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Oct
16
2017

COLUMBUS POLICE DEPARTMENT HELICOPTER UNIT RECOGNIZED FOR 45 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE; 76,000 FLIGHT HOURS IN MDHI-BRAND AIRCRAFT

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Mesa, Ariz., October 14, 2017 - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) congratulates the Columbus (Ohio) Police Department (CPD) Helicopter Unit on 45 years of exemplary service.

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Oct
12
2017

HAMILTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE CELEBRATES THE RETURN TO SERVICE OF THEIR NEWLY CERTIFIED MD 530F

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Mesa, Ariz., October 12, 2017 - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces the delivery and return to service of an FAA-certified MD 530F (369FF type certification) to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO), Cincinnati, Ohio. Operated since 1989 by HCSO as an MD 500E, this aircraft recently completed MDHI’s E-to-F Conversion program to emerge as a newly certified F-model helicopter with a zero-time engine. The FAA-approved factory recertification took place at MD Helicopters’ manufacturing facility & completions center in Mesa, Arizona.

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Sep
06
2017

MDHI AWARDED $1.4 BILLION IDIQ FOR ARMED SCOUT ATTACK HELICOPTERS

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Mesa, Ariz., September 06, 2017 - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today that it has been awarded a 5-year, firm-fixed price Contract to provide an estimated quantity of 150 armed MD 530 aircraft and the required production support services, including program management, delivery support, pilot training, and maintenance, to U.S. and Partner Nation Army Aviation Forces in support of U.S. Army foreign military sales (FMS) opportunities.

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Sep
01
2017

VIRGINIA BEACH PURCHASES NEW MD 530F

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Mesa, Ariz., August 31, 2017 - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is proud to announce the purchase of a new, custom-configured MD 530F by the Virginia Beach Police Department Aviation Unit. This will be the first MD Helicopters aircraft to join the Virginia Beach Police Department since the Helicopter Operations unit was established.

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Jul
26
2017

MDHI Attends ALEA Expo 2017; Celebrates Glass Cockpits, New Product Development, and Ongoing Improvement in Aftermarket and customer Support Programs and Performance

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Mesa, Ariz., July 26, 2017 - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces its participation in the 2017 Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) Expo, July 26 – 28, 2017 at the Reno Sparks Convention Center, Reno, Nevada. With a display anchored by the MD 6XX Concept Helicopter in a custom law-enforcement configuration, the MD Helicopters team will also celebrate new aircraft sales, the MDHI-exclusive FAA-approved E-to-F conversion program, fleet modernization and product development initiatives, and continued improvements in operator ratings of MDHI’s aftermarket and customer support programs.

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Jul
26
2017

MDHI TO FEATURE THE MD 6XX CONCEPT HELICOPTER AT 2017 AIRBORNE LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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Mesa, Ariz., July 26, 2017 - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces its participation in the 2017 Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) Expo, July 26 – 28, 2017 at the Reno Sparks Convention Center, Reno, Nevada. The MD Helicopters booth, #600, will feature the MD 6XX Concept helicopter custom-configured for execution of a range of law-enforcement missions.

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Jul
07
2017

HAMILTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE INVESTS IN AVIATION UNIT MODERNIZATION

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Mesa, Ariz., - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is proud to announce a new agreement with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office, Cincinnati, Ohio, to upgrade its MD 500E helicopter to an FAA-certified MD 530F model helicopter. The E-model aircraft will be overhauled and re-certified as an F-model (Type Certificate 369FF) in just a period of a few weeks. The FAA-approved factory recertification takes place at MD Helicopters’ manufacturing facility & completions center in Mesa, Arizona.

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Jun
28
2017

MD HELICOPTERS’ SINGLE-ENGINE BLOCK 1 GLASS COCKPIT UPGRADE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES CRITICAL FAA MILESTONE

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Mesa, Ariz., June 28, 2017 - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces successful completion of all FAA Type Inspection Authorization (TIA) requirements for certification of its first all-glass cockpit for the MD 600N. The MD 600N is the first of the company’s four (4) single-engine models to feature the Block 1 cockpit upgrade and complete TIA. With the successful completion of the TIA milestone, MDHI remains on track to receive FAA approval for a 600N Type Certificate amendment this summer.

