MD Helicopters, Inc.
MD Helicopters offers the best-quality, provides state-of-the-art technology to enhance operator value and offers total support of products wherever and whenever it's needed.

About MD Helicopters, Inc.

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is building upon a tradition of excellence that is unmatched in the aerospace industry. The MDHI family of helicopters includes both civil and military variants of the legendary MD 500® series helicopters, as well as a fleet of technologically advanced NOTAR® helicopters that include the single engine MD 520N and MD 600N® and the twin engine MD 902 Explorer®.

With more than 2,500 aircraft currently in service around the world, MD Helicopter´s fleet users include the Hungarian National Police, Italian government, Finnish Armed Forces, US Special Operations, Korean Armed Forces, Japanese Self Defense Forces, Jordanian Armed Forces, Turkish National Police, Houston Police, Argentina Armed Forces and many private operators of HEMS, utility around the world.

Civilian

Military

Civilian

MD 500E

The MD 500E® helicopter delivers the highest speed, payload and productivity in its class. With a five-bladed main rotor and your choice of a 420-shp Rolls-Royce 250-C20B or 450-shp Rolls-Royce 250-C20R turbine engine, the MD 500E offers unparalleled versatility for the broadest range of customer-defined missions.

The capability and sophistication of the MD 500E belies its low price and basic equipment level. The large, flat floor provides plenty of room for cargo, and the useful internal load of 1,519 pounds (689 kg) is ideally suited for most utility operations. Delivering high speed, payload and productivity with low direct operating cost, the MD 500E is equally as impressive for its responsive agility and reliability.

Mission Capable
Law Enforcement
Utility
VIP
Estimated Performance Capabilities
Max Gross Weight: INT

3,000 LB

Max Gross Weight: EXT

3,550 LB

Useful Load: Internal

1,519 LB

Hover-in Ground Effect

8,500 FT

Hover-out Ground Effect

6,000 FT

Max Cruise Speed

135 KT

Max Operating Altitude

16,000 FT

Range

290 NM

Civilian

MD 520N

The MD 520N is one of just three helicopters – all manufactured by MD Helicopters, Inc. – to feature the exclusive NOTAR® system for anti-torque and directional control. By replacing conventional tail rotors with the NOTAR system, the margin of safety immediately increases for crew and aircraft, and the noise decreases; making it an exceptional choice for operation in confined and densely populated areas.

Mission Capable
Law Enforcement
Utility
VIP
Estimated Performance Capabilities
Max Gross Weight: INT

3,350 LB

Max Gross Weight: EXT

3,850 LB

Useful Load

1,764 LB

Hover-in Ground Effect

9,300 FT

Hover-out Ground Effect

5,600 FT

Max Cruise Speed

123 KT

Max Operating Altitude

20,000 FT

Range

210 NM

Civilian

MD 530F

The MD 530F is engineered to meet your requirements for hot-day, high-altitude operation. Equipped with the 650 shp Rolls-Royce 250-C30 engine, the MD 530F operates more effectively in hot, high environments than other helicopters in its class. It offers the performance you need at a lower cost of ownership.

Mission Capable
Law Enforcement
Utility
VIP
Estimated Performance Capabilities
Max Gross Weight: INT

3,350 LB

Max Gross Weight: EXT

3,750 LB

Useful Load: Internal

1,627 LB

Hover-in Ground Effect

14,280 FT

Hover-out Ground Effect

11,140 FT

Max Cruise Speed

134 KT

Max Operating Altitude

16,000 FT

Range

260 NM

Civilian

MD 600N

Some missions require more from a helicopter. More speed. More power. More payload. More productivity. These missions require the MD 600N. The MD 600N boasts the outstanding handling qualities typical of all MD products, enhanced by a six-blade main rotor system. This makes the MD 600N exceptionally agile and smooth – superior for service in a variety of mission profiles.

