Airline Lists – Australia A-K


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ACFT – Advanced Cockpit Flight Training

Advanced Cockpit Flight Training (ACFT) is based at Jandakot Airport and provides flight training and aircraft hire services. It is the trading name of Aerospace Operations Australia Pty Ltd.

ACFT was initially formed in 2007 as Attitude Aerobatics (a subsidiary of Fighter Combat International), and was acquired by the new owners in March 2012. ACFT provides flight training for Edith Cowan University students (Graduate Diploma Course), and also provides professional flight training courses for self-funded individuals. Courses include PPL, NVFR , CPL, MECIR, Flight Instructor Rating, Aerobatics, and Emergency Manoeuvre Training.  Endorsement training is also offered including Tailwheel, CSU, and Formation.

Fleet list updated as at 8 Aug 2013:

VH-BNE Aquila Aviation AT01-211 (A210) AT01-211
VH-OIS Aquila Aviation AT01-211 (A210) AT01-250
VH-OIT Aquila Aviation AT01-211 (A210) AT01-252
VH-OIU Aquila Aviation AT01-211 (A210) AT01-254
VH-OIV Aquila Aviation AT01-211 (A210) On order
VH-OIW Aquila Aviation AT01-211 (A210) On order
VH-OIX Aquila Aviation AT01-211 (A210) On order
VH-OIY Aquila Aviation AT01-211 (A210) On order
VH-OIZ Aquila Aviation AT01-211 (A210) On order
VH-FKQ American Champion 8KCAB Decathlon 971-2004 Leased from Vector Logistics Pty Ltd
VH-AFQ Cessna 172N Skyhawk II 17270961 Leased from Spenceair
VH-CFG Cessna 172R Skyhawk 17280118 Leased from Irenic Pty Ltd / David Ellis
VH-CUK Cessna 172P Skyhawk II 17274785 Leased from Vector Logistics Pty Ltd/Fighter Combat International
VH-EEP Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP 172S9321 Leased from Air Ads/Brian Collingridge
VH-ZWY Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP 172S8607 Leased from Air Ads/MPC Gold Pty Ltd
VH-OIR Tecnam P2006T 019 Delivered 7 Oct 2012, ex ZK-TZY
VH-… Tecnam P2006T On order
VH-CFC Cessna 182Q Skylane 18267590 Leased from Portwell Pty Ltd
VH-PUZ Partenavia P.68C 268 Leased from Vector Logistics Pty Ltd/Fighter Combat International

Ad Astral Aviation logoAd Astral Aviation

Ad Astral Aviation is based at Perth Airport. It performs charter and FIFO (Fly In, Fly Out) operations for the resources industry using its Beech 1900C and 1900D, and conducts flight training using Beech Duchess aircraft. Fleet list updated 8 Aug 2014.

VH-AHY Beech 76 Duchess ME-187 Leased from R.P.M. Management Pty Ltd
VH-KTB Beech 76 Duchess ME-409 Leased from R.P.M. Management Pty Ltd
VH-FWA Beech 1900C UB-61 Leased from Central Air Pty Ltd
VH-KFN Beech 1900C-1 UC-173 Leased from Karratha Flying Services
VH-NOA Beech 1900D UE-94 Leased from Awesome Flight Logistics Pty Ltd
VH-VOA Beech 1900C UB-62 Leased from Awesome Aviation Pty Ltd

AeroPearl logoAeroPearl

Pearl Aviation Australia formed AeroPearl in partnership with Aerodata GmBH, (manufacturers of the flight inspection equipment) to operate two King Airs under contract to Airservices Australia on flight inspection operations. Fleet list updated 8 Aug 2013.

VH-FII Beech King Air 200 BB-653 Flight Inspection configuration – was op for Airservices Australia – stored at Brisbane since 5 Sep 2012.
Callsign ‘AUSCAL 1’
VH-FIX Beech Super King Air B300 (350) FL-90 Flight Inspection configuration – operated for Airservices Australia
Callsign ‘AUSCAL 2’
VH-FIY Beech King Air B300 (350i) FL-760 Flight Inspection configuration – operated for Airservices Australia
Callsign ‘AUSCAL 3’
VH-FIZ Beech King Air B300 (350i) FL-779 Flight Inspection configuration – operated for Airservices Australia.
Callsign ‘AUSCAL 4’


AeroRescue logoAeroRescue

AeroRescue is a subsidiary of Darwin-based Pearl Aviation Australia, a subsidiary of Paspaley Pearls Group – hence the “PP” in its aircraft registrations.
It operates a fleet of five Dornier 328 turboprops with the one aircraft each based at Perth, Darwin, Cairns, Brisbane and Melbourne (Essendon). The aircraft are modified for SAR (Search And Rescue) and operate under a 10-year contract to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). When not used for SAR duties, the aircraft are also Aug  used for pollution detection and by Customs / Border Protection for maritime suveillance duties, using Customs callsigns.  AMSA Dornier 328 Fact Sheet. Fleet list updated 8 August 2014.

VH-PPF Dornier 328-120 3057 SAR – Normally based at Perth
VH-PPG Dornier 328-120 3053 SAR – Normally based at Darwin
VH-PPJ Dornier 328-120 3059 SAR – Normally based at Brisbane
VH-PPQ Dornier 328-120 3051 SAR – Normally based at Essendon
VH-PPV Dornier 328-120 3052 SAR – Normally based at Cairns


Air Ads Air Ads logo

Air Ads is based at Jandakot Airport and has been banner towing in Perth since 1973.

Fleet list correct as at 21 August 2014.

VH-BFY Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub 18-8109004 Leased from Brian Collingridge



Air Australia International logoAir Australia International

Air Australia International is based at Jandakot Airport, offering flight training, aircraft hire and charter services. The company was formed by Chuck McElwee, a former US Navy F-4 Phantom pilot with squadron VF-151. Fleet list updated 21 Aug 2014.

VH-AOH Cessna 152 15285532
VH-IGX Cessna 152 15283287
VH-JXY Robin R-2160 Sport C181
VH-XXY Robin R-2160 Sport C198
VH-BEZ Cessna 172N Skyhawk II 17268583
VH-IGY Cessna 172N Skyhawk II 17269697
VH-REJ Cessna 177RG Cardinal 177RG1125
VH-RKU Piper PA-32R-300 Cherokee Lance 32R-7680375
VH-LRN Piper PA-34-200T Seneca II 34-7870235
VH-CYY Piper PA-31-310 Navajo B 31-7401241


Air Phoenix International – trading as Formula Aviation – see under that entry

Airnorth logo


Based in Darwin, NT, Airnorth uses Embraer E170 aircraft on flights to the following WA destinations:

  • Broome (to/from Darwin, Karratha, Kununurra, Port Hedland)
  • Karratha (to/from Broome, Port Hedland)
  • Kununurra (to/from Broome, Darwin, Perth)
  • Perth (to/from Kununurra)
  • Port Hedland (to/from Broome, Karratha).

