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MDHI Reveals New MD 6XX at Heli-Expo

MDHI Reveals New MD 6XX at Heli-Expo

MD Helicopters Inc (MDHI) used the HAI Heli-Expo in Dallas to showcase their new MD 6XX military and civil use helicopter. Based off the design of their MD 600N helicopter, the new MD 6XX differs by having a conventional tail rotor instead of the MD 600N’s NO-TAil Rotor. The aircraft has also been fitted with… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Mar-17

JSSI launches maintenance program for MD500 and MD600

JSSI launches maintenance program for MD500 and MD600

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading provider of hourly cost maintenance programs for the business aviation industry, announced its new Airframe Parts-Only coverage for the MD 500 and 600 series helicopters. Providing the only program of its kind to the MD Helicopter market, JSSI can also include coverage for the Rolls-Royce 250 series engines… Read more »

Source: JSSI, 24-May-16

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MD Helicopters sells sixth MD600N in over six years

MD Helicopters sells sixth MD600N in over six years

Yesterday, we ran the press release to say that Sapura Aero in Malasyia have been appointed by MD Helicopters  as an authorized representative serving Malaysia, Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.  Further down the text of the manufacturer’s press release, it was revealed that part of the agreement was… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Apr-16

07-Dec-15 N607BP MD Helicopters MD600N Angleton, US-Texas

During the approach, the helicopter pitched forward, and the pilot moved the cyclic aft to compensate for the forward pitch. Shortly thereafter, the helicopter rolled to the right and entered a spin to the right. The pilot then attempted to land the helicopter, but it impacted terrain and rolled onto its left side. Pilot Ed… Read more »

07-Dec-15

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

MD540A to be displayed at Commemorative Air Force Museum event

MD540A to be displayed at Commemorative Air Force Museum event

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is proud to announce that we will be an exhibitor and supporting sponsor at the annual Aviation Fascination event at the Commemorative Air Force Museum, 207 North Greenfield Road, Mesa, Arizona, on Friday, November 21, 2014. “MDHI is proud to be part of the thriving business community in Mesa, and a… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 07-Nov-14

14-Jul-14 SE-JKJ MD Helicopters MD600N Lennartsnäs, Sweden

Substantially damaged when it turned over on landing.  Pilot got out OK.

14-Jul-14

27-Apr-14 N606BP MD Helicopters MD600N Adelanto, US-California

Crashed on take-off, hit ground hard and rolled over.  THe helicopter appears to have lost its anti-torque system, causing it to start to spin as it lifted off.  Significantly damaged.  One of three POB airflifted to hospital

27-Apr-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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April Fool…. MD Helicopters sold to Middle East distributor

April Fool…. MD Helicopters sold to Middle East distributor

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… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Apr-14

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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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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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24-Apr-13 XC-AAF MD Helicopters MD600N Oaxaca, Mexico (4F)

Helicopter on an EMS flight crashed killing a newborn baby less than 24 hours old, his father Pedro Martinez, pilot  Guillermo Chávez Medina and paramedic Pablo Héctor Vicente.  Helicopter destroyed

24-Apr-13

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12-Feb-13 S2-AFZ MD Helicopters MD600 Nawraparha, Bangladesh

Autorotation landing from 1000ft, main blades cut tail boom.  Corporate operation.  MD600 remained upright and all six got out with some injuries.   Six were identified as Tahmina Mostofa, 24,  Asif Iqbal, 45, Kazi Safayet Hossain, 45, Abul Kalam, and pilots Gulzar Hossain, 42, and Shafiqul Islam, 35.

12-Feb-13

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NZ tour operator Heliview buys MD600N

NZ tour operator Heliview buys MD600N

New Zealand operator Heliview has bought an MD600N from Simm Samm Airways in India, primarily to use as a tour helicopter.  Bought in September, but only registered locally on 20th November and is expected to join the active fleet imminently. Heliview is run by husband and wife Richard and Jolanda Foale, who bring complimentary skills… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Nov-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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08-Aug-12 N737TV MD Helicopters MD600N Delta Junction, US-Alaska (1F)

En route to pick up miners at the remote site when the helicopter crashed into the side of a hill and rolled a considerable distance, killing the pilot -  later named as James Hopper, 63

08-Aug-12

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Rolls-Royce announces new M250 upgrade kit for Bell 407 and MD600

Rolls-Royce announces new M250 upgrade kit for Bell 407 and MD600

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, will deliver a new Value Improvement Program (VIP) upgrade kit for M250 engines, which power Bell 407 and MD600 helicopters. The upgrade will offer increased power in “hot and high” operations and reduced fuel burn. During rigorous engine tests, the VIP upgrade kit reduced fuel burn by 2 percent… Read more »

Source: Rolls-Royce, 13-Feb-12

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MD600 becomes museum piece

MD600 becomes museum piece

California-based Classic Rotors have added an MD Helicopters MD600 to their collection.  Back in October 2010, HeliHub.com broke the news that the US Customs and Border Protection (part of the Dept of Homeland Security) had put their MD600 fleet into desert storage at the AMARC facility in Arizona.  It is one of this fleet, registered… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Sep-11

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Increased Service Life for MD500/600 Inlet Barrier Filter

Increased Service Life for MD500/600 Inlet Barrier Filter

FDC/aerofilter is pleased to announce that the service life for the MD Helicopters MD500 series and MD600 inlet barrier filter elements has been increased to 4500 hours, with no limitation on the number of cleanings. In addition, the recommended service interval has been increased to 300 hours. The FAA recently approved a revision to FDC/aerofilter’s… Read more »

