EXPERIENCE AND SCALE
Nautilus Aviation has built an outstanding reputation based on the quality and diversity of our fleet of helicopters and our commitment to the safety of all passengers and personnel at all times. This coupled with a team of highly experienced pilots and in-house privately-owned maintenance facility, we have the capacity and capability to support almost any technical or commercial helicopter requirement in Northern Australia – including those received at short notice.
CAPABILITIES & EXPERTISE
Over land or sea, our helicopters offer safe and efficient mapping solutions for your survey requirements and are fitted with the latest GPS systems, allowing for recorded data to be overlaid onto satellite images or imported to GIS software. We offer the following aerial survey options but are able to tailor our operations to your information sourcing needs:
- Weed survey
- Sea grass survey
- Mine and geological survey
- Cultural survey
- Flora and fauna spotting
AERIAL SERVICES AND REMOTE AREA OPERATIONS
Remote and sometimes isolated, Northern Australia can be a challenging region to work and operate in. Helicopters provide an agile mode of transport to access these remote areas, while ensuring deadlines are met on budget. Nautilus Aviation has the capacity to conduct a variety of aerial services and remote area operations:
- Search and rescue
- Policing and Surveillance
- Feral animal control
- Aerial incendiary
- Aerial fire fighting
- Mining support
- Pipeline inspection
- Powerline inspection
- Radio Communication Towers
The Nautilus Aviation fleet of helicopters provides a smooth and comfortable platform for any film or photographic project. With safety being of paramount importance, our helicopter doors can be removed to provide a clear field of view to ensure unobstructed shots. With a seamless collaboration between pilot and photographer, we can safely maneuver into any position to capture the desired shots at the right composition and light. Our satisfied aerial film customers include:
- Tourism Australia
- Tourism & Events Queensland
- Tourism Tropical North Queensland
- News Corp Australia
- Channel 7, 9 & Win News
- Iron Man Cairns
- Queensland Weekender
- Saturday Disney
- Real Housewives
Moving equipment into inaccessible areas is one of the helicopter’s most remarkable and sought after abilities. Many of our helicopters have long-line capability including belly hooks to attach long-line to sling/carry equipment either in Barry Cargo nets or via remotely operated hook attached directly to equipment itself saving time and money in situations that require precise and efficient transportation of various materials and equipment.
Depending on the weight of the lift, Nautilus Aviation have many machines to choose from to make a safe and cost effective choice for the client. Nautilus Aviation have experienced long-line pilots for precision operations in various locations and industries requirements. All long-line equipment is tested and maintained to the national standard on a set schedule.
Nautilus Aviation operate a modern, versatile fleet of helicopters from bases in Townsville, Cairns, Port Douglas, Horn Island and Darwin. Renowned for our eye-catching red Airbus H125’s and H130’s we also operate Bell, Kawasaki and Robinson aircraft suiting a range of leisure (tourism), commercial and emergency service applications.
Our team of highly accredited pilots backed by experienced flight operations personnel, dedicated inhouse maintenance and logistical support combine to make Nautilus Aviation a safe and reliable choice for all your helicopter needs.
COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT OPERATED BY NAUTILUS AVIATION
Nautilus Aviation has its own concrete kibble available to provide more efficient operations. The concrete can be delivered mixed from truck to site.
LIDAR AND GPS MAPPING
Providing pinpoint data for the mining industry.
Popular safe ‘Barry Cordage’ long lines are available to move equipment in and out of inaccessible areas. Lines up to 200 ft in length are used, allowing in-house specialist pilots to place items like water, drill rigs, power poles and general equipment into hard to access or remote locations. Remote hooks can be utilised for specialist work where ground crew limitations or job requirements are needed. All long-line equipment is tested and maintained to the national standard on a set schedule.
FILM AND PHOTOGRAPHY
The varied fleet enables a range of options for any camera requirements from the Tyler Nose and Middlemounts, to the latest in Cineflex and Shot Over K1 HD Gyro stabilised camera systems.
The sensors installed in ‘forward-looking infrared’ cameras (as well as those of other thermal imaging cameras) use detection of infrared radiation, typically emitted from a heat source (thermal radiation), to create a ‘picture’ assembled for video output. FLIR is a great search and rescue tool for locating civilians in dense bushland, water or remote areas. Additionally, FLIR is a great firefighting tool with the ability to pinpoint hot spots after the fire front (not visible to the naked eye) has passed.
FUEL TRAILERS / TRUCKS
Remote fueling of aircraft make it possible for helicopters to stay on task for longer.