Meridian Helicopters has completed its 24th tip to tail refurbishment of a 1997 Bell 206L4 and delivered it to New York Helicopter Charter Inc. New York Helicopter Charter is a Part 135 charter and tour operator out of Kearney, New Jersey.
The scope of the refurbishment included overhaul of the engine and dynamic components prior to installation providing a 70% weighted time remaining to the helicopter. The airframe was stripped and repainted with a modern 3-tone with matching 3-tone leather seating throughout. Completing the interior is a new avionics suite from Garmin with Bluetooth technology and full environmental control from Air Comm. Rounding out the customer specifications included wire strike protection, an inlet particle separator and lightweight pop-out float system.
Michael Bashlor, the managing partner of Meridian Helicopters, said, “We are honored to be chosen again by New York Helicopter Charter Inc. This is the 3rd refurbished Bell 206L4 delivered to fill their operational needs. I believe they appreciate the value and time put into restoring the aircraft to a like new status. Our goal is to give our customers an excellent quality product that they can count on every time.”
Michael Roth the CEO of New York Helicopter Charter added, “We are ecstatic with all our ships that came from Meridian Helicopters, all details starting from inside to outside of the ships are impeccable.” Roth continued, “They go above and beyond to give you the best equipment possible. Mike Bashlor and the entire crew are amazing and detailed perfectionists – couldn’t be happier with our Helicopter.”