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MESA, Arizona: July 12, 2023 – MD Helicopters, LLC (MDH), is pleased to announce that Mt Hutt Aviation (MHA) and 369 Ltd have teamed together to join MDH’s network of Authorized Service Centers (ASC). Together these organizations will increase the level of service and support to MDH aircraft in New Zealand and the surrounding Australasia region. Currently their combined maintenance services include over 40% of the MDH aircraft operating in this region.

“We welcome Mt Hutt Aviation and 369 to our global network of partners who go above and beyond to keep our customers flying,” says Ryan Weeks, VP of Aftermarket Sales & Support at MD Helicopters. “Authorized Service Centers are an extension of the MD Helicopters team and each of these organizations brings with them a long history of providing service to the MDH fleet.”

“By growing our current working relationship, we are able to share resources, knowledge, and operate as a joint service center,” says Mark Kershaw, Chief Engineer at Mt Hutt Aviation. “This allows our teams to support a growing MDH fleet, maintenance contracts, and airframe upgrade opportunities.”

With a combined 50+ years of experience maintaining helicopters between each organization, MHA and 369 capabilities include maintenance, avionics, refurbishment, and specialty paint services.

About Mt Hutt Aviation

Established in 2013, Mt Hutt Aviation delivers fleet management support and maintenance between two purpose-built facilities in Canterbury. In addition to maintenance capabilities, MHA offers 24/7 support on time-critical projects as well as on-site engineering and avionics services.

About 369 Ltd

Based in Tauranga in the North Island, 369 is a family operated business with decades of experience working exclusively with the MDH airframe. Their services include maintenance and repair on the full line of civilian single-engine MD Helicopters models.

About MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, LLC (MDH) manufactures high-performance rotorcraft solutions that support operators flying military, commercial, law enforcement, utility, and VIP mission profiles. With thousands of aircraft in service worldwide, MDH has been designing and building aircraft known for their safety, versatility, responsiveness, speed, and reliability since 1947. Our commitment to product sustainment and customer success allows MDH to deliver aircraft unmatched in their performance and reliability. MD Helicopters, LLC is owned by an investment consortium comprised of MBIA Insurance, Bardin Hill Investment Partners LP, and MB Global Partners. To learn more about MD Helicopters, visit us at, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.


Ashley Sanchez, Director of Marketing and Communications

MD Helicopters