Air Center Helicopters was established in 1986 and is one of the country’s most experienced helicopter charter and tour companies.
Our company has been providing chartered flights longer than most charter companies have been in business. In April 1997, we formally moved our corporate headquarters to Meacham Airport in Fort Worth, Texas. ACHI is the largest helicopter operator based in the DFW Metroplex, offering the finest scenic and adventure tours and charters. We offer many exciting and informative tours and activities in DFW and beyond. We also offer tours and customized charters in Norfolk, VA. Check out our charter page to see the types of services performed
EXPEDITIONARY AIRLIFT I OFFSHORE SERVICES I TACTICAL TRAINING I RESEARCH OPERATIONS I RESCUE SERVICE
Air Center utilizes proven high performance aircraft that are built to withstand the challenging environments we operate in across the globe. We have exceptional relationships with Airbus and Bell Helicopters. They provide superior technical expertise, overhaul support and supply chain assistance beyond our robust in-house logistical and maintenance capabilities.
We work collaboratively with our clients to deliver the appropriate type aircraft to the operating area on time, every time. We strive to accomplish the goals of our clients within the timeline and budgetary constraints. We are in a constant state of process improvement to maximize performance, cost management while reducing risk and increasing safety.
• Search and Rescue (SAR)
• Personnel Recovery (PR)
• NVG Operations
• Rescue Hoist
• Vertical Replenishment (VERTREP)
• Fast Rope (FRIES)
• Austere Operations
• High Altitude Training Range
• Aircrane Sling Load• Construction
• Executive & VVIP
• Offshore Ship/Platform
• Motion Picture Cinematography
• Aerial Wildlife Management
• Research Operations
• Powerline Inspection
• Real Estate Development
• Seismic Activity
Air Center works directly with our clients to configure the aircraft to meet their specific needs. Our Fort Worth, Texas headquarters facility maintains and operates our entire fleet of Airbus and Bell aircraft. We operate under FAA Part 91, Part 135, Part 133, Part 137 and Part 145 Certificates, offering fully self-sustaining airlift capabilities to our customers. Specializing in Commercial and Government Operations worldwide.
• Passenger/Cargo Airlift
• External Sling Load
• Night Vision Goggle Certified
• Class D Hoist Certified
• Ship Deck Landing Qualified
• ITAR/EAR Compliant
• Offshore/Arctic Operations
• Air Ambulance Operations
• 18,000+ ship deck landings
• 25,000+ accident free hours
• Zero Fatalities-Hull Loses
• 99% Operational Readiness
• DoD CARB Certified• Top Secret Facility Clearance
• DoI Carded Aircraft/Crews
• FAA Part 135, 133, 137 Certified
• FAA Part 145 MRO Repair Facility
Air Center has a multi-pronged approach to Quality. As an approved CARB air carrier, ACH has patterned its plan on the requirements found within the audits used by DoD CARB and the defined additional standards developed for FAA Part 135 air carriers in CARB resource documents to assist in our developed programs and manuals. These include our General Operations Manual, Internal Audit Program, Safety Program, General Maintenance Manual, Fuel Audit Program, Vendor Audit Program, Contract Training Audits just to name a few.
The Air Center’s risk management program provides a structured, documented method of establishing and promoting a system of continuous improvement. The objective of this program is to proactively identify weaknesses in the company’s maintenance management systems, operational processes, pre-mission risk metrics, flight procedures, and employee training in order to target continuous improvement strategies.
Air Center recognizes that safe transportation of passengers and cargo, and the efficient use of our assets are of primary importance. The primary safety objective at ACH is accident prevention and the reduction of work related injuries of all employees. The management of ACH holds the safety and health of its employees in high priority. Therefore, it is the responsibility of all personnel to correct any unsafe condition or practice.