We Are IEX

Family owned since 1986

Over 35 years ago… Island Express Helicopters started its business as Catalina Island’s first exclusive helicopter transportation company.  Opening the company with 1 helicopter, a private Island heliport and a small startup staff is a testimony to our company’s history that allows us to continue the legacy and become who we are today.


Growing with today’s consumer transportation needs, providing our guests with exceptional customer experiences and the opportunity to create their own life adventures.


IEX Helicopters is proud to be a member of the Tour Operators Program of Safety (TOPS). When flying with a TOPS certified carrier, guests can be assured that they are flying with a carrier who goes above and beyond the minimum FAA safety requirements.  We uphold and adhere to the highest levels of safety, operational management and training standards in the industry, far exceeding FAA Part 135 Air Carrier standards.


Our Partnership Alliance is comprised of industry leaders within the Hotels, Transportation and Tours industry.  Each blending their unique and diverse speciality to our business, creating new and exciting opportunities for all of our guests.   Our Partnership Alliance provides incentive programs to enhance and support your business.  With dedicated booking systems, exclusive sales tools and promotions, marketing/ social media support, and so much more.


IEX Helicopters is dedicated, and proud active members of our local community groups and industry affiliates.

We are also advocates of small business and believe in partnering and recommending local businesses that share our same goals and vision. Although we cannot guarantee any work done by them, we do enjoy their services and hope you do too.

Zenyara Estate
Parker Palm Springs
Sikorsky (Lockheed Martin)
The Queen Mary
Terranea Resort
Hotel Atwater
Glenmore Plaza
Hotel Catalina
Villa Portofino
Seaport Village Inn
The Casa Mariquita Hotel
The Avalon Hotel
Snug Harbor Inn
Hotel Vista del Mar
Courtyard Garden Suites
Mt Ada
Hotel Metropole
Pavilion Hotel
Aurora Hotel

Helicopter Association International
Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board
Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center
San Pedro Chamber of Commerce
Visit Anaheim
Burbank Chamber of Commerce
Catalina Island CCVB
Long Beach Airport Association
Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
Long Beach California

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(800) 228-2566
[email protected]

Monday – Sunday
7:30am – 6:30pm

Main Office
1175 Queens Hwy.
Long Beach CA 90802