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providing contracted logistics support in 2011,” said MD Helicopters’ owner and Chief Executive Offi cer Lynn Tilton. “This new award will allow MD to continue to support top-tier operational readiness in the face of increasing requirements from escalating threat levels.”


MD Helicopters Awarded $31.6 Million Contract Modifi cation for Logistics Support of MD 530F


MD Helicopters (MDHI) received a contract modifi cation that adds fi ve months and provisions for increased operational tempo to the expanded fl eet of MD 530F Primary Training and


Scout Afghanistan.


The company announced it has been awarded a fi xed-price for logistics support of 12 additional MD530F aircraft. This award, valued at


“The current MD 530F fl eet in service with


the Afghan Air Force has


logged nearly 6,000 fl ight hours and maintained operational availability of better than 98%, since we fi rst began


Attack Helicopters in


$31,605,244, will serve as a bridg e contract for the expanded MD 530F fl eet in service with the Afghan Air Force since 2011, and will support an aggressive increase in operational tempo (OPTEMPO).


This contract is eff ective with the fi rst delivery of new MD 530F delivered on March 17, 2015, and has an estimated completion date of August 30, 2015.


The CLS contract provides for continuous maintenance and support services, including an initial spares support package, for the 12 new MD 530F helicopters contracted through Army Contracting Command, Redstone


Arsenal, Alabama, in


October 2014. This CLS contract is a modifi cation to the CLS contract previously awarded to MDHI by Army Contracting Command in 2011.


Transport Canada Certifi es Sikorsky S-92 Rig Approach


Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. recently announced the certifi cation by Transport


Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) of its Rig Approach™ for the


85.6


The percent of helicopter operator employees who are happy with their job, according to Rotorcraft Pro’s exclusive Helicopter Pilot Salary &


Benefi ts Survey. All the results begin on page 24 !


85,000


The approx. total number of hours fl own by Tour Operators Program of Safety (TOPS) members in a typical year. Learn about this organization at www.topsafety.org


1951


The year Charles Kaman modified his K-225 synchropter with a Boeing 502-2 gas turbine to demonstrate the potential of jet-powered helicopters to the Navy


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May 2015


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