Valhalla Helicopters holds Transport Canada certification as an Approved Maintenance Organization. Under our own AMO, Valhalla Helicopters is certified to complete works on the Bell 206 series, Bell 205 series and Bell 212 series of helicopters.
As Director of Maintenance, Chad Wasylenko maintains primary responsibility for the coordination of daily maintenance requirements, as well as complete reburbishment projects; with major structural, engine and component overhauls contracted to suitably qualified third party facilities. Valhalla employs a staff of experienced, licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (AMEs) to support the fleet, with knowledge of Bell medium aircraft being a priority when selecting AME crews. Our AMEs have completed courses on all aircraft types operated by Valhalla and participate in regular and recurrent training programs, including but not limited to various Bell Helicopter symposiums, internal and company procedures, inspection schedules, Human Factors in Maintenance and a custom-tailored Health and Safety Management System.
Valhalla Helicopters has initiated and completed full refubishments on all of our Bell medium and light aircraft involving a complete strip of both interior and exterior paint, structural inspection/repair, rewire, new hydraulic and fuel lines, as well as upgraded radios and avionics. For the Bell 212, both engines have been upgraded to PT6-3B. We have upgraded our Bell 205s to the Bell 205++ helicopters by upgrading to the T53-17B engine and by installing 212 main rotor blades and drive train. Valhalla Helicopters offers limited third party maintenance support.
At Valhalla Helicopters, we conduct our own maintenance at our main hanger facility in West Kelowna, British Columbia which features a 5 ton overhead crane and a bi-folding door that accesses the on-site landing pad. When operating in remote locations, Valhalla Helicopters' medium-lift helicopters and crew are supported by fully equipped service trailers providing a rest area for crews and an appropriate inventory of operations gear, parts and tooling. These resources afford our engineers and crew an enhanced working environment to the regular industry standard, so that we are able to conduct our maintenance in favourable conditions even when our dynamic and specialized fleet is out in the field.