MD Helicopters for Sale

MD Helicopters traces its history to the Aircraft Division of the Hughes Tool Company, and continues to produce a range of well-known brands in the VIP/corporate space.


In 1984, McDonnell Douglas acquired Hughes’ helicopter business, thereby taking over a manufacturer that had produced such commercial brands as the Hughes 500 and Hughes 500F, along with a range of military aircraft. Many of these famous names continued their development over the years and are still on the market today.

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MD Helicopter 600N

Price: USD $775,000

MD Helicopter 600N

Price: USD $775,000
South America, Brazil, For Sale by Southern Cross Aircraft LLC
  • Year 1998
  • S/N 0013
  • Total Time 924.9
One Owner Since New Low Time / Low Cycles No Damage History / No Incidents Always Hangered
Updated 19 Jan 2021

MD 902 Explorer

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MD 902 Explorer

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Europe, United Kingdom - England, For Sale by DynamicPitch Ltd
  • Year 2000
  • S/N 900-00074
  • Total Time 6621
A great example of an MD902 Explorer in excellent condition.  Available to purchase now. The aircraft is presented in attractive
Updated 05 Sep 2021

MD 902 Explorer

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MD 902 Explorer

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Europe, United Kingdom - England, For Sale by DynamicPitch Ltd
  • Year 2002
  • S/N 900-00103
  • Total Time 2900
A well specified MD902 Explorer helicopter in excellent condition.  PWC PW207E Engines Category A, Single Pilot IFR Certified NVIS
Updated 05 Sep 2021
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MD 902 Explorer

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MD 902 Explorer

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Europe, United Kingdom - England, For Sale by DynamicPitch Ltd
  • Year 2007
  • S/N 900-00121
  • Total Time 3600
This distinctive looking, later serial number MD902 Explorer helicopter is in excellent condition and ready to fly.  The aircaft can
Updated 05 Sep 2021

MD Helicopter 500E

Price: USD $1,815,000

MD Helicopter 500E

Price: USD $1,815,000
Australia & NZ, New Zealand, For Sale by Volation Aviation
  • Year 2014
  • S/N 061
  • Total Time 220
2 Owners since new Lowest time ‘E’ model in the world Not a scratch on it Ready for immediate sale Always
Updated 02 Mar 2021

MD Helicopter 600N

Price: USD $599,000

MD Helicopter 600N

Price: USD $599,000
Australia & NZ, New Zealand, For Sale by Volation Aviation
  • Year 2002
  • S/N 0062
  • Total Time 1534
One owner Low time No damage history RH drive conversion (LH options available) Wire Strike Protection Kit Always hangared
Updated 02 Mar 2021

MD Helicopter 500E

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Australia & NZ, New Zealand, For Sale by Volation Aviation
  • Year 2013
  • S/N 0615E
  • Total Time 468
One owners since new light weight interior Almost factory new condition Aux Fuel tank Cargo hook Always hangared
Updated 02 Mar 2021

MD Helicopter 600N

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Australia & NZ, New Zealand, For Sale by Pacific AirHub
  • Year 2001
  • S/N -
  • Total Time 1470
FOR IMMEDIATE SALE Previoulsy owned by a governement law enforcement agency and operated from new as a law enforcement helicopter
Updated 08 Mar 2021

MD Helicopter 902 Explorer

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Europe, United Kingdom - England, For Sale by Eastern Atlantic Helicopters
  • Year 2000
  • S/N 900-00076
  • Total Time 1395
FOR IMMEDIATE SALE
Updated 18 Feb 2021

MD Helicopter 600N

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Europe, France, For Sale by Jetco SAS
  • Year 1997
  • S/N RN015
  • Total Time 1516
6 VIP SEATS OR 7 SEATS POP OUT FLOATS KIT AIR CONDITIONING LEATHER SEATS 05 BOSE HEADSETS HORIZON WITH SLIP SKID INDICATOR DIGITAL
Updated 30 Apr 2021

MD Helicopter 902 Explorer

Price: USD $2,200,000

MD Helicopter 902 Explorer

Price: USD $2,200,000
Europe, France, For Sale by Aero Systemes
  • Year 2000
  • S/N 069
  • Total Time 1400
Recovery Program at MD Helicopters 2008 All components inspected at RP Engines inspected at RP by P&W Canada Only 1000 flight
Updated 25 Aug 2020

MD Helicopter 902 Explorer

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Europe, United Kingdom - England, For Sale by Eastern Atlantic Helicopters
  • Year 2000
  • S/N 900-00082
  • Total Time 15375
FOR IMMEDIATE SALE 
Updated 06 Jul 2020

