CSI Aviation

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CSI Aviation Services
Private
Founded1979
FounderAllen Weh
Headquarters,
Area served
Worldwide
Websitewww.csiaviation.com

CSI Aviation, Inc. is a worldwide aviation services company and FAR Part 135 air carrier (Certificate# GRTA447E) [1] headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico with bases in Killeen, Texas, and West Palm Beach, Florida. Founded in 1979 by Colonel Allen Weh, CSI provides air charter and aircraft leasing to corporations, athletic teams,[2] political campaigns [3] and government agencies. CSI maintains a GSA Schedule (Contract # GS-33F-0025V) to provide air charter services to the Federal government as both an operator and as a broker.[4]

History[edit]

CSI Aviation was founded by Allen Weh, a retired colonel in the United States Marine Corps, in 1979.

Allen Weh, the founder of CSI Aviation Services.

In 1983, CSI began representing various United States airlines to the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) through the U.S. Transportation Command, which includes handling Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) issues and coordinating domestic and international military air charter requirements.[5]

In 2009, CSI began offering fuel services.[6]

CSI donated a Seeker surveillance aircraft to support the New Mexico State Police in 2013.[7] State Police Chief Robert Shilling says the Seeker will enhance mission capabilities and increase support to multiple local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.

CSI Aviation’s Medical Flight Services group is National Accreditation Alliance Medical Transport Applications (NAAMTA) accredited [8]

2017–present[edit]

In September 2017, CSI deployed the Seeker Aircraft to Southeast Texas in support of the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.[9]

CSI was awarded the Freedom Award by the Department of Defense in 2017 for its support of military employees.[10]

CSI Aviation was certified by the U.S. Military Commercial Airlift Review Board in 2018 to operate on-demand passenger, cargo and air medical flights for the U.S. Defense Department (DOD) [11]

In 2019, CSI was awarded a position on a $5.7 billion contract to provide worldwide airlift services for the US Department of Defense (DoD). The firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract was awarded by the US Transportation Command (TRANSCOM).[12]

Fleet[edit]

A CSI crew member loads a patient onto a medical flight equipped King Air in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

CSI operates a fleet of twin engine high performance Beechcraft turboprops.[13] These aircraft are preferred for their excellent safety record, comfort, speed, and reliability. All aircraft operated by CSI are flown by two type rated pilots.

The CSI Aviation fleet includes the following aircraft (as of April, 2019):[14]

CSI Aviation Fleet
Aircraft In
Fleet
Tail

Number

Passengers Air

Ambulance

King Air 90 1 N591AW Up to 5 Yes
King Air 200 1 N505AW Up to 7 Yes
King Air 300 1 N531AW Up to 9 Yes
King Air 350 1 N571AW Up to 9 Yes
BE-1900D 1 N190AW Up to 19 No
BE-1900D 1 N195AW Up to 19 No
Total 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/avs/offices/afx/afs/afs200/afs260/media/135Aircraft.xlsx
  2. ^ "College Football Conference Champs Enlist CSI Aviation Services, Inc". Reuters. 29 July 2010. Retrieved 12 April 2012.
  3. ^ Sharkey, Joe (2011-04-04). "Private Jets Prepare for Campaign - On the Road". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  4. ^ "GSA eLibrary Contractor Information". www.gsaelibrary.gsa.gov. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  5. ^ "About CSI Aviation".
  6. ^ "CSI Aviation launches low-cost fuel service". 8 June 2010.
  7. ^ "CSI Aviation Donates Surveillance Aircraft". Aerospace Manufacturing and Design. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  8. ^ https://www.emsworld.com/press-release/219482/csi-aviation-expands-medical-flight-service-capabilities-king-air-350-aircraft
  9. ^ Ortega, May (September 13, 2017). "ABQ aviation company sends aerial support to Harvey relief".
  10. ^ https://www.abqjournal.com/1014984/csi-honored-for-its-support-of-military-employees.html
  11. ^ Jan 29; Aviation, 2018 Molly McMillin | The Weekly Of Business. "CSI Aviation Earns DOD Approval For Flights". aviationweek.com. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  12. ^ Pecinovsky, Eric (2019-11-08). "Lockheed Martin Awarded Contract For System Engineering and Program Management for Universal Armament Interface Development". ClearanceJobs. Retrieved 2019-12-03.
  13. ^ "CSI Flight Operations". www.csiaviation.com. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  14. ^ "FAA Registry - Aircraft - N-Number Inquiry". registry.faa.gov. Retrieved 2019-04-10.

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