Last update: 07-02-2017

Message from MD helicopter:
Over the years, the helicopter community has started referring to the MD Explorer as either the MD 900 or the MD 902, depending on engine type. These designations were never really official, nor were they accurate. But because they were never corrected, they gained acceptance. Now, with the change to the 207E engine, MDHI hopes to avoid yet another informal "renaming" of the aircraft that will be both inaccurate and confusing. Journalists can help by always referring to the aircraft ? regardless of engine type ? as the MD Explorer. And please call us if you have any questions.

900-00101

MD-902

Bj. 2001

Enginetype: PW207E

191199 res N7031J MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

111201

 

N7031J

Air Worthiness Test

030102

reg'd

N7031J

Vulcan Inc, Seattle, Washington

150102

reg'd

N904AF 

Vulcan Inc, Seattle, Washington

'0508

reg'd

N904AF

Vulcan Helicopter Inc, Reno, Nevada

180204 reg'd N904AF Vulcan Aircraft Inc, Seattle, Washington

900-00102

MD-902

Bj. 2002

Enginetype: PW207E

200701 res N7002S MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

040402

reg'd

N7002S

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

190802

canc

N7002S

as exported to Great Britain

200802

reg'd

G-SIVR

Mandarin Aviation LTD, Redhill, United Kingdom

311204

reg'd

G-SIVR

TT: 347 hours

301009 reg'd G-SIVR C.J. Siva-Jothy, Inverness, United Kingdom
120413 reg'd G-SIVR Police Aviation Services Ltd, Gloucestershire Airport, Cheltenham, UK
250214 canc G-SIVR Exported to Hong Kong
  reg'd B-HNT Heliservices Hong Kong

900-00103

MD-902

Bj. 2002

Enginetype: PW207E

170302   N70035 Airworthiness test
200701 res N70035 MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

290302

lf

N70035

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

240402 reg'd N70035 MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
260204 res N5646 MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
030403 reg'd N1811 MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

220402

res

PH-PXE

Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken / Korps Landelijke Politiediensten [Law enforchement]

240402 reg'd N5646 MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
060605 reg'd N5646 US Department of Justice, Fort Worth, Texas; operator: Drug Enforcement Administration
190214 canc N5646 Exported to United Kingdom
050314 reg'd G-SASO Specialist Avaition Services Ltd, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
140715 reg'd G9CIOS Specialist Aviation Services Ltd, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
140715 reg'd G-CIOS Specialist Aviation Services Ltd, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

900-00104

MD-902

Bj. 2002

Enginetype: PW207E

200701 res N7034X MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

020502

reg'd

N7034X

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

220402

res

PH-PXF

Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken / Korps Landelijke Politiediensten [Law enforchement]

270603

canc

N7034X

as exported to Great Britain

G-76-104

030703

reg'd

G-SYPS

South Yorkshire Police Authority, Barnsley, UK [Law enforchement]

311203

G-SYPS

TT: 87 hours

311206 G-SYPS TTA: 3042 hours
150513 reg'd G-SYPS Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
..0516 wfu G-SYPS offered for sale with TT: 10555

900-00105

MD-902

Bj. 2002

Enginetype: PW207E

200701 res N7035N MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

100502

reg'd

N7035N

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

260402 ff N7035N Airworthiness test
140302 res M902NM MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

180602

reg'd

N902NM

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

121202 reg'd N902NM Covenant Health System, Lubbock, TX; operator AeroCare, Lubock, Texas
191008 dam N902NM While in cruise flight, the helicopter experienced a hard right yaw and subsequent pitching moment up and down. The pilot was able to regain control of the helicopter and land without further incident. Examination revealed that the left vertical stabilizer control system adapter had failed. Metallurgical examination revealed that the failure mode was reverse bending fatigue. The vertical stabilizer control system adapter has been replaced with an improved design.
000909 N902NM OPM Aviation Services Aps, Denmark
231209 canc N902NM as exported to Danmark
000210 reg'd LX-HAR Fondation Luxembourg Air Rescue AsbL; operator Luxembourg Air Ambulance

