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Huntington Beach Police to replace MD520N fleet with MD530Fs

Huntington Beach Police to replace MD520N fleet with MD530Fs

28-Jul-2021Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is pleased to announce Huntington Beach Police Department (HBPD) signed a purchase agreement for three MD 530F helicopters in a law enforcement configuration. The purchase agreement was signed during a special ceremony attended by Alan Carr, sole director of MDHI’s board of directors. The department has owned and operated MD helicopters... Read more

MDHI Featuring Oxford Police MD 530F at APSCON

MDHI Featuring Oxford Police MD 530F at APSCON

27-Jul-2021Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI), APSCON Booth #637, will proudly display Oxford Police’s fully loaded law enforcement MD 530F during the Airborne Public Safety Association’s (APSA) annual convention and expo (APSCON) July 26-31 in New Orleans. Additionally, MDHI will offer demonstration flights in its enhanced glass cockpit MD530F demo aircraft. Based in Oxford, Alabama, the Oxford... Read more

MDHI Hosts Vietnam War Veteran Hugh Mills, Jr.

MDHI Hosts Vietnam War Veteran Hugh Mills, Jr.

26-Jul-2021Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) proudly hosted decorated Vietnam War veteran and OH-6A LOACH (light observation helicopter) pilot LTC (Ret) Hugh L. Mills, Jr., during a special event at the MDHI facility in Mesa, Arizona. Mills was honored with a demonstration flight, facility and aircraft tour, and hosted questions from the company’s employees. The event also... Read more

MDHI Contracts with new Composite Manufacturers

MDHI Contracts with new Composite Manufacturers

21-Jul-2021Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) signed new contracts with Unitech Composites and ACT Aerospace to improve production and spare parts availability for the MD 902, MD 520N, and MD 600N aircraft. “MD is on a mission to deliver on our promises to customers, including significantly boosting our spares availability,” says Nick Nenadovic, MDHI Vice President of... Read more

MD Helicopters launches three week MD530F US demo tour next week

MD Helicopters launches three week MD530F US demo tour next week

14-Jul-2021

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces its enhanced glass cockpit MD530F aircraft is expanding its demonstration flight tour this month. The aircraft will travel across Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, and Oklahoma from July 20 to August 11, providing operators and agencies the opportunity to experience its superior power and performance firsthand with a comprehensive... Read more

MD Helicopters Secures $43.9 Million in Army Contracts

MD Helicopters Secures $43.9 Million in Army Contracts

16-Jun-2021Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces two independent contract awards worth $43.9 million from Army Contracting Command-Redstone supporting the Afghan Air Force’s MD 530F Cayuse Warrior light attack helicopters. The first contract, a six-month extension worth $14.5 million, continues MDHI’s longstanding efforts to provide program management, and contractor logistics support (CLS) services, material, and remote operations... Read more

06-May-21 N972BW MD Helicopters MD530F Palm Gardens, US-Nevada

06-May-21 N972BW MD Helicopters MD530F Palm Gardens, US-Nevada

6-May-2021

FAA : Substantially damaged during long-line work.  2 POB not injured... Read more

Oceania Aviation becomes authorised dealer for MD Helicopters

Oceania Aviation becomes authorised dealer for MD Helicopters

5-May-2021Source: Oceania Aviation

In a move that serves to cement their strong relationship with MD Helicopters International, Oceania Aviation is excited to announce their appointment as an authorised representative for MD Helicopters aircraft, equipment and accessories. Oceania Aviation is already the only authorised Service Centre for MD Helicopters in Australasia, and the new dealership agreement will allow Oceania... Read more

05-May-21 N6068S MD Helicopters MD530F Mesa, US-Arizona

05-May-21 N6068S MD Helicopters MD530F Mesa, US-Arizona

5-May-2021

Post-flight inspection found damage to the tail rotor... Read more

MD Helicopters Announces New Leadership

MD Helicopters Announces New Leadership

30-Apr-2021Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced the addition of new members to its leadership team, paving the way for further increased product expansion, growth, and delivery on customer expectations. “The last year has been an exciting and transformative time for MD Helicopters. We have made significant changes to our leadership team, adding individuals with the skill,... Read more

