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ALEA 2012: MD Helicopters making progress with MD540

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

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

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