Era has a light twin engine Airbus EC135 located at the Bay City Regional Airport, which is located about five nautical miles east of downtown Bay City and resides in Matagorda County. The airport facility is well maintained and we are the only commercial helicopter operator based there.
Bay City Regional Airport
3598 FM 2540 North M-3
Bay City, TX 77414
Oil & Gas
Era has extensive experience transporting personnel to the shallow and deep-water oil and gas fields in the Gulf of Mexico. We also provide Search and Rescue (SAR) operations, Emergency Air Medical services (EMS), supports firefighting operations, offers environmental air support, and leases helicopters to third parties around the world.
Search and Rescue
Era offers full-service SAR/EMS capability and turnkey solutions to offshore oil and gas companies located in the Gulf of Mexico for a 24-hour SAR and advanced life support paramedic resource.
Emergency Medical Services
Era Search & Rescue crews, including hoist system operators, rescue swimmers, and flight paramedics, supplement our state-of-the-art SAR equipped AW139 helicopters dedicated to the program. The AW139 has flight performance capabilities to execute deep-water maritime SAR/EMS operations at distances up to 200 nautical miles offshore. The AW139 is a hoist equipped, four axis autopilot AW139 aircraft. The AW139 aircraft is equipped to exceed the latest safety standards with options including the GE Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) and a Lifeport Medical Bed.
Era's Airbus EC135 helicopter based in Bay City primarily operates in a light utility role. The helicopter is a critical tool for maintaining hundreds of mile of offshore gas pipelines. We transport pipeline technicians to and from the offshore platforms so they are able to keep the pipeline in good working order.
Era has an assorted fleet of helicopters and wet or dry leasing options can be customized to fit your needs. Our helicopters are often leased into countries that Era Helicopters does not operate in. Please let us know what you need and we would be happy to find a solution that works for you.
Era's customers demand the best maintained helicopters in the industry and we deliver. Our fleet of helicopters are maintained by the best crews available. With nearly 70 years’ experience, we have gained valuable knowledge that allows us to exceed the Federal Aviation Administration and Original Equipment Manufactures requirements. In fact, often times they come to us for our support.
Unmanned Aerial Solutions
Era's Unmanned Aerial Solutions (UAS) offer state of the art data collection and inspection services to the Oil & Gas industry, municipality, aerial photograph and land surveying. Our UAS can perform leak detection, 3D mapping, asset inspection, disaster recons and much more. This is a nationwide service with professional pilots and 2 drones with triple dynamic positioning reliability.
Era has a very wide range of helicopter makes and models to fit your individual needs. With nearly 70 years’ experience and collaboration with our customers, we have built a fleet that can accomplish almost any mission that you would use a helicopter for.
Hours of Operation & Contact
Monday – Sunday: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Feel Like a Local
Bay City Helicopters is conveniently located near K-2 Steakhouse, an excellent restaurant that serves up good hearty American food for lunch or dinner in a rustic setting.
“Era Helicopters is the best! No reason to call anyone else.”