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HANGAR TALK MD Helicopters Delivers


New MD 500E® To Hawaii County Fire Department


MD Helicopters delivered a brand new MD 500E to the Hawaii County Fire Department. The Department covers 4000 square miles and operates approximately 300


500 aircraft which is nearing 28 years of service. The mission of our helicopter has included search and rescue, wildland fire suppression, and disaster response. Many people are alive and well and enjoying their fam- ilies today because of our servic- es and the role of our helicopter in carrying out many challenging


the family of MD has and contin- ues to display. Having been for- tunate to participate in the pre- delivery inspection of the aircraft, I was able to meet staff in every step of the assembly and finish production line as well as key sales, service, and support per- sonnel. Each and every one of the people I met was extremely proud of his or her role in the project and went above and beyond to address my questions and requests. Everyone readily realized that their hard work and role in this project would poten- tially result in making the differ- ence for someone needing criti- cal and more than likely lifesaving care and property saving meas- ures and this new aircraft will help to do just that. The family at MD is helping us to make a difference in our community.”◆


missions a year, with half fire and half rescue. The unit flies 1000 hours a year.


The new MD 500E will


replace an MD 500D, pur- chased in 1982, which now has over 16,000 hours of flight time.


Department Chief Darryl Olivier was on hand to accept the aircraft and said, “The Hawaii Fire Department, and more importantly the people of our island community, have benefited greatly from the per- formance of our current MD


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missions. It will be very difficult for us to retire the cur-


rent aircraft as it has been a proven compo-


nent of our resource. However the time has come to make the transition to a new air- frame and we are once again very proud to have acquired a new MD 500. It has been a proven platform for our operations and will continue to be an integral part of our mission.” “As a customer, I am truly amazed at the level of personal commitment, pride, and cus- tomer service and satisfaction that


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MD Helicopters Delivers MD 902® To People’s Republic Of China


MD Helicopters, Inc (MDHI) has announced the delivery of a


new MD 902 to the Huaxi Village Group. The early deliv- ery took place at a ceremony at MD’s Mesa completion facility on August 10, 2010. Huaxi Village, also known as


“The No.1 Village of China,” located east of Jiangyin city in Jiangsu Province has a popula- tion of thirty thousand and a physical size of approximately 30 square kilometers. Over the past 40 years, the village and region have become industrial and commercial powerhouses offer- ing a wide range of opportunities to residents. Huaxi is considered the richest village in China, and claims nearly 2 million tourists a year.


Robert Molsbergen, President of MD Helicopters, Inc., Christophe Nurit, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and Hans Hilkhuysen, Director of International Sales were on hand to present the keys of the new MD Explorer to Wu, Xie Dong, Chairman of the Huaxi Real Estate Development Company. Molsbergen in his presenta- tion clarified that all models of MD Helicopters have received the necessary Type Certifications from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).


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