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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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Mar
02
2016

MD HELICOPTERS ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT WITH ROLLS-ROYCE FOR M250-C47E/3 ENGINES

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Mesa, Ariz., – MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) and Rolls-Royce, the exclusive engine provider for the company’s best in class single-engine platforms, have reached an agreement to continue their partnership to provide M250 engines, including the new M250-C47E/3 variant, for MD530-series aircraft as well as growth airframes. This agreement extends a decades-long partnership between two iconic rotorcraft brands.

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Mar
01
2016

Universal Avionics Supports First Flight of MD Helicopters 902 Explorer® with InSight® Integrated Flight Deck

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TUCSON, AZ – Universal Avionics announces accomplishment of the first flight of MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) MD 902 Explorer with the InSight Integrated Flight Deck. The successful testing was achieved at MDHI’s Mesa, Arizona (USA) facility in multiple phases and concluded on February 17th.

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Feb
08
2016

Technical Briefing for Operators of Hughes/MDHI 369, 500, 600 Models & Bell/Various UH-1/204/205 Models

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Owners and operators of Hughes/MDHI 369, 500, and 600 models and Bell/various UH-1/204/205 models are invited to attend a technical briefing hosted by Helicopter Technology Company (HAI Booth #6533)

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Feb
02
2016

MD HELICOPTERS TO SUPPLY NEW MD 530G SCOUT ATTACK HELICOPTERS TO MALAYSIA’S MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

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Mesa, Ariz., February 1, 2016 – MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is pleased to announce that it succeeded in its bid to supply six (6) MD 530G Scout Attack Helicopters to Malaysia’s Ministry of Defense. MDHI will deliver the launch helicopters to Malaysian Army Aviation (Pasukan Udara Tentera Darat; PUTD) beginning in the fourth quarter of 2016, with the full fleet to deliver by the end of Q1 2017.

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Jan
12
2016

MD HELICOPTERS TO DELIVER TWELVE ADDITIONAL MD 530F CAYUSE WARRIOR SCOUT ATTACK HELICOPTERS TO AFGHAN AIR FORCE

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Mesa, Ariz., January 11, 2016 – MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today receipt of a firm fixed price contract to manufacture and deliver twelve (12) MD 530F Cayuse Warrior Scout Attack Helicopters with enhanced mission equipment to the Afghan Air Force (AAF). This award, contracted through the Department of the Army Non-Standard Rotary Wing, reflects and reinforces the confidence of the U.S. Army in MD Helicopters’ ability to deliver reliable, mission-ready aircraft to support the United States Military and our partner nation Allies.

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Dec
23
2015

FRESNO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ORDERS NEW MD 530F FOR AIR SUPPORT UNIT

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New helicopter will enhance aerial surveillance and crime-fighting capabilities Mesa, Ariz., December 22, 2015 – MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is pleased to announce an order by the Fresno County Sherriff’s Office, Fresno, California, for a new MD 530F. Unanimously approved by the Fresno County Board of Supervisors last week, the new MD 530F will deliver greater horsepower, increased payload capability, and reduced operating costs. Currently, Fresno County’s helicopter fleet includes two (2) MD 500E aircraft that have been in service with the Air Unit since 1997.

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Nov
10
2015

MD HELICOPTERS INVITED TO PRESENT AT 2015 COMBAT HELICOPTER CONFERENCE

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Mesa, Ariz., November 10, 2015 – MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is pleased to announce Roger O’Dell, Director of Program Management, will be a plenary speaker at the 2015 Combat Helicopter Conference (CH2015), Prague, Czech Republic, November 17-19, 2015. Mr. O’Dell will speak on issues related to multi-mission light scout helicopter solutions and delivering rapid operational readines during CH2015 Day Two sessions focused on “Training a force for the future”.

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Nov
04
2015

MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES TO ADD NEW MD 500E TO DIVISION OF ENFORCEMENT AVIATION UNIT

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Mesa, Ariz. – MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today the purchase of a new MD 500E by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Division of Enforcement. The custom-built MD 500E will 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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Oct
29
2015

New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority Grants Type Acceptance for MD 900/902 Explorer

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Mesa, Ariz., October 28, 2015 – MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is pleased to announce that the MD 900 was recently granted Type Acceptance from the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand (CAANZ) based on its FAA Type Certification No. H19NM. This certification is all-inclusive and authorizes restriction-free import and operation of the MD 900/902 Explorer throughout New Zealand.

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Oct
24
2015

TWO BEAR AIR RESCUE ORDERS NEW MD 530F FOR SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATIONS

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Mesa, Ariz., – MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today the purchase of a new MD 530F by Two Bear Air Rescue in Whitefish, Montana. The custom MD 530F will perform a variety of missions in support of search and rescue teams in Flathead County and other agencies across the rural and rugged landscape of Glacier National Park and surrounding area.

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Sep
30
2015

CONVERTED MD 530F MODEL READIES FOR RETURN TO SERVICE WITH GWINNETT COUNTY POLICE AVIATION UNIT

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Mesa, Ariz., September 30, 2015 – MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today the delivery of a newly certified, zero-time MD 530F helicopter to the Gwinnett County Police Department. Previously operated as an MD 500E, this aircraft has completed a 12-week transformation to emerge as a newly certified, factory-guaranteed, FAA-certified F-model (369FF).

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Sep
14
2015

COLUMBUS POLICE AVIATION UNIT WELCOMES BACK NEW ZERO-TIME MD530Fs

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Mesa, Ariz., September 14, 2015 – MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today the delivery and return to service of two (2) Columbus Police Department helicopters. Operated as MD 500E models since 2007, the two aircraft are rejoining the Columbus Aviation Unit as new, factory-built, FAA-certified F-models.

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Sep
10
2015

MD HELICOPTERS DELIVERS NEW MD 500ER TO RESPECTED BUSHVELD GAME CAPTURE

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Mesa, Ariz., September 8, 2015 – MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today the sale and delivery of a new MD 500ER single-engine helicopter to Bushveld Game Capture, Vryburg, South Africa. As South Africa’s premier provider of wildlife capture, purchasing, selling, transport, veterinary services, and the darting and counting of game by helicopter, Bushveld is expanding their helicopter fleet to more effectively and efficiently protect and preservice these revered icons of the South African savanna.

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