Fleet: (Embraer 170 fleet listed as these are the type which mainly visits WA, but there are other types in their fleet). Updated 12 Aug 2013.

VH-ANO Embraer 170 (ERJ-170-100LR) 17000099 “Savannah”
VH-ANT Embraer 170 (ERJ-170-100LR) 17000357
VH-ANV Embraer 170 (ERJ-170-100LR) 17000280 “Makikit Timor”
VH-SWO Embraer 170 (ERJ-170-100LR) 17000081

Airservices Australia logo

Airservices Australia

Airservices Australia conducts flight inspections using Beech King Air aircraft operated by AeroPearl (see separate entry). AeroPearl is a subsidiary of Pearl Aviation Australia.


Albany Aero Club

Albany Aero Club is based at Albany and provides aircraft hire services. Fleet list updated 12 Aug 2013.

VH-VVO Cessna 172R Skyhawk 17280745


Albany Aviation Albany Aviation logo

Albany Aviation was established at Albany Airport in the late 1990s, and provides air charter services and scenic flights and tours throughout Australia.

Fleet list updated 22 August 2013.

VH-PJK Cessna P210N Pressurised Centurion P21000010 Leased from Bradley J Gooding
VH-MSS Beech Baron 58 TH-1000 Leased from Amvad Pty Ltd


Albany Flying Schools – see separate entries for Great Southern Aviation and Rainbow Coast Flying School

All North Helicopters All_North_Helicopters_Fitzroy_Helicopters_logo

All North Helicopters was formed by Helidoc Pty Ltd, and operates the following helicopter services: helicopter charter flights and passenger transport, helicopter mining survey and sampling, sling loads, fire fighting, aerial photography and filming, and feral animal control. Bases are at Fitzroy Crossing Airport and Derby Airport, and the company mainly services the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

Helidoc Pty Ltd commenced operations at Fitzroy Crossing in 1994 as BB Helicopters, using R22 helicopters in mustering and Government aerial charter work. In 1996, they purchased Fitzroy Helicopters, a long established Kimberley helicopter company (see separate entry).

Fleet list updated 23 August 2013.

VH-HBN Robinson R44 Astro 0285
VH-RBQ Robinson R44 Astro 0019
VH-ZDP Robinson R44 Raven 1246

Alliance Airlines

Alliance Airlines logoAlliance Airlines is based in Brisbane, Queensland, but has a hub at Perth Airport. Other hubs are Townsville and Adelaide.  Alliance provides FIFO (Fly In/Fly Out) services to the resources industry, aircraft charter services (long-term or ad-hoc) and aircraft leasing.

The airline is owned by Queensland Airline Holdings, being formed in August 2002 from the assets of Flight West Airlines, which had been formed on 25 May 1987 and ceased operations in 2001. Alliance mainly operates Fokker 70s and 100s in WA, with the occasional visit by the odd Fokker 50. The Fokker 70 and 100 aircraft are used on resources flights from Brisbane to Telfer (for Byrnecut Mining at Newcrest’s Telfer gold mine); Perth to Leonora for Minara Resources (for Murrin Murrin nickel and cobalt mining and refining project); Perth to Mount Keith and Perth to Leinster for BHP Billiton Nickel West; Perth to Coondewanna (for BHP Billiton iron ore mine at Area C); Perth to Barimunya (for BHP Billiton mine at Yandi); Perth to Argyle (for Rio Tinto’s Argyle Diamond Mine). Alliance also flies from Perth to Karratha three times per week and Perth to Kalgoorlie once per week.

Fleet: (Only Fokker 70s and Fokker 100s are listed, as these are the main types operated by Alliance in WA). Updated 17 Aug 2014.

VH-JFB Fokker 70 11521 Hybrid colours with dark blue lower fuselage.
VH-JFE Fokker 70 11545 Hybrid colours with dark blue lower fuselage.
VH-NKH Fokker 70 11549
VH-NKU Fokker 70 11555 First visit 31 August 2015
VH-NKZ Fokker 70 11573
VH-QQR Fokker 70 11564
VH-QQV Fokker 70 11565
VH-QQW Fokker 70 11569
VH-QQX Fokker 70 11571
VH-QQY Fokker 70 11575
VH-FKA Fokker 100 11345
VH-FKC Fokker 100 11349
VH-FKD Fokker 100 11357
VH-FKF Fokker 100 11365
VH-FKG Fokker 100 11366
VH-FKJ Fokker 100 11372
VH-FKK Fokker 100 11379
VH-FKL Fokker 100 11380
VH-FWH Fokker 100 11316
VH-FWI Fokker 100 11318
VH-QQR Fokker 100 11564
VH-XWM Fokker 100 11276
VH-XWN Fokker 100 11278
VH-XWO Fokker 100 11280
VH-XWP Fokker 100 11281
VH-XWQ Fokker 100 11300
VH-XWR Fokker 100 11306
VH-XWS Fokker 100 11314
VH-XWT Fokker 100 11338

Ashburton Air Services

Ashburton Air Services logoAshburton Air Services is based in Denmark, WA but also operates to and from Perth Airport and Jandakot. The company was originally established in 1992 in Onslow, but has now moved to Denmark, conducting charter operations, scenic flights, surveys and aerial work. Updated 12 Aug 2013.

VH-ORD Cessna R182 Skylane RG II R18201863
VH-TTL Beech E55 Baron TE-1138


Attitude AerobaticsAttitude Aerobatics logo

Attitude Aerobatics was formed in 2007 as a subsidiary of Fighter Combat International, providing aerobatic joy flights, aerobatic training, tailwheel training and Emergency Manoeuvre Training.

The training aspects have now been taken over by ACFT (see separate entry above), and Attiture Aerobatics now conducts aerobatic joyflights and air displays. Updated 12 Aug 2013.

VH-TWA Extra EA.300L 122




AVWest logoAVWest

AVWest began operations in the 1980s as the private flight department (for Multiplex Construction?) but was formed as a separate company in 2005.
AVWest is an executive aircraft and helicopter charter operator based at Perth Airport, and operates a number of aircraft on behalf of their owners.
AVWest owns Perth Jet Centre, providing ground handling and FBO (Fixed Base Operator) services for business aircraft. Other facilities are at Rous Head Heliport (Fremantle) and Broome Airport.
On order: 5x Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global 6000; 4x Bombardier Global 7000; 2x Bombardier Global 8000; 1x Gulfstream Aerospace G650
Updated 21 August 2014.

