Our mission

Transform AME training and utilize the latest technology to create the most efficient and engaging learning experience.

Our mission

Transform AME training and utilize the latest technology to create the most efficient and engaging learning experience.

Our mission

Transform AME training by utilize the latest technology to create the most efficient and engaging learning experience.

Who we are

Who we are

Approved Training Organization

WestPoint Helicopter Industry Services is a Transport Canada Approved Training Organization (ATO) offering 17 TC approved helicopter maintenance type training courses. We are situated on beauty Vancouver Island in Parksville, British Columbia, Canada. We share this home with numerous helicopter operaters and maintenance organizations.

Who we are

Approved Training Organization

WestPoint Helicopter Industry Services is a Transport Canada Approved Training Organization (ATO) offering 17 TC approved helicopter maintenance type training courses. We are situated on beauty Vancouver Island in Parksville, British Columbia, Canada. We share this home with numerous helicopter operaters and maintenance organizations.

Our team

Industry Leading Instructors

Industry Leading Instructors

Industry Leading Instructors

The success of our company and the industry as a whole, is owed to the countless subject matter experts that share their experience and knowledge to fellow aspiring AMEs and industry comrades.

Training is the backbone of this industry, without it, it would crumble. All our instructors come directly from industry, carrying suitcases full of field experience and stories. Their experience and expertise allows our students to learn and benefit from our instructor's personal and unique industry experiences.

The success of our company and the industry as a whole, is owed to the countless subject matter experts that share their experience and knowledge to fellow aspiring AMEs and industry comrades.

Training is the backbone of this industry, without it, it would crumble. All our instructors come directly from industry, carrying suitcases full of field experience and stories. Their experience and expertise allows our students to learn and benefit from our instructor's personal and unique industry experiences.

Director of Training - Dorian Cota

Director of Training
Dorian Cota

Dorian Cota is our Director of Training here at WestPoint Heli. His passion for helicopters, natural leadership, and enthusiasm is evident in everything he does. He hopes to be a role model for all aspiring AMEs and wants everyone to chase their dreams and aim sky high!


"Raised in a commercial prawn fishing family on Vancouver Island, BC, life had its ups and downs but I learned the value of hard work and making sure to enjoy this experience every step of the way."


Dorian's passion for helicopters led him to SAIT’s Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Program and then onto an AME career working on Bell 204 and 206 airframes. After 15 years as an AME, he spread his wings and completed his Commercial Helicopter Pilot's License. In 2012, Dorian Co-founded COTA Aviation, and acquired a 58,000 sq-ft facility where he expanded into fleet maintenance and manufacturing. At the same time, Dorian worked as an instructor for WestPoint Heli, where he grew a passion for teaching and elevating fellow AMEs. Dorian acquired WestPoint Heli in 2024 and now leads the company as Director of Training. Dorian hopes to grow his ATO, AMO, and eventually acquire a DAO.

Dorian Cota is our Director of Training here at WestPoint Heli. His passion for helicopters, natural leadership, and enthusiasm is evident in everything he does. He hopes to be a role model for all aspiring AMEs and wants everyone to chase their dreams and aim sky high!


"Raised in a commercial prawn fishing family on Vancouver Island, BC, life had its ups and downs but I learned the value of hard work and making sure to enjoy this experience every step of the way."

Dorian's passion for helicopters led him to SAIT’s Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Program and then onto an AME career working on Bell 204 and 206 airframes. After 15 years as an AME, he spread his wings and completed his Commercial Helicopter Pilot's License. In 2012, Dorian Co-founded COTA Aviation, and acquired a 58,000 sq-ft facility where he expanded into fleet maintenance and manufacturing. At the same time, Dorian worked as an instructor for WestPoint Heli, where he grew a passion for teaching and elevating fellow AMEs. Dorian acquired WestPoint Heli in 2024 and now leads the company as Director of Training. Dorian hopes to grow his ATO, AMO, and eventually acquire a DAO.

the next generation of training

AME training is accelerating towards online learning, digital twins, virtual reality, and augmented reality. We are integrating these technologies into all aspects of training delivery, with the goal of transforming the industry. WestPoint Heli is 100% dedicated to advancing AME training and transforming the industry.

the next generation of training

AME training is accelerating towards online learning, digital twins, virtual reality, and augmented reality. We are integrating these technologies into all aspects of training delivery, with the goal of transforming the industry. WestPoint Heli is 100% dedicated to advancing AME training and transforming the industry.

Achievements

Achievements

Our Past Fuels Our Future

Our Past Fuels Our Future

For over two decades, we've teamed up with countless outstanding people, and we're grateful for their contribution to our present standing! The future of AME training is strong and accelerating into the future.

For over two decades, we've teamed up with countless outstanding people, and we're grateful for their contribution to our present standing! The future of AME training is strong and accelerating into the future.

3000+

3000+

Certified AMEs

Certified AMEs

17

17

Type Courses

Type Courses

10+

Expert Industry Instructors

15+ years


Providing training solutions

We're hiring

We're hiring

Interested in being an instructor?

Interested in being an instructor?

Are you a subject matter expert on an airframe or engine? We are always seeking skilled AMEs eager to share their industry experience with fellow AMEs and help grow the industry.

No need to quit your day job, we have flexible opportunities. Contact us to become a course instructor today!

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