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MD Helicopters Expands Authorized Service Center in Northampton, United Kingdom

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MD Helicopters Expands Authorized Service Center in Northampton, United Kingdom

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MD Helicopters Expands Authorized Service Center in Northampton, United Kingdom
MD Helicopters Expands Authorized Service Center in Northampton, United Kingdom

MD Helicopters, LLC (MDH) is pleased to announce the expansion of its growing global network of MDH service providers with the addition of Skytech Helicopters as an Authorized Service Center (ASC) in Northampton, United Kingdom. This latest network expansion highlights a Commitment to Performance for MDH customers around the world. Skytech Helicopters is the first ASC in the UK and has a collective 100+ years of engineering experience in the rotorcraft space. With more than 20 years of experience serving the MDH community, Skytech Helicopters brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the MD Service Network. With an emphasis on high quality maintenance, the company has over 7,500 sq. ft. with CAA Part 145 maintenance and accredited with Continuing Airworthiness Management and ARC privileges.

“We have been a longstanding supporter of MD Helicopters and are passionate about the airframe and its loyal customers. We are proud to be the first ASC in the UK and excited to continue our high quality maintenance, service and support for the entire line of MDH products,” says Martin Lovell, owner of Skytech Helicopters.

“We continue to deliver on our promise to our customers to reduce response times by increasing and expanding the geographical location of our MDH service providers. Expanding in Europe is a milestone we are proud to achieve and we look forward to continuing to grow our service base around the world,” says MD Helicopters VP of Aftermarket Service and Support, Ryan Weeks.

MD Helicopters, LLC. (formerly McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Systems) is an American aerospace manufacturer. It produces light utility helicopters for commercial and military use. The company was a subsidiary of Hughes Aircraft until 1984, when McDonnell Douglas acquired it and renamed it McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Systems. It later became MD Helicopters in 1999 after McDonnell Douglas merged with Boeing. The new owners of MD Helicopters envision raising production to 50 helicopters a year by 2025 as the company rebuilds after exiting bankruptcy in August 2022. In 2023, the company closed out a long-running dispute with Aerometals over copyright and also has built closer relations with Boeing to cooperate on the AH-6 Little Bird platform, which shares a similar airframe to the MD530F. MD Helicopters, LLC is owned by an investment consortium comprised of MBIA Insurance, Bardin Hill Investment Partners LP, and MB Global Partners.

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