The wide use of helicopters for the military purposes sparked a strong interest in its potential for commercial transportation. As early as 1950 helicopters were in use by the Postal service transporting airmail from cities to outlying communities. Fixed wing aircraft need sizeable runways, and so their airports are always located some distance from city centers. Because a helicopter is capable of landing on a space as small as the roof of a skyscraper, there was serious talk of helicopter transportation between airports and city centers, or for other short-haul operations.
Helicopter Transportation Services provides a wide range of services to customers including:
Aerial Construction - With a fleet ranging in lift capabilities, meeting the lifting requirements for any number of construction projects and doing in a very safe and cost effective manner;
Aerial Fire-Fighting - providing aerial fire-fighting services throughout the country using light, medium, and heavy helicopters equipped with water buckets and sophisticated infrared detection systems;
Air Ambulance - there are many helicopters fully equipped twin engine IFR air ambulances, staffed with certified paramedics, on short and long term contracts. Helicopter transportation services provides rapid transportation for critically ill and injured patients who need immediate specialized care 24 hours a day, seven days a week;
Executive Transport - a kind of helicopter transportation to provide a safe and comfortable environment;
Motion Pictures - helicopter transportation on both picture and camera helicopters to the entertainment and commercial industries;
Resource Sector - helicopter transportation to the forestry and mining industries that include mineral exploration, surveying, and operations support.
Also we should say some worlds about helicopter tourism that is the main part of helicopter services. Helicopter tours, helicopter adventures, sightseeing and adventure rides, charter flights and rental services. Originally believed to have evolved from designs created by Leonardo da Vinci in 1483, the helicopter was refined between 1936 and 1941 as a rotor-propelled aircraft with the unique ability to remain motionless while in flight. It was subsequently utilized as an airborne means of transporting cargo and executing various commercial and military activities. Today, the helicopter is also known as an effective mode of sightseeing transportation in the tourism industry. The light helicopter market provides a comprehensive service to a wide range of customers. It includes wedding trips, sightseeing tours, golf trips, shuttle services to events such as the 'Slane Castle Concert', and other major race-meetings and events.
Business travel has been a major part of Helicopter tourism too. Helicopter services also offer quality training. The student is afforded the opportunity to became a helicopter pilot, to observe and learn how, many helicopter commercial operations progress from start to finish.