Hughes Hughes Aircraft, Hughes Helicopters Md500

The Hughes Model 500, later re-designated as the MD 500 by MD Helicopters upon taking over production, is a versatile light utility helicopter designed for both civilian and military applications. Originating as a civilian version of the Hughes OH-6 Cayuse, the Hughes 500 emerged when it became evident that the military variant was not meeting sales expectations. The Model 500 is offered in configurations with five or seven seats, featuring a spacious cabin. Certified in 1966, the rotorcraft initially utilized an Allison 250-C18B powerplant.

Red Box is delighted to present a comprehensive range of ground power and support equipment tailored for the MD Helicopter MD 500 aircraft. Our offerings include tugs, ground power units, start power units and more, perfectly suited to meet the unique requirements of the MD 500.

Included in our offerings is the 701D tug, the RBPS50 continuous power unit, ideal for diagnostic work, pre-flight checks, or continuous powering of equipment during operations without draining the onboard aircraft batteries, and the RB50A for starting the aircraft, aiding in avoiding hot starts. Explore our TC3000 range for a combination of start and continuous power tailored for MD Helicopter MD 500 aircraft.

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