MD Helicopters expands flexible financing options for customers

MD Helicopters expands flexible financing options for customers

14-Apr-2021Source: MD Helicopters

As part of the company’s renewed focus on strengthening customer support, MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) will be working with National Bank of Arizona to provide qualified customers with expanded aircraft finance and lease options, subject to credit approval. The financing options offered through the new relationship with National Bank of Arizona allows MDHI to continue... Read more

14-Apr-21 N369PD MD Helicopters 500E Atlanta, US-Georgia

14-Apr-21 N369PD MD Helicopters 500E Atlanta, US-Georgia

14-Apr-2021

Emergency landing on golf course.  FAA report did not supply any further details.  ... Read more

Lebanese Air Force completes first MD Helicopters training class

Lebanese Air Force completes first MD Helicopters training class

17-Mar-2021Source: MD Helicopters

The Lebanese Air Force successfully completed their first training class at MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) Flight Training Academy. This was the first of three classes that included pilots, maintainers, and armament personnel, which took place in Mesa, Arizona, and an off-site location for gunnery training. Utilizing the Lebanese Air Force’s MD 530Fs for the training... Read more

MD Helicopters Demonstrator Visits Las Vegas

MD Helicopters Demonstrator Visits Las Vegas

10-Mar-2021Source: MD Helicopters

Las Vegas area operators and agencies are invited to view and schedule a demo flight with the MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) enhanced glass cockpit MD530F aircraft next week to experience its superior power and performance. This state-of-the art helicopter will be in the Las Vegas area from March 15 through March 19 and available for on-site demos... Read more

22-Jan-21 N60BK MD Helicopters MD600 Mankato, US-Minnesota

22-Jan-21 N60BK MD Helicopters MD600 Mankato, US-Minnesota

22-Jan-2021

FAA report substantially damaged after main rotors contacted strawline.  2 POB not injured... Read more

22-Jan-21 N90TG MD Helicopters MD500E Queen Creek, US-Arizona

22-Jan-21 N90TG MD Helicopters MD500E Queen Creek, US-Arizona

22-Jan-2021

FAA report helicopter was substantially damaged after loss of tail rotor effectiveness on approach to land... Read more

20-Jan-21 YV200T MD Helicopters MD500E Guanare, Venezuela (4F)

20-Jan-21 YV200T MD Helicopters MD500E Guanare, Venezuela (4F)

20-Jan-2021

Helicopter impacted lake.  All four POB died in the accident.  When the helicopter was recovered, one blade was missing and the tail boom had been sliced off.  Pilot named in this report as Elio Marcaccio while passengers Moisés Selvi and Euclides Quintero, and a unnamed 14 year-old were added from this report... Read more

09-Jan-21 N8612F Hughes 500D Winthrop, US-Washington

09-Jan-21 N8612F Hughes 500D Winthrop, US-Washington

9-Jan-2021

Landed heavily on snow, skids broken, tail boom sliced by main blades... Read more

29-Dec-20 N103SU MD Helicopters MD500D Glade, US-Mississippi (1F)

29-Dec-20 N103SU MD Helicopters MD500D Glade, US-Mississippi (1F)

29-Dec-2020

Crashed and completely burned out.  Helicopter was involved in low-level work – trimming trees off power lines – when it crashed Pilot named here as Jason Krakowiak... Read more

MDHI Participates in Son Tay Raid 50th Anniversary Celebration

MDHI Participates in Son Tay Raid 50th Anniversary Celebration

11-Dec-2020Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) proudly participated in a special Son Tay Raid reenactment on the 50th anniversary of the fateful raid to free POWs in Vietnam that would inspire countless future successful operations. In partnership with the Silent Warrior Foundation, MDHI provided two MD 500 helicopters to transport surviving raiders and POWs from Scottsdale, Ariz., to the... Read more

