The MD530F is a multi-purpose helicopter designed by the American company McDonnell Douglas Helicopter. The helicopter is a further development of the Mc Donnell Douglas Model 500 class light single-engine multi-purpose helicopter family. When designing the helicopter, the structural parts of the MD 500E helicopter were used. The main changes in the helicopter: the rotor diameter has increased by 0.3m, the tail rotor diameter has been increased by 5 centimeters, an improved transmission has been installed.
The first helicopter flight took place on 10/22/1982. The certification of the helicopter was completed in July 1983. The first deliveries of the helicopter series began in January 1984. At the end of 1999, the helicopters were modernized according to the program adopted by Boeing. Since 1999, deliveries of improved MD 530F helicopters began (delivered – 2 helicopters for the National Colombian Police and 2 helicopters for the Puerto Rico Energy Company).
- Flight Range: 381km
- Cruising speed: 248km / h
- The highest flight height: 5700m
- The highest take-off weight: 1406kg
- Cabin Height: 1.22m
- Cabin Length: 1.50m
- Amount of passengers: 3-4
- Cabin Width: 1.22m
- Height: 2.90m
- Length: 7.50m