Heli-Portable Booster Air Compressors

Heli-Portable Booster Air Compressors by NCA

National Compressed Air (NCA) is a world leader in the design and manufacturing of Helicopter Portable Air Booster Compressors for drilling applications.

Heli-Portable Booster Air Compressors are a category of Lightweight Air Compressors designed and manufactured in a way to be lifted and safely moved in single or multiple pieces by light, single-engine helicopters and assembled on-site.

Heli-Portable Booster Air Compressors are used mostly for drilling applications in remote and low access areas when the existing low-pressure air compressor cannot deliver the required air pressure.

Typical applications include, but are not limited to Seismic Drilling, Mineral Explorations (Reverse Circulation or Rotary Air Blast), or Geotechnical operations.

Design Features of Heli-Portable Booster Air Compressors

Helicopter Portable Booster Compressors made by NCA Canada, use high-performance single-stage oil-flooded screw airends and depending on capacity and number of pieces may require a helicopter with a lifting capacity of approximately 1000 to 2500 lbs.

A Helicopter Portable Booster Compressor uses a lightweight steel frame suitable for helicopter lifting and compact auxiliary equipment like stacked radiators or oil coolers.

Our Heli-portable Boosters cover a range of volumes up to 700 SCFM and 350 PSIG discharge pressures for standard models. NCA offers several options and customizations to suit our customers’ specific needs.

Safety features such as high discharge and receiver temperatures, minimum pressure valves, and safety relief valves are provisioned for air compressors. Diesel engines are equipped with low oil pressure and high coolant temperature features. 

NCA also offers atmospheric Heli-Portable Air Compressors if you need a low-pressure feed compressor in remote, limited access jobsites. 

If you are considering a Lightweight Heli-Portable Booster Air Compressor for your project, please review our features, options and advantages below. Contact our head office to speak with our sales representatives and experts about your requirements or request a quote.

NCA helicopter portable primary and booster compressors in action for remote mineral exploration (Reverse Circulation – RC) drilling application.

Product Specifications

NCA Model20-24 GSD-B-H2
Volume (SCFM)700
Max Suction Pressure (PSIG)125
Discharge Pressure (PSIG)350
EngineKubota V3800
Engine Power (HP)99
For complete specifications and technical data please download the specification sheet and brochure from download tab. Other models with custom volumes, pressures and features can be offered upon request
  • Lightweight steel frame suitable for helicopter lifting
  • Oil-flooded Screw Compressor
  • Full Range Air Intake Modulation
  • Unloading control
  • Engine Speed Modulation
  • Stacked water and oil cooler for compact size
  • Weather Proof Enclosure for control panel
  • Heavy Duty two stage air filters with safety elements
  • Spin-on oil filter
  • Compressor Safety Features:
    • High discharge temperature
    • High pressure safety relief valve
  • Engine Safety Features:
    • Low oil pressure
    • High coolant temperature
  • Compressor Controls:
    • Compressor discharge temperature
    • Receiver air pressure
    • oil filter and intake filter maintenance indicators

For complete list of features please download Heli-portable air compressor specification sheet from download tab.

  • Helicopter Lift Harness or Rigid Frame
  • Bush Guard Protection
  • Modular Two Piece Configuration (Multi-Lift)
  • Adjustable Leveling Legs
  • Diesel, Gasoline, Hydraulic or PTO Drive
  • High Elevation Capabilities
  • High or Low Ambient Temperature Conditions
  • Winterization Package
  • Fuel Tank
  • Muffler/ Spark Arrestor
  • Air Inlet Pre-Cleaner
  • Diesel Fired Engine Heater
  • Compact Size and Lightweight
  • Low Helicopter Costs
  • Superior reliability, Minimized Downtime
  • High Volume, High Pressure
  • Energy Efficient, Higher Drilling Penetration Rates, Faster Project Completion
  • Field serviceable, Simple Maintenance
  • Ease of Operation

Heli-Portable Booster Air Compressors