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AIRCRAFT PROGRAM

MD 900 Explorer

Lift typeFixed wing
Construction typeFactory-built
Control typePiloted
Engine typeTurboshaft
ApplicationAttack, Utility
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Light twin turboshaft utility helicopter with NOTAR anti-torque system instead of conventional external tail rotor. Includes Light Utility helicopter variant, MD 902 and Combat Attack helicopter, MD 969.

Type variants

Variant Launch/First flight Production end  
MD 900 Explorer 1989 / 1992 Baseline variant, formerly known as MDX.
MD 902 Enhanced Explorer 1996 / 1996 Upgraded variant, with different engines and NOTAR inlet design.
MD 969 Combat Explorer 2015 / 2015 Armed variant, also known as Combat Attack Helicopter.

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Operations data

For detailed information about current charter operators, maintenance and training providers, and completions services for this aircraft, please consult our sister publication Business Air News: MDH 902 Explorer

Airframer

MD Helicopters Inc.News

Other aircraft programs:    MD 520N, MD 500E/530F

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