VH-ZOH AgustaWestland A109S Grand 22152 Registered owner/operator is AVWest, but actually operated for Warburton Group.
VH-DNK Bombardier BD-700-1A11 Global 5000 9311 Registered owner/operator is Tatary Pty Ltd, but believed to be operated by AVWest.
VH-FMG Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express 9015 Ex N900LF.
Owned by FMG Air Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Perth-based mining company Fortescue Metals Group. Operated by AVWest.
N709FG Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express XRS 9300 Ex C-FRJV.
Registered to Bank of Utah (Trustee)


Azure Helicopters logoAzure Helicopters

Azure Helicopters conducts VIP and private helicopter charter services. It is based at Rous Head Helipad, North Fremantle.

Fleet list updated 21 August 2014.

VH-ZRP Eurocopter AS350B2 Squirrel 4052
VH-ZEC Eurocopter EC135P2+ 0799



Beverley Soaring Society

Beverley Soaring Society is a gliding club based at Beverley, providing trial flights and pilot training from ab initio through to cross-country flying and racing. (Updated 21 August 2014)

VH-ZBA PZL-Swidnyk PW-5 Smyk (glider) 17-04-020
VH-GVE Schempp-Hirth Standard Cirrus (glider) 620
VH-GDA Grob G-102 Astir CS (glider) 1295
VH-XQD PZL-Bielsko SZD-50-3 Puchacz (glider) B-2032
VH-BSS Schleicher ASK-21 (glider) 21736
VH-KYK Grob G-103 Twin Astir (glider) 3061
VH-DGZ DG DG-1000S (glider) 10-92S65
VH-ALA Piper PA-25-235 Pawnee B 35-3795 Glider tug
VH-BMF Piper PA-25-235 Pawnee B 25-3003 Glider tug
VH-CSN Piper PA-25-235 Pawnee B 25-3574 Glider tug


Bristow Helicopters logoBristow Helicopters Australia

Bristow Helicopters Australia is part of the Bristow Group based in Houston, Texas, USA. The company was founded in the UK in 1953 and was the first civil helicopter company to work in the oil and gas industry. It now has over 500 helicopters worldwide, making it one of the largest providers of helicopter services. Bristow now operates 34 helicopters in Australia and more are on order.

Bristow started operations in Australia 40 years ago as Bristow Helicopters Australia. For a time during the 1980s it became part of the Mayne Group, being renamed Mayne-Bristow Helicopters, but Mayne later sold their interest and the company reverted to Bristow Helicopters Australia.

Bristow initially had their main base at Jandakot, but their head office is now at Perth Airport. Its other operating bases in WA are Barrow Island, Broome, Dongara, Learmonth, Karratha, Truscott, and Varanus Island. Other Australian bases are at Darwin, NT; Essendon and Tooradin in Victoria; and Oakey in Queensland (where Bristow provides engineering support to Super Pumas of the Republic of Singapore Air Force).

Full fleet listed below, but some are not WA-based. Updated 21 August 2014.

VH-BKE Eurocopter (Kawasaki) BK117B-2 1042
VH-BKK Eurocopter (Kawasaki) BK117B-2 1044
VH-TZI Sikorsky S-76C 760774 Based at Karratha
VH-TZL Sikorsky S-76C 760735 Based at Karratha
VH-TZR Sikorsky S-76C 760775 Based at Tooradin, VIC
VH-ZFJ Sikorsky S-76C 760733 Based at Warrnambool, VIC
VH-ZFM AgustaWestland AW139 41233 Based at Exmouth
VH-ZFN AgustaWestland AW139 41228 Based at Karratha
VH-ZFO AgustaWestland AW139 41339 Based at Karratha
VH-ZFP AgustaWestland AW139 41370
VH-BHH Aerospatiale AS332L Super Puma 2059 Based at Karratha
VH-BHK Aerospatiale AS332L Super Puma 2096 Based at Karratha
VH-BHX Aerospatiale AS332L Super Puma 2079 Based at Karratha
VH-BHY Aerospatiale AS332L Super Puma 2129 Based at Truscott
VH-BWJ Aerospatiale AS332L Super Puma 2023
VH-BXZ Aerospatiale AS332L Super Puma 2078 Based at Karratha
VH-BYT Aerospatiale AS332L Super Puma 2083 Based at Karratha
VH-BYV Aerospatiale AS332L Super Puma 2061
VH-BZC Aerospatiale AS332L Super Puma 2036 Based at Essendon, VIC
VH-BZU Aerospatiale AS332L Super Puma 2045 Based at Exmouth
VH-ZFB Eurocopter EC225LP 2695 Based at Darwin, NT
VH-ZFC Eurocopter EC225LP 2709 Based at Darwin, NT
VH-ZFD Eurocopter EC225LP 2724 Based at Karratha
VH-ZFE Eurocopter EC225LP 2728 Based at Karratha
VH-ZFH Eurocopter EC225LP 2723 Based at Karratha
VH-ZFK Eurocopter EC225LP 2792
VH-ZUO Sikorsky S-92A Helibus 920203 Leased from VIH Aviation Group Ltd – Based at Broome
VH-ZUQ Sikorsky S-92A Helibus 920205 Leased from VIH Aviation Group Ltd – Based at Broome
VH-ZUV Sikorsky S-92A Helibus 920219 Leased from Brilog Leasing Ltd – Based at Broome
VH-ZUW Sikorsky S-92A Helibus 920221 Leased from Brilog Leasing Ltd – Based at Broome


Broome Air Services logoBroome Air Services (BAS)

Broome Air Services (BAS) is based at Broome, WA, operating charter and scenic flights. Updated 21 August 2014.

VH-VAX Cessna 172P Skyhawk II 17275302
VH-TDQ Cessna U206F Stationair U20602807
VH-AMG Cessna 210N Centurion II 21064075
VH-AOI Cessna 210N Centurion II 21064609
VH-EGB Cessna 210M Centurion II 21062858
VH-FOK Cessna 210N Centurion II 21063109
VH-TWD Cessna 210N Centurion II 21064356
VH-DMN Beech 58 Baron TH-1103
VH-WSF Beech 58 Baron TH-549
VH-JOV Cessna 402C 402C0087
VH-KEZ Cessna 402C 402C0262
VH-LBB Cessna 402C 402C0283
VH-ENT Cessna 404 Titan 4040818
VH-SKC Cessna 404 Titan 4040404
VH-CRN Cessna 208B Grand Caravan 208B0428
VH-CVN Cessna 208B Grand Caravan 208B0676
VH-HLL Cessna 208B Grand Caravan 208B0615
VH-LZK Cessna 208B Grand Caravan 208B0991
VH-NCK Cessna 208B Grand Caravan 208B1129
VH-NTC Cessna 208B Grand Caravan 208B0418
VH-MWX Beech B200 King Air BB-1424
VH-ZOR Beech 200 King Air BB-762
VH-ZXM Beech B200 King Air BB-1470


Broome Aviation logoBroome Aviation

Broome Aviation was formed in 1983, and is based at Broome, WA, operating scenic flights and air tours. It is a sister company to Northwest Regional Airlines, but all Northwest Regional Airlines aircraft are registered under Broome Aviation. Aircraft based at Halls Creek and Wyndham are assigned to Northwest Regional Airlines. Updated 21 August 2014.

