Text and pictures : Marc Arys ©SBAP 2011
7000 hours with the Air Support Unit of the Belgian Federal Police
Helicopter MD900 – s/n 900-00034 made its production certification flight on
April 15, 1996, at the MD production plant in Mesa, Arizona.
On January 06, 1997 the helicopter was flown to Helidyne at Forth Worth, Texas, for further certification of the various flight systems.
00034 was then disassembled and shipped to Belgium where it was reassembled and testflown on January, 20, 1997.
The helicopter was delivered to the Air Support Unit of the Belgian Federal Police (former Gendarmerie – Rijkswacht) and was immatriculated G-10.
After 15 years of dedicated service and 7000 hours, the G-10 now entered its ‘midlife upgrade’ were he will be upgraded to MD902 standards.
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