MD Helicopters debuts MD 6XX concept helicopter

Issue No. 5 | March 1-15, 2017Photo(s): By MD Helicopters

After announcing the planned development of an all-new, high-performance single-engine helicopter at HAI Heli-Expo 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky, MD Helicopters Inc (MDHI) announced the debut of the MD 6XX concept helicopter at the 2017 HAI Heli-Expo Trade Show & Exhibition.

On display at Booth #9349 in the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center, Dallas, Texas, the MD 6XX is a next-generation, multimission helicopter that will set new standards for power, performance and multimission capabilities across military, law enforcement, EMS/air medical, and special operations markets.

“With the development of the MD 6XX I have assembled some of the industry’s most well-respected companies to work directly with me and my internal technology, engineering, and R&D teams to deliver an aircraft that will provide unparalleled value and performance for our operators,” said Lynn Tilton, Chief Executive Officer of MD Helicopters.

Inspired by the payload capability of the MD 600N, the MD 6XX concept aircraft features a number of newly designed structural elements and technologically advanced systems that combine to deliver enhanced safety, reduced pilot workload, increased flexibility, and lower cost of ownership.

MD Helicopters began development of the MD 6XX concept helicopter in order to fill a specific scout attack helicopter mission profile that is currently not addressed.