THE ‘RED’ HELICOPTERS
Nautilus Aviation houses a fleet of luxurious Bell, Robinson & Airbus aircraft. The order and delivery of 5 custom built Bell 407GXI Aircraft has enhanced our fleet and the customer experience greatly.
The R44 is a 3 passenger seat aircraft produced by the Robinson Helicopter company and the world’s best selling general aviation helicopter every year since 1999. The R44 is a perfect sightseeing machine and an affordable sole charter option. Carry on items are limited to what can be stowed under your seat in a small soft sided bag (10kg per person).
ROBINSON 44 SPECIFICATION:
Cruise Speed 170km/hr
Approximate Payload 240kg
The legendary Bell 206 Jet Ranger and Long Ranger are proven utility helicopters. The aircraft are fitted with external hooks for those smaller external loads. The Jet Ranger and Long Ranger pending their configurations can carry up to 6 passengers.
BELL 206 SPECIFICATION:
Cruise Speed 170km/hr
Approximate Payload 320kg
BELL 206 LONGRANGER
The Bell 206L Long Ranger is a stretched development of the Bell 206 Jet Ranger, giving it the power to fly higher and farther. It’s designed to be the ideal ‘flying workplace’. The patented suspension system delivers an incredibly smooth ride.
It can hold up to 1 + 6 passengers (single pilot) comfortably and the club-passenger seating allows for face-to-face conversations.
Easy access to an 80 ft³ (2.3 m³) cabin is provided 61-inch wide opening doors. The simple, durable design features the powerful and reliable
726 take-off horsepower Rolls-Royce engine. The high inertia two-bladed rotor system provides exceptional safety. Bell 206L4 safety features include rupture-resistant fuel cells and upper body restraints.
BELL 206L SPECIFICATION:
Cruise Speed 215km/hr
Approximate Payload 460kg
BELL 505 JET RANGER X
The Bell 505 Jet Ranger X is designed for safety, efficiency and reliability through the use of advanced avionics technology. The aircraft is the first helicopter in its class to feature a fully integrated glass flight deck through the use of the Garmin G1000H™ flight deck.
This system provides unparalleled crew situational awareness and reduces pilot workload, resulting in enhanced safety levels and multi-mission capabilities.
BELL 505 JET RANGER X SPECIFICATION:
Cruise speed 232km/hr
Approximate Payload 320kg
The Bell 407GXi is a new generation of high-powered single engine turbine helicopter originally developed from the Bell 206L with dramatic capability enhancements most notably in the 4-blade fully articulated rotor head delivering speeds in excess of 135kts and tremendous hot and high performance.
In late 2022 early 2023, Nautilus Aviation took delivery of five BELL 407GXi aircraft that has great all-round visibility for tourism services.
BELL 407GXi SPECIFICATION:
Cruise speed 240km/hr
Approximate Payload 600kg
Can lift up to 1t external load
AIRBUS H130 FORMERLY EC130B4 & T2
Airbus H130 are single-engine aircraft designed for mission flexibility. They feature advanced technologies for simple, safe and cost-efficient operations as well as easy maintenance.
The H130 can seat up to 7 passengers, all on energy-absorbing seats. Already setting the standard for tourism operations worldwide for its comfort and safety standards, the air-conditioned wide cabin, generous visibility and large luggage compartments make these aircraft ideal for a variety of passenger and utility missions.
The state-of-the-art ergonomic cockpit, complete with a dual LCD-screen Vehicle and Engine Multifunction Display (VEMD), greatly decreases the pilot’s workload. Their Spheriflex® main rotor head, all-composite blades and Fenestron® tail rotor increase the safety, simplify maintenance tasks and reduce the noise level to 5.9 dB below ICAO limits, making the Airbus platforms by far the quietest helicopters in their class. What’s more, the aircraft are in a family of best-selling helicopters in their class and are unmatched by any other helicopter provider in the locations Nautilus Aviation is based.
In comparison with commonly chartered aircraft, the Airbus H130 not only allows for one extra passenger per flight, it has the capacity to carry the most fuel, without restricting passenger payload – the adjacent table highlights a difference of 113kg of fuel when compared to the B206L3 and B206L4.
AIRBUS H130 SPECIFICATION:
Cruise speed 230km/hr
Approximate Payload 540kg Can lift 800kg – 1t on the hook
Worldwide, the Bell 412EP has proven to be a daily workhorse with its expansive cabin for cargo and/or personnel. With twin engines, the helicopter has increased safety for Civilian and Emergency Services. The Bell 412EP is Nautilus Aviation’s first twin-engine aircraft and the first privately owned twin-engine, emergency services equipped aircraft in Far North Queensland and the Northern Territory – the regions Nautilus Aviation is based.
BELL 412EP SPECIFICATION:
Cruise Speed 226km/hr
Approximate Payload 1200kg
BELl 412EP SPECIAL FEATURES:
- Winch capability
- Fire fighting – 1200lt Isolair belly tank
- Patient transfers / retrieval
- Personnel transport
- Cargo transport (internal/external)
- Flood and cyclone relief
- Search and rescue
- IFR and NVIS
- Police operations – insertion, overwatch, surveillance
- Rhothea – Becker 517 Directional Finder
- VNE 140 kts / 259 km/h
- Max cruise 122 kts / 226 km/h
- Range 357 nm / 662 km
- Max endurance 2.9 hrs
- Standard seating 1 + 14
- Maximum seating 1 + 14
- Standard fuel 331 US gal / 1,251 litres
- Auxiliary fuel (optional) 33 or 163 US gal/123 or 617 litres
- Door width 7.7 ft / 2.3 m
- Cabin volume 220 ft3 / 6.2 m3
- Empty weight (base aircraft) 6,800 lbs / 3,084 kg
- Useful load (internal, base aircraft) 5,100 lbs / 2,313 kg
- Max gross weight (internal/external) 11,900 lbs / 5,398 kg
- Pratt & Whitney PT6T-3D Twin Pac
- Transmission rating, MCP 1,110 shp 828 kW