Category Archives: Helio

Helio Aircraft are About to Make a Comeback

Helio airplanes have an excellent track record of reliability and performance, having seen action in some of the harshest environments all around the world. Helios are widely known for their short takeoff and landing (STOL) capabilities, which means they don't need much in the way of runway for taking off and landing. The Helio brand has been around for years. The company started as The Koppen-Bollinger Aircraft Corporation in 1948, before being renamed as the Helio Aircraft Corporation in the 1950s. Despite its popularity as a steady workhorse, Helio ceased production of the Courier and Stallion aircraft in 1974. Although a few Couriers...

History of Helio

Knisley Welding caters to the aircraft exhaust system for some of Helio’s aircrafts. Let’s take a look into the brief history of Helio and how it has come about, how it has contributed to the aircraft industry, and how it is doing now.

The Foundation of Helio Aircraft

Otto Koppen and Lynn Bollinger founded Koppen-Bollinger Aircraft Corporation in 1948. They were to concentrate in developing light short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircrafts. The venture was renamed as Helio Aircraft Corporation in the early 1950s when they started manufacturing the Helio Courier.

The fight over Helio Courier

General Aircraft Corporation bought Helio Aircraft in 1969....