VH-BBU Cessna U206G Stationair U20604109
VH-SHZ Cessna U206G Stationair U20603726
VH-DZH Cessna 210L Centurion II 21061247
VH-KDM Cessna 210N Centurion II 21063041
VH-KJL Cessna 210L Centurion II 21060776
VH-PBV Cessna 210M Centurion II 21062350
VH-SJG Cessna 210N Centurion II 21063529
VH-SKQ Cessna 210L Centurion II 21061243
VH-TCI Cessna 210L Centurion II 21060548
VH-WTX Cessna 210L Centurion II 21060222
VH-DAW Cessna 310R II 310R0148
VH-NUX Cessna 208 Caravan I 20800334 Amphibious floatplane
Operated for Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures
VH-PGA Cessna 208 Caravan I 20800312 Amphibious floatplane
Operated for Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures
VH-DLF Cessna 404 Titan 4040683
VH-JOR Cessna 404 Titan 4040642
VH-NDC Cessna 208B Grand Caravan 208B2215
VH-NGS Cessna 208B Grand Caravan 208B0416
VH-TLD Cessna 208B Grand Caravan 208B0339
VH-TLH Cessna 208B Grand Caravan 208B0800
VH-TLZ Cessna 208B Grand Caravan 208B0789
VH-TWX Cessna 208B Grand Caravan 208B0648

Broome Helicopter Services logoBroome Helicopter Services

Broome Helicopter Services is based at Broome, with other bases at Cockatoo Island and Imintji. Updated 21 August 2014.

VH-HYR Robinson R-44 II 10341
VH-NIM Bell 206B JetRanger III 2261


Bunbury Aero Club logoBunbury Aero Club

Bunbury Aero Club was established in 1963, and is the largest WA aero club outside the metropolitan area, based at Bunbury Airport. It provides scenic flights, aircraft charter and hire, and flight training.

As noted below, some of the aircraft are not owned by the club and are leased as required from their owners. Updated 13 August 2013.

VH-IDB Tecnam P2002 Sierra 318
VH-IDC Tecnam P2002 Sierra 208
24-7027 Tecnam P92 Eaglet Available for cross hire from private owner
VH-LQW Cessna 152 15285956
VH-EEC Cessna 172R Skyhawk 17280077
VH-EEF Cessna 172R Skyhawk 17280171
VH-PWW Piper PA-28R-180 Cherokee Arrow 28R-30540 Available for cross hire from owner – Richard Schaffner
VH-AHT Beech Duchess 76 ME-132
VH-ILV Beech Baron B55 TC-1317 Available for cross hire from owner – Kevin Russell
VH-MWW Beech Baron 58 TH-834 Available for cross hire from owner – Air Charters West Pty Ltd
VH-UCI Cessna 402C 402C0474 Available for cross hire from owner – Back Nominees Pty Ltd


Bunbury Flying School logoBunbury Flying School

Bunbury Flying School also operates under the name of Southern Aviation, and all aircraft are registered under the Southern Aviation name (see separate entry).


Bunbury Helicopters

No information available. Fleet list accurate as at 23 August 2013.

VH-HCU Robinson R-44 Raven I 1560


Busselton Aero Club logoBusselton Aero Club

Busselton Aero Club is based at Busselton Airport and provides aircraft charter, aircraft hire and recreational flight training including abinitio, GA conversions, and endorsements in the recreational aircraft category.

Fleet list correct as at 23 August 2013.

24-7722 Aeroprakt Foxbat A22LS
24-5282 Evektor Sportstar


Busselton Air Service logoBusselton Air Service

Busselton Air Service is based at Busselton Airport, and provides scenic flights, aircraft charter, aircraft hire, and flight training.

Fleet list correct as at 23 August 2013.

VH-JZU Cessna 172P Skyhawk II 17274766
VH-AAF Cessna 182Q Skylane 18265648

Busselton Aviation

Busselton Aviation is based at Busselton Airport.

Fleet list correct as at 18 January 2014.

VH-SRJ Cessna 210L Centurion II 21061417


Casair logoCasair (Complete Aviation Services)

Casair (Complete Aviation Services) was formed in 1992 and is based at Perth Airport. It conducts FIFO (Fly In Fly Out) operations for resources companies, freight and charter flights. Scheduled FIFO flights include Fortnum Gold Mine (near Meekatharra) and Balfour Downs Mine (East Pilbara, between Newman and Woodie Woodie).

Fleet list updated 9 September 2013.

VH-SWT Beech 58 Baron TH-560
VH-ZGX Swearingen SA227-TT Merlin III TT-534 Ex N90GT. Registered 21 Jan 2013.
VH-KGX Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II TC-326
VH-NGX Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II TC-287
VH-OGX Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II TC-395
VH-WGX Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II TC-312 Being stripped of spares at Jandakot – still there Feb 2014


Catalina Adventures / Catalina Airlines

Catalina Adventures logoCatalina Adventures was formed by former SAS instructor Mack McCormack. The company provides scenic and adventure tours in Perth (from Jandakot and Rottnest) and the Kimberley Region (operating from Broome).

The company was granted approval in late November 2013 by the Swan River Trust to operate a 12-month trial using the 11-passenger Cessna 208 Caravan floatplane (VH-OPH), flying twice daily, seven days a week between 8am and 5.30pm from the Swan River to Rottnest Island, Mandurah and Margaret River. Other planned seaplane routes include weekend flights through Mandurah to Dunsborough, so that scuba divers could access the sunken HMAS Perth. Subject to approval from Mandurah Council, the airline would like to fly between Mandurah and Rottnest Island. Further regulatory approvals are required before services can commence.

Fleet list updated 11 December 2013.

