Aviation is not only about fixed wing aircraft. The rotary side of flight is another integral part of the picture in aviation. Helicopter services are a huge mainstay in the Houston area and one of the best in providing these services is Phi Inc. Although based in Louisiana, Phi maintains a sizeable heliport operation in the Houston area. To quote Phi’s mission statement, “Our Mission is to provide worldwide helicopter services that are unsurpassed in safety and customer satisfaction. We are a team dedicated to continuous improvement in an environment that promotes trust, personal growth, and mutual respect.” This says considerable about the company, but let’s sees what it really means for the applicant.
The company officially opened for business in 1949 with three Bell helicopters and a small group of employees. Today the overall operation has grown to over 250 flight vehicles and is staffed by over 2500 employees.
Phi Inc provides helicopter services to many industries; including medical air support, oil and gas exploration, mining operations and much more. Although its may focus has always been on the energy industry, where ever Phi Inc can be of service in helicopter operations it will do so. Phi’s operations extend to many foreign countries as well as within the continental shelf of the United States. Much of their flying time is spent going into the Gulf of Mexico for gas and oil exploration as well.
The CEO of Phi Inc. is Al Gonsoulin and has held this position for a considerable amount of time. With his leadership Phi Inc. has grown to be a major player in the helicopter transport services industry and continues to shoulder a huge part of its day to day operations. Although the original founders are no longer on the scene, Mr. Gonsoulin continues to further their ideals and plans for the company as the needs grow for Phi Inc.
In Houston, the Phi Inc heliport offers services for oil and gas, as well as medical services. Phi is dedicated to the proposition that as helicopter providers, they plan on staying in the fore-front of the day to day needs that exist in this arena.
Phi Inc is always looking for quality people that believe in company loyalty and seeking to gain experience in an aviation environment. As one person put it, Phi Inc. is “the most stable helicopter operator in the country.” That says a lot about a business that places high regard for what it does and believes in. The potential to grow within the walls of Phi seem to stand out as endless. Even former employees state that the wages and benefits match and even out class much of the competition in similar venues.
Phi Inc constantly seeks experienced helicopter pilots, line and maintenance staff, customer service representatives and other areas. All the company asks and expects is a period of commitment of employment in return for the valued training that will be received. Not much to ask for a position that places one within the halls of a quality and high-end operation.