MD Helicopters MD500E: Buyer’s and Investor’s Guide
The MD Helicopters MD500E has its origins in the Hughes 500 helicopter. Many of the smaller US police units will operate this helicopter in traffic control and aerial pursuit.
MD Helicopters is a Lynn Tilton company based in the US. Other MD500 series currently in production include the MD520N and a military version, the MD530F.
Mission: Corporate, Aerial Law Enforcement, VIP
First Delivery: 1976
Fleet: Over 4,700
Category: Light Single
Max Speed (Vne): 152 knots (175 mph/282 kmh)
Max Cruise (Vh): 125 knots (144 mph/232 kmh)
Max Range: 375 miles (605kms)
Max takeoff gross weight: 3,000 lbs (1,361 kgs)
Empty weight: 1,481 lbs (672 kgs)
Passengers: 3 (2 crew) or 4 with single pilot