MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) has delivered a newly certified MD 530F to Wilson Construction.
Wilson Construction, headquartered in Aurora, Oregon, upgraded one of its four MD 500E helicopters to an FAA-certified MD 530F model aircraft. An operator of MDHI-brand helicopters since 2005, Wilson Construction’s E-model aircraft was overhauled and recertified as an F-model (Type Certificate 369FF) at MD Helicopters’ Mesa-Arizona manufacturing and completions center.
“The E-to-F conversion program is one of our most popular and valuable aftermarket services,” said Nick Nenadovic, Vice President of Aftermarket & Customer Support for MD Helicopters, Inc. “This unique-to-MD Helicopters capability is an outstanding resource for E-model operators who want to affordably upgrade the capability of their aircraft with minimal downtime.”
Wilson Constrution has a fleet of seven helicopters, including six MDHI-brand aircraft. The Wilson Construction rotorcraft fleet includes three MD 500E and three MD 530F helicopters.
MD Helicopters’ exclusive E-to-F conversion program allows for the maintenance of essential safety margins while delivering increased hot-and-high performance capability. Enhancements to the Wilson Construction aircraft include:
“The simplicity and reliability of our MD 500-series aircraft is really the backbone of our nationwide operations,” said Ron Stewart, Director of Operations of Wilson Construction. “Often tasked to work in extreme environments, the conversion of this aircraft to a truly, like-new MD 530F will allow us to maintain our high level of availability and outstanding safety margins even in warmer, higher-elevation environments, meeting customer requirements more effectively and efficiently than ever before.”
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