North Australian Helicopters has been operating throughout Australia’s northern areas for over Seventeen years, being Territory owned and operated by Milton Jones since commencement of operations in 1993.
North Australian Helicopters commenced with one Robinson (R)44 in 1993 then by 2000 had accumulated four Robinson R44’s and twelve Robinson R22’s with the purchase of the Australian Agricultural Company helicopter division and Mount Isa base in late 2000, acquiring a further seven Robinson R22’s
In July 2009 North Australian Helicopters purchased the Darwin based company Albatross Helicopters further increasing the fleet by twelve helicopters. The fleet today is a total of forty helicopters; operating across North Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia.
Our large fleet consists of twenty-six (26) Robinson R22’s, ten (10) Robinson R44’s, four (4) Bell 206 Jetrangers and one (1) Bell 206 Longranger which of the three (3) larger types are all fitted with external Load capabilities allowing us to cover all lines of work throughout most industries in the North.
North Australian Helicopters work closely with government departments, mining industry and corporate and civil bodies and has secured substantial contracts right across Northern Australia’s towns, rural, remote and isolated areas.
North Australian Helicopters, well known as NAH, services mining, gas and rural companies in Western Queensland such as Xstrata, Legend Mining, Mount lsa Mines, APT Gas Pipeline and Australian Agriculture Company which carry over 500,000 thousand head of cattle. NAH also work with various shire councils with emergency response and evacuations during both wet and dry season operations and recently contributed to the search and rescue operations in Queensland during the recent floods.
North Australian Helicopters also service government departments including Bushfires NT which covers: fire ignition and suppression, underslung loads and aerial mapping. We also do aerial spraying and mapping for NRETA (Department of Natural Resources, Environment). Other areas NAH specialise in are:
• Survey and data recording
• Surveys of newly claimed or old mine leases and many rural properties performing tasks from mustering to flood relief.
• Feral animal eradication,
• Flora and fauna surveys
• Under slung loads for relocation of fuel & goods to remote area’s and several small mining claims.
Our Helicopters are also available for Tourism, Charter and Mustering.
North Australian Helicopters (NAH) currently employs:
• 35 Pilots
• 8 Engineers
• 6 Administration Staff
Safety and client satisfaction is our priority at North Australian Helicopters with a high number of experienced pilots with local knowledge of the operational areas we cover.
NAH Pilots are experienced in aerial incendiary operations and feral animal eradication. They have also been involved with investigation and patrol operations. Through their work in Kakadu National Park they have developed a clear understanding of environmental ethics and procedures and awareness of Aboriginal culture and the nature of joint management with Aboriginal people in Kakadu National Park.
NAH Major Clients include:
• Department of Infrastructure, Planning & Environment
• The Department of Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport (NRETAS)
• Northern Land Council
• Paraway Pastoral Co.
• Bushfires NT
• Wardiken Land Management