The single-turbine MD 600N is a proven performer for a wide variety of mission requirements: executive transport, law enforcement, electronic news gather, utility operations, aerial survey, and as a light observation helicopter for military missions. With its advanced NOTAR® anti-torque system, the MD 600N is a member of an exclusive class of the safest, quietest helicopters in the world.

Mission Capable
Law Enforcement
Utility
VIP
EMS
Estimated Performance Capabilities
Max Gross Weight: INT

4,100 LB

Max Gross Weight: EXT

4,500 LB

Useful Load: Internal

2,000 LB

Hover-in Ground Effect

11,000 FT

Hover-out Ground Effect

6,000 FT

Max Cruise Speed

134 KT

Max Operating Altitude

20,000 FT

Range

380 NM

Civilian

MD 902 Explorer

The MD 902 Explorer is a multipurpose twin-engine helicopter that sets the standard in performance, affordability, dependability and safety for light and medium-twin engine helicopters. With operators in every market segment – air medical, law enforcement, search and rescue, electronic newsgathering, executive transport, offshore and utility – the MD 902 Explorer couples high performance with low direct operating costs to rise above the rest.

Helicopter pilots and operators demand the best. With performance, versatility, space, safety and efficiency, the MD 902 Explorer delivers. At MD Helicopters, our long-term success is built upon our passion for superior products, innovative thought and operational processes that are focused on the needs of our customers

Mission Capable
Law Enforcement
Utility
VIP
EMS
Estimated Performance Capabilities
Max Gross Weight: INT

6,500 LB

Max Gross Weight: EXT

6,900 LB

Useful Load: Internal

3,125 LB

Hover-in Ground Effect

10,650 FT

Hover-out Ground Effect

8,780 FT

Max Cruise Speed

131 KT

Max Operating Altitude

2,120 FT/min

Range

328 NM

Military

MD 530F Cayuse Warrior

An evolution of the fabled OH-6 Cayuse light observation helicopter and known for speed, safety, agility and the ability to operate with ease in confined spaces, the Armed MD530F Light Scout Attack Helicopter delivers increased operational capabilities, greater mission versatility and superior performance in the execution of a broad range of mission profiles.

Adaptable to support a wide range of training and operational missions, the MD 530F Cayuse Warrior offers a safe and efficient crew environment and mission training skills that will positively transfer to other platforms.

Mission Capable
Military
Estimated Performance Capabilities
Max Gross Weight: INT

3,300 LB

Max Gross Weight: EXT

3,750 LB

Useful Load: Internal

2,159 LB

Hover-in Ground Effect

16,000 FT

Hover-out Ground Effect

14,400 FT

Max Cruise Speed

135 KT

Max Operating Altitude

16,000 FT

Range

235 NM

Military

MD 530G BII

The MD 530G Block II (BII) is a cutting-edge, purpose-built Light Scout Attack Helicopter solution that delivers impressive maneuverability and firepower. The pilot-centric Integrated Weapons Systems(IWS) from Elbit Systems Ltd, includes an advanced Weapons and Mission Management System (WMS/MMS) and a Helmet Display and Tracking System (HDTS), significantly expanding the airborne combat capabilities of this proven platform.

With the MD 530G BII, combat commanders are able to control the battlespace with precision strike and suppressive fire capabilities, effectively meeting an array of mission requirements more efficiently than ever before.

Mission Capable
Military
Estimated Performance Capabilities
Max Gross Weight: INT

3,350 LB

Max Gross Weight: EXT

3,950 LB

Useful Load: Internal

2,253 LB

Hover-in Ground Effect

16,000 FT

Hover-out Ground Effect

14,400 FT

Max Cruise Speed

105 KT

Max Operating Altitude

16,000 FT

Range

260 NM

NOTAR® TECHNOLOGY

The NOTAR® anti-torque system eliminates all of the mechanical disadvantages of a tail rotor, including long drive shafts, hanger bearings, intermediate gearboxes and ninety-degree gearboxes. Using the natural characteristics of helicopter aerodynamics, the NOTAR system provides safe, quiet, responsive, FOD-resistant directional control.