Over 25 years of aerial firefighting support.

Based out of Sacramento, California, Helimax Aviation, Inc. is a worldwide leader of heavy-lift (Type I) aerial firefighting with our fleet of helicopters.

Our operations include:
Firefighter transport.
Fire suppression as a Heli-tanker or bucket equipped aircraft.
External long line.
Logistical support.
Mountainous terrain recons.
Landings in confined areas.
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Firefighting performance.

With an accident free history and years providing global aerial fire suppression services incorporating its vast experience in Type I Super Heavy operations, along with FAA Part 135 personnel transportation support, NVG Operations, experience with fast rope / rappelling insertion missions, Helimax is your most experienced aerial FireFighting Solution.

Using CH-47Ds and S-61Ns, Helimax supports the following:
USFS
DOI
CALFIRE
Various State Agencies
National Forest Corporation (CONAF)
Commission of Chile
Forestal Mininco / CMPC Forest Products of Chile
CONAFOR the National Forestry Commission of Mexico.
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The Helimax Timeline



1995

Helimax was founded.


1996

Helimax was incorporated.


2008

Helimax was purchased by Chris Turner.


2009

Helimax operations expands to Mexico.


2013

Helimax was relocated to Sacramento.


2014

Helimax was acquired by Chinooks.


2015

Helimax operations expands to Alaska.


2015

Helimax operations expands to Australia.


2018

Helimax operations expands to Chile.


March 2019

Helimax recieved 135 OP Spec A050 (NVG).


December 2019

Helimax ARGUS Platinum


2020

Helimax AST Tank operations as Helitanker.


December 2021

Helimax ISBAO Stage 1.

    Land, Resource, and Asset Management Customers

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    Global Aerial Firefighting Operations

    Helimax Aviation, Inc. is committed to the firefighting effort within the United States working with customers such as the Forest Service, CALFIRE, Oregon Department of Forestry, Washington State DWR, and globally with other overseas customers. We offer a variety of aircraft/support equipment and a skilled staff trained in safely containing and putting out fires throughout the world.
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    Industry Leading Certifications

    Helimax Aviation, Inc. is proud to hold several certifications that recognize our exemplary safety record and dedication to leading industry best practices.
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