MD Helicopters

November 20, 2009 - 9:30am
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The debut of the Boeing AH-6i light attack/reconnaissance helicopter at the Dubai Airshow this month was just the latest iteration in this aircraft’s long and complicated history. The design first flew in the 1960s as the Hughes Model 300. It was adopted by the U.S. Army as the OH-6A and further developed for civilian customers as the Models 500 and 530.

October 30, 2009 - 8:12am

Rolls-Royce boosted availability of RR300 engine parts and customer services by signing an exclusive distribution agreement with AAR. According to Rolls-Royce Helicopter Engine business president Ken Roberts, the worldwide AAR group
will provide a turnkey solution for RR300 operators around the clock. The RR300 turboshaft has been selected by Robinson Helicopter to power its new R66 and

October 1, 2009 - 7:10am

Aerospace Filtration Systems (AFS) has received an STC from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for an inlet barrier filter (IBF) system for MD Helicopters’ MD900/MD902 Explorer series. IBF-equipped helicopters can operate with no engine inlet-imposed flight or weight restrictions. According to the company, corporate, air medical, law enforcement and fire/utility operators

February 23, 2009 - 5:23pm

The OEM forum yesterday was drawing to a close when MD Helicopters CEO Lynn Tilton strode into the room, late but exuding charm. Near the end of what had been a rather somber gathering, she managed to elicit a wave of laughter as she looked around for Robinson Helicopter president and CEO Frank Robinson.

February 23, 2009 - 2:07pm

HAI held its seventh Heli-Expo Job Fair on Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in three ballrooms on Level 3 of the Anaheim Convention Center. Some 30 companies sent human relations personnel, recruiters and others to talk employment with what turned out to be a steady stream of job seekers.

February 20, 2009 - 6:49am

Lynn Tilton runs Patriarch Partners, a New York equity company that specializes in buying and turning around distressed companies. In 2005 Patriarch acquired MD Helicopters. Tilton described MD as “long broken” when she personally took charge of it, bringing suppliers current, reestablishing customer support and restarting aircraft production.

February 19, 2009 - 10:43am

Lynn Tilton runs Patriarch Partners, a New York equity company that specializes in buying and turning around distressed companies. In 2005 Patriarch acquired MD Helicopters. Tilton described MD as “long broken” when she personally took charge of it, bringing suppliers current, reestablishing customer support and restarting aircraft production.

December 31, 2008 - 4:49am

MD Helicopters Explorer Models 900 and 902 are the subject of an FAA Emergency Airworthiness Directive (2008-22-53) following several recent reports of loss of yaw control in the no-tail rotor (Notar) helicopters. The latest incidents occurred in October, both apparently caused by the separation of the vertical control rod from the actuator.

December 1, 2008 - 6:50am

MD Helicopter MD 900, Weatherford, Texas, Oct. 8, 2008–The MD 900 experienced a violent yaw to the left while cruising near Weatherford with the autopilot on. The pilot regained control and continued to his destination, Grand Prairie Municipal Airport, without further incident. Investigators found that the vertical stabilizer control rod had separated from the actuator. No one was injured.

August 5, 2008 - 7:05am

The light at the end of the tunnel is not a train bearing down on MD Helicopters Inc., said chairman and CEO Henk Schaeken. Rather, it illuminates a return to profitability for the Mesa, Ariz. helicopter manufacturer. Problems with three major programs put strains on operations and finances last year.

 
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