Project Description

Hardy Aviation commenced operations in October 1981, mainly to provide services for the Murin Association of Port Keats. With John Hardy as Chief Pilot and Marie Hardy as CEO, Hardy Aviation have accumulated 20 years of Northern Territory flying experience. Their fleet has increased from 2 aircraft in 1981 to 20 aircraft today. Hardy Aviation today employ around 60 people and continue to grow.

Hardy Aviation prides itself upon its close linkages with Territory communities and responding to emerging needs. The Company’s fleet of well-maintained aircraft are crewed by highly professional pilots who know the Territory and its unique flying conditions.


Hardy Aviation charter flights are mainly performed for the N.T. Government, Mining Industry, Oil and Gas Industry, and Tourism.

Murin Travel and Freight: Hardy Aviation operate regular flights to Port Keats, mail flights to Peppimenarti and Palumpa for the Murin Association.

Fly Tiwi: Hardy Aviation now operate regular flights to the Tiwi Islands, Croker Island and Goulburn Island as “Fly Tiwi”. Further information about Fly Tiwi may be found on their website at


Hardy Aviation have an in-house maintenance facility including engine changes, all line maintenance and inspections, piston engine rebuilds, some component overhaul, major long life inspections and rectifications, parts store and paint repairs.


Hardy Aviation is safety proactive from the head office to the hangar floor. Hazards and emerging risks are examined and made safe. All staff are instructed to be careful, observant, and are willing to pass on information that can help avoid injury or damage to aircraft.

Contact Information

Darwin International Airport
(General Aviation Area)
Top of Slade Court
Marrara NT
PO Box 26
Parap NT 0804

Phone: 08 8927 8111
Fax: 08 8945 3355