MD Helicopters

February 25, 2008 - 11:23am

Market research products and services specialist Amstat (Booth No. 3931) announced the addition of the the MD Helicopters 500E, 520N, 530FF, 600N and 900 to its Amstat Helicopter Service.

The service provides regularly updated helicopter owner and operator contacts, detailed transaction activity by aircraft and market (including finance details) and verified lists of helicopters for sale.

February 23, 2008 - 2:23pm

Buyers of new MD Helicopters MD 600N, MD 520N, MD 530F and MD 500E models will fly away with instrument panels full of Garmin avionics starting with purchase agreements signed this year. MD Helicopters decided to switch to Garmin as the standard avionics package for its single-engine helicopters; the current options for the MD Helicopters products list Bendix/King avionics. The Garmin package includes

February 18, 2008 - 8:02am

Heli-Mart recently expanded its MD Helicopters support capabilities by purchasing an 80 percent stake in Phoenix Heliparts. As a result, Heli-Mart has added to its inventory Phoenix Heliparts’ FAA-approved repair station at Falcon Field (FFZ) in Mesa, Ariz., where support of MD Helicopters ranges from routine maintenance to complete repair and restoration.

November 30, 2007 - 11:34am

Maybe it was pent-up demand. Maybe it was part of a desire to party before the war. Maybe times aren’t as hard as the pundits say they are. No matter the reason, this year’s staging of the Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo was a success far beyond anyone’s expectations.

November 29, 2007 - 6:06am

Earlier this year, Bell Helicopter celebrated the 40th anniversary of its popular single-turbine light helicopter, the JetRanger. The Bell JetRanger is the most ubiquitous turbine single-engine civilian helicopter in the world.

November 26, 2007 - 11:22am

After less than three years as a stand-alone company, MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI) has doubled its workforce to more than 400 and expects revenues of at least $150 million this year.

November 13, 2007 - 4:45am

Action Aviation, the exclusive distributor of MD Helicopters in the Middle East, Indian subcontinent and Scandinavia, is showing the 6,500-pound MD902 in the static display. Though appearing at the Dubai Air Show for the first time, it made its first Middle East appearance at the Dubai Helishow in December last year, said Action Aviation managing director Mike Creed.

October 12, 2007 - 7:50am

“‘What do they know about the helicopter business? They’ll be begging to be bought out in six months.’ That’s what the rest of the industry was saying about us when we bought the civil division of what had been Boeing Helicopters back in 1998,” recalled Mesa, Ariz.-based MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI) president and CEO Henk Schaeken.

October 8, 2007 - 9:45am

MD Helicopters has to slash its work force by a quarter. The troubled company has been further damaged by a slowdown in orders for its helicopters, which are primarily aimed at the law enforcement and air ambulance markets.

The company is “permanently eliminating” 23 jobs, according to a spokeswoman, while another 33 people are being laid off until business improves. About 200 employees will remain at the plant in Mesa, Ariz.

October 8, 2007 - 5:13am

Although the shadow of the September 11 atrocity in the U.S. was evident at Helitech, the major American companies participated fully, and some praised both the exhibition and its new venue. Previously held at Redhill Aerodrome, conveniently close to London Gatwick Airport but all too often waterlogged, Helitech  moved this year to Duxford Airfield’s hard runway and concrete apron–a switch that was widely welcomed.

 
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