MD500 Series Helicopters are versatile machines for transportation to remote sites and utility work, Fast, reliable, low cost option for turbine powered transport of crews and cargo. Our MD500D is fitted with a wide range of mission support products such as utility basket, cargo hook, bearpaws, cable cutters, 250-C20R engine, single and dual rear seats, enhanced engine filtration, and a aux fuel tank. MD500D Helicopters are ideal for transmission line support missions and off airport light utility construction.
Max take off weight (with external load) 3,000 lb 1361 kg
Max take-off weight 3,000 lb 1361 kg
Empty standard weight 1541 lb. 698 kg
Useful load 1459 lb. 662 kg
Cargo hook capacity 1200 lb. 544 kg
Rolls Royce 250-C20R/2
rating 450 SHP de-rated to 375 takeoff / 350 SHP max continuous
Total usable fuel 73.1 gal 277 liters
Avg fuel consumption 29 gal/hr. 109 l/hr.
Endurance no reserve 2 hr. 40 min
Range without external load 350 mi
Approved fuels Jet A,B