NEWARK, N.J., Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HeliFlite™ is pleased to announce the continued expansion of its fleet with the addition of a third Sikorsky S-76 helicopter. The purchase is the second aircraft acquired in 2012 for the 14-year-old company.
A welcome addition to the fleet, the S-76 helicopter is finely appointed with a spacious seven-passenger luxury interior. The HeliFlite fleet now includes four Bell 430 and three Sikorsky S-76 executive helicopters. HeliFlite exclusively operates twin-engine and dual piloted cabin class aircraft, which accommodate 6-8 passengers. All aircraft are equipped with state of the art avionics.
HeliFlite's safety record since founding in 1998 is exceptional, consistently receiving the highest accolades in the industry. The company maintains the prestigious ARG/US Platinum rating and is also been recognized by Wyvern, which recommends the company as a preferred operator. HeliFlite employs the top personnel in the industry. Its pilots average over 5,000 hours of flight experience and the Company's Director of Maintenance was formerly a maintenance supervisor for the presidential helicopter squadron.
"We are very proud of our safety record during a period of sustained growth over the past few years. The acquisition of two aircraft this year assists us in being responsive to the service requirements of our growing client base," said Kurt Carlson, CEO.
Founded in 1998, HeliFlite is a full service helicopter operator offering on-demand charter, a 25-hour HeliCard™, fractional ownership and aircraft management services. HeliFlite operations are based at Newark International Airport (KEWR). The company operates within a 250-mile radius of New York City and throughout Florida. As a result of its professional and customized service, HeliFlite is the preferred operator for Fortune 500 companies, aviation professionals and affluent travelers for both business and personal use.