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For many of you, the months of October and November are busy ones. It’s post-fire season for some, pre-fire season for others and the beginning of the winter season for anyone involved in HEMS or heli-skiing in many parts of the world. Adding to this is a surge in the number of trade shows, conferences … Continued

The Bell 412 Relentlessly Fighting Fires around the Globe

Over the past two years, wildfires have been dominating news headlines and industry conversations. Wildfires are raging in many countries, threatening lives and livelihood. In Canada, the vast majority of commercial operators engage actively in fire suppression, and the variety of helicopters employed speaks for itself, ranging from light to heavy machines. An icon in … Continued

PW&C engines expert and Optima Aero founder Toby Gauld explains why parternships can be of great use to commercial helicopter operators

What Partnerships elevate your business in this fragmented helicopter industry?

Partnerships : strenght in numbers In this era of high-octane connectivity it is easier and easier to find commodities, services and people. That can translate into efficiency if you add a very important ingredient: partnerships. Indeed, finding a product is good. Finding a product that meets quality and price targets is better. Finding a supplier … Continued

Owner Toby Gauld gives his tips and solutions for PT6T Engine Overhaul

5 Solutions and 3 Tips for Your Engine Overhaul

In times where flying hours are up one year, down the next and contractual rates increasingly competitive it’s all the more important to optimize DMC (Direct Maintenance Cost). As you know, the highest maintenance cost on a helicopter is the power unit consisting of the engines and combining gearbox. This is why it’s all the … Continued

What is the future of the bell 212 helicopter and 412 helicopter and PT6T engine that comes with it

Mel drives a Tesla but the Bell 212 / 412 will still be around for a while

A quick stop in calgary I was in Calgary recently with Lionel Meyer my business development lead at Optima Aero, we were there to visit with operators and maintenance facilities for the week. April is always a busy time in maintenance for North American operators getting ready for the “fire season”. The trip started out by … Continued

PW&C engine expert and founder Toby Gauld explains why it's a good solution to do business in Lousiana for commercial helicopter operators

Perks of Doing Business in Louisiana

It’s been a tough, cold and long, long, long winter in Montreal this year. Needless to say it was a welcome trip to fly to Louisiana to see my friends at the major helicopter operators in the Gulf of Mexico. In meetings with Bristow, PHI and ERA I was privileged to get an overview of … Continued

Optima Aero's team at the Hai-Heli Expo 2018 in Las Vegas


come and see Optima Aero’s inventory improved with Pt6c-67c and pw206/207 Helicopter engines series It is almost that time of the year again! HAI Heli-Expo 2018 waits around the corner and at Optima Aero we are looking forward to the event more than ever. Since the last HAI Heli-Expo event in Dallas, we have successfully … Continued

Optima Aero, PT6T and PW200 engines solutions experts are proud to announce a partnership with Quebec Government for a trade mission in Israel

Off to New Horizons

Optima Aero to collaborate with quebec government in israel trading mission In an effort to develop existing relationships and increase support for the local helicopter industry, Optima Aero is taking part in the Government of Quebec’s Trade Mission to Israel and West Bank May, 19-25. In an official release, Quebec’s Prime Minister Philippe Couillard stated … Continued

Optima Aero's presence at the Hai Heli-Expo 2017 in Dallas, come meet us and see our large Helicopter parts and engines inventory

HAI Heli-Expo 2017 – Dallas

We’ll be waiting for you with an improved PW&C engines portfolio and a new brand identity Come and meet our team of PT6 and PW200 engine management experts at booth #2600! Being a first time exhibitor at the Hai Heli-Expo 2017 this year in Dallas, Optima Aero is proud to share this milestone with its … Continued

Why Optima Aero?

Optima Aero is your reliable partner for Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6T, PT6B, PT6C and PW200 engines and the leading provider of innovative engine asset management solutions to help operators achieve the Optimal Balance between cost control, capital efficiency and mission readiness.

  • • Innovative solutions customized to your needs
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