Since 1980

Premium Automotive Freight Delivery

Automotive freight can be delivered by our helicopters

Since 1980, McMahon Helicopter Services has provided automakers and suppliers with unparralled, door-to-door, premium freight service. We save our largest clients millions of dollars annually in what would ultimately be lost labor and production costs. McMahon is the only helicopter company in North America that specializes in premium freight.

Unlike Jet Charter, We Fly Door-to-Door


Our helicopters are capable of landing directly at our customer's facilities. Unlike jet charters, McMahon bypasses the airports. This automatically cuts out the slow ground transportation required to get material to and from the airports, the slow ground handlers at the airport and two additional load and offloads. This saves huge amounts of time alone. Depending on the exact pickup and drop-off locations, when you factor in other variables such as paperwork, traffic and indirect road mileage, helicopters can cut transit times by over two-thirds versus a ground expedite and up to one-third or more versus jet charter within a 250 to 300 mile radius of Detroit.

We're Ready When You Need Us Most


McMahon pilots are standing by at the hangar during normal business hours. There is no "pilot call out" added to your pickup time. We know you're in a hurry. That's why we're ready to go. 24/7 after hours service is also available. We pride ourselves on providing you with the fastest delivery times possible. With 3 different sizes of aircraft we can accommodate most premium shipments. Shipments can include up to 3 standard 48" pallets or skids (up to 4 loose loaded) with a total weight of 3,000 lbs. or less. All sizes of helicopters have a range of 400+ miles on a single tank of fuel.

Track Your Shipments Online


Clients can view shipment updates right on our website and see real time tracking data through Blue Sky Network and Google Earth applications. Add your email address to a flight's notification list and you'll receive updates automatically. Our immediate helicopter service area is within approximately 300 miles from Detroit, Michigan. This covers Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin and parts of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. For more detailed information, please download our PDF map and cargo brochures below or email us for hard copies. Occasionally, our clients run into longer-term service situations outside of our normal quick response service area. This normally occurs after a natural disaster or a serious plant problem. McMahon will provide on-location service for as long as you need us. Usually, this consists of short hops to the airport so that the jet charters can continue shipments for the long haul.

Licensed HAZMAT Carrier


McMahon is an FAA licensed Hazardous Materials Carrier. This allows us to ship everything in the automotive supply chain without restriction. Airbags, magnets in speakers and adhesives are among some of the common hazardous materials shipped via premium freight.
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