MD 500E - 1998

M250-C20B, Airframe Total Time Since New: 2330, Year: 1988
USD $1,150,000.00

Minimum quantity for "MD 500E - 1998" is 1.

Year: 1988


Model: 500E

Serial Number: 0317E

Condition: Used

FlightRules: VFR


There are few differences between the MD500E born in 1988 and one from 2014 but if you look closely at this remarkable 1988 model, you quickly see clues to its originality and unmolested history. The telltale is the original upper cowls with the "surfboard" wings on the dog box. Most 500E's from the '90s had those cut off after the first oil change and that suggests this is one special 500E. I would actually suggest that this is the lowest time and most original E model from this era with top-shelf pedigree showing a history of care and respect. The trained eye notices that the blades show no sag and the static pitch angles look linear. It sits tall on its gear, the windows could've been installed yesterday, there is a visible lack of oil canning in the airframe and (I think) a very smart "retro" paint design. They aren't making the MD500's in any volume these days and if you are looking for a helicopter that keeps your head up and attention outside more than looking at magenta lines and managing the autopilot... then take this opportunity because they won't be around forever. 

Total Time: 2,330

Number of Seats: 5

Airframe Notes: Current FAA Annual

Hot Section Time 1: 1,170

Engine 1 Time: 3,500 SMOH

Engine Notes: Rolls Royce M250-C20B


  • High Gear
  • Rain Gutters
  • Wedge perspex with sliding windows
  • Continuous Ignition
  • Fargo Aux Fuel Tank
  • Leather Seats
  • LED landing light


  • Radar Altimeter
  • Garmin 495 GPS
  • Digital OAT/VOLT meter
  • Garmin Audio Panel
  • KY196 VHF
  • Garmin Transponder
  • FM Radio
  • Shadin Fuel Flow Meter

Additional Equipment

  • Cargo Hook with load cell.
  • Hook Mirror
  • Bear Paws
  • Ground Handling Wheels

Exterior Notes: Solid 9/10 - pretty much none better except for the sister ship

Year Painted: 2016

Interior Notes: Utilty, leather seats and very tidy. Reflects the low airframe total time.

Year Interior: 1988

Inspection Status: Current FAA C of A.

Aircraft Description

Aircraft Model:
Radar Altimeter
Garmin 495 GPS
Digital OAT/VOLT meter
Garmin Audio Panel
  • Used
Engine Make:
Rolls Royce
Engine Model:
Airframe Total Time Since New:
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