MD Helicopters MD520N: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide

The MD Helicopters MD 520N is part of the MD500 series of helicopters.

MD Helicopters is a Lynn Tilton company based in the US. Other  MD500 series currently in production include the MD500E and a military version, the MD530F. The MD520N has one unique feature it has no tail rotor. It is first civil aircraft to a be fitted with a NoTailRotor (NOTAR).

Mission: Corporate, Aerial Law Enforcement, VIP

First Delivery: 1976

Fleet: Over 4,700

Category: Light Single

Performance

Max Speed (Vne): 152 knots (175 mph/282 kmh)

Max Cruise (Vh): 125 knots (144 mph/232 kmh)

Max Range: 375 miles (605kms)

Weights

Max takeoff gross weight: 3,000 lb (1,361 kg)

Empty weight: 1,481 lb (672 kg)

Passengers: 3 (2 crew) or 4 with single pilot

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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