Recent Corporate Honors, Awards & Achievements


Helicopter Tech, Inc. Awarded PRIME Contractor to the Landing Gear Prime Vendor Contract (LGPVC), May 2008
The LGPVC is a Small Business Set-aside, multiple award, ID/IQ (Indefinite Delivery/ Indefinite Quantity), 10 year contract, with an approximate ceiling of $1.5B for landing gear parts to support the US Air Force.

The purpose of the LGPVC is to provide a flexible vehicle for procuring spares in support of the Landing Gear Commodity Council’s approximate 1,100 spare part requirements. The total requirement includes both Air Force spares and DLA landing gear parts.


Awarded ‘SB Exporter of the Year Award- Eastern PA District’, 2011
HTI has been awarded as Small Business Exporter of the Year by Pennsylvania's Small Business Association (SBA).

SmartCEO magazine, ‘Brava! Women Business Achievement Award’, 2011
Awarded to Rachel Carson, President/CEO
Recognizing 25 women in the local Philadelphia area for outstanding business leadership and community philanthropy.

Philadelphia Business Journals, ‘40 under Forty Award’, 2010
Awarded to Rachel Carson, President/CEO
This program recognizes 40 individuals, under the age of 40, who are proven performers in their respective industries and communities. These dynamic leaders have shaped the community in ways that have made greater Philadelphia a better place to do business and live.

International Export Achievement Certificate, 2009
Awarded by the United States Department of Commerce, US Commercial Services for recent accomplishments in the Global Marketplace. To be presented to HTI in Spring 2010.

Small Business Exporter of the Year Nomination, November 2009
HTI was nominated as Small Business Exporter of the Year from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Results of State and National awards to be announced in Spring 2010.

‘Pennsylvania’s Best 50 Women in Business’, 2009
Nomination to Rachel Carson, President/CEO
Pennsylvania's Best 50 Women in Business program, conceived in 1996, recognizes women who share a commitment to business growth, to professional excellence and to the community - women who are shaping the economic future of Pennsylvania.

International Export Achievement Certificate, January 2006
Presented to HTI by the United States Department of Commerce, US Commercial Services for recent accomplishments in the Global Marketplace

MAG Grant, October 2005
HTI was awarded the MAG Grant (Market Access Grant), by the Philadelphia World Trade Center to help support the increase of International Sales into New Markets. The MAG Grant is sponsored by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Department of Community and Economic Development.

Woman Owned Small Business Exporter of the Year Nomination, March 2005
HTI was nominated and recognized by Pennsylvania's Small Business Association (SBA), as Woman Owned Small Business Exporter of the Year.

Helicopter Tech is a proud member of:
  • NAAA, National Agricultural Aviation Association
  • HAI, Helicopter Association International
  • Bell 47 Association