MD Helicopters awarded $14M support contract for Afghanistan

MD Helicopters awarded $14M support contract for Afghanistan 28 Sep, 11, Source: MD Helicopters

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 Shindand, Afghanistan in support of the Primary Rotary Wing Training Aircraft MD 530F® helicopters.  Support operations under this contract include maintenance training, factory spare parts, specialized tooling, on site field service, maintenance facilities and logistics coordination.

“This contract award trusts us with the support and ongoing service of the MD 530F® aircraft to be delivered in the region for multiple years. We look forward to meeting the needs of our new customer in Afghanistan,” stated Ms. Tilton.  The first (3) MD 530F® helicopters were presented to the Non Standard Rotary Wing Aircraft Project Office of the U.S. Army on September 13, 2011.

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