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MD Helicopters Unveils 6XX Concept

By Amy Kluber | March 7, 2017
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MD 6xx

MD Helicopters has unveiled its MD 6XX concept helicopter, previously announced at Heli-Expo in 2016. The aircraft is currently on display at the manufacturer's booth (9349).

With an emphasis on the company having moved production in-house to reduce costs and streamline its processes, CEO Lynn Tilton also explained the aircraft's features in a press conference Tuesday.

  • Genesys Aerosystems IDU-680 all-glass cockpit
  • Helicopter Technology Co. S411 main rotor blades, which are bonded three-section airfoil designs
  • Four-bladed tail rotor
  • Extended composite boom
  • IFR capability
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"The MD 6XX is on track to become not only the fastest, highest gross-weight, quietest MD-brand helicopter ever; but the absolute best in its class," said Tilton.

The aircraft is expected to be delivered by 2018.

MD Lynn Tilton

Photo by Ed Garza

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