MD Helicopters Secures $34 Million Army Contract

MD Helicopters Secures $34 Million Army Contract

4-Dec-2020Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces an agreement with the U.S. Army worth about $34 million to provide logistics support for the Afghanistan Air Force MD 530F Cayuse Warrior light attack and reconnaissance helicopter fleet. The deal is a continuation of MDHI’s contractor logistics support (CLS) with the U.S. Army and Multi-National Aviation Special Project Office (MASPO)... Read more

MD Helicopters completes another MD500E conversion to MD530F

MD Helicopters completes another MD500E conversion to MD530F

1-Dec-2020Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) has completed a contract to upgrade an MD 500E helicopter to an FAA-certified MD 530F model aircraft as part of MDHI’s long standing E-to-F conversion program. “The E-to-F conversion program follows a strict, FAA-approved process,” says Nick Nenadovic, Vice President of Aftermarket and Customer Support for MD Helicopters, Inc. “Over eight to... Read more

MD to take MD530F on Southern California demo tour next week

MD to take MD530F on Southern California demo tour next week

25-Nov-2020Source: MD Helicopters

Take the new MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) enhanced glass cockpit MD 530F demo aircraft for a test flight to experience its power and performance firsthand. This state-of-the-art helicopter is touring the West Coast from Nov. 30 through Dec. 4. It is available for drop-in demo flights at Rotorcraft Support Inc. (RSI) on Dec. 2 from 8 a.m.... Read more

MD Helicopters awarded $34M contract for logistics support of Afghanistan Air Force MD-530F

MD Helicopters awarded $34M contract for logistics support of Afghanistan Air Force MD-530F

16-Nov-2020Source: US DoD

MD Helicopters Inc., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $34,042,295 modification (P00039) to contract W58RGZ-17-C-0038 for logistics support for the Afghanistan Air Force MD-530F aircraft fleet.  Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona; and Kabul, Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2021.  Fiscal 2021 Afghanistan Security Forces (Army) funds in the amount of... Read more

MD Sales Strong with State Contract Award for New MD 530F

MD Sales Strong with State Contract Award for New MD 530F

13-Nov-2020Source: MD Helicopters

 MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces a U.S. state municipality contract for the purchase of a new MD 530F in law enforcement configuration. The agency is responsible for monitoring the state’s valuable natural resources, wildlife populations, and ecosystems while ensuring enforcement of the state’s laws protecting them. The aircraft is the agency’s first helicopter. “This has been... Read more

27-Oct-20 N58251 MD Helicopters MD500D Nuuanu, US-Hawaii

27-Oct-20 N58251 MD Helicopters MD500D Nuuanu, US-Hawaii

27-Oct-2020

Emergency landing in a ravine after experiencing engine problems.  Helicopter was working for Hawaiian Electric.  Some reports say “hard landing”.  Extent of damage not known. Pilot not injured “A contractor for Hawaiian Electric was transporting material near the Nuuanu Reservoir off Pali Highway when the helicopter lost power and made a hard landing,” according to... Read more

MD Helicopters Awarded Two Army Contracting Command MD530F Contracts

MD Helicopters Awarded Two Army Contracting Command MD530F Contracts

15-Oct-2020Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces two independent contract awards from Army Contracting Command-Redstone to support allied operations of the MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopter. The first contract, worth $6.1 million, requires MDHI to retrofit 18 legacy MD 530F helicopters operated by the Afghanistan Air Force with ballistic-tolerant crashworthy fuel systems (CWFS). Jointly developed with Robertson Fuel... Read more

22-Sep-20 N509CG Hughes 500C Chemehuevi Valley, US-California

22-Sep-20 N509CG Hughes 500C Chemehuevi Valley, US-California

22-Sep-2020

Rolled onto its side during landing... Read more

MDHI Receives Certification for MD530F MGTOW Increase to 3,350 lb

MDHI Receives Certification for MD530F MGTOW Increase to 3,350 lb

1-Sep-2020Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) has received FAA certification to increase its MD 530F single engine helicopter’s internal max gross take-off weight (MGTOW) from 3,100 to 3,350 lb. This increase allows the MD 530F to support extended range, increased mission versatility, more time on target, and additional mission equipment options. “We’re pleased to provide our current... Read more

