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ALEA 2012: MD Helicopters making progress with MD540

12th July 2012 - 15:41 GMT | by Tony Osborne in Reno


MD Helicopters is preparing its prototype MD540F light helicopter for upcoming flight demonstrations with the US Army, it has been revealed.

The prototype aircraft, which was first revealed at the Quad A exhibition in Nashville earlier this year, will take part in a US Army Volunteer Flight Demonstration (VFD) in September at the company's facilities in Mesa, Arizona as part of the army's Armed Aerial Scout programme.

In a further move, the company has confirmed to Shephard that it will certify the type having sold an example to a customer in Europe. This will take place around the beginning of

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Tony Osborne


Tony Osborne

Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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