CSI Aviation Services was established in 1979 to arrange chartered aircraft, primarily large airline aircraft, for charter customers in the United States in the wake of U.S. airline deregulation. Initially incorporated as Charter Services, Inc., it soon became known by customers and staff alike as “CSI,” thus when the company expanded its services and re-branded itself, it retained CSI in its corporate name. Beginning with its original business purpose, the company subsequently expanded into other markets and added other aviation services. CSI was awarded its first U.S. Government contract in 1984 and several years later added a GSA Federal Supply schedule to its service capabilities. After that, the company acquired an MD-83, its first aircraft, moving the company up to the next level. Year after year, CSI has continued to build its depth of professional experience and expand its aviation capabilities for both commercial and government customers.
Today the company provides air charter and air transportation solutions for passengers, cargo, and medical missions. CSI employs both large and small aircraft to support these missions, including medically configured aircraft with the latest technology and equipment for air ambulance missions. In addition to these services, the company has the capability to provide aircraft with integrated state–of-the-art surveillance systems for ISR requirements.
CSI Aviation, Inc. holds U.S. FAA Part 135 Air Carrier operating authority with extensive operations specifications that rank the company in the top tier of all FAA Part 135 Air Carriers. The company’s pilots and senior staff have thousands of hours in military and commercial fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft, and experience operating worldwide. Its organic Part 135 missions are operated throughout the U.S. and OCONUS from the company’s bases in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Killeen, Texas; and West Palm Beach, Florida.
CSI has decades of experience handling a diverse mix of aviation services, many with complex operating conditions such as multiple bases, different aircraft, international clearances, military airlift support, and medical flight services, among others. When needed, the company has also purchased aircraft for customers, and is fully capable of arranging training programs for new aircraft and associated maintenance programs.
The company also provides comprehensive aviation logistic services including: maintenance support, ground support, fuel uplift, passenger and aircraft security, and medical support. When required, CSI’s capabilities allow it to conduct aviation operations anywhere around the world, including remote locations.
CSI’s authorities, certifications, and licenses include, but are not limited to, the following:
- FAA Part 135 Operating Authority; Worldwide Operating Authority; up to 30 passenger aircraft; and additional specifications
- General Services Administration (GSA), Federal Supply Schedule Contractor
- U.S. Department of Defense authorized air carrier; certified by U.S. Transportation Command Commercial Airlift Review Board (CARB)
- Accredited by the National Accreditation Alliance of Medical Transport Applications (NAAMTA) for medical flight services
- ARGUS Gold Rating for charter air carriers
- Licensed by numerous individual states for medical flight services/air ambulance
- Commercial Operating Authority in Canada and Mexico