VIH Aerospace Launches Bell 407 Lease Program

Posted on by Alisha Nichols

Victoria, British Columbia - Canada – VIH Aerospace (VIHA – www.vihaerospace.com - Booth # 10953), a leading provider of global helicopter maintenance, manufacturing, repair and overhaul (MMRO) services announces it has launched a Bell 407 helicopter-leasing program for 2017.

VIH Aerospace General Manager Arne Arneson states that in late 2015 and into 2016, VIHA invested substantially in both assets and expertise to develop a Bell 407 major component overhaul-rental/exchange program as part of its comprehensive Bell component overhaul and exchange program. The program was extensively utilized by Bell 407 operators across Canada, the USA and Asia Pacific; and the word-of-mouth awareness generated provided VIHA with a number of inquiries related to helicopter leasing requirements in the North American market.

Arneson explains that based on this information, VIHA acquired additional Bell 407 helicopter assets and began the inspection and overhaul process of preparing a helicopter for commercial lease. Soon after making its first aircraft available, the company received inquiries from operators to lease the helicopter. Being familiar with VIHA's high standards, they understood that they would be taking possession of assets that are unequalled in terms of reliability and safety.

Currently, VIHA has its first Bell 407 helicopter on long-term contract and is in the process of preparing a second helicopter for commercial lease availability.

VIHA offers a comprehensive suite of services that improve helicopter safety and reliability while increasing Return On Investment for operators including:
         component overhaul, structural/airframe repair, ADS-B installations, avionics and electrical
         modifications, upgrades and installations, manufacturing, aircraft refurbishment and                    completions, scheduled inspections, paint, product engineering and Supplemental Type                Certificate Development and parts/special operations equipment sales.

Aircraft types supported by VIHA include:

  • Sikorsky S-61/S-76/ S-92
  • Bell Helicopter 205/206/212/407/222/230
  • Airbus AS350/AS355/H130/H135
VIH Aerospace is exhibiting at 
Heli-Expo 2017 (Booth #10953)

About VIH Aerospace
VIH Aerospace services include airframe & component MRO, Manufacturing, Engineering & Design, Fabrication & Refurbishment,
Avionics & Electrical & Non-Destructive Testing; all performed to Original Equipment Manufacturer specification and in accordance to aviation industry regulatory bodies and organizations.

A complete overview of VIHA capabilities can be viewed at www.vihaerospace.com

For information contact:

Dave McGrath, Director- Sales, Marketing & Business Development
VIH Aerospace
Tel: 250-655-6821
Cell: 250-882-1769
dmcgrath@vih.com