HeliFlite was founded in 1998 to introduce affordable helicopter ownership to business and leisure travelers. It was the first helicopter fractional ownership company and continues to set the standard for quality of aircraft, training, safety and service. Initially the fleet consisted of new Bell 430 twin-engine aircraft, and has since expanded to include the larger twin-engine Sikorsky S-76 as well.
In early 2004, HeliFlite expanded its offerings to include spot charter and a 25-hour HeliCard™ program. In so doing, the company was able to appeal to a broader user base, from those who charter infrequently to heavy-usage frequent flyers. For those requiring full ownership, the company also offers aircraft management services—providing turnkey simplicity to the process of acquiring and operating a helicopter.
HeliFlite bases its helicopters at Newark International Airport, a six-minute hop to Manhattan’s three heliports.
The Newark base is centrally located to serve the entire Northeast, from Maryland to Maine.