24-Aug-20 OH-HJH MD Helicopters MD500D Sarvisalo, Finland

24-Aug-20 OH-HJH MD Helicopters MD500D Sarvisalo, Finland

24-Aug-2020

Landed upright but tail boom got chopped by main blades during emergency landing... Read more

MD overhauls CoxHealth MD902

MD overhauls CoxHealth MD902

18-Aug-2020Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) completed a 5,000-hour airframe overhaul, multiple inspections, repairs, and modifications on an MD 902 Explorer for Missouri-based CoxHealth. In partnership with Air Methods Corporation, CoxHealth operates Cox Air Care with two MD 902 Explorers. Cox Air Care provides vital helicopter air ambulance (HAA) service throughout southwest Missouri and parts of northwest... Read more

06-Aug-20 N911EP Hughes OH-6 Chesterfield, US-Missouri

06-Aug-20 N911EP Hughes OH-6 Chesterfield, US-Missouri

6-Aug-2020

Main rotor blades sliced tail boom on training flight. helicopter ended up on its skids with the tail on the ground nearby... Read more

05-Aug-20 N104SU MD Helicopters MD500D Delia, US-Kansas

05-Aug-20 N104SU MD Helicopters MD500D Delia, US-Kansas

5-Aug-2020

Aircraft was conducting vegetation management while tree sawing and something caught saw blade and threw debris up into main blades.  Aircraft landed in nearby field. Sole occupant pilot was not injured... Read more

Wilson Construction upgrades MD500E to MD530F standard

Wilson Construction upgrades MD500E to MD530F standard

4-Aug-2020Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces delivery of newly certified MD 530F to Wilson Construction. Wilson Construction, headquartered in Aurora, Oregon, upgraded one of its four MD 500E helicopters to an FAA-certified MD 530F model aircraft. An operator of MDHI-brand helicopters since 2005, Wilson Construction has delivered their hardworking E-model aircraft to be overhauled and recertified... Read more

MD Helicopters aims to overturn $7.6M Dutch Police judgement

MD Helicopters aims to overturn $7.6M Dutch Police judgement

20-May-2020Source: Arizona Daily Independent News Network

The Arizona Supreme Court has been asked to overturn two lower court rulings that allow The Netherlands to pursue a nearly $7.6 million judgment against a Mesa-based aerospace company whose corporate history traces back to billionaire Howard Hughes in the late 1940s. See Full Story. ... Read more

LMS to Provide Fuel Gauging System for MD 500

LMS to Provide Fuel Gauging System for MD 500

12-May-2020Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) recently awarded a contract to Liquid Measurement Systems, Inc. (LMS) to design and qualify a new crash-resistant fuel gauging system for new deliveries of the MD 500 Series of Helicopters with a Certification of Airworthiness after April 5, 2020. The MD 500 Series includes the MD 500E, MD 520N, and MD... Read more

MD completes all required tests for MD530F MGTOW Increase to 3,350 Pounds

MD completes all required tests for MD530F MGTOW Increase to 3,350 Pounds

28-Jan-2020Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) proudly announces the completion of all company test and reporting requirements related to the max gross take-off weight (MGTOW) increase from 3,100 to 3,350 pounds for its MD 530F single engine helicopter. A preferred platform of law enforcement and utility operators worldwide, the MGTOW increase will provide operators extended range, greater... Read more

MD offers Glass Cockpit Solutions for MD500E and MD520N

MD offers Glass Cockpit Solutions for MD500E and MD520N

28-Jan-2020Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces the integration of digital, all-glass cockpit solutions for its MD 500E and MD 520N single-engine helicopters. Based on the FAA-certified flight deck for the MD 530F, the cockpit design for these 500-series aircraft will feature high resolution LCD displays housed in an elegant slim line console. “It has been my... Read more

