Founded in 1985, and honored by National Geographic as "Hawaii's premiere helicopter tour company," Blue Hawaiian is the only helicopter tour company that serves all of Hawaii—Oahu, Maui, Kauai,and the Big Island. Blue Hawaiian was also the first in the world to introduce the incredible EC130-B4 "ECO-Star," the world's first 21st-century touring helicopter. This phenomenal machine sets a whole new standard in environmentally responsible air touring. It's significantly quieter and incorporates all the latest cutting-edge technologies, materials, systems and avionics. Plus it offers incomparable passenger comfort, 23% more interior space, individual "First Class" seats, raised theatre-style platform in the rear, and far more cockpit glass for fantastic sweeping views. Blue Hawaiian also continues to operate a superb fleet of A-Stars—the industry standard in touring helicopters, all purchased new and meticulously maintained by Blue Hawaiian's FAA award-winning staff of top A&P mechanics.