McDonnell Douglas MD500D/E MD530FF



The MD500 is an American made light turbine utility helicopter. The MD500 is more popularly known as the sports car of the helicopter world. It is an extremely agile and stable platform. Aeropower is currently the largest operator of MD500 in Australia, using the aircraft successfully since 1991 to serve the electrical industry in airborne maintenance.

General Information:

  • Crew: 1-2
  • Passengers: 3
  • Length: 9.4M
  • Rotor Diameter: 8.03M
  • Height: 2.48M
  • Powerplant: 1x Allison 250-C20 Turbine 278 hp (207 kW)


  • Cruise Speed: 125 Knots
  • Top Speed: 152 Knots
  • Range: 605Km
  • Service Ceiling: 16,000 Feet
  • Rate of Climb: 1,700 Feet per Minute




Hangar 32, Redcliffe Aerodrome
Nathan Road, Rothwell 4022
Queensland, Australia

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