MD Helicopters Capitalizes on Joint Operational Capability to Improve Production Processes

MD Helicopters Capitalizes on Joint Operational Capability to Improve Production Processes

28-Jan-2020Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) has expanded and enhanced helicopter production capabilities at its Mesa, Arizona, world headquarters. Certified as a joint military and commercial manufacturing and completion center, with both Government (“GFRC”) and FAA oversight, MDHI has improved the production processes for its full range of single-engine and light twin-engine aircraft. “Over the past year... Read more

Universal Avionics InSight™ Display System Selected for MD Explorer

Universal Avionics InSight™ Display System Selected for MD Explorer

28-Jan-2020Source: MD Helicopters

Universal Avionics (UA) and MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announce a strategic partnership to integrate UA’s advanced InSight Display System as the full-digital flight deck solution for MD Helicopters’ MD 900/902 Explorer. MDHI will integrate the InSight Display System into the production and retrofit of the twin-engine helicopters. The InSight Display System for the MD 900/902... Read more

MD to Feature Fresno Sheriff MD530F and MD530G Block II at Heli-Expo 2020

MD to Feature Fresno Sheriff MD530F and MD530G Block II at Heli-Expo 2020

28-Jan-2020Source: MD Helicopters

At the 2020 HAI Heli-Expo in Anaheim California, MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) will proudly display two aircraft representing the two largest segments of the company’s global customer base, law enforcement and military. The MD Helicopters booth, #6815, will feature an MD 530F operated by Fresno County (CA) Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) alongside the next generation of... Read more

Elbit helps add Integrated Weapon System to MD530MG

Elbit helps add Integrated Weapon System to MD530MG

12-Dec-2019Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces a strategic teaming agreement with Elbit Systems Ltd (ESL) to deliver next-generation weapons and mission management capabilities to its MD 530G Block II (BII) Scout Attack Helicopter. The proven, pilot-centric Integrated Weapons System (IWS) is comprised of a Helmet Display and Tracking System (HDTS), Weapons Management System (WMS) and Mission... Read more

MD Helicopters receive fourth Afghan MD530F order

MD Helicopters receive fourth Afghan MD530F order

2-Dec-2019Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is proud to announce receipt of the fourth Delivery Order issued against its 5-year, $1.4 billion light scout attack helicopter IDIQ contract. The Firm Fixed-Price award is for up to 12 armed MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters for the Afghan Air Force (AAF), currently the largest MD 530F Cayuse Warrior operator globally.... Read more

Afghan AF receives last 5 of 30 MD530F Cayuse Warriors

Afghan AF receives last 5 of 30 MD530F Cayuse Warriors

28-Nov-2019Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced the delivery of the final five (5) new MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters ordered for the Afghan Air Force via the company’s $1.4 billion, 5-year IDIQ contract. Part of a 30-aircraft order issued in September 2017, the final five aircraft shipped out of Mesa-Gateway Airport, Mesa, Arizona, via 747 and... Read more

MDHI Awarded CLS and training contract

MDHI Awarded CLS and training contract

16-Sep-2019Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is proud to announce it has been awarded a Firm Fixed-Price contract for the provision of Contractor Logistics Support (CLS), Contractor Field Service Representatives (CFSR), and both CONUS and OCONUS training. The contract – issued through Army Contracting Command-Redstone Arsenal on behalf of the Multinational Aviation Special Project Office (MASPO) –... Read more

MD Helicopters Awarded $50.4 million contract

MD Helicopters Awarded $50.4 million contract

4-Sep-2019Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced that the company has been awarded a $50.4 million Firm Fixed Price contract modification for logistics support of the MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopter fleet currently in service with the Afghan Air Force (AAF). MD Helicopters has provided comprehensive contractor logistics support (CLS) services to the Afghan Air Force since... Read more

MD Helicopters enhances MD969

MD Helicopters enhances MD969

17-Apr-2019Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) will feature an enhanced combat aircraft – its MD 969 Twin Attack Helicopter – at the 2019 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit (formerly AAAA), April 14 – 16, 2019, at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Casino in Nashville, TN. First introduced just last month at the annual HAI Heli-Expo in Atlanta,... Read more

