Military Airlift Support


Rotary-Wing and Fixed-Wing Expeditionary Military Airlift Support

CHI Aviation, a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB), is one of very few top-tier operators providing both Rotary-Wing and Fixed-Wing Expeditionary Airlift to the US Military in some of the most remote and austere Areas of Responsibility (AORs) in the world. Since 2011, CHI Aviation has maintained Commercial Airlift Review Board (CARB) approval, supporting the US Department of Defense (DoD) in Afghanistan with a fleet of Sikorsky S-61N heavy-lift helicopters. CHI Aviation also provides CARB-approved Fixed-Wing airlift support to the US Department of Defense (DoD) with a fleet of CASA 212s.

Our US Military partners downrange know that they can trust CHI Aviation’s safe, reliable and versatile airlift support platforms because of our impeccable safety record, our long-standing Operational Readiness Rates (ORR) of more than 97%, and our turnkey solutions which match the right machine to their complex and critical missions.


Reliability Redefined

CHI Aviation’s dedication to reliability is unparalleled by our competitors, as evidenced by our superior ORRs and consistently “Excellent” Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) ratings. CHI Aviation is a maintenance-focused organization – from senior leadership to the flight line. We always ensure our contracts are supported with robust spare parts inventory, accurate and reliable parts and maintenance forecasting, and rapid Aircraft on Ground (AOG) response. We will never settle for the minimum performance criteria – CHI Aviation is dedicated to showing up for those who serve our country.
“USTRANSCOM has received numerous accolades from the customer noting how flexible and willing [CHI] is to work on short notice, never turning away a task no matter how short the timelines are.”
—USTRANSCOM Contracting Officer, CPARS Evaluation Excerpt.

What We Do

  • Class D External Human Cargo Hoist Operations
  • FAA-Certified Parts 133, 135, and 137
  • FAA-Approved Fixed-Wing and Rotary-Wing NVG Operations
  • DoD CARB-Approved Since 2011
  • External Long Line Precision Placement (L2P2) of cargo
  • Overwater Operations
  • Disaster Relief
  • Mail delivery
  • Classes I-X Cargo Delivery
  • Internal Cargo Transportation
CHI Aviation is FAA certified Parts, 133, 135 and 137. NAFTA certified. Member of ISNetWorld Safety Auditing System. Member of Avetta Safety Auditing System. Member National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE). Member of Helicopter Association International (HAI).

DUNS: 021837109; CAGE: 1UDW4; SCAC: CHIF; NAICS: 481111*, 481112*, 481211*, 481212*, 481219, 488119, 488190, 488510, 621910.

*CHI Aviation qualifies for small business preference under this NAICS code’s small business size standard