Source: FDC/aerofilter, 14-Sep-11

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FAA approves Onboard Systems updated MD500/600 attach point

FAA approves Onboard Systems updated MD500/600 attach point

Onboard Systems, a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, announced that its updated attach point kit for the MD500 & 600 aircraft has been certified by the FAA and is available for purchase. Onboard has also submitted the attach point kit to Transport Canada and EASA for certification in Canada and Europe, respectively…. Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 14-Sep-11

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Arizona court declines Turkish Police MD600 crash relatives’ lawsuit

Arizona court declines Turkish Police MD600 crash relatives’ lawsuit

The company sought dismissal, with its attorneys arguing that Arizona has almost no connection to the lawsuit and that the accident wreckage, aircraft records and accident witnesses are all believed to be located in Turkey in the custody of the national police.

Source: Arizona Republic, 05-May-11

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Dart announces EASA approval for MD600N floats

Dart announces EASA approval for MD600N floats

DART is pleased to announce that their subsidiary partner Apical Industries has received EASA approval of their Emergency Float System for MD 600N model helicopters.  FAA approval has been previously received [14 years ago in 1997, notes HeliHub.com editor] The Apical MD 600N Emergency Float System consists of four emergency floats attached to the skid… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 04-May-11

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Indianapolis PD close to selling MD600 and restart ops with B206A

Indianapolis PD close to selling MD600 and restart ops with B206A

Local press reports suggest that Indianapolis Police are close to selling their MD600 with an overseas buyer inspecting it around now.  This aviation unit ceased operations in October 2009 under budgetary pressure, putting its MD600 flagship, two Hughes 300s and an early Bell 206A into storage.  A report in July 2010 cited public safety officials… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Apr-11

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Turkish Police seek 10 new light twin helicopters

Turkish Police seek 10 new light twin helicopters

The Turkish Security General Directorate intends to broaden its fleet with ten new helicopters, specifically stating a need to better track suspected criminals and intervening in incidents that could erupt during mass demonstrations. Reports state that they are finding their current MD600 fleet “insufficient in most cases” citing “performance problems, particularly in high temperatures and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Apr-11

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MD Helicopters selects EMTEQ LED exterior lighting

MD Helicopters selects EMTEQ LED exterior lighting

EMTEQ will begin delivery of FC Exterior Lighting to be installed on MD Helicopters’ MD 900 and MD 500 series helicopter production programs in 2Q2011.  Lighting for the MD 600 series helicopter will follow later this year.  MD Helicopters selected EMTEQ to design and manufacture LED exterior lighting provisions including dual mode anti-collision, position and… Read more »

Source: EMTEQ, 15-Mar-11

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

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

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… Read more »

Source: Living Legends of Aviation, 19-Jan-11

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MD produced 12 helicopters in 2010, not 50

MD produced 12 helicopters in 2010, not 50

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…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Jan-11

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28-Dec-10 D-HHWR MD Helicopters MD600N Jena, Germany

Helicopter was being used to blow snow off a roof, and crashed from low level.  Two serious and one minor injury.  One photo shows close proximity of street light stands.

28-Dec-10

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US Customs & Border Protection puts MD600 fleet into desert storage

US Customs & Border Protection puts MD600 fleet into desert storage

After investigating a number of leads, HeliHub.com can report that the US Customs & Border Protection “CBP”, part of the Dept of Homeland Security, have put their entire MD600 fleet into desert storage. They are located at AMARC – the Aerospace Maintenance And Regeneration Center facility managed by the US Air Force Material Command located… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Oct-10

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Indianapolis Police selling three helicopters to fund ongoing operations

Indianapolis Police selling three helicopters to fund ongoing operations

After exploring various options to fund air support operations, officials determined the best option would be to sell the police MD600 and two Hughes helicopters to free up money to operate the remaining aircraft.

Source: TheIndyChannel, 21-Jul-10

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MD Helicopters’ NOTAR fleet clocks 1,000,000 flight hours

MD Helicopters’ NOTAR fleet clocks 1,000,000 flight hours

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) today announced its fleet of NOTAR helicopters have clocked more than 1,000,000 flight hours since MDHI’s exclusive NOTAR anti-torque technology was introduced in 1991. MD Helicopters’ MD 520N, MD 600N and MD Explorer helicopters use and validate this technology. “NOTAR continues to perform to expectation and this is a significant milestone,”… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 22-Feb-10

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12-Oct-09 N613BP MD Helicopters MD600N El Cajon, US-California

12-Oct-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Turkish Police MD600N

Turkish Police MD600N

Source: Airliners.net, 17-Sep-09

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25-Mar-09 C-GOHN MD Helicopters MD600N near Toba Inlet, Canada

25-Mar-09 C-GOHN MD Helicopters MD600N near Toba Inlet, Canada

25-Mar-09

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MD Helicopters, Inc. Sets 15-Year Benchmark on Deliveries

Source: Vertical Magazine, 22-Feb-09

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19-Feb-09 N608BP MD Helicopters MD600N San Onofre, US-California

19-Feb-09 N608BP MD Helicopters MD600N San Onofre, US-California

19-Feb-09

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MD Helicopters delivers five aircraft in one week

Source: MD Helicopters, 17-Sep-08

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