MD Helicopters (MDHI) completed a 5,000-hour airframe overhaul, along with inspections, repairs, and modifications, on an MD 902 Explorer that CoxHealth operates in partnership with Air Methods. CoxHealth’s Cox Air Care has two MD 902 Explorers in its fleet that provide helicopter air ambulance services throughout southwest Missouri and parts of northwest Arkansas from bases at Cox South in Springfield and Citizens Memorial Healthcare in Bolivar, Missouri.
“Cox entrusted our MDHI team to perform a significant amount of work on their aircraft in addition to an overhaul, including inspections, a nose-mounted SX-5 Night Sun installation, roof rib bracket upgrade, and thruster modification,” said Nick Nenadovic, v-p, aftermarket and customer support. “MD’s factory service center was able to perform all of this work quickly and economically, getting CoxHealth back in the air with their aircraft flying like new.”
MDHI’s factory service center provides a range of repair and overhaul services on the company’s helicopter lines, including restoring or exchanging parts and providing inspections, overhauls, refurbishments, and upgrades.