Schweizer has completed the first helicopter of its new OEM Certified Helicopters Program. The completely refurbished S300CBi includes a new engine, blades, interior, paint, and low time components. Priced below the cost of a new model, like new aircraft offer customers a more affordable option in helicopter ownership.

“The former owners of the Schweizer brand did not maintain parts availability, leaving a number of aircraft to be cannibalized,” said Schweizer President and CEO David Horton. “We created our new OEM Certified Helicopters Program to help bring the fleet back to life and provide a more affordable way for customers to get into helicopter ownership or upgrade to a new helicopter.”

Schweizer’s OEM Certified Helicopters Program is the only one of its kind in the industry, with the program Schweizer accepts older Schweizer aircraft, regardless of their airworthiness, for intensive inspections, repairs, and component replacement. Customers can trade in their older Schweizers for either a discount equal to the value of the aircraft on a new helicopter or receive a percentage of their aircraft’s sale price when Schweizer sells it after it completes the program.

Once at Schweizer, traded-in aircraft are evaluated and moved into one of two categories in the OEM Certified Helicopters Program – OEM Certified Refreshed Helicopters or OEM Certified Refurbished Helicopters. 

The Schweizer OEM Certified Helicopters Program is in full operation and available to anyone wanting to trade-in an older Schweizer for a new one or have a Schweizer they own certified and sold by Schweizer.