MD Helicopters (MDH) announced that HeliService of Apopka, Fla., has signed a purchase agreement for an MD 530F helicopter. HeliService Powerline Solutions currently operates six MDH aircraft (MD 500D, MD 500E, MD 530F) that support construction, maintenance, inspection, and emergency response services in different sectors, including utility, energy, and construction.
“The purchase of a new MD 530F supports the growth and modernization of our fleet, reducing risk, improving safety, and increasing operational performance,” said Ben Williams, president of HeliService Powerline Solutions. “This allows our helicopters to stay airborne completing mission-critical services our clients expect.” The new MD 530F helicopter will be delivered in 2023.
The MD 530F helicopter is a five-blade, single RR250-C30 engine, four-passenger, single pilot capable, multi-purpose aircraft specifically designed to deliver increased operational capabilities, greater mission versatility, and superior performance. Outfitted with an advanced glass cockpit design, the 530F which supports maximum visibility for the pilot and co-pilot. Using the latest display technology, the pilot maintains the ability to manage navigation, communication, and aircraft systems.
HeliService’s 530F will also come equipped with specialized mission equipment that includes a Recoil auxiliary tank, wire strike protection, and an OnBoard dual cargo hook.