Berry Aviation, Columbia Helicopters Win Philippine Airlift Support Contract

The team of Berry Aviation Inc (BAI) and Columbia Helicopters has been awarded a key defense contract to provide airlift and medical support to US and coalition forces operating and in the Philippines by United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM).

The work for the one-year agreement will begin in August and could extend through an additional two-year option.

Further, the collaboration will see BAI leverage its humanitarian support experience in Africa, where the company has provided air transportation and casualty evacuation solutions.

Berry Aviation will also combine its more than two decades of expertise in safe and expeditionary operations in the Pacific with Columbia Helicopters’ support and operator specialists.

About Berry Aviation

Berry Aviation, Inc. (BAI) is a trusted leader in private aviation, with a portfolio of services that include government, scheduled and on-demand cargo, MRO/CRO and FBO operations.

Berry Aviation was formed in 1983 in Austin, Texas.

In 1987, Berry Aviation expanded its customer base and services by becoming a U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Approved (CARB) Air Carrier with worldwide operating authority.

In 1993, Berry Aviation relocated to the San Marcos Regional Airport where its corporate headquarters are located today.

Since becoming DOD-approved in 1987, Berry Aviation has provided unique and innovative aviation services to various branches of DOD and other non-defense government agencies. Berry Aviation conducts CONUS and OCONUS operations with a fleet of over 30 aircraft from seven satellite locations on three continents and the Pacific Islands.

About Columbia Helicopters

Incorporated in Pacific Northwest in 1957,Columbia Helicopters is an aircraft manufacturing and operator company based in Aurora, Oregon, United States.

It is known for operating tandem rotor helicopters; in present times, exclusively the Boeing Vertol 107 and Boeing Vertol 234.