MD 540F Armed Scout Helicopter To Be Powered By New Rolls-Royce M250-C47E Engine

MD 540F Armed Scout Helicopter To Be Powered By New Rolls-Royce M250-C47E 
Advanced Engine Increases Hot and High Power and Reduces Specific Fuel 
Consumption to Maximize Mission Performance 
MESA, Ariz., March 6, 2013 /CNW/ - MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI), a Lynn Tilton 
company and leading manufacturer of commercial, air-rescue, military and law 
enforcement helicopters, announced that it has selected the Rolls-Royce 
M250-C47E engine to power its MD 540F armed scout helicopter. 
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"The M250-C47E is decisively matched with the performance capabilities of the 
MD 540F," said Carl Schopfer, President of MDHI. "This engine will efficiently 
deliver all the power necessary to achieve hot and high performance, while 
surpassing the increased payload demands of our weapons platform. Similar to 
the 540F, this engine has evolved from a mission proven platform and utilizes 
the latest technology to advance aircraft performance." 
The increased useful load capabilities of the MD 540F, will allow the armed 
version of the aircraft to carry an advanced, lightweight weapons platform 
with four stations. Various mixes of guns, rockets and missiles will be 
carried simultaneously. The MD 540F is an upgrade to the popular MD 530F, with 
bolstered performance to achieve a dramatic increase in max gross take-off 
weight and useful load capability. The aircraft boasts a 6-bladed, fully 
articulated rotor blade system made up entirely of composite material, in 
addition to a more rugged landing skid built for heavier take-off and landing 
The M250-C47E takes the outstanding performance of the -C47M and joins it with 
the Value Improvement Package (VIP) and a new, dual-channel FADEC (Full 
Authority Digital Engine Control). The engine design includes a similar 
mounting configuration to the -C47M models. 
The new enhancement will feature a 5 percent improvement in 'hot and high' 
power as well as Specific Fuel Consumption (SFC) reduction throughout the 
engine operating envelope, and increased engine reliability. In addition to 
power improvement, the C47E delivers a 2 percent reduction in fuel 
consumption, and a nearly 8 percent increase in rated take-off power at 700 
shaft horsepower. The engine will provide the power needed to allow the MD 
540F to carry a full avionics and weapons package while hovering at 6,000 
feet/95 degrees F. 
We welcome you to visit MD Helicopters in booth N4121 at the 2013 HELI-EXPO, 
to meet with product specialists and to witness the armed version of the MD 
About MD Helicopters MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI), a Lynn Tilton company, is a 
leading manufacturer of commercial, military, law enforcement and air-rescue 
helicopters.  The MDHI family of rotorcraft is world renowned for its value, 
versatility and performance.  The MD Helicopters family includes the 
twin-engine MD Explorer, and single engine versions of the MD 600N, MD 520N, 
MD 500E, MD 530F and MD 540F. The company is based in Mesa, Arizona. For more 
information about MDHI, visit 
Craig Kitchen, Chief Commercial Officer, +1-480-346-6130,; Sean McGuire, Marketing and Communications, 
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