A helicopter equipment company with a major presence in Hawkesbury has acquired two other companies. 

DART Aerospace, which has its largest manufacturing, engineering, and servicing plant on Aberdeen Street in Hawkesbury, has acquired aircraft equipment manufacturer Paravion Technology Inc., along with Century Helicopters Inc., Paravion’s maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO)/service centre arm. 

Based in Fort Collins, Colorado, Paravion Technology designs, manufactures, and sells a variety of aftermarket accessories and OEM equipment for a wide range of airplanes and helicopters. Paravion launched in 1985 and today offers an extensive list of products, including environmental control systems such as heating and air conditioning, camera mount systems, and its trademark Heliporter® ground handling unit for helicopters.  

Century Helicopters has built a reputation of strong completion expertise in the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) completion arena. Century’s facilities will remain focused on serving their existing customers and its ISR contracts, leveraging its completion expertise to expand and grow this business segment for DART. 

For more than 35 years, Paravion has served thousands of operators around the world with a strong commitment to quality and service. Its products meet or exceed safety, quality, and reliability demands within the industry. 

Paravion will transition into operating under the DART brand, which with the acquisition expands to nine locations worldwide, including four manufacturing centers of excellence. 

Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.