HAI Convention News

Hillsboro Develops China Clientele

 - March 5, 2011, 10:10 PM

Hillsboro Aviation (Booth No. 1350) continues to grow its business in China. The company currently has more than 100 Chinese airplane and helicopter student pilots training at its Hillsboro, Ore., facility and is the only Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) approved school for both airplane and helicopter training in the U.S.

Hillsboro’s relationship with China began more than 30 years ago. In the early 1990s the company was contracted to maintain and provide pilot service for the first Robinson R22 helicopter in China.

The company is expanding its physical plant to accommodate the growth of its Chinese and other business. A new four-acre facility features a new office and warehouse facility. Hillsboro also is finalizing an agreement to lease 10 additional acres to facilitate even more future growth. In addition to training, Hillsboro offers helicopter avionics installation and repair and charter services.

Hillsboro is offering flight demonstrations of the TrueView enhanced vision system to qualified customers during Heli-Expo 2011.