HAI Convention News

Hillsboro Purchases Heli-Trade Assets

 - February 12, 2012, 5:00 PM

Hillsboro Aviation (Booth No. 9246) has purchased the assets of Heli-Trade, including tooling, equipment, fuselages, and parts for the Bell 205 and related STCs. Heli-Trade specialized in the Bell 205/UH-1 and related models including repairs, service, and aftermarket upgrades.

As part of the overall growth of its maintenance business, Hillsboro recently purchased a 190,000-square-foot facility at the Hillsboro, Oregon airport. The property includes new office and warehouse space. Hillsboro currently is an FAA authorized repair station and a factory authorized service center for Bell light helicopters, Robinson helicopters, Cessna aircraft, and Lycoming piston engines.

Hillsboro is a diversified aviation company that was founded in 1980. It currently operates the nation’s largest combined rotary- and fixed-wing fleet of training aircraft.