VH-FLJ Robinson R44 II 12387 Leased from Safe and Sound Vermin Eradication Pty Ltd
VH-ZSA Robinson R44 Clipper II 10120 Leased from Saferight Pty Ltd
VH-OPH Cessna 208 Caravan 20800157 Leased from Saferight Pty Ltd. Amphibious floatplane.
VH-NMO Grumman G-111 (UF-2/HU-16D) Albatross G-464 Leased from Lissa Pty Ltd. Amphibian. Last Grumman Albatross built.
ex Bu No 148329, 9056 (JMSDF), N88999, PK-PAM, N26PR, N42MY


Central Air logoCentral Air

Central Air was formed in 1985 and is based at Perth Airport. It conducts aircraft charter, FIFO (Fly In Fly Out) operations for resources companies, and freight flights.

Fleet list correct as at 23 August 2013.

VH-BUW Piper PA-42 Cheyenne III 42-8001047
VH-FWA Beech 1900C UB-61 Leased to Ad Astral Aviation


CHC Helicopters logoCHC Helicopters Australia

CHC Helicopter Corporation (CHC stands for Canadian Helicopter Corporation) is now one of the world’s largest helicopter companies with a worldwide fleet of over 320 helicopters. CHC has grown mainly through acquiring other helicopter companies around the world. It is headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, with operations in 35 countries. The company provides helicopter services to oil and gas companies, emergency medical services (EMS), infrastructure maintenance, utilities, forestry, mining, and construction services.
In Australia, CHC purchased Adelaide-based Lloyd Helicopters, established in 1969, and all its fleet are registered under the name of Lloyd Off-Shore Helicopters. It is now the largest EMS provider in Australia, and since 1989 it has provided SAR (Search and Rescue) services to the RAAF, operating six Sikorsky S76A++ helicopters from RAAF operational bases.
In Western Australia, CHC Helicopters has a Sikorsky S76A++ based at RAAF Base Pearce on SAR duties.
CHC also provide the Bell 412EP RAC rescue helicopter to Fire and Emergency Services Authority (FESA) from a base at Jandakot. This helicopter conducts air ambulance, SAR and emergency services duties.
CHC also won the contract for offshore support to Woodside Energy,serving the North-West Shelf oil and gas platforms. CHC is using four 19-seat Eurocopter EC225s and two 12-15 seat AgustaWestland AW139s based in Karratha. It is believed to be the largest helicopter service contract ever awarded in Australia, worth $300 million over the next five years, with options to extend the contract for another four years. CHC started operations for Woodside in June 2011.

Fleet: Listed below are CHC helicopters likely to be seen in WA – the Bell 412EP RAC Rescue helicopter at Jandakot, and one of the below Sikorsky S76A++ is based at Pearce. Four Eurocopter EC225s and two AgustaWestland AW139s are to be based in Karratha, operating for Woodside. There are other helicopters in CHC Australia’s fleet based elsewhere in Australia. Updated 27 December 2013.

VH-HRP Sikorsky S-76A++ 760122 RAAF Rescue
VH-LAH Sikorsky S-76A++ 760089 RAAF Rescue
VH-LAI Sikorsky S-76A++ 760103 RAAF Rescue
VH-LHN Sikorsky S-76A++ 760300 RAAF Rescue
VH-LHY Sikorsky S-76A++ 760105 RAAF Rescue
VH-LHZ Sikorsky S-76A++ 760113 RAAF Rescue
VH-EWA Bell 412EP 36312 DFES SAR/EMS duties. Based at Jandakot. RAC RESCUE logos. Callsign ‘RESCUE 65’
VH-PXE AgustaWestland AW139 41311 Based at Karratha – operated for Woodside Energy
VH-PXF AgustaWestland AW139 31444 Based at Karratha – operated for Woodside Energy
VH-WEJ AgustaWestland AW139 31319 Based at Karratha – operated for Woodside Energy
VH-WEK AgustaWestland AW139 31320 Based at Karratha – operated for Woodside Energy
VH-LAF Eurocopter AS332L1 Super Puma 2319 Based at Truscott – operated for Woodside Energy to Northern Endeavour floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel
VH-LHG Eurocopter AS332L1 Super Puma 2317 Based at Broome – operated for Woodside Energy to Lombadina, in support of offshore drilling operations in Browse Basin
VH-LHH Eurocopter AS332L1 Super Puma 2407 Based at Truscott – operated for Woodside Energy to Northern Endeavour floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel
VH-LYH Eurocopter AS332L1 Super Puma 2468 Based at Karratha – operates to/from Learmonth
VH-LYI Eurocopter AS332L1 Super Puma 2381 Based at Truscott – operated for Woodside Energy to Northern Endeavour floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel
VH-LYP Eurocopter AS332L1 Super Puma 9008 Based at Truscott
VH-LYS Eurocopter AS332L1 Super Puma 2075 Based at Karratha – operates to/from Learmonth
VH-LYU Eurocopter AS332L Super Puma 2077 Based at Karratha – operates to/from Learmonth
VH-URY Eurocopter AS332L Super Puma 2053 Based at Broome/Truscott
VH-TQP Eurocopter EC225LP 2851 Based at Karratha – operated for Woodside Energy
VH-TQU Eurocopter EC225LP 2827 Based at Karratha – operated for Woodside Energy
VH-TQV Eurocopter EC225LP 2848
VH-WEQ Eurocopter EC225LP 2688 Based at Karratha – operated for Woodside Energy
VH-WEV Eurocopter EC225LP 2768 Based at Truscott – operated for Woodside Energy
VH-WEX Eurocopter EC225LP 2775 Based at Karratha – operated for Woodside Energy
VH-WGV Eurocopter EC225LP 2794 Based at Broome – operated for Woodside Energy to Lombadina, in support of offshore drilling operations in Browse Basin
VH-WSO Eurocopter EC225LP 2779 Based at Broome – operated for Woodside Energy to Lombadina, in support of offshore drilling operations in Browse Basin
VH-LOH Sikorsky S-92A Helibus 920036 Based at Broome – operated for Woodside Energy to Lombadina, in support of offshore drilling operations in Browse Basin
VH-LYX Sikorsky S-92A Helibus 920198 Based at Broome – operated for Woodside Energy to Lombadina, in support of offshore drilling operations in Browse Basin


China Southern logoChina Southern West Australian Flying College

Based at Jandakot, China Southern West Australian Flying College Pty Ltd was established in 1993. The college also owns and operates the Merredin aerodrome, which it has significantly upgraded. The college trains pilots for China Southern Airlines – China’s largest airline, taking recruits with no flying experience and training them to multi-engine instrument-rated jet First Officers.
The fleet includes Grob G115C2 and G115D single engine trainers, and a pair of Cessna 550 Citation II jets. They sold their fleet of five Piper PA-34-220T Seneca V twin-engine aircraft to Gulf Golden International Flying Academy (GGIFA) International Aviation College, Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia in 2008, and now lease Piper PA-44-180 Seminoles as twin engine trainers.

