Fiordland Helicopters operate MD500 helicopters. The MD500’s possess impressive maneuverability and cargo capacity (internal and external). All aircraft are fitted with a removable external cargo pod.
The MD500D model can carry up to 2000 pounds on a cargo hook and land on slopes up to 15 degrees. It has an internal load of 450kg (passangers & gear).
Similar to the 500D in performance, the NOTAR uses the natural characteristics of helicopter aerodynamics. The NOTAR® anti-torque system provides safe, quiet, responsive, FOD-resistant directional control.