Australian Helicopters

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Australian Helicopters
Private
Industry Airline
Founded 1990
Headquarters Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Key people
John Boag, MD
Parent Babcock International
Website www.austheli.com

Australian Helicopters is an Australian Helicopter operator serving the Government, EMS, Transport & Television markets. Operating a mix of light and medium turbine-engined helicopters, it performs helicopter transport and air work for a number of private and government clients across Queensland and South Australia. The company is a subsidiary of Babcock International.

History[edit]

The airline was established in 1990 as Reef Helicopters. In 2003, Reef Helicopters merged with Marine Helicopters. In 2004, the company was rebranded to Australian Helicopters.[1] The business has steadily grown and in June 2010, employed 137 staff across 8 bases from Adelaide to the Torres Strait.[1]

Clients[edit]

Australian Helicopters Bell 412

Australian Helicopters operates on behalf of the following organisations:

  • Queensland Ambulance Service - Torres Strait Ambulance (EMS) [2]
  • Australian Customs Service (Transport & Survailence) [3]
  • Victorian Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) [4]
  • Channel 7 Adelaide (Television)
  • South Australian State Rescue Helicopter Service - MedSTAR (EMS) [5]
  • Maritime Safety Queensland (Marine Pilot Transfer)
  • Australian Defence Force (SAR & Training)

Fleet[edit]

As of April 2012, the Australian Helicopters fleet comprised[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sky is the Limit". Business Review Australia. 1 June 2010. Retrieved 12 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Torres Strait Ambulance Website
  3. ^ Major Overhaul on Border Protections Chopper - Helitorque.com
  4. ^ Air Ambulance Helicopters Ambulance Victoria.
  5. ^ 5DME Adelaide - MAC Rescue Helicopter Service
  6. ^ Australian civil aircraft register search using "Australian Helicopters" as the search parameter. Search conducted April 2012.

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