MD 900/902 Explorer gains CAA New Zealand type certificate

The MD 900/902 Explorer has been granted a type certificate by the CAA New Zealand.

Today, nearly 50% of the global MD 900/902 Explorer fleet operates in service of emergency medical services, law enforcement and military/para-military organisations.

“We couldn’t be more pleased that the CAANZ has granted Type Acceptance for the MD 900/902 Explorer.”

Craig Kitchen, CCO for MD Helicopters said: “We couldn’t be more pleased that the CAANZ has granted Type Acceptance for the MD 900/902 Explorer. While we’ve always had a strong single-engine base in New Zealand-roughly 5% of all 500-series aircraft currently in operation are registered with CAANZ – Type Acceptance of the MD 900/902 will allow us to serve a broader segment of New Zealand’s rotorcraft operators who require enhanced gross weight, VFR/IFR operations.”

“The MD 900/902 is a proven, multi-purpose twin-engine helicopter that has set the standard in performance, affordability, dependability and safety for more than 20 years.”

Kitchen added: “The MD 900/902 is a proven, multi-purpose twin-engine helicopter that has set the standard in performance, affordability, dependability and safety for more than 20 years. With operators in virtually every market segment, we are truly excited about this new opportunity in New Zealand, and look forward to welcoming new MD operators to our global family.”

 

Terry Spruce

Terry is Senior News Editor and writes for both Corporate Jet Investor and Helicopter Investor. He is also responsible for our helicopter guides. Terry has been an aviation enthusiast since the early 1970s. He is a lapsed Private Pilot and ex-Piper Cherokee owner. He has flown a number of light aircraft and is comfortable sitting in the co-pilot's seat or the back of any aircraft. Before moving to journalism he was a banker for 20 years. You can contact him at: terry@corporatejetinvestor.com or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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