Fleet list updated 18 February 2014.

VH-AWX Grob G-115C2 82023/C2
VH-AYX Grob G-115D 82007/D
VH-AZP Grob G-115C2 82024/C2
VH-BAW Grob G-115C2 82025/C2
VH-BBJ Grob G-115C2 82026/C2
VH-BBX Grob G-115C2 82027/C2
VH-BCB Grob G-115C2 82028/C2
VH-BCL Grob G-115C2 82029/C2
VH-BDO Grob G-115C2 82030/C2
VH-BDP Grob G-115C2 82031/C2
VH-BDZ Grob G-115C2 82032/C2
VH-BFW Grob G-115C2 82042/C2 Substantially damaged 4 Feb 2014 at Merredin Airport – crashed near runway – ATSB Report 
VH-BGQ Grob G-115C2 82043/C2
VH-ZIB Grob G-115C2 82079/C2
VH-ZIJ Grob G-115C2 82082/C2
VH-ZIL Grob G-115C2 82083/C2
VH-ZIM Grob G-115C2 82080/C2
VH-ZIR Grob G-115C2 82084/C2
VH-ZIV Grob G-115C2 82081/C2
VH-ZTA Grob G-115C2 82048/C2
VH-ZTB Grob G-115C2 82047/C2
VH-ZTD Grob G-115C2 82050/C2
VH-ZTE Grob G-115C2 82046/C2
VH-ZTF Grob G-115C2 82049/C2
VH-ZTH Grob G-115C2 82075/C2
VH-ZTJ Grob G-115C2 82051/C2
VH-ZTK Grob G-115C2 82076/C2
VH-ZTL Grob G-115C2 82056/C2
VH-ZTM Grob G-115C2 82057/C2
VH-ZTN Grob G-115C2 82077/C2
VH-ZTO Grob G-115C2 82055/C2
VH-ZTP Grob G-115C2 82062/C2
VH-ZTS Grob G-115C2 82063/C2
VH-ZTT Grob G-115C2 82064/C2
VH-ZTV Grob G-115C2 82068/C2
VH-ZTX Grob G-115C2 82069/C2
VH-ZTY Grob G-115C2 82070/C2
VH-ZYM Grob G-115C2 82015/C2
VH-ZYT Grob G-115C2 82016/C2
VH-ZYV Grob G-115C2 82017/C2
VH-CZD Piper PA-44-180 Seminole 4496189 Leased from Airflite
VH-CZG Piper PA-44-180 Seminole 4496215 Leased from Airflite
VH-CZH Piper PA-44-180 Seminole 4496216 Leased from Airflite
VH-CZI Piper PA-44-180 Seminole 4496217 Leased from Airflite
VH-YZU Piper PA-44-180 Seminole 4496017 Leased from Airflite
VH-YZV Piper PA-44-180 Seminole 4496018 Leased from Airflite
VH-YZW Piper PA-44-180 Seminole 4496180 Leased from Airflite
VH-FJP Embraer 500 Phenom 100 50000237 Operated by Revesco Aviation
VH-LWZ Embraer 500 Phenom 100 50000306 Operated by Revesco Aviation
VH-ZLT Cessna 550 Citation II Bravo 550-0878 Operated by Revesco Aviation – stored at Jandakot


Cobham logoCobham Aviation Services Australia

Cobham Aviation Services Australia (formerly National Jet Systems), is headquartered in Adelaide, South Australia, but has a major hub and maintenance facility at Perth Airport, and other hubs at Cairns in Queensland and Darwin, NT. Cobham provides wide variety of services, including scheduled airline services, charter flights, FIFO (Fly In/Fly Out) operations for resources companies, freight services and wet leasing. The company is owned by Cobham PLC, a British based global group which was established in 1934 as Flight Refuelling Ltd (FRL) by Sir Alan Cobham – famous as a pioneer of long range flights and in-flight refuelling. The Australian arm of the Cobham company was formed as National Jet Systems in 1989, and began services in July 1990.

National Jet operated BAe 146 aircraft on contract to Australian Airlines under the Airlink brand with Australian Airlines colours, continuing this after Australian Airlines merged into Qantas in 1993 – the aircraft were painted in Qantas colours with Airlink titles. A subsidiary, National Jet Express, operates scheduled night freight services for Australian air Express, using BAe 146 freighters from Sydney.

In 2005, National Jet was awarded the contract to operate former Impulse Airlines and Jetstar Airways Boeing 717 aircraft under the QantasLink brand (see separate entry for QantasLink fleet). The BAe 146s were repainted in National Jet colours as they came off Airlink operations.

National Jet was rebranded Cobham Aviation Services Australia in early 2009 as part of a global rebranding by its UK parent company Cobham plc. The company’s legal identity as National Jet Express will still remain however the company would trade and operate its aircraft under the name Cobham.

On 19 October 2009, Cobham began operating public scheduled passenger services between Perth and Kambalda using Dash 8-300 aircraft under contract to Gold Fields St Ives Gold Mine, Avoca Resources Limited, Lanfranchi Nickel Mine and Norseman Gold Pty Ltd.

On 8 December 2009, Cobham announced that it had won the lucrative air services contract for Chevron Australia’s Gorgon Project on Barrow Island. Cobham imported two BAE Systems Avro RJ100 aircraft for this contract, to be complemented by another three BAe 146/RJ aircraft on services between Perth and Barrow Island. Light aircraft from Karratha Flying Services will also be used where required. Cobham claimed that Barrow Island’s history of bird strikes requires a four-engined aircraft in the event of engine loss, and the RJ100 can return to Perth using three engines if necessary. Also announced was a new terminal to meet strict quarantine protocols will be built at Cobham’s Perth Airport base.

Another subsidiary, Surveillance Australia, operates a maritime surveillance “Coastwatch” contract on behalf of the Border Protection / Customs. See separate entry.

Fleet list updated 23 August 2013.

VH-NJC British Aerospace 146-100A E1013
VH-NJR British Aerospace 146-100 E1152
VH-NJV British Aerospace 146-100QT Quiet Trader E1002 Freighter – operated for Australian Air Express in their colours
VH-NJG British Aerospace 146-200 E2170
VH-YAE British Aerospace 146-200A E2107
VH-NJU BAE Systems Avro 146-RJ85 E2287 First visit 15 June 2015
VH-NJF British Aerospace 146-300QT Quiet Trader E3198 Freighter – operated for Australian Air Express in their colours
VH-NJL British Aerospace 146-300 E3213
VH-NJM British Aerospace 146-300QT Quiet Trader E3194 Freighter – operated for Australian Air Express in their colours
VH-NJN British Aerospace 146-300 E3217
VH-NJZ British Aerospace 146-300QT Quiet Trader E3126 Freighter – operated for Australian Air Express. Painted all white with Cobham titles on forward fuselage.
VH-NJH BAE Systems Avro 146-RJ100 E3301
VH-NJI BAE Systems Avro 146-RJ100 E3265 Ex VH-NBK
VH-NJP BAE Systems Avro 146-RJ100 E3354
VH-NJQ BAE Systems Avro 146-RJ100 E3328
VH-NJY BAE Systems Avro 146-RJ100 E3331


Collie Aero Club

No information available. Fleet list correct as at 23 August 2013.

