The MD 530F is a small single-engine, light multipurpose utility helicopter that was designed and manufactured by Hughes Helicopters. The aircraft has been in production since 1975 and remains in use today for the military, law enforcement, search and rescue operations, as well as commercial uses such as aerial surveying and photography. It is one of the most common helicopters used by militaries throughout the world.

MD Helicopters
United States
2000 to: Present
US$2.4 million
Garmin Avionics
1x 1× Allison 250-C30 Turboshaft
650 horsepower
Max Cruise Speed:
135 knots
250 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
Travel range:
232 Nautical Miles
430 Kilometers
Fuel Economy:
4.19 nautical mile / gallon
2.050 kilometres / litre
Service Ceiling:
18,700 feet
Rate of Climb:
2070 feet / minute
10.52metre / second
Take Off Distance:
Landing Distance:
Max Take Off Weight:
1,406 Kg
3,100 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
Max Payload:
737 Kg
1,625 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
111 gallon
420 litre
Baggage Volume:
0.31 m3 / 11 ft3
Seats - Economy / General:
5 seats
Seats - Business Class:
Seats - First Class:
Cabin Height:
1.52 metre - 4.99 feet
Cabin Width:
1.31 metre - 4.30 feet
Cabin Length:
2.44 metre - 8.01 feet
Exterior Length:
9.94 metre - 32.61 feet
Tail height:
2.67 metre - 8.76 feet
Fuselage Diameter:
Wing Span / Rotor Diameter:
8.33 metre - 27.33 feet
Wing Tips:
No Winglets

The MD 530F is a light utility helicopter that was first produced in 1978 by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing). It’s powered by a single Rolls-Royce Allison 250 engine and has seating for six passengers plus two on the flight deck. There are also cargo hooks to allow it to carry external loads.
Currently, there are over 3,000 units of this aircraft in service around the world with more than 50% currently operating outside of North America.

The MD 530F is a helicopter that was first introduced in 1985. The aircraft weighs 4,000 pounds with a range of 250 miles and can fly at speeds of up to 150 mph. This helicopter has the ability to hold 5 people including the pilot and provides lots of storage for gear which makes it ideal for police departments or rescue teams.

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