The Hughes Model 500 is a light, utility civilian and military helicopter. The Model 500 was later re-designated the MD 500 by MD Helicopters, when they subsequently took over productions. The Hughes 500 was developed as a civilian version of the Hughes OH-6 Cayuse, after it became evident that the military variant was not selling as anticipated. The Model 500 was made available with five or seven seat configurations, and possessed a spacious cabin. The rotorcraft was certified in 1966, and was utilising an Allison 250-C18B powerplant initially.
Red Box is pleased to offer a great range of ground power and support equipment for this aircraft, including tugs, ground power units, start power units, aviation tools, and more, which are perfectly suited to the requirements of the Hughes 500 aircraft.
This includes the popular RBI9400T mechanic hand trolley case complete with 161 BAHCO tools, the 701D tug, the RBPS50 continuous power unit, which is ideal for diagnostic work, pre-flight checks or for continuous powering of equipment during operations, without draining the onboard aircraft batteries and the RB50A for starting the aircraft, helping to avoid hot starts. We also offer a combination of start and continuous power in one unit for the Hughes 500 aircrafts in our TC3000 range.
View all recommended ground power equipment, tools and Tugs for the Hughes 500 aircrafts below.