April 16, 2014
MD Helicopters marks 15 years of activity In Asia
MD Helicopters, the Arizona, USA-headquartered manufacturer of a range of multi mission helicopters is marking 15 years of rotary sales activity in the Asian region by exhibiting for the first time at this year’s Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition, ABACE 2014, currently taking place in Shanghai. MD Helicopters is promoting its complete range including the single-engine multi mission 500 and 600 series and the unique 530F and 540F for hot-and-high challenging missions and is showcasing for the first time in China its top of the range twin-engine, Chinese registered MD 902 Explorer in the static display. There are now three MD902s operating in the region and Craig Kitchen, Chief Commercial Officer, MD Helicopters, A Lynn Tilton Company, anticipates that recent changes in regulations which have opened up airspace for the rotary sector will result in a dramatic change in the landscape as China recognises the full benefits of general aviation, and helicopter use, especially. MD Helicopters is responding with heightened marketing activity in the region, such as its participation at ABACE and the recent appointment in November of Sino-Quest Aviation Solutions as its second authorised sales representative for Asia, joining existing sales agent, Avionics Pacific. Next, it plans to open an office in Shanghai before the end of 2014.