Timberline Helicopters, Inc. UH-60A “Black Hawk” Heavy Lift Helicopter

In Fleet: 4
Engine: GE-T700 (2) – 1,600HP
Capacity: 8,000 lbs

Long the workhorse of US Army aviation the Black Hawk is becoming a more common sight in civilian operations. With a combined 3,200 horsepower on tap the Blackhawk can lift up to 8,000 lbs on the hook and with its Stability Augmentation System place it exactly where it is needed. Not only does Timberline Helicopters operate this versatile helicopter, we also hold Restricted Category Type Certificate #R00052SE.

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UH-60A+ “Black Hawk”

In Fleet: 2
Engine: GE-T701-D (2) – 1,890 HP
Capacity: 8,000 lbs

The UH-60A+ is an upgraded version of the Black Hawk with new and improved engines resulting in exceptional hot/high performance and increased reliability. Timberline operates 2 of these powerful workhorses and we are continually upgrading our fleet.

Kaman K-1200 “K-Max” Heavy Lift Helicopter

In Fleet: 2
Engine: Honeywell T5317A-1 – 1,800HP
Capacity: 6,000 lbs

While it may not look like any helicopter you have seen before, the K-Max is the gold standard in its lift capacity range. Designed as a flying crane it is the quietest, and lowest downwash helicopter in its weight class. With counter rotating rotor blades the need for an anti-torque tail rotor is eliminated allowing all available horsepower to go to lifting. This translates to very efficient lifting and the ability to perform extremely well at altitude. Add a narrow fuselage with one pilot seat and you have an unbeatable helicopter for all types of external load lifting.

Bell UH-1H “Huey” Medium Utility Helicopter

In Fleet: 1
Engine: Honeywell T53-L-13B - 1,200HP
Capacity: 3,500 lbs

The UH-1 was the workhorse of the US Army in Vietnam and for years after. Converted for civil use and with its engine upgraded from 1,300 to 1,800 horsepower the Huey has become the ultimate medium lift helicopter. Whether logging, firefighting, or providing precision delivery of construction supplies if it weighs less than 3,000 lbs the Huey takes it in stride.

MD Helicopters MD530 Light Utility Helicopter

In Fleet: 1
Engine: Rolls Royce C30B – 650HP
Capacity: 1,000 lbs

The MD500 line of helicopters are proven powerline construction aircraft and the MD530 is the undisputed beast of the family. With its 650 hp Rolls Royce engine and lengthened tailboom and blades it can lift more, pull harder, and get the job done quicker. With its small footprint and extremely stable flight characteristics it is the aircraft of choice for all types of powerline construction and maintenance.

MD Helicopters MD500-D Light Utility Helicopter

In Fleet: 1
Engine: Rolls Royce C20B - 420HP
Capacity: 800 lbs

The Hughes model OH-6 first flew in February 1963 to support an army requirement for a light observation helicopter. Hughes Helicopters saw the potential for civil applications of the design and developed the 500 series. The 500D became the primary civil model in 1976 with many improvements over its military predecessor. Today, MD Helicopters owns the type design, and many variants have been developed based on this solid, stable, and capable platform. We use the 500D primarily for powerline construction where its small footprint, excellent performance, and proven design make it ideal for delivering supplies, pulling sockline, or transporting linemen both internally and externally.