900-00106

MD-902

Bj. 2002

Enginetype: PW207E

191199 res N70239 MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
060901 reg'd N70239 General Electric Capital Corp, Dallas, Tx
120902 reg'd N70239 CFS Air LLC, Danbury, CT
181206 canc N70239 exported to Luxembourg
  reg´d LX-PGA Luxembourg Police

900-00107

MD-902

Bj. 2002

Enginetype: PW207E

140302 res N902TT MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

110402

lf

N902TT

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

210602   N902TT Air Worthiness Test
070802 reg'd N902TT MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
300103 res N911LT MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
060203 reg'd N911LT MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

020403

reg'd 

N911LT

Covenant Health System, Lubbock, TX; operator AeroCare, Lubock, Texas

051109 reg'd N911LT Action Aviation MD902 U107 Inc Trustee, Wilmington, Delaware
310313 canc N911LT CofA expired
150515 canc N911LT Cancelled by FAA; database clean-up

900-00108

MD-902

Bj. 2002

Enginetype: PW207E

140302 res N902RR MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
260802 ff N902RR Air Worthiness Test

071002

reg'd

N902RR

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

140803 reg'd N911AC MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

141003 

reg'd

N911AC 

Covenant Health System, Lubbock, TX ; operator AeroCare, Lubock, Texas

051008 dam N911AC The helicopter was performing flight training at Lubbock International Airport. The instructor requested that the trainee perfom a quick stop maneuver. The trainee executed the maneuver from appoximately a three foot height. As the helicopter rotated aft, the tailboom struck the ground, causing one of the gaurd tubes on the outer rotating thruster assembly to becom jammed against the inner stationary thruster assembly. Thruster vectoring became inoperative at that time. The instructor stated that since the foot pedals were centered at the time of the impact, yaw control could be maintained by varying the pitch of the thruster fan and controlling air output. The crew hovered the helicopter back to the ramp and landed the helicopter on the trailer. This helicopter has been modified with an etended thruster assembly and the location of the existing tail skid did not prevent the extended tailboom from making contact with the ground.
161109 reg'd N911AC Hirecopter Inc Trustee, Wilmington, Delaware
221209 reg'd N911AC Action Aviation MD902 U 108 Inc Trustee, Wilmington, Delaware
300613 canc N911AC CofA expired
150515 canc N911AC Cancelled by FAA; database clean-up

900-00109

MD-902

Bj. 2002

Enginetype: PW207E

200701 res N7009S MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

010802

reg'd

N7009S

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

111002

reg'd

N7009S

Cancelled as Exported to China

..1002

reg'd

B-2116

Zhejiang Leasing, Hangzhou (owner) / Guangdong General Aviation Co, Shanghai (lsd)

100205 cr B-2116 While conducting hoist operations on a container ship off Shanghai, China. Three occupants were fatally injured, the pilot substained serious injuries.

900-00110

MD-902

Bj. 2002

Enginetype: PW207E

200701 res N7070U MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
021002 ff N7070U Airworhiness test

081002

reg'd

N7070U

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

160508

N7070U

Aircraft Data Plates Destroyed by Manufacturer

190608 canc N7070U as wfu

900-00111

MD-902

Bj. 2005

Enginetype: PW207E

191102

res 

N70124

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

..0402

ff

N70124

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

220402

res

 PH-PXG

Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken / Korps Landelijke Politiediensten [Law enforchement]
131205 canc N70124 exported to Great Britian

240406

reg'd

G-CMBS

Cambridgeshire Constabulary Police Headquarters, Huntingdon, UK {Law enforchement]

311205

G-CMBS

TT: 5 hours

151012 reg'd G-CMBS West Yorkshire Police Authority, Wakefield, UK
150213 reg'd G-CMBS Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire, Wakefield, UK

900-00112

MD-902

Bj. 2006

Enginetype: PW207E

200701 

res 

N7012G

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

220402

res

PH-PXH

Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken / Korps Landelijke Politiediensten [Law enforchement]

