MDHI delivers new MD 600N with all-glass cockpit
October 19, 2017 By MD Helicopters
MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) has announced the delivery of a new MD 600N to its Subang, Malaysia-based sales agent, Sapura Aero. Configured with the company’s upgraded FAA type-certified all-glass cockpit. This MD 600N also features single-patient EMS interior from Air Ambulance Technology (AAT).
“I am proud to deliver this exquisite aircraft to our partners at Sapura Aero, and am excited about the growth that this delivery will inspire in the region,” said Lynn Tilton, chief executive officer for MD Helicopters. “We have an excellent relationship with the Sapura team built on a shared commitment to operational and organizational excellence. With this delivery complete, I am confident we will move forward with a focus on rapid expansion and excellence in customer experiences.”
Type-Certified Glass Cockpit
At the 2017 HAI Heli-Expo in Dallas, Texas, MD Helicopters announced its commitment to deliver FAA-certified all-glass cockpits to the company’s full range of single- and twin-engine aircraft.
In June, the company announced it had completed all FAA certification requirements for the MD 600N cockpit upgrade. On July 26, the type certification was granted. MDHI’s single-engine all-glass cockpit features:
- Howell Instruments Electronic Flight Instrument System
- Garmin G500 (GDU620) PFD/MFD
- Garmin GTN 650 Touchscreen NAV/COM/GPS
- L-3 ESI 500 Electronic Standby Instrument
Flexible, Multi-Function Cabin Design
Renowned for its ergonomic, modular interior design, the MD 600N has the flexibility to support up to six different cabin configurations. This aircraft was delivered with the ability to effortlessly transition between three (3) of these options in order to meet its anticipated mission requirements for utility/personnel transport and Emergency Medical/Air Ambulance Services.
In its utility/personnel transport configuration, the MD 600N cabin features seating for up to five via a three-passenger front bench and two aft-mounted club seats. The front bench can be installed either forward or aft-facing to ensure optimal passenger comfort.
When configured for EMS/air ambulance operation, the MD 600N features a single-patient transport Air Ambulance Technologiesinterior equipped with a state-of-the-art monitor/defibrillator, ventilator, suction unit, and 2x 5L 200 bar Oxygen cylinder, to treat and monitor the patient.
Sapura Aero has been an authorized MDHI sales & service representative since 2015.