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FAA Part 135 Operator Full Service FBO & Repair Station

Trusted aviation services at Safford Regional Airport.

Who We Are

Ponderosa Aviation has been in business since 1978.  We provide air attack services for both the Department of Interior and US Forest Service.  We provide platforms to monitor wildland fires and direct fire suppression activities from the air.  We also provide air ambulances serving southeast Arizona.  Ponderosa Aviation is also the Fixed-Base Operator at the Safford Regional Airport.  We have self and full service fuel, a pilots lounge, snack bar, and offer a courtesy car so pilots can drive into town.  Along with all that, we have a full service maintenance department and avionics shop.  



As a full-service aviation company in Safford, Arizona, we offer a wide range of maintenance services. We partner with the best companies to provide customers with reliable airplane parts and avionics equipment.  Give us a call to set an appointment with our maintenance department and avionics shop.

Air Ambulance

An emergency can strike at any hour. With our air ambulance services, we respond to the call of duty with state of the art emergency transportation airplanes. Our air ambulances are equipped with life sustaining equipment to ensure that we do not just rush a person to a medical healthcare center, but assist in saving and sustaining lives while in flight.

A Ponderosa Air Ambulance Membership can save you money in an emergency.

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