Welcome to Southwest Florida Aviation, Inc.


Southwest Florida Aviation, Inc. (SWFA) is an innovative leader in the development and application of new technology to overhaul, modify, maintain, and re-manufacture Bell 204, 205, 212 and UH-1 Series aircraft and their components. In addition, the manufacturer of the SW-Series line of aircrafts under its existing Type Certificate.
SWFA is in Florida where it operates an FAA approved repair station under certificate number UL4R574M.

We have been in this line of business for over 30 years.

Company’s Mission Statement

To Set the Standard of Customer Service and Maintaining High Quality Standards and Safety in Flight is Our First Priority.

The Mission

The mission of Southwest Florida Aviation, Inc. is to become the premier re-manufacturer of SW-Series Medium-Lift helicopter and the provider of quality aircraft. Southwest Florida Aviation, Inc. is dedicated to building long -term relationships with customers through quality training and customer support and wants to be recognized as one of the leading companies in the world. We deliver on our promise and strive to be the benchmark against which MRO businesses are measured. Our goal is to set the standard of customer service, continuously challenging us to raise the bar.


We will be an industry-leading, globally competitive company. We will achieve this by:

  • Further building and deepening valued relationships with the customers.

  • Creating new partnership opportunities with the vendors.

  • Rigorously implementing continuous process improvement.

  • Providing the employees with development, resources and opportunities to be the best they can be and rewarding them for their performance.

Our Values



Succeeding together.

At SWFA we know success and transformational change is only achieved through working together.



Finding new ways to always do better.

At SWFA innovation is about sharing ideas, insights and experiences to solve the customers’ needs. We encourage and reward it.



Everyone is important.

At SWFA we respect our people, customers, OEMs and shareholders and the trust they have placed in us.



We keep our word.

At SWFA our people do what they say they will do. Keeping our word is the essence of integrity.



Striving to be the best in everything we do.

At SWFA we strive to be globally best in class in every aspect of our business.


Established in 1982 SWFA has become a dominate provider of re-manufactured Bell UH-1 and 205 helicopters, including airframe repair and component overhaul for civil operators, governments, brokers and corporations who require a cost effective service provider able to provide extended service contracts that continue to support worldwide operations of the Bell UH-1, 204, 205, 212, and SW Series helicopter. SWFA has built an impressive list of domestic and international clients in North America, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, Honduras, Indonesia, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Philippines, Spain, Tunisia, Thailand, Venezuela, and South Africa. Each with mission critical operations that are met with SWFA modified and supported aircraft.

Two white helicopters

The FAA recognizes SWFA as a United States manufacturer of the SW204, SW204HP, SW205 and SW205A-1 series helicopter under authority of FAA Type Certificate (TC) H6SO. SWFA are also holders of a P.C./T.C./S.T.C. in the Dominican Republic as a manufacturer of the SW204, SW204HP, SW205, SW205A1 and SW210 series helicopter under authority of the Direccion General De Aeronautica Civil (Dominican Aviation Regulations), Type Certificate No. H6SO. Production Certificate No. HI-101. SWFA also holds similar certificates in Spain, South Africa and Australia. Mr.Jamie Hill, company founder and President of Southwest Florida Aviation has been awarded five (5) U.S. Patents developed to bring advanced technology to the manufacture of the SW204 and SW205 series helicopter. SWFA also holds an STC for the modification of Bell Helicopter main rotor blades and holds certifications that authorize it to provide helicopter part inspections that meet the manufacturer’s specifications and requirements.

A diverse selection of jigs, special tools, spare parts inventory, main and intermediate gear boxes, rotables, research libraries, software and engineering data and shop equipment are used to support the company’s activities. SWFA seeks to provide a strong platform from which the advantages of using an applied technology mindset can help develop innovative solutions in its business, finding new ways to solve problems in the helicopter upgrade, modification and re manufacturing process.