From Universal Avionics: Heli-One Becomes First Rotorcraft Company to Achieve Universal Avionics Top Dealer Status

Reflects a Growing Position in Helicopter Market for Universal Avionics Products 

DALLAS, TX – For the first time in Universal Avionics’ history, a rotorcraft company has been awarded the distinction of International Top Dealer. Heli-One Norway achieved this honor for 2016; a significant accomplishment that marks a growing position in the helicopter market for Universal Avionics products.

Heli-One brought forward several key special mission retrofit programs in 2016 for platforms that include the Sikorsky S-61, Sikorsky S-76, and Airbus AS332. These installations promote integrated cockpits with Universal Avionics EFI-890H Advanced Flight Displays and Flight Management Systems (FMS) / Multi-Missions Management Systems (MMMS).

“Legacy helicopters have needed these upgrades for some time, but the options for doing so have been limited until now,” said Grady Dees, Universal Avionics Director of Technical Sales. “Obsolescence and difficulty in supporting electromechanical displays, as well as some mandates, are driving the upgrade market, as are the costs of upgrading a helicopter vs purchasing a new one”. “There is still a lot of life left in these machines, and Heli-One’s experienced and capable team of avionics designers recognize the capabilities to support them. Paired with our products that are designed to seamlessly retrofit onto legacy aircraft, Heli-One and Universal Avionics can offer cost-effective, reliable upgrade solutions.”

"Universal Avionics has been a great partner in developing innovative solutions for our customers that address obsolescence issues, expand operational capability, enhance safety and deliver long-lasting value,” said Anthony DiNota, President, Heli-One. “Their ability and aptitude to adapt and tailor solutions for rotorcraft will benefit the industry immensely. We can rely on them to go above and beyond to put our customers' needs first and we look forward to continuing our collaborative working relationship for many more projects to come.".

To learn more about Universal Avionics and Heli-One’s customized modifications that are ideal for helicopter retrofit programs, visit the Universal Avionics booth (number 9149) or the Heli-One booth (number 2608) during the Helicopter Association International’s (HAI) 2017 Heli-Expo.


About Universal Avionics

Universal Avionics is a leading manufacturer of innovative avionics systems offered as retrofit and forward-fit solutions for the largest diversification of aircraft types in the industry. Markets served include Helicopter, Business, Airline (regional/commercial), Government/Military, Special Missions, and OEM. To learn more about Universal Avionics, visit


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About Heli-One

Heli-One is based in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, and has MRO operations in Richmond, Canada; Delta, Canada; Stavanger, Norway; Fort Collins, Colorado; and Rzeszow, Poland. Heli-One is the world’s largest independent helicopter MRO and hold certifications and expertise on a broad range of airframes and components from major helicopter and engine manufacturers, including Airbus, Sikorsky, Leonardo (AgustaWestland), Bell, Safran, Pratt & Whitney and General Electric.

Heli-One is a segment of CHC Helicopter, the operating company of CHC Group Ltd. (OTC Pink Sheets: HELIQ)

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