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May
19
2017

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT TO EXPAND AVIATION SECTION WITH NEW MD 520N

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Mesa, Ariz., May 19, 2017 - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is proud to announce the expansion of the Prince George’s County (MD) Police Department Aviation Section to include a third (3rd) MD 520N helicopter. Headquartered in College Park, Maryland, the Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD) currently operates two (2) MD 520N helicopters, in service with PGPD since 2000.

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May
09
2017

MD HELICOPTERS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE AHS INTERNATIONAL 73RD ANNUAL FORUM & TECHNOLOGY DISPLAY

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Mesa, Ariz., May 08, 2017 - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is pleased to announce that Craig Kitchen, Chief Commercial Officer, will be a plenary speaker at the AHS International 73rd Annual Forum & Technology Display: The Future of Vertical Flight, Ft. Worth, Texas, May 9-11, 2017. Mr. Kitchen will participate in the Opening Day General Session 'Straight Talk from the Top' discussion panel, moderated by Vertical Magazine's Elan Head.

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Apr
28
2017

COLUMBUS POLICE HELICOPTER UNIT TO UPGRADE TWO ADDITIONAL MD 500E HELICOPTERS AS PART OF ONGOING INVESTMENT IN FLEET REVITALIZATION

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Mesa, Ariz., - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is proud to announce a new agreement with the Columbus Division of Police, Columbus, Ohio, to upgrade its two (2) remaining MD 500E helicopters. The two E models will be overhauled and re-certified as F-models (Type Certificate 369FF) with zero-time engines in a period of just a few weeks. The FAA-approved factory recertification takes place at MD Helicopters’ manufacturing facility & completions center in Mesa, Arizona.

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Apr
20
2017

MISSOURI-BASED COXHEALTH EXPANDS AIR MEDICAL FLEET TO INCLUDE SECOND MD EXPLORER

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Mesa, Ariz., - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is proud to announce the expansion of the CoxHealth air medical fleet to include a second MD Explorer helicopter. Springfield, Missouri-based CoxHealth has purchased an MD 900 Explorer from MDHI that was previously operated by the Dutch Police and the United States Coast Guard. The light-twin engine helicopter will be upgraded at MDHI’s Mesa, Arizona Factory Service Center where it will be converted to a “zero-time” MD 902. The MD 900-to-902 Upgrade is offered exclusively by MD Helicopters.

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Apr
10
2017

MD HELICOPTERS SIGNS MCMAHON HELICOPTER SERVICES AS AUTHORIZED SALES AGENT; ANNOUNCES PURCHASE OF VIP-CONFIGURED MD 500E

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Mesa, Ariz., April 10, 2017 - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is proud to announce the addition of McMahon Helicopter Services to its U.S. network of authorized sales representatives. Canton, Michigan-based McMahon provides customers with a wide range of helicopter charter services as well as sales and maintenance support. Authorized as a distributor for the full range of MD Helicopters’ single and twin-engine aircraft, McMahon will focus primarily on the VIP and personal use market.

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Mar
07
2017

MD HELICOPTERS SELECTS GENESYS AEROSYSTEMS’ ADVANCED IDU-680 INTEGRATED COCKPIT DISPLAYS AS STANDARD GLASS COCKPIT FOR MD 902 EXPLORER

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Mesa, Ariz., – MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today the selection Genesys Aerosystems’ new-generation Integrated Display Units (IDUs) as standard aboard its iconic twin-engine helicopter, the MD 902 Explorer. The Genesys system features an FAA-certified open architecture and will be available Q3 2017.

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Mar
07
2017

MD HELICOPTERS DEMONSTRATES CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT IN THE DELIVERY OF AFTERMARKET SUPPORT AND EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER EXPERIENCES

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Mesa, Ariz. – MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces continued improvements to its Aftermarket programs, all with a laser-focus on providing exceptional Support and Customer Experiences. Continuing a momentum that began with the 2016 release of MyMD.aero, the company’s innovative customer support portal, MD Helicopters remains committed to reducing workload and increasing efficiencies for global MD helicopter operators.

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Mar
07
2017

MD HELICOPTERS PARTNERS WITH AIRCRAFT TECHNICAL PUBLISHERS (ATP) TO EXPAND COMPANY’S BEST-IN-CLASS CUSTOMER SUPPORT PORTAL – MYMD.AERO

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Mesa, Ariz., MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) and Aircraft Technical Publishers (ATP) today announced the launch of the next evolution of MyMD.aero – the Company’s innovative online customer support portal. MyMD.aero is a best-in-class resource designed to enhance the customer experience and provide real-time access to extended service capabilities. The partnership with ATP will deliver even greater access to the information required to increase productivity, improve repair times and keep aircraft safe and airworthy.