VH-EJS Cessna 172M Skyhawk II 17262467


Curtin Flying Club logoCurtin Flying Club

Curtin Flying Club commenced flying operations in mid 1975 with a leased Cessna 150. It now operates its own aircraft, with bookings through Minovation at Jandakot Airport. The Club is a non-profit incorporated body providing aircraft hire and flight training. Membership of the club is open to students and graduates of any educational institution, or any other person approved by the committee.

Fleet list correct as at 23 August 2013.

VH-CYQ Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP 172S9313
VH-KXW Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP 172S10679 Equipped with Garmin G1000 and GFC700


Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) (formerly FESA – Fire & Emergency Services Authority)

The Emergency Rescue Helicopter Service is managed by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services and funded by the State Government, with sponsorship from the RAC. The helicopter has been operating since 16 August 2003 under lease from CHC Helicopters Australia and is named “RAC Rescue”. Between 2003 and 2009, the helicopter had undertaken more than 1,500 missions and saved hundreds of lives. RAC Rescue flies critical care specialists direct to an incident and then takes the injured directly to the hospital that can provide the best care. Its secondary role is hospital transfers for critically ill patients. Other Bell 412EP helicopters are temporarily used when VH-EWA is  undergoing maintenance.

DFES also contracts in firebombing helicopters for the fire season, using:

  • Eurocopter AS350B2 Squirrel SD2 Soloy from Helicopter Logistics;
  • Eurocopter Bo-105LS-A3 helicopter from Heliwest;
  • Bell 214B1 and Eurocopter AS355F1 helicopters from McDermott Aviation; and
  • Larger helicopters from overseas (e.g. S-64 Skycrane from Erickson Air Crane, USA)

Updated 11 December 2013.

VH-EWA Bell 412EP 36312 Callsign “RESCUE 65”
SAR/EMS duties.
Leased from CHC Helicopters Australia.
Based at Jandakot. RAC RESCUE titles.


Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) (formerly Department of Environment and Conservation)  Department of Parks and Wildlife logo

The Department of Parks and Wildlife (formerly Department of Environment and Conservation) uses a fleet of American Champion 8GCBC Scout aircraft as fire spotter aircraft for forest patrols in the south-west of WA. They are based at Bunbury, Dwellingup and Manjimup, and fly across areas set each day according to the forecast fire weather conditions. The aircraft fly more hours during the hotter months (around 3,500 hours) due to the increased fire risk. They also supervise waterbombing operations in the south-west, relaying information to fire controllers regarding the fire’s behaviour to assist in firefighting and ensuring the safety of fire crews.

In January 1972, The Conservator of Forests conducted the first fire spotter trials at Pemberton using a Cessna 150. The trial was so successful that the operation became permanent after only two weeks.

A fleet of eight Piper PA-18-150 Super Cubs was introduced from October 1978 – September 1980, the aircraft registered VH-FPF to FPK, VH-FPM & FPN – the “FP” in the registration standing for Forest Patrol. In 1987, the agency was renamed the Department of Conservation and Land Management (CALM). In the late 1980s, a local aircraft distributor tried to convince CALM to acquire the Taylorcraft F-21B as a replacement for the Super Cubs, but this was not taken up.

In 1994, the Eagle XTS was just starting production in WA, but had not yet found customers. The WA Government trialled the aircraft in the forest patrol role, with CALM using two aircraft – VH-FPO (cn 0002) from January 1994, and VH-FPW (cn 005) from December 1994. The trial was not successful and the aircraft were not adopted, but stayed registered to CALM for a number of years afterwards.

In 1997, the Department began replacing the Super Cubs with American Champion 8GCBC Scouts. These were faster, had longer endurance, were more effective and cost-efficient. The first two aircraft were VH-FPL and VH-FPR in October 1997, and these were later joined by VH-CFH and VH-CFP in November 1998, VH-CFZ in December 1999, VH-CFX in January 2001, VH-CFD in July 2002, then VH-FMN and VH-FMR in November 2003. Most of these aircraft were sold off from October 2004 to August 2009, and replaced with newer Scouts. In August 2005, VH-VMS an American Champion 7GCBC Explorer was acquired, and stayed in the fleet until sold in July 2008. VH-CFD was written off in a landing accident at Albany on 5 March 2009, and later cancelled from the register.

In June 2002, the last Super Cub (VH-FPF) was finally withdrawn from service – this was also the longest serving, being their first Super Cub delivered in October 1978. Beside firespotting, the Super Cubs had also been used in search and rescue and scientific research. The Department calculated that the Super Cub fleet flew more than 120,000 hours and covered around 20 million kilometres – equal to 25 return trips to the Moon.

From 1 July 2013, the former Department of Environment and Conservation was split into the Department of Environmental Regulation and Department of Parks and Wildlife, with the latter taking responsibility for fire management of forests.

Each aircraft uses the callsign “SPOTTER” followed by their individual number, e.g. VH-DXM is “SPOTTER 643”. Fleet list correct as at 20 December 2014.

VH-CVI / 644 American Champion 8GCBC Scout 495-2007 Western Power sponsor logo on forward fuselage
VH-DXL / 646 American Champion 8GCBC Scout 516-2009
VH-DXM / 643 American Champion 8GCBC Scout 504-2008
VH-DXU / 649 American Champion 8GCBC Scout 520-2009
VH-DXZ / 641 American Champion 8GCBC Scout 512-2008
VH-KTG / 642 American Champion 8GCBC Scout 546-2011
VH-KUE / 648 American Champion 8GCBC Scout 554-2013 Regd 9 Oct 2013
VH-LKQ / 640 American Champion 8GCBC Scout 538-2011
VH-LKV / 647 American Champion 8GCBC Scout 529-2010

Dunn Aviation logoDunn Aviation Australia

Dunn Aviation Australia is owned and operated by Neville Dunn, based at Ballidu, as was formed in 1963. The company provides aerial agricultural services and providing aircraft, pilots and support equipment for crop management, protection and improvement in agriculture, the mining industry and forestry, including emergency response service capability for a maritime oil spill, bushfire or wildfire disaster.

