MD 530F - 1984

RR250-C30P, Airframe Total Time Since New: 8646, Year: 1984
USD $1,199,000.00

Minimum quantity for "MD 530F - 1984" is 1.

Year: 1984


Model: MD530F

Condition: Used

FlightRules: VFR


Genuine 'F' models are rare and most seen for sale are actually 500E airframes reconfigured to run the RR250-C30 engine and certified as MD530FF. Finding a genuine airframe with so few hours presents an opportunity to invest in one of the world's most successful light utility helicopters. The MD530F is notorious as a stroppy, powerful variant in the MD500 series which eases past 10,000 ft thanks to the powerful compressor in the C30P engine. Combined with the larger rotor system, it will carry 600kgs/1320lbs on the hook high into the mountain regions of the planet. The 530F is a favorite of utility operators working in the Electricity Sector and dominates the survey and power line maintenance market where the stability and power make it a pilot favorite. To buy one new is more than $2.7M USD, so a lightly used airframe like this with only 220 hours TT on the hook since 1984, presents a compelling opportunity.

Total Time: 8,646

Number of Seats: 5

Airframe Notes: Current Certificate of Airworthiness and Annual Inspection

Hot Section Time 1: 1,655

Engine 1 Time: 2,000 SOH

Engine Notes: The best engine Rolls Royce has made - RR250-C30P. Cheap to overhaul, reliable and it produces surplus power in this airframe.

Modifications/Conversions: Wire Strike Protection Kit. High Gear Cargo Hook (only 230 hours TT)


  • Dual VHF
  • Audio Panel
  • Transponder
  • Altimeter
  • Instantaneous Vertical Speed Indicator (IVSI)
  • Turn and Slip Co-ordinator
  • DAVTRON Clock
  • TAIT FM Radio

Additional Equipment

  • AFS Inlet Barrier Filter
  • FACET scavenge oil filter system
  • Removable door hinges
  • Cargo Hook

Exterior Notes: Tidy utility ship 8/10 condition for paint

Year Painted: 2017

Interior Notes: Utility configured.

Year Interior: 1984

Inspection Status: Current Certificate of Airworthiness

Aircraft Description

Aircraft Model:
MD 530F
Dual VHF
Audio Panel
  • Used
Engine Make:
Rolls Royce
Engine Model:
Airframe Total Time Since New:
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