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  • News about MD Helicopters MD500

    New Contract for Afghan MD530F Helicopters, 05-Dec-20 : #contractors MD Helicopters awarded $34M US Army contract for maintenance, repairs, updates, and overhauls of the Afghanistan Air Force MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopter fleet

    MD500E to MD530F Conversion by MDHI, 03-Dec-20 : #MD530F MD Helicopters announces a MD500E to MD530F conversion for a Texas-based operator

    California Demo Tour for MD530F with G500[H] TXi, 26-Nov-20 : A MD Helicopters MD530F equipped with enhanced glass cockpit Garmin G500 [H] TXi will have a demo tour with test flights in the west coast from November 30 through December 4

    MD530F for Wildlife Protection, 18-Nov-20 : #NaturalResources An undisclosed U.S. state municipality agency has ordered their first ever helicopter for monitoring natural resources, wildlife populations and ecosystems. To be delivered next year in law enforcement configuration

    FMS MD530F for Afghanistan and Lebanon, 16-Oct-20 : MD Helicopters awarded Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contracts to support MD530F of Afghanistan Air Force ( retrofit 18 aircraft with Robertson crashworthy fuel systems, CWFS) and Lebanon (six new helicopters)

    Extra 250 lbs for MD530F MGTOW, 31-Aug-20 : #MD530F MD Helicopters granted Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification to increase internal max gross take-off weight (MGTOW) of the popular MD530F from 3,100 to 3,350 lbs ~ 1,406 to 1,510 kgs. MGTOW with external loads remains at 3,750 lbs ~ 1,700 kgs

    LMS Fuel Gauging System for MD500 Series, 11-May-20 : #CrashResistant Liquid Measurement Systems (LMS) from Vermont to provide a crash–resistant Fuel Gauging System for MD500E, MD520N and MD530F commercial helicopters that improves safety and survivability

    Kenya Received First Six MD530F, 18-Feb-20 : #MD530F The Kenya Defense Force (KFD) received the first 6 of 12 MD530F Cayuse Warrior combat helicopters. They are part of the 150 ordered by US Army under a 5-year $1.4B contract for allies and partner countries

    Gass Cockpit for MD500E and MD520N, 30-Jan-20 : Heli-Expo 2020 MD Helicopters announces the integration of digital, all-glass cockpit solutions for MD500E and MD520N based on the MD530F layout. FAA certification expected by Q3 2020 and deliveries to begin in 2021

    MD Helicopters at Heli-Expo 2020, 29-Jan-20 : Heli-Expo 2020 Md Helicopters displaying Fresno County Sheriff’s Office MD530F and Advanced MD530G Block II Light Scout Attack Helicopter at Heli-Expo 2020

    MD530G Block II Adding Elbit Weapons System, 08-Dec-19 : #Block2 MD Helicopter MD530G Scout Attack Helicopter with incorporate an Elbit’ integrated weapons system solution that will interface with helicopter glass cockpit

    Twelve More MD530F+ for Afghan Air Force, 02-Dec-19 : #Afghanistan The Afghan Air Force will receive a new batch of 12 MD530F Enhanced Cayuse Warrior. Part of the 150 Pentagon IDIQ contract. Afghanistan already received 60 MD530F

    Last of 30 MD530F+ Delivered to Afghanistan, 25-Nov-19 : #MD530F MD Helicopters completed delivery of 30 enhanced MD530F Cayuse Warrior with glass cockpit to the Afghan Air Force. Part of 150 ordered by the Pentagon for foreign customers under a $1.4 billion, 5-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract

    Training for the Six Kenyan MD530F Cayuse Warrior, 17-Sep-19 : #CauseWarrior MD Helicopters awarded support and contractor training contract for the six MD530F Cayuse Warrior combat helicopters recently acquired by the Kenyan Air Force

    MDHI $50M Contract to Support Afghans MD530F, 29-Aug-19 : #MD530F MD Helicopters received $50M contract to support Afghanistan’ MD530F Cayuse Warrior through May 2020 both in USA and in country. Currently delivering last helicopters of the 2017 order. Afghanistan Air force currently operates near 60. First one delivered in 2011

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