The original Hughes Model 500 is a light, utility civilian and military helicopter. The Model 500 was later re-designated the MD 500 by McDonnell Douglas Helicopters, when they subsequently took over productions. The Hughes 500 was developed as a civilian version of the Hughes OH-6 Cayuse. In 1984, McDonnell Douglas acquired Hughes Helicopters, and soon started developing two new variants, the MD 520N and 530N, which made their maiden flight almost at the same time. Eventually, the firm established that the MD 520N’s sole production would be more cost-effective. The aircraft introduced a pioneer innovation in rotorcraft design, the NOTAR system.
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 McDonnell Douglas MD 520N aircraft.
This includes the popular RBI9400T mechanic hand trolley case complete with 161 BAHCO tools, the 701D tug, the RBPS25 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 McDonnell Douglas MD 520N aircrafts in our TC3000 range.
View all recommended ground power equipment, tools and Tugs for the McDonnell Douglas MD 520N aircrafts below.