MD Helicopters presents “Excellence Award” to Precision Aviation Group

MD Helicopters presents “Excellence Award” to Precision Aviation Group

11-Apr-2019Source: PAG

Precision Aviation Group (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry, has received the Excellence Award presented by MD Helicopters, Inc. The award signifies PAG’s commitment and approach to serving its global “mission-critical” customer base. The award was presented at the 2019 HAI Heli-Expo in Atlanta, Georgia.... Read more

MD Helicopters is approved as GFRC facility

MD Helicopters is approved as GFRC facility

10-Apr-2019Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces that all military aircraft manufactured as part of the Company’s $1.4 Billion IDIQ Contract are now produced under the U.S. Army-mandated Ground and Flight Risk Clause (GFRC). Implemented pursuant to a February 5, 2019, Contract Modification, the DFAR 25.228-370 GFRC regulations went in to effect at MDHI’s Mesa, Arizona facility... Read more

Tanis receives STC for MD902 Preheat System

Tanis receives STC for MD902 Preheat System

13-Mar-2019Source: Tanis Aircraft Products

Tanis Aircraft Products announces the receipt of a FAA Supplemental Type Certification number SR04347CH and the availability of its helicopter preconditioning system for the MD 902. Tanis manufactures the only Heli-preheat system that thoroughly and safely preconditions all critical components. Helicopter preconditioning systems typically include heating elements for the engine, main rotor gear box, accessory... Read more

MD Helicopters Features Tennessee Valley Authority MD530F and MD969 at Heli-Expo 2019

MD Helicopters Features Tennessee Valley Authority MD530F and MD969 at Heli-Expo 2019

11-Mar-2019Source: MD Helicopers

MD Helicopters’ booth, C1228, at the 2019 HAI Heli-Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, reflects the company’s commitment to manufacturing and delivering the most effective and efficient single-engine and light twin-engine helicopters available. At the 2019 HAI Heli-Expo, MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) will proudly display two of its most iconic helicopter models, the MD 530F and the... Read more

Embry-Riddle Student Receive Generous Scholarship from MD Helicopters

Embry-Riddle Student Receive Generous Scholarship from MD Helicopters

8-Mar-2019Source: MD Helicopters

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott Campus student Cooper Largent has been awarded the 2019 MD 500 Transition Training Scholarship by MD Helicopters, Inc. This unique training opportunity has value of approximately $12,000. The MD 500 is an advanced, turbine-powered helicopter that most students are not yet qualified to fly. The week-long, one-on-one training course is held at... Read more

MD Helicopters to feature class cockpit MD530F

MD Helicopters to feature class cockpit MD530F

7-Mar-2019Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is excited to celebrate the delivery of a new MD 530F to Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and to feature this high-performance helicopter in its booth (C1228) at HAI’s Heli-Expo 2019. The third MD 530F to join the TVA fleet, this proven single-engine helicopter is already in use supporting powerline utility, inspections,... Read more

MD Helicopters introduces MD969 Combat

MD Helicopters introduces MD969 Combat

7-Mar-2019Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is proud to debut the MD 969 Combat Attack Helicopter at HAI Heli-Expo 2019. The MD 969 represents the next evolution of MDHI’s iconic MD 900/902 series helicopters. Displayed at the MDHI booth, C1228, in a weaponized configuration the MD 969 Combat Helicopter represents the future assault and attack capabilities of... Read more

21-Feb-19 N506PH MD Helicopters MD500E Waipio, US-Hawaii

21-Feb-19 N506PH MD Helicopters MD500E Waipio, US-Hawaii

21-Feb-2019

The Fire Department said the crash was a result of engine failure.  FAA report 2 POB with no injuries, while the operator said the unnamed pilot was hospitalized “for further evaluation as a precautionary measure.”  Operator said  in a statement “hard landing … while arriving for a utility flight”... Read more

