over for Afghan training role

Six MD530Fs handed over for Afghan training role

14-Sep-11

In a ceremony punctuated with patriotic themes and commitments to save American jobs, the US Army on Tuesday took the keys to six helicopters to train Afghan pilots just days after they were manufactured in Mesa.  (See full story).  HeliHub.com ran the original story on this contract here – only the first six aircraft are […]

MD Helicopters awarded $14M for Afghanistan support

MD Helicopters awarded $14M for Afghanistan support

Source: US DoD, 09-Sep-11

MD Helicopters, Inc., Mesa, Ariz., was awarded a $14,237,169 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to provide logistics support for operations of rotary wing primary training aircraft and flight training devices for the Afghan Air Force. Work will be performed in Shindand, Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date […]

Rotors of the Rockies announces their new NVG training program

Rotors of the Rockies announces their new NVG training program

Source: Rotors of the Rockies, 13-May-11

The staff of Rotors of the Rockies in Broomfield, Colorado would like to congratulate Owner and Chief Pilot Mike Fyola on earning PIC and Instructor endorsements for NVG flying. With Mr. Fyola’s accomplishment, we would also like to announce the inception of our NVG training program.  Our program features an approved Part 141 syllabus and […]

MD Helicopters delivers new MD530F to Kauai Fire Dept

MD Helicopters delivers new MD530F to Kauai Fire Dept

Source: MD Helicopters, 15-Mar-11

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI), a leading manufacturer of commercial and military helicopters, has completed the delivery of a new MD 530F to the Kauai Fire Department.  The delivery of the MD 530F marks an important milestone in the history of the Kauai Fire Department, as it is the first aircraft they have owned.  Prior to […]

Switzerland’s Fuchs Helicopter buys a new MD530F

Switzerland’s Fuchs Helicopter buys a new MD530F

Source: MD Helicopters, 15-Mar-11

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 […]

MD Helicopters awarded $186M Afghan Air Force contract

MD Helicopters awarded $186M Afghan Air Force contract

Source: FedBizOpps, 14-Mar-11

Rotary Wing Primary Training Aircraft for the Afghan air Force Solicitation Number: W58RGZ-11-R-0060 Notice Type: Award Notice Contract Award Date: March 10, 2011 Contract Award Number: W58RGZ-11-C-0070 Contract Award Dollar Amount: $186,464,973.00 Contractor Awarded DUNS: 054313767 Contractor Awardee: MD HELICOPTERS, INC. (054313767) 4555 E MCDOWELL RD MESA, AZ 85215-9734 Synopsis: Added: Nov 08, 2010 5:49 […]

MD’s Lynn Tilton to be honored as Living Legend of Aviation

MD’s Lynn Tilton to be honored as Living Legend of Aviation

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 […]

MD produced 12 helicopters in 2010, not 50

MD produced 12 helicopters in 2010, not 50

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. […]

Ecuador – Guayquil Police add R44 and MD530F

Ecuador – Guayquil Police add R44 and MD530F

Source: El Universo, 14-Jan-11

the executive director of the National Commission on Surface Transportation, Traffic and Road Safety, Ricardo Antón, launched the two helicopters this week – although only the R44 was onsite as the MD530F had an engine issue, apparently.

Saudi Arabia files FMS requests to purchase 190 helicopters

Saudi Arabia files FMS requests to purchase 190 helicopters

Source: DSCA, 21-Oct-10

The DSCA (Defense Security Cooperation Agency) has published four separate FMS requests for a huge range of helicopters, aircraft, armaments, spare engines and associated paraphernalia. Three of the requests include helicopters, and in terms of aircraft, these total to the following 70 AH-64D Block III APACHE Helicopters 72 UH-60M BLACKHAWK Helicopters 36 AH-6i Light Attack […]

MD530F delivered to Corporate Helicopters of San Diego

MD530F delivered to Corporate Helicopters of San Diego

Source: MD Helicopters, 07-Oct-10

MD Helicopters, Inc (MDHI) has announced the delivery of a new MD 530F to Corporate Helicopters of San Diego. The aircraft was acquired in a partnership with Mr. Peter Farmar who has been a long-time MD Helicopters customer. Farmar, who is a highly experienced pilot on the MD 500D, said he was excited to fly […]

MD Helicopters Earns Chinese Certification for MD500E, MD530F, MD520N

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.

17-Jul-09 N974BW MD Helicopters MD530F nr Baghdad, Iraq (2F)

17-Jul-09

17-Jul-09 N974BW MD Helicopters MD530F nr Baghdad, Iraq

24-Feb-09 N5205C MD Helicopters MD530F Moyock, US-North Carolina (1F)

24-Feb-09

24-Feb-09 N5205C MD Helicopters MD530F Moyock, US-North Carolina

MD Helicopters Sells Four MD530Fs To National Police of Ecuador

Source: Vertical Magazine, 22-Feb-09