MD Helicopter 902 Explorer

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Europe, United Kingdom - England, For Sale by Eastern Atlantic Helicopters
  • Year 2000
  • S/N 900-00083
  • Total Time 1276
RECENT INVESTMENT TO EXTERIOR PAINT AND INTERIOR DETAILING.
Updated 11 Sep 2019

MD Helicopter 902 Explorer

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Europe, United Kingdom - England, For Sale by Aradian Aviation
  • Year 2000
  • S/N 900-00081
  • Total Time 10117
FOR IMMEDIATE SALE
Updated 26 Aug 2019

MD Helicopter 902 Explorer

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Europe, Belgium, For Sale by International Aviation Marketing Ltd.
  • Year 2008
  • S/N 900-00119
  • Total Time 5420
Single Stretcher EMS Configured helicopter available June 2021
Updated 14 May 2021

MD Helicopter 600N

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North America + Canada, United States - AZ, For Sale by Aradian Aviation
  • Year 1997
  • S/N RN 010
  • Total Time 1945
Dual King KY 196, PS Engineering Audio Panel, King KT76A, Garmin 295- NAT AA83, ELT, Located in Mesa- Arizona, USA
Updated 16 Aug 2018

MD 600N

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MD 600N

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Europe, United Kingdom - England, For Sale by Eastern Atlantic Helicopters
  • Year 2005
  • S/N RN053
  • Total Time 955
FOR IMMEDIATE SALE
Updated 10 Sep 2021
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MD Helicopters Overview
By Gerrard Cowan - Editor, Aircraft Reviews

In 1997, McDonnell Douglas and Boeing merged to form the Boeing Company. Two years later, the MD commercial helicopter lines were sold to MD Helicopter Holdings Inc, a subsidiary of RDM Holding Inc.

MD Helicopter Holdings Inc. was itself acquired by Lynn Tilton of Patriarch Partners, before it was recapitalized as an independent company – today’s MD Helicopters Inc.

MD 500 Turbine Helicopter Range

Over the decades, MD Helicopters Inc and its predecessors have overseen the development of some very well-known names in VIP/commercial aviation. This includes the MD 500 range, which stemmed from a military helicopter developed for the US Army in the 1960s.

The MD 500 has gone through a number of variants over the years, including the MD 500D in the 1970s, then the MD 500E in the 1980s.

The MD 500E remains in production today, providing a light, single-engine helicopter that combines sophistication with a competitive price. It has a relatively spacious cabin, offering room for up to five, and has a range of 290nm, powered by a Rolls-Royce Model 250-C20B turboshaft engine.

The company soon developed a variant of the MD 500E, the MD 500F, which was optimized for ‘hot and high’ operations. Equipped with a 650shp Rolls-Royce 250-C30 engine, it has a range of 260nm. Like the MD 500E, the aim with the 500F model was to provide the highest performance levels in challenging environments, at a highly competitive price.

The MD 520N light helicopter, meanwhile, was launched in the late 1980s, and has been further optimized over the years. This helicopter was the first to feature the NOTAR system (no tail rotor), which eliminates the mechanical disadvantages of a tail rotor and improves safety, according to MD Helicopters.

It is also quieter than other rotors and has less vibration. Moreover, it cuts back on pilot workload. Two other helicopters – the MD 600N and the MD 900/902 Explorer – also have this feature. The MD 520N can hold 3-4 passengers and 1-2 crew members, and is powered by a Rolls-Royce Model 250 C20R/2 turboshaft.

MD 600 Model

The MD 600N was first produced in the mid-1990s, and offers a stretched version of the MD 520N, with eight seats.

It has a six-blade main rotor system and provides a smooth and agile experience for passengers, with a maximum range of 380nm. It features a Rolls-Royce Model 260-C47M turboshaft engine.

Twin-Engine Turbine Helicopter Model

Finally, the MD 900 has been a fixture of the light twin helicopter market for nearly 30 years, having first been certified in 1994.

The MD 900 can transport 6-7 passengers (though usually four in executive seats) with 1-2 crew members, and provides a range of just under 330nm. It was one of the first turbine helicopters to use Pratt & Whitney series 200 engines, adopting the PW206A powerplant.

The MD 900 was then followed by the MD 902, which brought a range of improvements, notably through the use of the more powerful Pratt & Whitney PW206E engine, later upgraded to PW207E powerplants.

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