Services, Upgrades and Maintenance

Elbit Systems - Cyclone ("Cyclone") is a leading facility for modifications, repair and depot level maintenance for helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft for the Israeli Air Force and other customers around the world. Being an Israeli CAA (ICAA) and Bell Helicopter Textron (BHT) Approved Service Station, a major portion of Cyclone’s business activities include fixed-wing and helicopter maintenance, systems installation, upgrades and depot level operations for helicopters.

Cyclone also provides Fleet Operation Services such as "Power By Hour" (PBH) and "Private Finance Initiative" (PFI) programs, Repair/Upgrade Activities, Systems Integration, Aircraft Modifications and Fleet Operation. Cyclone integrates a variety of advanced systems on fixed and rotary-wing aircraft to upgrade capabilities and keep them flying longer and smarter. A front-to-back service, from preliminary design to installation and testing, Cyclone’s upgrade programs enhance aircraft economy and productivity.


Systems Integration

Systems being developed today in almost all industries are increasingly large and complex, involving the integration of elements from more than one technology: electronic, electrical, mechanical, structural and  information technology (IT).

Aircraft Modifications


Cyclone has accumulated considerable experience in the application of the latest aerospace technologies regarding aircraft modifications. The use of system engineering disciplines for aircraft modification programs includes sophisticated management systems, manufacturing tools, equipment and processes. Mastery of these system engineering practices are necessary to integrate all production aspects of highly complex aerospace systems.


Helicopter - Services, Maintenance & Upgrades


Cyclone is a leading facility for modifications, repair and depot level maintenance for helicopters for the Israeli Air Force, the Israeli Police Force and other customers. Being an Israeli CAA (ICAA) and Bell Helicopter Textron (BHT) Approved Service Station, Cyclone performs  maintenance, systems installation, upgrades and depot level operations for a wide range of military and commercial helicopters.


Israeli Police Squadron – PBH Program
Elbit Systems - Cyclone was chosen by the Israeli Police Forces to provide a Power by Hour (PBH) program for its squadron.

The program includes:
•Total of seven aircraft
•Thousands flight hours  per year.
•Complete service package and responsibility for maintenance and logistics.

Helicopters Supported by Cyclone
Cyclone has long-term experience and is certified as an authorized helicopter maintenance and repair center for the following platforms:
•Bell-206 - all models including L & OH-58
•Bell-205 - all models including UH-1H
•Bell-209 - Cobra .
•Bell-212 - all models including UH-1N (
•Sikorsky - CH-53 (Israel).  S70/UH-60
•Boeing CH-47
•Boeing MD500
•Eurocopter Super Puma

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