Helicopter Resources

Increase In Demand For Helicopter Pilots & Services

The helicopter maintenance and overhaul business changed dramatically over the last 30 years, just as the entire helicopter industry has. The next five to ten years could witness almost a fifth of all helicopter pilots retiring. The next five to ten years will also see the continued production of helicopters to match the demand for services, but where will the pilots come from?

There was a large pool of highly trained helicopter pilots from Vietnam coming home and transitioning from the military sector into the public sector. Today, those Vietnam veterans are getting close to retiring, and it just so happens to come at a time experiencing an enormous increase in demand for helicopter services, including emergency medical operations, reporting, firefighting, and police services.

Do you think you’re ready to become a helicopter pilot? No matter where you come from, you realize that you have the characteristics of a good helicopter pilot. Maybe you’ve always had a passion for aeronautics, or maybe read a little about helicopter maintenance and overhaul; if you have a good head on your shoulders, you’re a people person, you’re dedicated to your interests, and can make good judgments quickly, you just might be perfect for the job.

If you are interested in this prospect, there are many educational resources made available to you through helicopter pilot training programs. While there may not be a helicopter school in your town, each state has plenty of exceptional schools that have been certified, and do well to place their students in positions after graduation.


Heli-Mart: Helicopter Parts, Helicopter Component Overhaul & Repair, and Helicopter Sales

Your helicopter doesn’t work from 9 to 5…Neither do we. When you are in need of helicopter spare parts, we strive to fulfill your orders with access to our large, on-shelf inventory. In situations that are more urgent, such as Aircraft On Ground (AOG), we are always a phone call or email away in getting you your needed replacements or repairs.

Heli-Mart Inc provides the highest level of expedited service to its worldwide customer base. Our extensive, on-shelf inventory contains spare parts for all major helicopter manufacturers, including: MD Helicopter, Bell Helicopter, Airbus (Eurocopter) Helicopter, and Sikorsky (Schweizer) Helicopter parts. We continue to buy helicopter inventories with thousands of new and used surplus helicopter parts, helicopter accessories and helicopter components. Furthermore, our in-house overhaul and repair facility, California Aero Components, enables us to maintain additional stock on items for the MD product line such as, main and tail rotor transmissions, pitch-controls, landing gear dampers, etc. This allows us to provide our customers with an added level of service and support in critical times.

With over 40 years of helicopter parts, helicopter repair, and helicopter sales experience, we will get you the parts and support you need, when you need it. Please give us a call so we can discuss your helicopter related needs.