MD Helicopters delivers first 3 MD 530Fs
MD Helicopters, a leading manufacturer of commercial and military helicopters presented the first three (3) MD 530Fs to the US Army as part of the Rotary Wing Primary Training Aircraft-Afghanistan Program.
Attendees to the delivery ceremony included Major General William T. Crosby, Program Executive Officer, Aviation and Lynn Tilton, CEO of Patriarch Partners and MD Helicopters, Inc. "This delivery and ceremony symbolizes our commitment to the US Army to meet its needs and our dedication to the American Soldier to provide the aircraft that will be part of the plan to bring them home. We struggle to find the words to express our appreciation for the opportunity to serve this honored customer" stated Tilton.
The initial award calls for six (6) MD 530F Helicopters for training purposes and could reach as many as fifty four (54) aircraft over the life of the four year contract. The Department of the Army Contract, as awarded to MD Helicopters includes flight training devices and comprehensive spares provisioning. The production effort is currently 45 days ahead of schedule, facilitating helicopter delivery to begin only six months after contract award.
Source: MD Helicopters
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