MRO company refurbishes commercial, military helicopters from a range of makes.

Founded in 2012, Arista Aviation has developed a reputation as a global one-stop shop for military and commercial rotorcraft refurbishment. The company specializes in maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) as well as modification of a wide variety of helicopter makes, including Bell, Boeing, and Sikorsky.

With locations in Enterprise, Alabama, not far from Fort Rucker, the “Home of Army Aviation,” as well as Santa Maria, California, Arista is strategically located to meet the growing demand for helicopter MRO services for military, commercial, and other US and foreign government agencies. Its customers include the US State Department and the US Air Force.

Full-Spectrum Maintenance
Arista markets itself as specializing in aircraft life extension by providing full-spectrum maintenance designed to meet customers’ individual missions and budgets. The company can provide everything from simple repair tasks to in-depth depot support.

Arista differentiates itself as a pure maintenance facility with no aircraft operational arm. In addition to MRO services, the organization provides aircraft modification and repurposes helicopter platforms.

The company has developed much of its expertise in customizing and enhancing the capabilities of rotary aircraft from nose to tail. It partners with OEMs around the world to provide upgrades to airframes, avionics, components, and other specific equipment designed to meet mission needs. The aircraft Arista modifies are used in a variety of applications, including firefighting, power-line maintenance, search-and-rescue operations, environmental missions, agriculture, and training.

The company also acquires divested aircraft and refurbishes them to meet specific mission requirements for commercial, civilian government, and military operations. Arista begins work by performing a full inspection and all needed repairs to ensure the aircraft is airworthy. It then upgrades the aircraft to modern-day systems and capabilities, expanding the aircraft’s operational envelope and mission capabilities.

A Range of Industries Served
Examples of the industries for which Arista has obtained, refurbished, and customized aircraft include equipment transportation, construction, law enforcement, drug enforcement, firefighting, animal control, traffic and weather reporting, longline operations, crop spraying, and high-altitude observation.

Arista operates an FAA Part 145 repair station staffed with a diverse group of skilled A&P maintenance technicians, many of whom have military experience. Its quality management system is ISO 9001:2015, AS9100 Rev D, and AS9110 Rev C certified.

Author

  • Jen Boyer is the principal of her own firm, Flying Penguin Communications. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and holds commercial, instrument, flight instructor, and instrument instructor ratings in helicopters and a private rating in airplanes. She has worked as a professional journalist and marketing communicator in the aviation industry since the early 1990s.

Jen Boyer

Jen Boyer

Jen Boyer is the principal of her own firm, Flying Penguin Communications. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and holds commercial, instrument, flight instructor, and instrument instructor ratings in helicopters and a private rating in airplanes. She has worked as a professional journalist and marketing communicator in the aviation industry since the early 1990s.