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Mar
07
2017

MD HELICOPTERS DEBUTS MD 6XX CONCEPT AIRCRAFT AT HAI HELI-EXPO 2017

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Mesa, Ariz., – After announcing the planned development of an all-new, high-performance single-engine helicopter at HAI Heli-Expo 2016 in Louisville, KY, MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) today announces the debut of the MD 6XX Concept Helicopter at the 2017 HAI Heli-Expo Trade Show & Exhibition. On display at Booth #9349 in the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center, Dallas, Texas, the MD 6XX is a next-generation, multi-mission helicopter that will set new standards for power, performance and multi-mission capabilities across military, law enforcement, EMS/air medical, and special operations markets.

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Mar
06
2017

Genesys Aerosystems announces that the company’s advanced IDU-680 integrated cockpit has been selected by MD Helicopters as standard aboard the MD 902 Explorer

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Dallas, TX (March 06, 2017) –– Representatives of Genesys Aerosystems announced today that MD Helicopters has selected the company’s new-generation Integrated Display Units (IDUs) as standard aboard the twin-engine, MD 902 Explorer helicopter.

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Mar
06
2017

Genesys Aerosystems announces that the company’s advanced IDU-680 integrated displays have been selected by MD Helicopters for the MD 530G Scout Attack Helicopter

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Dallas, TX (March 06, 2017) –– Representatives of Genesys Aerosystems announced today that MD Helicopters has selected the company’s new-generation Integrated Display Units (IDUs) as standard aboard the MD 530G Scout Attack helicopter.

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Feb
16
2017

HUNTINGTON BEACH AIR SUPPORT BUREAU ACHIEVES MORE THANT 70,000 ACCIDENT-FREE FLIGHT HOURS

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Mesa, Ariz., - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) celebrates Huntington Beach Police Department’s Air Support Bureau with a special commendation for its outstanding record of over 70,000 accident free flight hours. The Huntington Beach Air Support Bureau began flying MDHI-model helicopters in 1984 with the iconic MD 500E. The department acquired its current all-NOTAR fleet of three (3) MD 520N helicopters between 1992 and 2002. Designed to reduce noise by an average of 50% versus helicopters with tail rotors, NOTAR-equipped helicopters are among the quietest helicopters available worldwide.

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Feb
16
2017

MD HELICOPTERS CELEBRATES THE INTRODUCTION OF FIVE MD 902 EXPLORERS TO THE HUNGARIAN NATIONAL POLICE AIR SUPPORT FLEET

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Mesa, Ariz., - In late January, MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) and the Hungarian National Police celebrated the addition of five (5) MD902 Explorer helicopters to their fleet at Liszt Ferenc Airport in Budapest. The five MD 902s join a historically robust air support unit that also includes three (3) MD 500E helicopters. The MD902s have been acquired to replace an aging Mi-2 fleet.

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Aug
26
2016

MD HELICOPTERS ANNOUNCES FINAL DELIVERY OF ALL ENHANCED MD 530F CAYUSE WARRIOR LIGHT SCOUT ATTACK HELICOPTERS TO THE AFGHAN AIR FORCE

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Mesa, Ariz.,– MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces the delivery of three (3) additional MD 530F Cayuse Warrior light scout attack helicopters to Hamid Karzai International Airport. With this delivery MD Helicopters has fulfilled – in less than 10 months – all requirements of an October 2015 contract awarded by the U.S. Department of the Army Non-Standard Rotary Wing Program Office for (12) additional aircraft. The total number of armed MD 530F Cayuse Warriors now in service with the Afghan Air Force (AAF) is 27.

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Jul
21
2016

MD HELICOPTERS PARTNERS WITH HOWELL INSTRUMENTS TO DEVELOP STATE-OF-THE-ART ENGINE INSTRUMENTATION FOR SINGLE ENGINE HELICOPTERS

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Mesa, Ariz., July 20, 2016 – MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces the selection of Howell Instruments, Inc. to engineer a customized Engine Instrumentation System for use in new production units of its full range of single-engine helicopters. The Engine Instrumentation System, comprised of a Data Acquisition Unit (DAU), two Aspen Display Units and a configuration model, will provide precise data in an easy-to-use all-glass format to enhance both pilot safety and performance. To support customer requirements, the MD 600N and MD 530F will be the first aircraft to feature the newly developed displays.

