This website uses cookies
More information
Business Air News Bulletin
Business Air News Bulletin
The monthly news publication for aviation professionals.
Related background information from the Handbook...
The monthly news publication for aviation professionals.

Request your printed copy

CoxHealth MD 902 in rude health after service centre visit
CoxHealth entrusted MD Helicopters to perform an overhaul on its MD 902 Explorer, including inspections, a nose-mounted SX-5 Night Sun installation, roof rib bracket upgrade and a thruster modification.
CoxHealth's aircraft is ready to enter service once more.

Missouri-based CoxHealth recently sent its MD 902 Explorer to MD Helicopters for a 5,000-hour airframe overhaul, multiple inspections, repairs and modifications. In partnership with Air Methods, CoxHealth operates Cox Air Care with two MD 902 Explorers, providing helicopter air ambulance services throughout southwest Missouri and parts of northwest Arkansas from its bases at Cox South in Springfield and Citizens Memorial Healthcare in Bolivar, Missouri.

“Cox entrusted our MDHI team to perform a significant amount of work on its aircraft in addition to an overhaul, including inspections, a nose-mounted SX-5 Night Sun installation, roof rib bracket upgrade and thruster modification,” says Nick Nenadovic, VP of aftermarket and customer support at MD Helicopters. “Due to our exceptional workforce, full tooling, maintenance, inspection and equipment availability, our factory service centre was able to perform all of this work quickly and economically, getting CoxHealth back in the air with its aircraft flying like new.”

MDHI's factory service centre provides high quality repair and overhaul services for its complete line of aircraft, including restoring or exchanging parts from an extensive pool of transmissions, rotorhubs and swashplates. From routine inspections and overhauls to refurbishment and upgrades, engineers and technicians at the service centre return all aircraft to ‘practically new’ condition.

The MD 902, featuring MDHI's proprietary NOTAR technology, offers improved safety, a larger cabin, smoother flight and a reduced noise profile versus other helicopters in its class. This combination enables in-flight medical crews to safely and rapidly deliver the vital critical care that could be the difference between life and death.

Other News
 
MD Helicopters expands ASC and parts retailer network
February 19, 2024
With a wealth of MDH service experience and knowledge, Clemens Aviation and Seaside Helicopters increase support options and reduce service response times for MDH customers.
HEROS joins Rolls-Royce FIRST Network
February 9, 2024
The added capability and capacity of HEROS within the R-R network will go to serve model 250 operators with more choices and competitiveness as the fleet of engines continues to grow worldwide.
MD Helicopters sees record orders for 2023
January 14, 2024
Norwegian Air Ambulance signs for H135 and H145 HEMS helis
December 5, 2023
Three H135s and two five-bladed H145s will be used for life-saving missions in Denmark, and next year it will add a further two new H145s to Norway operations, with numerous sets of night vision goggles from ASU.