FAA approve maximum gross weight MD902 helicopter

                          MD Helicopter MD902
MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI), a Lynn Tilton company, has announced that the FAA has approved the MD Explorer 902 certification at an increased maximum gross weight of 6,770 lbs. (3,070 kg.).

The extra payload of 270 lbs. (122 kg.) allows operators to further extend the capabilities of the aircraft.

“We are pleased that the certification is complete,” said Carl Schopfer, President of MDHI. “The approval paves the way for a new set of equipment and technology configurations that will raise the mission versatility of the Explorer 902 to new heights for our operators. While the capabilities of the aircraft have always been superior, the certification confirms the MD Explorer’s position as the world’s most capable light twin.”

The MD902 helicopter is used as a search and rescue, air ambulance and law enforcement aircraft.

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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