COMPANY PROFILE: Keystone Helicopter

By Staff Writer | January 1, 2007

During the past 50 years, Keystone Helicopter has gained a world-class reputation in rotorcraft services. Today, this Chester County, Pa.-based company employs nearly 400 people. Keystone Helicopter also provides MRO and custom completions at "The Heliplex," its new, state-of-the-art technical services depot.

The premier full-service maintenance and completion center in the northeast U.S., Keystone Helicopter’s services are factory-authorized by Bell, Eurocopter, MD Helicopter, Rolls-Royce, Turbomeca, Pratt & Whitney and Sikorsky. The company is also an authorized dealer for virtually every major avionics manufacturer.

As an FAA- and EASA-certified repair station (EGRR5263), Keystone Helicopter provides complete rotorcraft services, including airframe maintenance, avionics integration and installation, component repair and overhaul, engineering, custom fabrication, machining, paint and refinishing, green completions and complete interior refurbishments. Keystone Helicopter also offers complete repair and overhaul of Rolls-Royce 250-series engines, as well as repair services on Turbomeca Arriel and Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 engines.


Keystone Helicopter’s engineering division provides comprehensive support for rotorcraft owners and operators. As one of only 40 FAA designated alteration stations (DAS) worldwide, it can issue STCs under the auspices of the FAA, enhancing its ability to provide timely support to its customers. Its engineers have issued more than 100 STCs, working in structures, avionics, design engineering, systems, software, and flight-testing. Overall, Keystone offers a wide range of resources for certification, including STC, TSO, PMA and FAA/DER-approved data for 337s.


"The bottom line: At Keystone Helicopter we demand of ourselves even greater focus on quality, service and value,"

said Keystone President David Ford.

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