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07-Sep-13 MD Helicopters MD530F Shindand, Afghanistan

07-Sep-13 MD Helicopters MD530F Shindand, Afghanistan

7-Sep-2013

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... Read more

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

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

22-Aug-2013

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

Donaldson congratulates PJ Helicopters on 40+ years

Donaldson congratulates PJ Helicopters on 40+ years

24-Jun-2013Source: Donaldson

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

Sequoia Helicopters selects Becker emergency beacon locator for SAR ops

Sequoia Helicopters selects Becker emergency beacon locator for SAR ops

19-Nov-2012Source: Becker Avionics

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... Read more

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

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

30-Sep-2012

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

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

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

24-Sep-2012

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.... Read more

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

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

16-Jul-2012Source: US DoD

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... Read more

Ahlers Aerospace wins MD contract for Engine Power Out Monitors

Ahlers Aerospace wins MD contract for Engine Power Out Monitors

25-Jun-2012Source: Ahlers Aerospace

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... Read more

Cobham to supply critical helicopter components for Afghan pilot training

Cobham to supply critical helicopter components for Afghan pilot training

8-May-2012Source: Cobham

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... Read more

US Government approves 12 MD530Fs for Saudi Arabia

US Government approves 12 MD530Fs for Saudi Arabia

4-Jan-2012Source: HeliHub.com

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... Read more

Afghanistan accepts six MD530Fs

Afghanistan accepts six MD530Fs

21-Dec-2011Source: NATO

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... Read more

MD Helicopters awarded $14M support contract for Afghanistan

MD Helicopters awarded $14M support contract for Afghanistan

28-Sep-2011Source: 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... Read more

Six MD530Fs handed over for Afghan training role

Six MD530Fs handed over for Afghan training role

14-Sep-2011

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... Read more

MD Helicopters awarded $14M for Afghanistan support

MD Helicopters awarded $14M for Afghanistan support

9-Sep-2011Source: US DoD

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... Read more

Rotors of the Rockies announces their new NVG training program

Rotors of the Rockies announces their new NVG training program

13-May-2011Source: Rotors of the Rockies

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... Read more

MD Helicopters delivers new MD530F to Kauai Fire Dept

MD Helicopters delivers new MD530F to Kauai Fire Dept

15-Mar-2011Source: MD Helicopters

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... Read more

Switzerland’s Fuchs Helicopter buys a new MD530F

Switzerland’s Fuchs Helicopter buys a new MD530F

15-Mar-2011Source: MD Helicopters

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... Read more

MD Helicopters awarded $186M Afghan Air Force contract

MD Helicopters awarded $186M Afghan Air Force contract

14-Mar-2011Source: FedBizOpps

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... Read more

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

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

19-Jan-2011Source: Living Legends 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

MD produced 12 helicopters in 2010, not 50

MD produced 12 helicopters in 2010, not 50

19-Jan-2011Source: HeliHub.com

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

Ecuador – Guayquil Police add R44 and MD530F

Ecuador – Guayquil Police add R44 and MD530F

14-Jan-2011Source: El Universo

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.... Read more

Saudi Arabia files FMS requests to purchase 190 helicopters

Saudi Arabia files FMS requests to purchase 190 helicopters

21-Oct-2010Source: DSCA

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... Read more

MD530F delivered to Corporate Helicopters of San Diego

MD530F delivered to Corporate Helicopters of San Diego

7-Oct-2010Source: MD Helicopters

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... Read more

MD Helicopters Earns Chinese Certification for MD500E, MD530F, MD520N

MD Helicopters Earns Chinese Certification for MD500E, MD530F, MD520N

22-Sep-2009Source: Vertical

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.... Read more

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

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

17-Jul-2009

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

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

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

24-Feb-2009

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

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