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History & Focus

Founded in 2000 as Capital Aviation, EuroTec Vertical Flight Solutions is an FAA certified repair station providing maintenance, repair and overhaul services for helicopters, components and Gas Turbine engines.

We serve the light to medium helicopter industry by offering Airbus and Turbomeca owners and operators with the broadest range of support through our Comprehensive Airframe and Engine Solutions (CAES) programs. These programs allow our customers to achieve total fleet operational readiness.

Our strength, flexibility and understanding the needs of the industry, has given us the ability to rapidly expand. Thus allowing us to find better ways to service and support our customers with solutions that promote the safe and efficient use of helicopters worldwide.

We are eager to put our knowledge and experience to work for you!

Timeline & Accomplishments

Founded in 2000 by Chad Decker; Capital Aviation is a traditional supply services company providing Dassault Falcon Business Jet support

2001 Capital Aviation transitions into the helicopter industry and acquires its first Airbus Helicopter

2002 Capital Aviation continues to expand into a 3600 sq ft facility focusing on AS350/355 support

2003 Capital Aviation offers Turbomeca Arriel engine product support including lease and rental engines and accessories

2004 Capital Aviation changes its name to EuroTec Vertical Flight Solutions and continues to expand by offering support for a wider range of helicopters including EC135 and BK117

2005 EuroTec offers repair and overhaul management services for the Arriel engine and airframe components

2006 EuroTec hires additional A & P technicians to allow the company to streamline internal processes and begin to offer field maintenance service and support under contract

2007 EuroTec purchases a 24,000 sq ft state-of-the-art facility on 12 acres in Eudora, Kansas, to allow the company to further expand into helicopter airframe and engine maintenance

2008 EuroTec receives FAA part 145 certification to provide Helicopter and Engine maintenance related services for the AS350 and AS355 model helicopters

2008 EuroTec acquires its 50th Arriel engine and adds Arriel 2 and Arrius 2F engine support

2008 EuroTec receives approval from Turbomeca to perform level 3 maintenance

2009 EuroTec launches its “Comprehensive Airframe and Engine Solutions” programs which provide maintenance and product support through contracts tailored to the individual needs of the customer

2009 EuroTec continues expansion through key acquisitions and alliances to provide closer proximity of inventory and technical support for their growing worldwide customer base

2010 HAI: EuroTec introduces new product and services catalog

2010 EuroTec is currently in the planning phase of expansion which includes an additional new hangar facility, EASA approval and additional MRO capabilities which will provide more comprehensive support over a broader range of helicopters

Supported Airbus Helicopters

Supported Safran Turbine Engines

Customer Testimonials

“Heli-Welders has worked with the management and staff at EuroTec for many years. We find them to be a team of honest, dedicated professionals. Their president, Chad Decker, has extensive expertise in the Airbus and Turbomeca product line. Their rapid growth is the direct result of their quality and commitment to the international helicopter industry.”

Hugh Whitfield, President

Heli-Welders Canada Ltd.

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