310306 res N9001L MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
290606 N9001L Airworthiness test
300606 reg'd N9001L MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
180806 reg'd N906SC MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
210207 reg'd N906SC Fifth Third Leasing Co, Cincinnati, Ohio
reg'd N906SC Fifth Third Equipment Finance Co, Cincinnati, Ohia
140412 reg'd N906SC Air Methods Corporation, Englewood, CO
240912 reg'd N900UM Air Methode Corporation, Englewood, CO

900-00113

MD-902

Bj. 2002

Enginetype: PW207E

200701 res N7063F MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

060103 

reg'd 

N7063F

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

070503 canc N7063F as exported to Japan

1500503

reg'd

JA02AP

Aero Partners, Tokyo

900-00114

MD-902

Bj. 2003

Enginetype: PW207E

200701 res N7014U MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

061003

reg'd

N7014U

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

061003

reg'd

N904AA

Flight International Corp Trustee, Wilmington, De; temperary reg'd till 020104

231204

canc

N904AA

as exported to Switserland

241204

reg'd

HB-ZDF

Laska Aviation Establishment, Vaduz, Switserland; operated by Heli-Linth AG, Mollis, Lichtenstein

250105 reg'd HB-ZDF Laska Aviation Establishment, Vaduz, Switserland [owner]; Heli Linth AG [operator]

241204

reg'd

HB-ZDF

Laska Aviation Establishment, Vaduz, Switserland [ owner]; operated by Heli-Linth AG, Mollis, Lichtenstein

260208 rr HB-ZDF Laska Aviation Establishment, Vadux, Switserland [owner]; Linth Air Service AG, Mollis, Switserland [operator]

 

900-00115

MD-902

Bj. 2006

Engine: PW 207E

310306 res N90011 MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

300606

reg'd

N90011

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

050806 ff N90011 Airworhiness test
310507 reg'd N90011 Latium Helicopter Charters UK Inc Trustee, Wilmington, DE; based UK
240212 reg'd N90011 Hirecopter Inc Trustee, Wilmington, Delaware

900-00116

MD-902

Bj. 2006

Engine: PW 207E

310306 res N9007C MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

reg'd

N9007C

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

051206 canc N9007C exported to Mexico
..1206 reg'd XA-UGR Transportes Aéreos Pagaso, Mexico
070815   N902HS Airworthiness test
070815 reg'd N902HS Bank of Utah Trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah
..1215 reg'd B-HUT Heliservice Hongkong

900-00117

MD-902

Bj. 2006

Engine: PW 207E

201106

reg'd

N9010C

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona; Experimental

090507 ff N9010C Airworhines test
011207 res N881LT MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
040908 N881LT Airworhines test
reg'd N881LT MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona; Experimental; used as privite helicopter of CEO Lynn Tilton

900-00118

MD-902

Bj. 2007

Engine: PW 207E

250906 reg'd N9012J MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
040407 res N902LC MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

160507

reg'd

N902LC

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

090607 dd N902LC Cox Air Care, based Springfield, MI [EMS, Elsie Two]
310707 reg'd N902LC Lester E. Cox Medical Centers, based Springfield, MI [EMS, Elsie Two]; Experimental

900-00119

MD-902

Bj. 2007

Engine: PW 207E

310306 res N9012S MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

090307

reg'd

N9012S

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

090307

ff

N9012S

Airworhines test

120508 canc N9012S exported to Belgium
150508 reg'd OO-NHL Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen N.V., Oostende

900-00120

MD-902

Bj. 2007

Engine: PW 207E

310306 res N9017P MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

040507

reg'd

N9017P

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

040507 ff N9017P Airworhiness Test
270707 res N690BJ MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
020807 reg'd N690BJ Columbo Yachts Inc, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
101110 canc N690BJ Exported to Costa Rica
reg'd TI-BDJ .., Costa Rica

900-00121

 

