The McDonnell Douglas Explorer is a light twin helicopter now produced by MD Helicopters there have been two models the MD 900 and its successor the MD 902.
McDonnell Douglas launched the Explorer in January 1989, they partnered with Hawker de Havilland of Australia to built the airframes.
MD 900 Explorer
Initial production model powered by Pratt & Whitney engines.
MD 901 Explorer
Civil model, powered by two Turbomeca Arrius turboshaft engines, no aircraft where ordered.
Marketing name for the enhanced helicopter, older helicopters can be upgraded to the advanced version expect the first seven helicopters.
Armed version for the United states cost guard.
One demonstrate helicopter showed at the Paris Air Show.
Purpose: Light Helicopter
First Flight: 18 December 1992