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Tradewind International, LLC Announces New VP

Peter Bales, CEO of Tradewind International, LLC, announced that Tom Huismann has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Operations. Huismann joined the company as Director of Business Development this past March.

“Tom has been instrumental in updating policies and procedures, developing an approved export program, and providing organization and leadership to the management team. He was also the catalyst in developing our HR program along with the implementation of new employee benefits. Along with the growth we are enjoying as a company come additional duties and responsibilities. Promoting Tom to the position of Vice President allows us more flexibility, and positions us for continued growth. It’s a logical step for us as we strengthen our infrastructure for the future," Bales said.

“I want to thank Peter, the management team, and our great staff for the outstanding effort they put forth every day, setting us on the right path for growth, and for making Tradewind International, LLC, a great place to work,” Huismann said. “I work with an outstanding team, we have an excellent reputation, and we serve clients all over the world. I am very happy to be a part of it, and I am humbled by the responsibility and trust and that Peter has given me.”


TRADEWIND INTERNATIONAL, LLC, is parting out two Aerospatiale SA365N Dauphin helicopters

Janesville, WI — Tradewind International, LLC, (http://www.tradewindinternational.com), a world-wide buyer and supplier of helicopter parts, announced today that the two SA365N Dauphin helicopters accepted earlier this year from Norway where they last saw service with CHC Helicopter. EI-MIP C/N 6119 built in 1984 and G-BLUM C/N 6101 built in 1985 are in the process of being parted out, and the parts they supply will help to keep others in the SA365N fleet flying. Although the helicopters arrived minus main rotors and engines, the airframes, interiors and instrument panels were essentially complete, including avionics.

EI-MIP is has been almost stripped bare at this point, and G-BLUM awaits its turn. “As a pilot, and a lover of flying machines, I hate to see an aircraft being taken apart, never to fly again, however, the many parts these two ships are yielding will help to keep other Dauphines in the air for many years to come,” said Tom Huismann, Director of Business Development.


We welcome requests for quotes, and our inventory is listed on many parts inventory services, including Component Control, ILS, Parts Base, and others

We purchase, and sell quality new, overhauled, serviceable, and as-removed traceable helicopter parts to customers world-wide.


We maintain an inventory of over one millions items! Our large inventory includes new, overhauled, serviceable and as removed helicopter parts, along with some fixed wing airplane parts and engine spares with traceability. Our inventory includes over 80,000 line items, in-stock and ready to ship, for most makes and models of light and medium turbine helicopters produced in the United States and Western Europe. Click on Check Stock to see if we have the parts you need. You can also click on Specials to see items that may not be listed in our inventory.

We purchase light and medium turbine helicopters, parts, components, complete inventories, and distressed and run-out airframes. We are constantly seeking opportunities to purchase more inventory. If you have a few parts, or a complete inventory, we may be interested in providing to you an offer to purchase. Contact Us for a quote.


Employees of Tradewind International, LLC, represent over 100 combined years of aviation experience, including helicopter operations and sales, providing to us a unique insight into customer requirements.

Company Headquarters

We have a 19,000 square foot facility; built specifically for the proper storage of parts and helicopters, located adjacent to the Southern Wisconsin Regional Airport, in Janesville, Wisconsin. Janesville is located approximately 90 miles northwest of Chicago, Illinois.


We strive to provide same-day quotes, along with shipping for most in-stock parts. Whether it’s complete helicopters or the smallest parts, Tradewind International, LLC, can provide you with fast and trustworthy service.

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Tradewind International, LLC

1601 Knilans Rd.
Janesville, WI 53546


Local: (608) 756-3632
Toll Free: (800) 585-7004


(608) 756-2606




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