MD-902

Bj. 2007

Engine: PW 207E

010606

reg'd

N91160

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

150807 ff N902RN Air Worthiness test
140408 reg'd N902RN MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
081008 dam N902RN While in cruise flight, the helicopter experienced a hard right yaw and subsequent left nose tuck. The pilot was able to regain control of the helicopter and reduce the airspeed to under 100 knots. The flight continued to its destination without further incident. An examination revealed that the vertical stabilizer control system adapter failed. Metallurgical examination revealed that the failure mode was reverse bending fatigue. The vertical stabilizer control system adapter has since been redesigned. Installation of the improved design is now required by an Airworthiness Directive.
201008 N902RN Airworthiness test
030908 reg'd N902RN California Shock Trauma Air Rescue, McClellan, California
171212 canc N902RN Exported to United Kingdom
201212 reg'd G-HMDX Specialist Aviation Services Ltd, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

900-00122

MD-902

Bj. 2007

Engine: PW 207E

310306 res N9114R MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

010606

reg'd

N9114R

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

250108 canc N9114R exported to UK
290108 reg'd G-GMPX Greater Manchester Policy Authority, Manchester, United Kingdom
040213 reg'd G-GMPX Police and Crime Commissioner For West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
..0516 wfu G-GMPX offered for sale with TT: 8563

900-00123

MD-902

Bj. 2007

Engine: PW 207E

120507

reg'd

N90187

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

310507 reg'd N90187 Latium Helicopter Charters UK Inc Trustee, Wilmington, DE
051207 N90187 Airworthiness test
140408 reg'd N902CS MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
210708 N902CS experienced a loss of anti-torque control and made a hard landing at the Salinas Municipal Airport (SNS), Salinas, California (details).
091008 reg'd N902CS California Shock Trauma Air Rescue, McClellan, California
141212 canc N902CS Exported to United Kingdom
201212 reg'd G-KSSA Specialist Aviation Services Ltd, Cheltenham

900-00124

MD-902

Bj. 2007

Engine: PW 207E

110408 res N902FN MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
250108 reg'd N9027N MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
220208 reg'd N902FN MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona; airworthness test
081008 reg'd N902FN US Bancorp Equipment Finance Inc, Portland, Oregon
010212 reg'd N902FN US Bank NA, Portland, Oregon
180614 reg'd G-CIGX Police Aviation Services Ltd, Cheltenham, United Kinddom
241014 reg'd G-CNWL Specialist Aviation Service Ltd, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

900-00125

MD-902

Bj. 2008

Engine: PW 207E

130208

reg'd

N9043L

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

030608 res N999GQ MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
160608 reg'd N999GQ MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
170908 reg'd N999GQ Gulf Helicopter Co, Doha, Qatar
100409 canc N999GQ Exported to Qutar
A7-NHA Gulf Helicopter Co, Doha, Qatar
180815 reg'd G-LNDN London's Air Ambulance Ltd, London, United Kingdom

900-00126

MD-902

Bj. 2008

Engine: PW 207E

060308

reg'd

N9057R

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

060308 reg'd N999GU MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
170908 reg'd N999GU Gulf Helicopter Co, Doha, Qatar
A7-HMC Gulf Helicopter Co, Doha, Qatar

900-00127

MD-902

Bj. 2009

Engine: PW 207E

310306 res N9075H MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

280408

reg'd

N9075H

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

200608 N9075H Airworthiness test
011009 reg'd N9075H Wilmington Trust Co Trustee, Wilmington, Delaware
N9075H United Aviation Rescue Kuwait (lsd)
311212 canc N9075H CofA expired

900-00128

MD-902

Bj. 2008

Engine: PW 207E

230508 res N4006S MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

200608

reg'd

N4006S

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

300708   N4006S Airworthiness test
..0710 reg'd RA-07151 OOO "vla", Novokurnetsk

900-00129

MD-902

Bj. 2008

Engine: PW 207E

230508 res N4008R MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

210708

reg'd

N4008R

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

111208 canc N4008R MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
121108 canc N4008R exported to Belgium
181208 reg'd OO-NHA Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen N.V., Oostende, Belgium

900-00130

MD-902

Bj. 2008

Engine: PW 207E

230508 res N4017K MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

reg'd

N4017K

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

311208 canc N4017K exported to Japan
090109 reg'd JA6909 Aero Asahi Corporation, Japan [EMS]

