Chi Aviation
3679 Bowen Road, Howell, MI 48855 (517) 915-6310
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CHI is a veteran-owned small business, operating since 1980. We provide safe, efficient, reliable IFR, VFR and NVG services to our clients around the world. Our specialized helicopter service include search & rescue, firefighting and heavy lift transportation and construction. We are flexible and experienced in uncertain terrain, urban environments and hostile situations. Attention to detail has earned us 36 years of accident –free safety while accomplishing our missions.  

Core Competencies
  • Passenger Carrier
  • Cargo Movement, Internal and External Load
  • External & Internal Loads
  • Firefighting
  • Search & Rescue
  • Urban Roof Top Removal and Installation
  • HVAC
  • Signage
  • Heavy & Remote Construction Projects
  • Pipeline
  • Powerline
  • Concrete Pouring
  • Steel Placement
  • Specialty Projects
  • Disaster Response / Crash Recovery

  • CARB Approved
  • 98% Operational Readiness
  • FAA Part 135 & 133 Operating Certificates
  • USDoD Security Clearance Compliant
  • Operator Developed SMS System Based on IS-BAO Standards and Best Practices
  • Excellent Safety Record – 36 yrs accident free
  • High Customer Performance Ratings
  • Strong Audit Record / FARs Compliant
  • OGP Compliant

Past Performance

US Transcomm
Internal & External Cargo and Passenger support in Afghanistan (Contract # HTC711-10-R-R001)

USDA Forest Service
Largest provider of Aerial Fire Suppression Aircraft (Contract # AG-024B-B-15-5012)

BP in Gulf of Mexico and Shell Oil in Alaska
Search & Rescue operations

Shell Oil in Brunei
Passenger services