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Swanson Group Aviation

Swanson Group Aviation, formerly Superior Helicopter,, is a helicopter operating company based in Glendale, Oregon, United States. SGA operates a fleet of Kaman K-MAX helicopters, has an after sales support pilot and engineer services division for aerial firefighting, aerial construction and Unmanned aircraft support. SGA was one of the original launch customers of the Kaman K-MAX, also, supported the USMC in Afghanistan with their partners Kaman and Lockheed Martin with UAS Kmax, and the company is considered one of the most experienced operators of this model having logged over 80,000 flight hours as of 2015.[1]

Swanson Group Aviation
HeadquartersGlendale, Oregon, U.S.
Key people
Executive Board

Steve Swanson President and CEO Joined in 1977

Chris Swanson Executive Vice President Joined in 2003

Rick Bernheisel Chief Financial Officer Joined in 2005

Jim Dudley Vice President Timber Resources Joined in 2013

Tim Hennessey Vice President Human Resources Joined in 2005

Jeff Remington VP of Engineering and Mill Support Joined in 2003

Jeff Thompson VP of Manufacturing

Joined in 2016
ProductsCommercial Helicopters
ParentSwanson Group Mfg., LLC
Superior Helicopter Kaman K-Max configured for aerial firefighting, showing the arrangement of the rotors

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