MDHI completes initial delivery of enhanced MD530F

MDHI completes initial delivery of enhanced MD530F

8-Feb-2019Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced the delivery of the first five (5) MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters to the Afghan Air Force in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Ordered against MDHI’s 5-year, $1.4 billion IDIQ, these aircraft are the first of 30 new MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters that will join the AAF Aviation Unit this year. Delivered... Read more

08-Feb-19 225 MD Helicopters MD530F Saydabad, Afghanistan

08-Feb-19 225 MD Helicopters MD530F Saydabad, Afghanistan

8-Feb-2019

Helicopter written off in snowy conditions.  Very few details available.  In this tweet there is a claim it was shot down by Taliban... Read more

Virginia Beach Police welcome MD530F

Virginia Beach Police welcome MD530F

5-Nov-2018Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) celebrates the delivery of a new MD 530F helicopter to the Virginia Beach Police Department (VBPD). As the first MD Helicopters-brand aircraft to join the VBPD Aviation Unit since the Helicopter Operations unit was established, the new MD 530F will be a powerful, reliable addition to their fleet, and will deliver... Read more

Kenya orders 6 MD530Fs

Kenya orders 6 MD530Fs

3-Oct-2018Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today receipt of the second Delivery Order issued against its 5-year, $1.4 billion light scout attack helicopter IDIQ contract. The firm, fixed-price award is for six (6) armed MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters for Kenya Defence Forces (KDF), and includes initial logistics support (ILS) for the aircraft, aircraft systems and... Read more

MD delivers MD530F to Afghan Air Force

MD delivers MD530F to Afghan Air Force

12-Sep-2018Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today the delivery of the first five (5) MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters to the Afghan Air Force in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Ordered against MDHI’s 5-year, $1.4 billion IDIQ, these aircraft are the first of 30 new MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters that will join the AAF Aviation Unit this year. Delivered... Read more

Tennessee Valley Authority Purchases MD530F

Tennessee Valley Authority Purchases MD530F

10-Sep-2018Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is proud to announce the purchase of a new MD 530F by Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). The proven MD 530F, single-engine helicopter is configured to support powerline utility, inspections, and construction operations throughout TVA’s multi-state service area, as well as increase safety and reduce costs. This will be the third MDHI... Read more

MD Helicopters creates MDHI Flight Training Academy

MD Helicopters creates MDHI Flight Training Academy

18-Jul-2018Source: MD Helicopters

As part of a growing commitment to deliver full-service, full life-cycle support programs for its growing global fleet, MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces the formation of the MDHI Flight Training Academy. Established to provide industry-leading maintenance and pilot training to all customers in a professional learning environment, MD Helicopters has expanded its current training offerings to include a... Read more

FAA approves all-glass cockpit for MD530F

FAA approves all-glass cockpit for MD530F

18-Jul-2018Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces FAA-approval of its advanced, all-glass cockpit for the MD 530F (type certificate 369FF). Approved for production and as a type design option, this is the third glass cockpit certification MDHI has received in the last year. “My commitment to delivering next generation technologies that are both design and function-forward is unwavering,”... Read more

MD takes Hamilton County Sheriff MD530F to APSCON

MD takes Hamilton County Sheriff MD530F to APSCON

18-Jul-2018Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces its participation in the 2018 Airborne Public Safety Aviation Convention (APSCON), July 11 -13, 2018 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, KY. The MDHI display will be anchored by a stunning MD 530F operated by Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) based in nearby Cincinnati, OH. HCSO is the most recent... Read more

Oceania Aviation receives award from MD Helicopters

Oceania Aviation receives award from MD Helicopters

19-Mar-2018Source: Oceania Aviation

As a highlight of the 2018 HAI HELI-EXPO, Oceania Aviation was honored to be recognised for its outstanding commitment and service to the MD500 single engine fleet in their region at the MD Helicopters Service Centre Meeting at the MD Helicopters Service Centre Meeting. Presented by MD Helicopters’ Randy Schaffer, Eric Kessler, Chris Wolfe and... Read more

