MD Helicopters has handed over a new MD500E to Nome, Alaska-based Bering Air, one of the largest rotary wing fleet operators in Western Alaska. The new MD500E will provide support for the construction of microwave Internet towers and operate charters in the mineral exploration fields, as well as assist in animal survey and capture work for customers such as the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
According to Bering Air, the new MD 500E will double its hook lifting capacity to 1,200 lbs, while offering decreased cycle time and overall hours flown. The company estimates the new helicopter will fly approximately 500 hours annually. The MD 500E is Bering Air’s third MD aircraft.
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