Company Overview and History

In 1987, industry leader and visionary Alan Purwin, co-founded West Coast Helicopters which later acquired and became Helinet Aviation Services, now one of the top LA helicopter companies in existence. In an effort to create ease and convenience for his clients’ every need, Alan sought out to create a one stop, multi-service aviation model that not only offered best in class personal and corporate charter service, but one that also became a highly valued partner for top law enforcement agencies, as well as some of the biggest film studios and filmmakers in the entertainment industry.  

As a father who dedicated his life to service, one of Alan’s proudest moments came when Helinet launched the helicopter transportation program for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. To date, through the donation of all its services, Helinet has transported over 10,000 patients for the hospital. Additionally, in the 35 years since our helicopter company was founded, Helinet has become the number one trusted partner for Fortune 500 Executives, celebrities, news stations, and film and TV production companies. It also remains a trusted partner of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for their organ and medical team transport programs.  

Additional offerings include turnkey travel services at every stop, and full-service aircraft management

Today, Alan’s wife Kathryn, continues his legacy as one of the only female CEOs in the Aviation industry. A pilot herself since 1987, Kathryn has a steadfast approach toward safety and service, and a passion for investing in new technology including unmanned aerial systems. She was named by the Los Angeles Business Journal as a top female business owner and has further solidified Helinet’s position as an industry leader that exceeds every customer’s flight needs.