Skippers Aviation

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Skippers Aviation
Skippers Aviation logo.svg
IATA
JW
ICAO
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Callsign
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Founded 1990
Hubs Perth Airport
Fleet size 27
Destinations 10 scheduled
Company slogan "WA's Truly Regional Airline"
Headquarters Osborne Park, Western Australia, Australia
Website www.skippers.com.au

Skippers Aviation is an airline based in Osborne Park, a suburb of Perth. It is a charter company specialising in mining crew changes, executive charters and general flying for the mining industry in Western Australia, as well as search and rescue and medevac operations. It was established and started operations in 1990 and also operates a small scheduled network in Western Australia. Its main base is Perth Airport.

Services[edit]

Cessna 441 at Perth Airport
Fairchild Metro

Skippers Aviation operates services from Perth to the following domestic scheduled destinations:


The airline also services the mining industry in Western Australia, being the largest provider of fly-in fly-out services in the state. It operates over 100 regular flights per week in support of 15 major mining companies.[1]

Some of the mines it currently (2011) services:

Fleet[edit]

As of September 2013 the Skippers Aviation fleet consists of the following aircraft:[2]

Incidents[edit]

On 26 June 2007 a Skippers Aviation Embraer Brasilia on a charter flight was executing a go-around at Jundee Airstrip in Western Australia. During the go-around the crew experienced difficulties in controlling the aircraft, with the aircraft descending to 50 feet above the ground and the bank angle reaching 40 degrees. After regaining control, the crew realised that the left engine had stopped. The cause of the engine stoppage was fuel starvation.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Skippers website - Charters accessed: 15 November 2009
  2. ^ Australian civil aircraft register search using "Skippers" as the search parameter. Search conducted 2 October 2013.
  3. ^ Australian Transport Safety Bureau interim report on VH-XUE incident. Retrieved 27 August 2008.

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