Nanco Helicopters Selects JDA for 135 Certification Help

BETHESDA, MD - JDA Aviation Technology Solutions (JDA) today announced that Nanco Helicopters, a Boise, ID, startup charter operator, has contracted with JDA for help in obtaining Part 135 certification.  

JDA will use its trademarked135ProTMprogram, designed to lower certification costs and streamline processes associated with obtaining Part 135 certification, to assist Nanco.

The 135ProTM support program includes manuals specifically tailored to help new charter operators and corporate flight departments satisfy FAA requirements.  A customized web-based application and document manager enables the owner/operator to store and access all Part 135 requirements and obtain full-time support from the JDA expert 135 team.

"As a new 135 operator I needed expert advice and assistance with the certificate process and JDA offered the best package and experience. I needed to be certain that I could get my operating certificate as efficiently as possible and JDA provided the best solution,” said Taylor Nancarrow, President and & CEO of Nanco Helicopters.

"As a former FAA Executive of the agency’s flight program, I understand the unique challenges that face new 135 operators.  JDA’s 135ProTM, with its focus on mentoring and training company personnel as well as coordination and interface with the FAA, minimizes the challenges new 135 operators face in getting certified. We pride ourselves in supporting the client every step of the way,” said Tom Stuckey, JDA Vice President of Business and Commercial Aviation Solutions and manager of the 135Pro™ program.

To learn more about 135ProTMcontact Tom Stuckey at 301-941-1460 (ext 210) or 817-733-6808, or via email to

About JDA - For more than 15 years, JDA has been a leading aviation industry consultant, delivering innovative solutions for aviation client challenges in safety, compliance, certification, obstruction evaluation, technology infusion and expert witness support.

JDA offers a wide range of certification and operations-related services and products including technology transfer, new carrier certification, obstruction evaluation, safety-based manual systems, ATOS Conformance Audits, Virtual Safety Offices, Crisis Management, and Safety Management Systems.

The company’s client base includes many of the leading aviation and aerospace companies and airports in the country including American Airlines, Trans State Airlines, Republic Airlines, PH1 Helicopters,  Piedmont Airlines, Sentient Flight Group, Frontier Airlines/Lynx Aviation, CJ Systems Aviation, Sundance Helicopters, Parker Aerospace, Charles E. Smith Inc., and Nevada Development Corporation. JDA also represents ESCO, which manufactures and installs the Engineered Material Arrestor System (EMAS), the FAA certified breakaway-concrete surface installed at the end of runways to provide overrun protection.