MD Helicopters announces scholarship recipient

MD Helicopters announces scholarship recipient

15-Mar-2018Source: MD Helicopters

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott Campus student Leah Murphy has been awarded the 2018 MD 500 Transition Training Scholarship by MD Helicopters, Inc. This unique training opportunity has a value of approximately $12,000. The MD 500 is an advanced, turbine-powered helicopter that most students are not yet qualified to fly. The week-long, one-on-one training course is held at... Read more

Fresno County Sheriff welcomes new MD530F

Fresno County Sheriff welcomes new MD530F

1-Mar-2018Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is proud to celebrate the delivery of a new, custom-configured MD 530F with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO). Officially accepted into operation in February, it is an honor to deliver EAGLE 1 to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office fleet, Sheriff Margaret Mims, and the Fresno County Board of Supervisors. With... Read more

MD Helicopters details Heli-Expo display

MD Helicopters details Heli-Expo display

28-Feb-2018Source: MD Helicopters

At the 2018 HAI Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) will proudly display two of its most beloved single-engine helicopter models, each featuring an advanced all-glass cockpit. The cornerstones of MDHI’s booth (N5505) will be the Virginia Beach Police Department’s new MD 530F alongside one of six (6) MD 530G Attack Helicopters... Read more

Gwinnett County Police Department purchase MD530F

Gwinnett County Police Department purchase MD530F

8-Jan-2018Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces the purchase of a new MD 530F helicopter by the Gwinnett County Police Department Aviation Unit. Approved by the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners in December, the new MD 530F will replace one of the Department’s two helicopters that was involved in an accident earlier this year. The Gwinnett County Aviation... Read more

Belgian Police to add fifth MD Explorer

Belgian Police to add fifth MD Explorer

3-Jan-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Belgian Federal Police are to acquire a fifth MD Explorer after buying a pre-owned aircraft from a local operator. The force started their journey with MD Helicopters in 1997 when they put three MD900 Explorers to work, supplementing these two years later with a pair of two single engine MD520s.  They then added a fourth... Read more

HAI announces MD Helicopters Law Enforcement Award winner

HAI announces MD Helicopters Law Enforcement Award winner

13-Dec-2017Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) announced today that Riverside County (CA) Sheriff’s Department Deputies Eric Bashta and Jerry Osterloh are the 2018 recipients of the Salute to Excellence MD Helicopters Law Enforcement Award. The officers will receive the award at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards Dinner at HAI HELI-EXPO 2018 in Las Vegas. On the night... Read more

CoxHealth adds second MD Explorer

CoxHealth adds second MD Explorer

23-Nov-2017Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) proudly announces the delivery of a newly converted MD 902 Explorer to Springfield, Missouri-based CoxHealth. Previously operated by the Dutch Police and the United States Coast Guard as an MD 900, the aircraft was upgraded at MDHI’s Mesa, Arizona Factory Service Center via the company’s exclusive MD 900-to-902 Upgrade program, and... Read more

08-Nov-17 N138WH Hughes 500D Sulphur, US-Louisiana (2F)

08-Nov-17 N138WH Hughes 500D Sulphur, US-Louisiana (2F)

8-Nov-2017

Two men working on power lines from the helicopter,  and  heir safety harness failed because it had been rubbing against the power lines causing it to “snap” the release from Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office reportedly said.  Both men fell about 100 feet to their deaths from the helicopter – they were later named as Nicholas Gamalski,... Read more

MD Helicopters announces the delivery of MD 600N to Sapura Aero

MD Helicopters announces the delivery of MD 600N to Sapura Aero

31-Oct-2017Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces the delivery of a new MD 600N to its Subang, Malaysia-based sales agent, Sapura Aero. Configured with the company’s upgraded FAA type-certified all-glass cockpit, this MD 600N also features single-patient EMS interior from Air Ambulance Technology (AAT). “I am proud to deliver this exquisite aircraft to our partners at Sapura Aero,... Read more

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