LAFAYETTE, La. (July 19, 2023) – PHI MRO Services, a leader in maintenance, repair, and overhaul services, announced today that it has signed a lease agreement with Charm Aviation for two Bell 407 helicopters.
Under the lease agreement, PHI MRO Services installed floats and air conditioning in the Bell 407 helicopters provided to Charm Aviation. PHI’s expertly maintained fleet has a variety of helicopters available and ready for lease to operators around the world with modifications, such as those supplied to Charm Aviation, to meet a wide range of unique operational needs.
“This new leasing agreement is an exciting opportunity for both PHI MRO Services and Charm Aviation, and we’re excited to provide two of our Bell 407s to their operation,” said Tom Neumann, president of PHI MRO Services. “Our 407s have and continue to be dependable helicopters for our own fleet, and I know Charm Aviation will have a great experience adding them to their operation.”
“As Charm Aviation continues its stellar growth trajectory, it has aligned itself with PHI as a strategic, well-established and forward-thinking partner in the helicopter industry,” said Cait Ephraim, president of Charm Aviation. “With PHI’s aircraft leasing support, Charm Aviation makes an unparalleled presence in the helicopter tour and charter industry that will continue to evolve to meet the ever-changing customer experiential needs while ensuring safety remains at the core of everything we operate and implement. Charm Aviation is elated to announce its agreement with PHI for an initial two aircraft on lease and welcomes a bright future together.”
Leasing helicopters from its fleet is another way PHI MRO Services provides support for operators—like Charm Aviation—looking to grow their business and meet the evolving needs of their customers. PHI MRO Services is ready to fulfill these increasing demands with lease-ready helicopters equipped to handle a wide range of customer requirements including custom interiors and special mission equipment.