Our Team


Matt Trahearn
Position: Director of Maintenance, Founder
Hometown: Shelburne, Ontario

Matt began his career in aviation at Canadore College, graduating in 1980. Upon graduation, he signed on with Huisson Helicopters in Timmins, now a part of HTS. It was here that he married his high school sweetheart Diane, and first came into contact with early versions of the AStar. Radically different from the ubiquitous Bells of the time, Matt came away with a respect for the design’s strengths and an equally deep understanding of its drawbacks. After a stint with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, he moved his family back to the Toronto area, where for over ten years Matt maintained Ontario Hydro’s Super Puma along with their fleet of the latest AS350, the B2. Jumping back into the commercial sector, he eventually found partners to work towards a shared ideal of opening their own AMO, and so Heli-Lynx came into being. Armed with years of experience and an awe-inspiring work ethic, Matt has done his utmost to see his dream succeed, personally installing kits on four continents to ensure the strictest level of quality.

Work: (905) 643-7334
Cell: (905) 978-9019
E-mail: matt@helilynx.com
Skype: matttrahearn

Diane Trahearn
Position: Quality Assurance Manager, Parts Manager
Hometown: Shelburne, Ontario

A graduate of Sheridan College, Diane relocated to Timmins with Matt in the early ‘80s, there to start a family. A stabilizing force to counter Matt’s constant travelling, Diane rose through the ranks of successive district school boards, and played a major role in the expansion of secondary education in the Brampton/Mississauga area. She brought the same drive and professionalism to a growing Heli-Lynx, performing every role in the company from accounting to purchasing before setting up our manufacturing arm. Diane now heads our QA department, and serves as the primary point of contact for all parts and supplies.

Work: (905) 643-7334
Cell: (905) 512-4119
E-mail: diane@helilynx.com