RH - Rotorhub

MD 530F helicopter for TVA

11th September 2018 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

RSS

Save this for later

MD Helicopters’ MD 530F single-engine helicopter has been selected by Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to support utility and environmental missions throughout its service areas, the company announced on 7 September.

The agency will take delivery of the helicopter in the fourth quarter of 2018, when it will become the third MDHI F-model to join the TVA fleet.

The helicopter has been configured to support powerline utility, inspections and construction operations throughout TVA’s multi-state service area, which includes most of Tennessee, portions of Alabama, Mississippi and Kentucky and small parts of Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.

This will be the first commercially delivered F-model with MDHI’s new all-glass single-engine cockpit that includes Howell Instruments’ electronic engine instruments and crew alert system, Garmin’s G500 (H) TXi electronic flight instruments with Touchscreen GDU 700P PFD/MFD and Garmin’s GTN 650 touchscreen NAV/COM/GPS.

Additional mission equipment includes the Fargo 21-gallon auxiliary fuel tank, Onboard Systems’ Talon LC Keeperless 3,600lbs cargo hook and Colorado Helicopters’ side hook bracket, high visibility main rotor blades and wire strike protection.

Back to News

Share to

Linkedin