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MD 530F

Versatility & Performance



The MD 530F delivers increased operational capabilities, greater mission versatility, and superior performance. Equipped with the 650 shp Rolls-Royce 250-C30 engine, the MD 530F operates more effectively in hot, high environments than other helicopters in its class. Engineered to Exceed. Fully Integrated Avionics. Unparalleled Functionality and Performance.


  • Glass Cockpit
    Between the pilot and the aircraft with all the required primary and multi-function displays for comprehensive flight data and sensor management.


  • Rolls-Royce Model 250 Series IV 250-C30 Engine
    The powerful engine, coupled with a proven main rotor design, provides superior performance in extremely hot temperatures and high-altitude environments.
  • Outstanding Outward Visibility
    The cabin is optionally compatible with night vision goggles (NVGs) and also includes all the required civil and tactical communications and navigation.


  • Garmin Avionics Flight Deck
    The modernized instrumentation/avionics cockpit consists of a Garmin G500H TXi™ suite that includes multi-function and primary flight displays (MFD, PFD) and an engine indicating and crew alerting system (EICAS).

The main rotor static mast is built to be fail-safe to 100% design load. Dual, crash-resistant elastomeric fuel cells are mounted between crash-resistant keel beams and bulkheads below the cabin floor. A three-dimensional truss-type structure with an internal roll bar protects the pilot and passengers and offers increased occupant safety.

  • Fail-Safe Rotor Static Mast
  • Energy-Absorbing Airframe
  • Integral Roll Bar Design


  • Hobbs Meter
  • Passenger Steps
  • Carbide Skid Shoes
  • Rain Gutter Set
  • Engine Wash Kit, MD500-Series
  • Rapid Door Removal Hinges (Cockpit Cabin and Engine Bay)
  • Extended Landing Gear Tinted
  • Canopy Panels
  • Fuselage Hard Points
  • Tinted Door/Window Panels
  • Heated Pitot Tube
  • One Color Paint (Aircraft Exterior)
  • Keyed Locks (4)
Intergrated Avionics
  • Howell Instruments Engine Instruments
  • Garmin GTN™650Xi GPS/NAV/COMM
  • ELT, ME-406HM
  • Master System Switch
  • Garmin G500H TXi™ EFIS
  • MD93 Clock/Timer with USB Charging Ports
  • Garmin GMA™ 350Hc Audio Panel
  • PAI-700 Magnetic Compass, Vertical Card
  • Garmin GTX™ 345R, ADS-B In/Out Transponder
  • Cabin Convenience Light
  • LED Position Lights
  • Cockpit Utility Light
  • 200-amp Starter Generator
  • Landing Light, Nose Mounted
  • Concorde Lead Acid Battery
  • LED Anti-Collision Lights
  • External Power Receptacle
  • Batiflex, Vinyl Flooring
  • Fresh Air Ventilation System
  • Cabin Soundproofing
  • Heater Defogger System
  • Comfort Kit with Painted Panels
  • Logbook Case
  • Mesh Crew Seats with 4-point Harness Restraint
  • Mesh Passenger Seats with 3-point Harness Restraint
  • Dual Left-hand Command Flight Controls
  • Fly Away Kit
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Seat Pan Inspection Panels
  • First Aid Kit
  • Slant Panel Pedestal
  • Left-hand Rotor Brake
  • Rolls-Royce Model 250 Series IV-C30, 650shp (485kW)
  • 60.5 Gallon (229 liter) Crash Resistant Fuel System
  • AFS Engine Inlet Barrier Filter
  • Engine Anti-Ice
  • Automatic Engine Re-ignition
  • Facet Oil Filter
  • Comfort Windows
  • Side External Equipment Mount
  • Exterior Crew Handles
  • Weight On Ground (WOG) Actuated ”Collective” Hour Meter
  • LED Landing Light (flashing and/or steady)
  • Crash Resistant Auxiliary Fuel Tank
  • High-visibility Main Rotor Blades
  • Two or More Paint Colors (Aircraft Exterior)
  • Military Cyclic Grip
  • Shwayder Surfacite Full-Length Skid ShoesNose External Equipment Mount
  • Wire Strike Protection Kit
  • Paravion Cabin Door Openers
  • Green Power Monitoring Systems MD530 HUMS
  • Garmin GTN™ 750 GPS/NAV/COMM
  • Shadin Fuel Flow Transducer
  • Garmin GTR 225 (A, B, & NVG)
  • Free Flight RA-4500 Radar Altimeter
  • Remote Engine TRQ Indicator
  • Blue Sky Networks SATCOM
  • Flight Cell DZMx Satellite Phone
  • Garmin Helicopter Synthetic Vision Technology (HSVT)
  • Garmin Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System (HTAWS)
  • Nightscanner Searchlight
  • Cyclic Remote Frequency Switch
  • LED Landing Light
  • Optional Audio Systems available (Technisonic, Canyon Aeroconnect, AEM, Etc.)
  • Night Vision Goggle Compatible Cockpit Lighting
  • Emergency Water Floats
  • Trakka Beam A800 Searchlight
  • LED “Float Lamp” Landing Lights
  • Spectrolab SX-16 Searchlight
  • TYSOP External Personnel Bench
  • Onboard Cargo Hook Weighing System
  • MDHI Cargo Hook Provisions
  • Onboard Cargo Hook (Hydraulic or Mechanical)
  • Human External Cargo (HEC) Dual Hook Kit
  • Side Pull Hook
  • TFM 30 VHF/FM Low Band Transceiver
  • Skid Mirror
  • TDFM 9300 Radio with P25 Trunking, Encryption, OTAR
  • Flush Mount External Public Address/Siren System
  • Canyon Aeroconnect RT700 Radio P25, Encryption, OTAR
  • Nose or Side Mounted FLIR HDc 380 Camera System
  • 12-inch Tactical Video Display
  • Nose or Side Mounted MX-10 Camera System
  • AA-34 Universal Radio Interface
  • Nose or Side Mounted Wescam MX10 Camera System
  • BMS Helicoder 4 Video Encoder and Downlink
  • Vislink HDX-1100 MP4 Encoder & Video Downlink
  • Churchill ARS 750 Mapping System
  • Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment
  • (MOLLE) Panels
  • Vinyl or Leather Covered Interior Panels & Seats
  • Right-hand Command Flight Controls
  • 28-volt Receptacle
  • Right-hand or Left-hand Rotor Brake
  • Pilot/Co-pilot Gooseneck Lights
  • Leather Covered Seats
  • Additional USB Charging Ports Cabin and or Cockpit
  • Tiltable or Foldable Monitor Mount
  • LED Cockpit/Cabin Lighting

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Authorised Dealer & Repairer

MD is known for producing safe, agile, and hard-working rotorcraft that deliver agility, payload, speed, and performance. Mt Hutt Aviation are proud suppliers of MD Helicopters, parts and upgrades and conversions.


Official Partner


Authorised Stockist

Mt Hutt Aviation is now an authorised Garmin Avionics dealer. Garmin offers comprehensive avionics upgrades for various budgets and missions, enhancing situational awareness and decision-making. Whether you’re a business entrepreneur or a recreational pilot, Garmin provides added confidence and efficiency to every flight.