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WEBSITE: timberlinehelicopters.com
WHAT THEY DO: Timberline Helicopters is
an aerial heavy lifting and construction
operator with an in-house Part 145
repair station.

EMPLOYEES: 50 total with 10 focused on
maintenance

FOUNDED: 2006 by Brian and Ammy
Jorgenson

FACILITIES: 12,500-square-foot hangar
and a 6,300-square-foot hangar

AEA MEMBER SINCE: 2015

ABOVE: Having recently purchased two UH-60A Blackhawks, Timberline
Helicopters is in the process of acquiring FAA restricted category type certification
to refurbish and operate the Blackhawks as a civilian utility helicopter.
RIGHT: The company operates the Kaman K-MAX, a specially designed "aerial
truck" that can lift more than 6,000 pounds, more than its empty weight.

equipment, and antennas. We ended up putting 20 major
alterations on that aircraft and did all of our own schematics and
drawings."
Timberline operated the AStar under its Part 135 certificate for
a while, then opted to sell the aircraft and purchase an MD530F
that more appropriately fit its utility power line operations.
Today, Timberline handles all of its maintenance, avionics,
paint, inspections and component replacements in-house. Only
overhauls of small components are outsourced.
Modernizing the Blackhawk
Of Timberline's some 50 employees, about a dozen are
dedicated to maintaining the helicopter fleet, while the remainder
help on the operations side. Field teams provide support,
maintenance and repairs for aircraft working on location. The
company is expanding its space, adding a new 6,300-square-foot
hangar in addition to its existing 12,500-square-foot hangar.
"The new hangar is for our Blackhawks," said Storro, who has
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