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Hillsboro Focuses on Growth During Industry Challenges

 - March 9, 2017, 9:31 AM
Oregon-based Hillsboro Aviation opened its new FBO and maintenance facility at Portland-Hillsboro Airport. On the rotary-wing side, Hillsboro is an authorized service center for DART, Bell and Robinson.

Hillsboro Aviation (Booth 7540) is expanding its five core divisions, including contract and charter, aircraft sales and management, service center, FBO and parts sales divisions. The service provider, which was approved as a DART maintenance center and is a Bell Helicopter and Robinson Helicopter factory-authorized service center, will focus on increasing fleet numbers and developing OEM partnerships, the company said.

“We understand the challenging landscape that the helicopter industry is facing and appreciate the necessity for calculated risk during such times,” Hillsboro Aviation general manager Ryan McCartney said. “However, we are also confident that challenging times present great opportunities, and have adopted that mindset when strategizing about how best to prepare for industry growth. We’re energized by the challenge and excited to see forward momentum.”

Most recently, Hillsboro purchased two Bell 205s that will be used to support forest fire-fighting missions. The company now has four Bell 205s in it’s fleet of 15 turbine helicopters and airplanes. Last year Hillsboro Aviation opened its new FBO and maintenance facility at Portland-Hillsboro Airport in Oregon.