Since 2001, the United States has been diligently perusing military action in both Iraq and Afghanistan. The efforts made on both of these fronts are far reaching, and include many obstacles. Interestingly enough, helicopters and helicopter overhaul has played a significant role in the formulation and execution of many of these war efforts, including transportation, surveillance, combat operations, search and rescue, and much more.
Many military helicopters have seen significant wear and tear, be it from combat – bullets, explosions, what have you – or from general wear and tear resultant from perpetual sand friction. The draft created by low flying helicopters, or from helicopters taking off or landing, uproots an incredible amount of sand and dust, which after a while starts to do a pretty serious number on the helicopter and its parts. Needless to say, the United States Military needed someone and somewhere to do helicopter overhaul and helicopter repair services. That someone happens to be AMCOM, or the Army Aviation & Missle Life Cycle Management Command, whose headquarters are in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.
AMCOM is in charge of both figuring out which helicopters are in need of overhauls and repairs, and in figuring out where and to who they need to send the helicopter for that work. A large percentage of military helicopter overhaul takes place in Temple, Texas, which is very close to Fort Hood. There are many contractors that assist in the reworking of military helicopters, not only here in the states, but abroad. The chief goal is to get the helicopters back into working condition as soon as possible, as helicopters play an insurmountable role in many military missions.
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.