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Jul
21
2016

MD HELICOPTERS TO SHOWCASE GEORGIA OPERATOR AT 2016 AIRBORNE LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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Mesa, Ariz., July 20, 2016 – MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces its participation in the 2016 Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) Expo, July 20-22, 2016, at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, Savannah, Georgia. The MD Helicopters booth, #136, will feature one of two Gwinnett County Police Department Aviation Unit MD 530F helicopters. In 2015, Gwinnett County upgraded their proven MD 500E aircraft through our factory-direct E-to-F conversion program; converting their 20+ year veteran E-models into zero-time, factory-certified F-models.

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Apr
26
2016

CTRM AVIATION APPOINTED AUTHORIZED SERVICE CENTER FOR MALAYSIAN FLEET OF MD 530G LIGHT SCOUT ATTACK HELICOPTERS

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Mesa, Ariz., – In partnership with Malaysia-based Halaman Optima Sdn Bhd, MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is proud to announce that CTRM Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of DRB- Hicom Defence Technologies, will be the exclusive Authorized Service Centre supporting the company’s ASEAN military segment. Specifically, the contract is awarded for the support of the first six (6) MD 530G Light Attack Helicopters to be put into service with the Malaysian Army Aviation Regiment.

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Apr
26
2016

MD HELICOPTERS SIGNS SAPURA AERO AS AUTHORIZED SALES AND SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE, EXPANDS PRODUCT AVAILABILITY AND SERVICE CAPABILITY IN ASEAN MARKET

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Mesa, Ariz., – MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) welcomes Kuala Lumpur-based Sapura Aero as an authorized representative serving the South East Asian countries (ASEAN) of Malaysia, Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. As an authorized independent sales representative within the ASEAN region, Sapura Aero will offer the full range of MDHI’s commercial helicopter products as well as the optional equipment and accessories to support them.

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Apr
08
2016

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES WELCOMES NEW MD 500E

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Mesa, Ariz.,– MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today the delivery of a new MD 500E to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Division of Enforcement. Announced in November 2015, the custom-built MD 500E was welcomed by Chief Pilot Tom Buker and Pilot Brad Maas on March 29 at MD Helicopters’ Mesa, Arizona headquarters. The new 500E joins Minnesota DNR’s 8- aircraft fleet (6 fixed wing, 2 additional rotorcraft) to perform a variety of missions in support of the DNR’s responsibility to manage natural lands, maintain healthy wildlife populations, and support law enforcement, firefighting and general forestry operations across the state’s more than 5.5 million acres of managed land.

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Mar
03
2016

Rolls-Royce, MD helicopters sign agreement for new M250-C47E/3 engines

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Rolls-Royce and MD Helicopters have reached agreement to launch the new M250-C47E/3 variant for MD 530-series and growth derivative airframes. Rolls-Royce is the exclusive engine provider for MD Helicopters’ single-engine platforms.

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Mar
03
2016

MD HELICOPTERS LAUNCHES INNOVATIVE NEW CUSTOMER PORTAL TO IMPROVE AFTERMARKET AND CUSTOMER SUPPORT COMMUNICATIONS

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Mesa, Ariz., March 1, 2016 – MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces the release of MyMD.Aero, a user- driven, web-based network designed to modernize and improve maintenance planning, parts availability and communication for MD helicopter operators worldwide. A membership-based network open to all MD helicopter owners, operators, authorized service centers, and authorized distributors, MyMD.Aero is free to join and delivers real-time access to essential fleet performance data.

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Mar
02
2016

MD HELICOPTERS ACHIEVES FIRST FLIGHT OF MD 902 EXPLORER WITH UNIVERSAL AVIONICS INSIGHT® INTEGRATED FLIGHT DECK

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Mesa, Ariz., – MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces the successful first flight of the Universal Avionics InSight® Integrated Flight Deck in the MD 902 Explorer. First Flight efforts were conducted by MDHI’s engineering and development teams in multiple phases at MD Helicopters’ Mesa, Arizona (USA) headquarters. Also on-site were the teams from Tucson, Arizona-based Universal Avionics and Fort Worth, Texas-based Howell Instruments.

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