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COMMERCIAL SERVICES

COMMERCIAL AVIATION SERVICES

Nautilus Aviation has extensive experience delivering commercial aviation services across Northern Australia. We have proven expertise in aerial surveys; sling, heavy and precision lifting operations; and meeting the specific needs of clients in a diverse range of sectors including government, mining and resources, and media.

Our emergency service response provides crucial community support by assisting in search and rescue operations, and during natural disasters such as cyclones, floods and bushfires.

We have commercial aviation bases located across North Queensland and the Northern Territory.

NORTH QUEENSLAND

Cairns, Port Douglas, Townsville and Horn Island (Torres Strait).

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Darwin Airport, Kakadu (Jabiru Aerodrome) & Nhulunbuy (Gove).

Our team of highly experienced pilots, commitment to safety, large and diverse fleet, and in-house privately owned maintenance facilities allows us to offer a wide range of technical and commercial helicopter services, including those received at short notice.

CAPABILITIES & EXPERTISE

AERIAL SERVICES AND REMOTE AREA OPERATIONS

Remote and sometimes isolated, Northern Australia can be a challenging region to work.

At both our North Queensland and Northern Territory bases, Nautilus Aviation works closely with our current mining, resource and telecommunications clients to provide an agile mode of transport to access these remote areas, while ensuring deadlines are met on budget.

Our Services:

  • Mining support
  • Geochemical sampling
  • Pipeline inspection
  • Powerline inspection
  • Radio communication tower maintenance
  • Government agency projects
  • Feral animal control
  • Aerial incendiary
  • Search and rescue
  • Policing and surveillance
  • Aerial firefighting

 

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AERIAL SURVEYS

Our helicopters offer safe and efficient mapping solutions for aerial surveys and are fitted with the latest GPS systems, allowing recorded data to be overlaid onto satellite images or imported to GIS software with ease.

Nautilus Aviation has a proven track record completing aerial survey projects across North Queensland and the Northern Territory for government agencies and universities.

Survey options available:

  • Weed surveys
  • Sea grass surveys
  • Mine and geological surveys
  • Cultural surveys
  • Flora and fauna spotting
  • Great Barrier Reef surveys

Don’t see it on the list? Contact us about any other survey requirements you have, and we’ll work with you on a solution.

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SLING, HEAVY & PRECISION LIFTING

Need help moving equipment into inaccessible areas? Nautilus Aviation can help.

Many of our helicopters have long-line capability including all the equipment required to suit for a broad range of situations – all tested and maintained to the national standard. Our experienced long-line pilots are experts at precision operations in various locations.

Contact us to find out how we can help save you time and money in situations that require precise and efficient transportation.

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GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

Nautilus Aviation is trusted by government agencies across Northern Australia due to our outstanding reputation built on the quality and diversity of our fleet, our focus on safety, and our proven ability to deliver the highest quality service.

Given the sheer size and scale of Northern Australia, Nautilus Aviation’s coverage in remote areas enables us to service our government clients with ease, even on short timeframes.

We can help with:

  • Remote health access
  • Infrastructure technology solutions
  • Remote electoral and voting assistance
  • Communities, housing & digital economies
  • Remote education
  • Parks and wildlife monitoring and management
  • Defence and border security
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MEDIA & FILMING APPLICATIONS

Our fleet of helicopters located at our Queensland and Northern Territory bases provide smooth and comfortable transport for any film or photographic project.  This coupled with our ability to access remote areas means television news crews can to get to most scenes when important news needs to be covered.

Our helicopter doors can be removed to provide a clear field of view to ensure unobstructed shots, whilst still keeping safety paramount. With a seamless collaboration between pilot and photographer, we can safely manoeuvre 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
  • AFL
  • Channel 7, 9 & Win News
  • Iron Man Cairns
  • Queensland Weekender
  • Saturday Disney
  • Real Housewives
  • Going Places with Ernie Dingo
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OUR COMMERCIAL FLEET

Operating from our multiple bases across Northern Australia, Nautilus Aviation’s modern and versatile fleet of helicopters suits a range of tourism, leisure, commercial and emergency service operations.

NORTH QUEENSLAND

Our bases in Cairns, Port Douglas, Townsville, and Torres Strait feature our iconic red Airbus H125 and H130, plus a range of Bell, Robinson 44 (three seat) and Kawasaki aircraft.

NORTHERN TERRITORY

We operate Jetranger (four seat) and Longranger (six seat) aircraft from Darwin Airport for commercial aviation services.  At Kakadu’s Jabiru Aerodrome we operate Robinson 44 (three seat) and Jetranger (four seat) aircraft; and have a Jetranger (four seat) helicopter available in Gove.

Nautilus Aviation’s flexibility means we can relocate aircraft and pilots easily from base to base to meet our client’s requirements. Our team of highly accredited pilots are backed by experienced flight operations personnel, dedicated in-house maintenance, and logistical support to make our service a safe and reliable choice for all your aviation needs.

COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT OPERATED BY NAUTILUS AVIATION

CONCRETE KIBBLE

Concrete can be loaded into the kibble and delivered to site that have limited access as an external load.

LIDAR AND GPS MAPPING

Providing pinpoint data for the mining industry.

LONG LINES

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.

FLIR

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.

INCENDIARY MACHINE

Controlled aerial dropping in aid of back burning or controlled burns in hard to access locations.

FUEL TRAILERS / TRUCKS

Remote fuelling of aircraft make it possible for helicopters to stay on task for longer.

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