The Aviator Group is one of the largest and most experienced providers of general aviation fixed wing and helicopter services in Australia. The Group’s operations include Search and Rescue (SAR), Marine Pilot Transfer, Executive Charter, Utility, Contract Services, Electronic News Gathering, Tourism, as well as Film and Photographic work.
The Aviator Group includes:
- Aviair – Scenic air tours and charter
Aviair was established in 1984 (previously known as Slingair Heliwork WA) and has grown to become a leader in scenic air tours of the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Based in Kununurra, the centre of the East Kimberley region, with bases at Broome and Port Hedland, Aviair offers a range of air safaris and tailor made tour itineraries. In addition Aviair operates other essential services including mail, contract charter, regular passenger transport, aerial photographic flights, and search and rescue flights to remote communities.
- HeliCentre – Professional service and supplies
Aeronautical Accessories, Altair Avionics Engine Trend Monitoring Systems Onboard Systems Cargo Hooks, Helicopter Component Repair and Overhaul and Used Helicopters For Sale
- MacKay Helicopters – Marine Pilot Transfers
Mackay Helicopters is tasked with the Marine Pilot Transfer operations for all Hydro Marine Pilots vessels. It also conducts Marine Pilot Transfer operations for North Queensland Bulk Ports from Hay Point and for Gladstone Port Corporation from Gladstone. Featuring a large team of highly qualified MPT helicopter pilots Mackay Helicopters offers customers a high reliability of service. The helicopter fleet comprises Bell 206, Bell 206L, Bell 430, Bell 222 and EC 135 helicopters.
- Hydro Marine Pilots – Marine Pilotage
Hydro Marine Pilots, based in Mackay, North Queensland provides professional marine pilotage to vessels transiting the compulsory area of Hydrographers Passage en-route to the Coal ports of Dalrymple Bay and Hay Point.