Nautilus Aviation has expanded its operations in the Northern Territory with three new bases established in the region.
New bases were set up at the former Jayrow Helicopters bases at Jabiru, Gove and Darwin Airports, complementing their current commercial operations from Emkaytee Airfield at Noonamah.
The expansion will allow Nautilus to increase its commercial offering to include services such as aerial surveys, mining support, remote area operations, media, sling operations, feral animal control, and power line, pipeline, and radio communication tower inspections.
“With the new bases established, Nautilus now has the capacity and capability to support almost any technical or commercial helicopter requirement in the Northern Territory,” CEO Aaron Finn said.
“This increased offering plus our already strong reputation for quality and diversity in our fleet, and commitment to safety means we can continue to deliver exceptional service to our clients no matter what their needs are.”
In addition to the geographical expansion, Nautilus Aviation also announced the acquisition of five Bell 407GXi helicopters which will be used across the fleet in Northern Territory and Queensland.
“The Bell 407GXi helicopter has great all-round visibility and fits in well with our operational requirements and commitment to reducing our carbon footprint,” Mr Finn said.
“With Bell’s excellent track record for customer service, I am confident these new additions to our fleet will serve us well as we grow in the future.”