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  • News about MD Helicopters MD500



    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

    MD530F Demo Flights at APSCON 2019, 15-Jul-19 : APSCON 2019 MD Helicopters will showcase the MD530F including demo flight at the 2019 Airborne Public Safety Aviation Convention (APSCON), at the CHI Health Center, Omaha, Nebraska, July 17-19

    MD530F Trainer for the Slovak Training Academy, 08-Jul-19 : #FlightTraining International Defense & Aerospace Group (IDAG), an authorized MDHI Sales Agent, will deliver a new MD530F to the Slovak Training Academy to support the tactical and NVG flight training needs of military and paramilitary helicopter international pilots

    MDHI Named GFRC Facility for Military Helicopters, 10-Apr-19 : #GFRC MD Helicopters which now has a $1.4 B Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with the Pentagon for at least 150 FMS MD530 helicopters for partner nations was granted US Army-mandated Ground and Flight Risk Clause (GFRC) which is expected to improve efficiency and streamline certifications

    Tennessee Valley Authority MD530F at Heli-Expo 2019, 05-Mar-19 : Heli-Expo 2019 Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) received its third MD530F. Equipped with a glass cockpit will enhance reliability throughout TVA’s expansive 7-state service area

    Dual Cargo Hook Kit for MD500 Get Certification, 03-Mar-19 : #CargoHook Onboard Systems’ Dual Cargo Hook Kit for the MD500 series helicopters received STC certification by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

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