PHI MRO Services agrees a two-heli lease deal with Charm Aviation


PHI MRO Services has revealed a lease agreement with New York City helicopter tour and charter company Charm Aviation for two Bell 407 aircraft.

As part of the lease agreement, PHI MRO Services installed floats and air conditioning in the Bell 407 helicopters provided to Charm Aviation.

Tom Neumann, president, PHI MRO Services said the leasing agreement is an exciting opportunity for both businesses. “Our 407s have and continue to be dependable helicopters for our own fleet and I know Charm Aviation will have a great experience adding them to their operation.”

Leasing helicopters from its fleet is another way PHI MRO Services provides support for operators, like Charm Aviation, looking to grow their business and meet the evolving needs of their customers, said Neumann. “PHI MRO Services is ready to fulfill these increasing demands with lease-ready helicopters equipped to handle a wide range of customer requirements including custom interiors and special mission equipment,” according to the company. PHI’s fleet includes light, medium and heavy lift helicopters from major manufacturers such as Bell, Airbus, Leonardo and Sikorsky.

Cait Ephraim, president, Charm Aviation said: “With PHI’s aircraft leasing support, Charm Aviation makes an unparalleled presence in the helicopter tour and charter industry that will continue to evolve to meet the ever-changing customer experiential needs while ensuring safety remains at the core of everything we operate and implement.” Pictured is one of Charm Aviation’s Bell 407 helicopters.

Meanwhile, last month, PHI MRO Services launched Call PHI to provide 24/7 access to maintenance support for helicopter operators worldwide.