Helicopter Specialties Finishes 2020 Strong and Begins 2021 at Steady Pace
Despite the challenges of 2020, Helicopter Specialties, Inc. (HSI) announces it finished its 21st year in business on a strong note. 2021 is also proving to be a strong year for HSI, with helicopters arriving at a steady pace at the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport from air medical organizations, government, corporate, private and international customers.
HSI serves national and international customers, utilizing the most up-to-date tooling, training and technology available in the industry. Capabilities include custom interiors, heavy maintenance, avionics, engineering, structural repairs and painting for helicopters of all types. The company stocks an inventory of parts and components for a wide range of helicopter models and provides avionic services for airplanes.
Work performed in 2020 involved the following aircraft:
- Airbus EC145 EMS medical completion for a national EMS program
- (2) corporate Bell 407 major avionic upgrades and heavy maintenance
- (2) designed and custom-fabricated isolette stretcher systems for a national EMS program
- Airbus AS350 heavy maintenance, repairs, and upgrades for a company based in Thailand
- Airbus BO105 heavy maintenance, repairs and export for a security company based in Trinidad and Tobago
HSI has recently been selected to perform air medical completions for (2) new Leonardo A109S Trekker helicopters for Life Link III, based in Bloomington, MN. These two aircraft will receive exterior/interior paint, medical interiors, external lighting and avionics upgrades to meet mission requirements.
Jim Freeman founded Helicopter Specialties in 1999 in a hangar on the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport in Janesville, WI. The business has grown over the years and now encompasses two fully equipped hangars at the airport. Helicopter Specialties is an FAA-certified Repair Station with 24 helicopter models on its FAA Repair Station certificate, including Airbus, Bell, Enstrom, Robinson, Leonardo and MD. It is an authorized customer service facility for Airbus, Bell, Enstrom and Robinson Helicopters and Safran Helicopter Engines.
To learn more about Helicopter Specialties, Inc., visit www.helicopterspecialties.net or visit Helicopter Specialties at Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport, 4710 S Columbia Dr, Janesville, WI 53546.