For nearly 40 years, Helitrades has been providing structural repairs, field maintenance, and dynamic and hydraulic component overhauls for its loyal customer base of helicopter owners and operators. Over this time, it has built a reputation for delivering its services on time and with care, with an average lead time of just one to three weeks.
The company was established in 1979, and today has a staff of 19, with facilities in Vankleek Hill, Ontario; Alliston, Ontario; and Airdrie, Alberta. “We do a lot of hydraulic repair and overhauls,” said Gerald Tom, Helitrades’ president/owner. “We’re a Bell service center, and we also do overhauls on transmissions for [Bell aircraft].”
Helitrades focuses primarily on servicing Bell models, but recently gained the ability to service the Robinson R44 and R66 at its Alliston facility. As Vertical went to print, Helitrades was in the process of receiving approval from Robinson Helicopter Company to become a service center for the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for two locations.