900-00131

MD-902

Bj. 2008

Engine: PW 207E

230508 res N4017X MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

reg'd

N4017X

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

230309 canc N4017X Exported to Switzerland
160409 reg'd HB-ZKE Robert Fuchs Helicopter, Schindellegi, Switserland
280314 dd HB-ZKE Specialist Aviation Services, Gloucestershire Airport, UK; for preparetions for delivery to Heliservice in Hong Kong
210414   B-HUM first appeared on the SAS ramp in tis new livery
      Heliservices, Hong Kong

900-00132

MD-902

Bj. 2008

Engine: PW 207E

230508 res N40216 MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

reg'd

N40216

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

131208   N40216 Airworthiness test
230709 canc N40216 Exported to Denmark
151009 reg'd OY-HMS CASA Air, Horsens, Denmark
080210 rest. OY-HMS CASA Air A/S, Horsens, Denmark
140610 reg'd OY-HMS CASA Air A/S, Horsens, Denmark; temporary reg'd
    OY-HMS Sold to Belgium Government
111010 dd G-16 visit EHGG (Groningen Airport Eelde) during delivery flight

900-00133

MD-902

Bj. 2009

Engine: PW 207E

230508 res N4030F MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

reg'd

N4030F

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

040609 canc N4030F Exported to India
....08 ntu OY-HDU Casa Air A/S, Horsens, Denmark
090109 N4030F Airworthiness test
040609 canc N4030F Exported to India
170609 reg'd VT-TPC Tata Power Company Ltd, Mumbia, India

900-00134

MD-902

Bj. 2009

Engine: PW 207E

230508 res N40483 MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

reg'd

N40483

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

170109 N40483 Airworthiness test
071009 canc N40483 export to Germany
..1009 reg'd D-H Ibcol, ntu
230710 reg'd N40483 Bank of Utah Trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah
180810 canc N40483 cancelled to UK
230810 reg'd G-LNCT Specialist Aviation Services Ltd, Cheltenham, United Kingdom; operated by Police Aviation Services, Staverton, United Kingdom
  lsd G-LNCT Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, United Kingdom

900-00135

MD-902

Bj. 2009

Engine: PW 207E

reg'd

N4056J

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

180209 N4056J Airworthiness test
060213 reg'd N910MD MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona
110414 canc N910MD Exported to Iraq
      Kurdistan Regional Government

900-00136

MD-902

Bj. 2009

Engine: PW 207E

230508 res N4060Y MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

000409

reg'd

N4060Y

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

200309 N4060Y Airworthiness test
191110 N4060Y Airworthiness test
110414 canc N4060Y Exported to Iraq
      Kurdistan Regional Government

900-00137

MD-902

Bj. 2009

Engine: PW 207E

230508 res N40789 MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

000409

reg'd

N40789

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

290709   N40789 Airworthiness test
251109 canc N40789 exported to Belgium
251109 reg'd OO-NHI Noordzee Hleiocpters, Vlaanderen, Ostend, Belgium; based France Centre Hospilalier de Laon, France as SAMU 02

900-00138

MD-902

Bj. 2009

Engine: PW 207E

230508 res N4087X MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

000409

reg'd

N4087X

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

170809   N4087X Airworthiness test

900-00139

MD-902

Bj. 2010

Engine: PW 207E

230508 res N4202V MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

reg'd

N4202V

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

290110   N4202V Airworthiness test
160910 canc N4202V Exported to Peoples Republic of China
B-2118 Huaxi Village Group

900-00140

MD-902

Bj. 2013

Engine: PW 207E

230508 res N4317A MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

051110

reg'd

N4317A

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

170809   N4317A Airworthiness test
260913 N4317A Airworthiness test
121013   N4317A Airworthiness test
  canc N4317A Exported to Brasil
200413 reg'd PR-NYI Bradesco Leasing S.A. - Arrend Mercantil operator Lavoura E Pecuaria Igarashi Ltda

900-00141

MD-902

Bj. 2010

Engine: PW 207E

230508 res N42483 MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

reg'd

N42483

MD Helicopters Inc, Mesa, Arizona

301014   N42483 Airworthiness test