April 03 2012
MD Helicopters of Mesa, Ariz., is releasing details of its first new helicopter design in nearly two decades, reports the company.
The MD 540F is an upgrade to the MD 530F designed for scout missions. The single-engine aircraft has a six-bladed, fully articulated composite rotor blade system and a more rugged skid built for heavier weights, says the company.
The light helicopter is designed to be able to carry larger loads and perform well at hot and high altitudes. The MD...
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