MD Helicopters delivers an MD500E to Bering Air

MD Helicopters delivers a new MD500E helicopter to  based company, Bering Air.
MD Helicopters MD500E

MD Helicopters MD500E.

Bering Air in Nome, Alaska received a brand new MD 500E helicopter from MD Helicopters.

Bering Air is one of the largest helicopter operators in Western Alaska. The company’s new MD 500E will provide support for the construction of microwave internet towers and operate charters in the mineral exploration fields, as well as  assist in animal survey and capture work for customers such as the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

“The 500E delivers the highest speed, payload and productivity in its class,” said Lynn Tilton, CEO of MDHI. “This aircraft is an excellent addition to Bering Air’s fleet as the company expands its offering to include greater utility and arctic operation capability.”

“Arctic operations are remote and require the dependability MD Helicopters provide,” said Russell Rowe, chief helicopter pilot of Bering Air. “The MD 500E ensures safe and reliable transportation of heavy equipment and our most valuable asset – our employees.”

According to Bering Air, the new MD 500E will double its hook lifting capacity to 1,200 pounds, while offering decreased cycle time and overall hours flown. The company estimates the new helicopter will fly around 500 hours a year. The MD 500E is Bering Air’s third MD aircraft.

MD Helicopters is exhibiting at Heli-Expo 2014.

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: or follow him on twitter @Terry_Spruce

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