Billings Flying Service (BFS), the heavy-lift and aerial firefighting service and CH-47 Chinook MRO, has appointed Nick Nenadovic as President of the company. Nenadovic will work hand-in-hand with the Blain Family to develop a leadership team to drive strategic growth, build customer engagement and experience, and position the company for expanded success.

Nenadovic brings more than 30 years of senior and executive-level management and profit and loss (P&L) leadership to BFS in the aerospace, defence, and aviation industries. Most recently, he served at MD Helicopters in several executive positions, culminating as an Executive Vice President and one of four leaders on an executive leadership committee guiding the company through its ownership transition.  

“I am thrilled to join such an admired company with a people-first culture,” said Nenadovic. “Billings Flying Service has built an impressive company over the past 35 years, today delivering premier heavy-lift aerial services and unique MRO support for Chinook operators. It is an honour to be chosen to help guide this exceptional company to the next level.”

BFS was founded by two Montana native-born brothers in 1983 as an aerial spraying operation. Since that time, it has grown to operate and maintain aircraft around the world. The current fleet consists of CH-47D Chinook, UH-60A Blackhawk and Bell 206 helicopters. Its aircraft support heavy-lift operations in global firefighting, construction, oil and gas, disaster relief, government contract and film and television projects. The company also operates a Boeing-approved CH-47 MRO service specialising in airframe and component maintenance, repair, and overhaul for both civilian and military CH-47 helicopters and a Honeywell-approved licence agreement for the repair and overhaul of Chinook Automatic Flight Controls System (AFCS) components. BFS’s MRO shop includes facilities, tooling, personnel, parts inventory and test equipment to sustain the CH-47 at the depot level.

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