Air Center Helicopters was established in 1986 and is one of the country’s most experienced helicopter charter and tour companies.
For over 30 years, Air Center Helicopters, a US owned and operated small business, has proudly and safely served the airlift support needs of our diverse customer base which ranges from US and foreign Governments to institutional and commercial clients. The Air Center Helicopters team, with a former military majority, has remarkable global airlift experience in a myriad of theaters with nice specialty experience in expeditionary and contingency air operations within often austere and hostile environments. We have proven ourselves through operational and performance excellence coupled with applauded customer satisfaction and an unparalleled safety and operational readiness record. Air Center Helicopters maintains its Corporate Headquarters at Spinks Airport in Burleson, TX providing turn-key aviation solutions from flight operations support to maintenance and training. We work collaboratively with our clients to deliver the right aircraft, in the right configuration to the specified area of operations on time…every time. We always strive to:
• Partner with our clients to achieve mission goals within schedule and budget
• Embrace a culture of continuous improvement across all functions, processes, and organizational boundaries involving all employees from the CEO down to new-hires in training.
Air Center Helicopters has an extensive history of superior performance in airlift support. Our corporate processes, procedures, maintenance and management plans were developed and specifically tailored to this type of work and based on proven concepts, best practices and lessons learned. Our more than 30 years of experience in this industry has provided our customers with rapid and flexible response, proven quality performance, and long-term customer relationships built on trust.
EXPEDITIONARY AIRLIFT I CONTINGENCY SUPPORT I TACTICAL TRAINING I SHIP-BASED SERVICES I RESEARCH OPERATIONS
PERSONNEL RECOVERY + SAR | MEDEVAC / CASEVAC | FIRE & UTILITY | TECHNICAL TRAINING
• 18,000+ ship deck landings
• 25,000+ accident free hours
• Zero fatalities/hull Losses
• Unparalleled industry operational readiness
• 70K+ passengers transported
• >5.5M lbs of cargo transported
• DoD CARB certified
• Top Secret Facility Clearance
• FAA Part 133 [External Loads
A, B, C, D (Rescue Hoist)]
• FAA Part 135
• FAA Part 137
• FAA Part 145 MRO Repair Facility
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.
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.
• Casualty Evacuation (CASEVAC)
• Personnel Recovery (PR)
• Night Vision Goggle (NVG) Operations
• Tactical Training Support
• Sling load/External Cargo Lifts
• Rescue Hoist (Class D certified)
• Fast Rope (FRIES) & Rappel
• VFR/IFR Flight Capability
• VIP/VVIP transport (Flag/General
& Executive/Diplomatic Officers)
• Polar Operations
• Firefighting Operations
• Vertical Replenishment (VERTREP)
& Platform Operations (ship deck
• Aerial Target at-sea Recovery
• Cargo & Passenger Movement
• Air Ambulance/MEDEVAC
• Search and Rescue (SAR)
Our Texas HQ facilities maintains and operates our entire fleet
of Airbus and Bell aircraft offering fully self-sustaining airlift
capabilities to our global customers. Air Center is also certified
by the U.S. Military’s Commercial Airlift Review Board (CARB) to
operate on-demand passenger, cargo and air medical flights for
the Department of Defense (DoD). CARB certification is among
the highest safety standard certifications that can be achieved
by an air carrier. The Air Center fleet is composed of proven high-performance
aircraft, maintained to the highest standards, that
are built to withstand and execute missions in some of the most
challenging environments across the globe. We offer a robust fleet
inclusive of both rotary wing and light corporate jet capabilities.