MD Helicopters Provides SkyBOOKS with all 2013 Deliveries

MESA, Ariz., Mar. 05, 2013 – MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI), and SkyBOOKS, Inc are pleased to announce that all new 2013 MD Helicopters deliveries will receive a complementary 12-month subscription to the leading rotary wing SkyBOOKS Flight Operations and Maintenance Tracking program.

"The partnership between MD Helicopters, SkyBOOKS and our customers will allow us to provide enhanced services to those using the program,” said Craig Kitchen, Chief Commercial Officer for MDHI. “SkyBOOKS is a fully integrated program that will provide our company with better forecasting, reliability and configuration data. In our effort to be the best-in-industry provider of customer support, SkyBOOKS will allow us visibility into consolidated field inventories to better support our global customer demands."

The SkyBOOKS functionality provided includes:
Flight Operations 
Flight Operations and Pilot Flight Logs 
Crew Scheduling  
Crew Currency Tracking & Alerting  
Aircraft and Crew Expense Tracking  
Aircraft Dispatch Controls 

Maintenance Tracking

Aircraft Maintenance Due List
AD/SB/Manual Notifications & Tracking 
Removed Component & Warranty Alerting
Document Attachment & Document Vault 
MEL and Discrepancy Tracking & Alerting 

SkyBOOKS Chief Operating officer John Willis, said, "We are pleased to be selected by MD Helicopters as a key partner to deploy our leading rotary wing technological solutions, which will provide customers with on-line tools to ensure regulatory compliance, eliminate inadvertent over flights, and improve operating efficiency. Our tools will allow all users access to live time aircraft and crew status, operating limitations and critical historical flight/maintenance information." 

The MD offering will also include the newly released Ipad App, which will allow flight line or cockpit use even when internet access is not possible. SkyBOOKS will also be offering special incentives for those MD Helicopter operators that have mixed fleets or other legacy aircraft they would like to add their SkyBOOKS on-line fleet.

SkyBOOKS will be available at the MD Helicopters HAI booth to answer any questions or to demonstrate the functionality available to existing and future operators. You may request or reserve a dedicated introductory demonstration time by contacting or contacting the MD Helicopters support team at the HAI booth.

About MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI), a Lynn Tilton company, is a leading manufacturer of commercial, military, law enforcement and air-rescue helicopters. The MDHI family of rotorcraft is world renowned for its value, versatility and performance. The MD Helicopters family includes the twin-engine MD Explorer, and single engine versions of the MD 600N, MD 520N, MD 500E, MD 530F and MD 540F. The innovative NOTAR system for anti-torque control with no tail rotor is used exclusively by MD Helicopters to provide safer, quieter and confined-area access capability. The company is based in Mesa, Arizona. For more information about MDHI, visit

About SkyBooks

SkyBOOKS, Inc., based in Jacksonville, Fla., is a Textron Company Aviation Management
Solution Software-as-a-Service provider. It provides analyst-supported, web-based aviation  solutions to corporate and government flight operations to users around the world via its own  highly-secure Tier 4 data center. SkyBOOKS manages the information-processing requirements  for any size rotary- and fixed-wing business aviation operation over the Internet on a  subscription basis. More information is available at by e-mail at