OUR EMERGENCY EXPERTISE
Nautilus Aviation maintains a long, proud history of successful outcomes in the fields of helicopter search and rescue, firefighting and medevac transportation.
SEARCH & RESCUE
Nautilus Aviation is proud to provide disaster relief support to Australian government agencies in the Asia-Pacific region, including operations to complement existing search & rescue services throughout Northern Australia for the Queensland Police Service, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services.
Nautilus Aviation maintains a fleet of strategically-based double engine craft fitted and ready for complex medical cases involving patient transport and retrieval. Our 412EP model in particular boasts a wide, spacious, air-conditioned cabin that is easily accessed through two large sliding doors and a dedicated medevac stretcher promising low vibration levels for maximum patient comfort.
Nautilus Aviation have Single Engine and Multi Engine Helicopters to provide all aspects of aerial fire fighting .Providing Fire Ground Mapping, Surveillance, Coordination, Air Attack Platform or direct attack Firefighting Helicopters utilise the 820 litre multi drop Bambi Max and/or single drop Bambi buckets – the latest technology in Fire Bombing equipment.
The Bell 412EP is equipped with a 1000Lt Isolair belly tank providing safety and maximum impact on the fire ground. Our 2 Kawasaki Heavy Industries BK 117D2 machines can also be equipped with a Helitak 1400Lt belly tank.
All Fire fighting Aircraft have the Emergency Radios installed (QFES) as per the NAFC STD -020 for Avionics and Communications.
POLICING & SURVEILLANCE
As a commitment to our industry and clients, Nautilus Aviation is constantly reinvesting in our business, and maintains modern, comfortable, air-conditioned fleet to meet all technical requirements, piloted by a nimble, experienced crew, partnering to seamless surveillance or policing opperations.
EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT OPERATED BY NAUTILUS AVIATION
BAMBI BUCKETS / BELLY TANKS
Utilised for aerial firefighting are 2 x 820 litre multi drop Bambi Max and 1 x single drop Bambi buckets – the latest technology in Fire Bombing equipment. The Bell 412EP is equipped with a 1300Lt Isolair belly tank providing safety and maximum impact on the fire ground. BK117D2 is equipped with a 1400Lt Helitak.
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.
Controlled aerial dropping in aid of back burning or controlled burns in hard to access locations.
FUEL TRAILERS / TRUCKS
Remote fueling of aircraft make it possible for helicopters to stay on task for longer.
Allows for better passenger comfort in the event of a Medevac situation.
All Nautilus Aviation helicopters are fitted with real-time satellite tracking system. The device tracks aircraft location, height and speed every two minutes from departure to landing. Capable of notifying operations on take offs, landing, Cancelling SAR and Extending SAR.
In situations where it is impossible to land safely, the Bell 412EP & BK117 are fitted winches that makes personnel retrieval and insertion possible.