The deal is a continuation of MDHI’s contractor logistics support (CLS) with the US Army and Multi-National Aviation Special Project Office (MASPO) for the fleet.
Under the terms of the contract, MDHI will provide maintenance, repairs, updates, and overhauls of the aircraft in Mesa, Arizona, and Kabul, Afghanistan. The estimated completion date for the work is 31 May 2021.
Delivering support to keep the fleet mission ready
“This contract illustrates the Army’s and MASPO’s continued confidence in MD Helicopters’ ability to successfully manage our CLS contract,” said Nick Nenadovic, Vice-President of Aftermarket and Customer Support for MD Helicopters. “We have delivered 60 aircraft to the Afghan Air Force and we maintain a vested interest in ensuring the highest level of support to keep the entire fleet mission ready.”
The enhanced MD 530F Cayuse Warrior is a light armed attack helicopter revered for its power, safety, speed, agility, and confined area capabilities. The aircraft supports a wide range of training and operational missions, providing safe, efficient multi-mission support with an increased performance profile.
Just recently, a US state municipality purchased a new MD 530F in law enforcement configuration from MD Helicopters. The agency is responsible for monitoring the state’s valuable natural resources, wildlife populations, and ecosystems while ensuring enforcement of the state’s laws protecting them.