Aerial Firebombing & Water bombing includes use of the Air Tractor AT-802F, AT-602 and PZL M-18A Dromader for water and fire retardant dropping. Dunn Aviation aircraft have been contracted by the WA Government to provide firebombing aircraft for several years, deploying some aircraft to the southwest of WA during the hotter summer months. Its aircraft are also contracted out to other states to perform firebombing and agricultural duties.

Another AT-802A was delivered on 13 November 2010 (EC-JKF, which is to be registered VH-NIN). Two more are to be delivered to WA in early December 2010 and a third aircraft will be sent to the Eastern States.

When used for firefighting, the Air Tractor aircraft use the callsign “BOMBER”, followed by the individual aircraft number – e.g. VH-NIA uses callsign “BOMBER 606”.

Fleet list updated 11 December 2013.

VH-DJZ Cessna A185F Skywagon 18504277
VH-DRT Cessna A185F Skywagon 18502979
VH-NIY / 602 Air Tractor AT-602 602-1139 Leased from South East Air Ag (SEAA Pty Ltd) during summer bushfire season.
VH-NIZ / 605 Air Tractor AT-602 602-1134 “Rock ‘n’ Roll”. Leased from South East Air Ag (SEAA Pty Ltd) during summer bushfire season.
VH-DUA / 608 Air Tractor AT-802 802-0366 “Magic”. Leased from Aerowest Pty Ltd
VH-DUJ / 607 Air Tractor AT-802 802-0237
VH-DUN / 604 Air Tractor AT-802A 802A-0382 “Ian Leslie”.
VH-DUQ / 601 Air Tractor AT-802 802-0241
VH-DUW / 609 Air Tractor AT-802A 802A-0328 Leased from Mal Dunn Pty Ltd
VH-JID / 610 Air Tractor AT-802 802-0341 “Chop”.
VH-NIA / 606 Air Tractor AT-802A 802A-0148
VH-NID / 612 Air Tractor 802A 802A-0523 “The Boss”
VH-NIN / 603 Air Tractor AT-802A 802A-0211
VH-NIP Air Tractor AT-802A 802A-0492


Esperance Air Service

Esperance Air Service (Chartwell Nominees Pty Ltd trading as) is based at Esperance in the south of WA. It operates aircraft charter, scenic flights, aircraft hire, flight training, aerial photography, aerial inspections and other aerial work, including farm cropping, search and rescue, stock mustering, parachute drops, vermin counting, wild dog and feral cat control, fire spotting and aerial co-ordination.

Fleet list correct as at 23 August 2013.

VH-DVU Cessna A150M Aerobat A1500611
VH-IQC Cessna 172M Skyhawk 17262957
VH-TEV Cessna 210L Centurion II 21061374 Leased to Katherine Aviation, Katherine, NT
VH-TIZ Cessna 210L Centurion II 21061473
VH-DWS Cessna 310K 310K0057


ExecuJet Australia

The Australian arm of the international ExecuJet Aviation Group, ExecuJet Australia has bases in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney. Services include aircraft management, aircraft charter, Fixed Base Operations (FBO), SimplyFly, aircraft maintenance, aircraft completions consulting, aircraft spare parts and aircraft brokerage.

Fleet list correct as at 14 April 2014.

VH-SQD Learjet 45 45-033 Leased from EJ Capital Zurich AG
VH-SQM Learjet 45 45-035 Leased from EJ Capital Zurich AG
VH-BLM Bombardier CL600-2B16 Challenger 604 5407 Leased from Aircraft Acquisition Pty Ltd
VH-URR Bombardier CL600-2B16 Challenger 604 5439 Operated for SC Aviation Pty Ltd
VH-VRE Bombardier CL600-2B16 Challenger 604 5561 Operated for Wellard Aviation Pty Ltd
VH-VSZ Bombardier CL600-2B16 Challenger 604 5411 Leased from Capital Finance Australia Ltd
VH-TSL Gulfstream Aerospace G-IV 1487 Leased from Star Oriental International Ltd
VH-ICV Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express XRS 9393 Leased from Bank of America
VH-IQR Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express XRS 9230 Operated for First Quantum Minerals (Australia) Pty Ltd
VH-OCV Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global Express XRS 9326 Leased from Bank of America


Fighter Combat International logoFighter Combat International

Fighter Combat International Pty Ltd (FCI) (Vector Logistics Pty Ltd) is based at Jandakot Airport and was founded in 2003 by pilots Darius Pavri and Drew Searle (an ex-RAAF QFI). All of their other pilots have a military background. FCI conducts a variety of activities with its warbird aircraft, including participating and organising air displays (Drew Searle is Race Director for the Red Bull Air Race), but its main activity is combat adventure flights for paying members of the public.

Fighter Combat International also owns Attitude Aerobatics (see separate entry). Fleet list updated 23 August 2013.

VH-FKQ American Champion 8KCAB Decathlon 971-2004
VH-TWA Extra EA.300L 122 Operated by Attitude Aerobatics
VH-CUK Cessna 172P Skyhawk II 17274785 Leased to ACFT
VH-FCG Robinson R-44 II 12011
VH-FCD Nanchang CJ-6A 3832021 Ex Peoples Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF), China
VH-FCE Nanchang CJ-6A 3932014 Ex Peoples Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF), China
VH-FCY Nanchang CJ-6A 4532007 Ex Peoples Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF), China
VH-NNV Nanchang CJ-6A 5432024 Ex Peoples Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF), China. Leased from Ian Gonsal
VH-PUZ Partenavia P.68C 268 Leased to ACFT
VH-FGA Fouga CM-170 Magister 526 Ex French Air Force (Armee de l’Air)
VH-FGU Fouga CM-170 Magister 548 Ex French Air Force (Armee de l’Air)



Fitzroy Helicopters All_North_Helicopters_Fitzroy_Helicopters_logo

Helidoc Pty Ltd commenced operations at Fitzroy Crossing in 1994 as BB Helicopters, using R22 helicopters in mustering and Government aerial charter work. In 1996, they purchased Fitzroy Helicopters, a long established Kimberley helicopter mustering company. Bases are at Fitzroy Crossing Airport and Derby Airport, and the company mainly services the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

A separate division, All North Helicopters (see separate entry), was later formed to operate helicopter charter, mining, sling load, fire fighting, aerial photography and filming, and feral animal control.

Fleet list updated 27 August 2013.

VH-EZO Robinson R22 Beta II 4595
VH-HEU Robinson R22HP 0187
VH-HFW Robinson R22 Beta II 4452
VH-HHL Robinson R22 Beta II 2291
VH-HKV Robinson R22 Beta II 3284
VH-HLV Robinson R22 0193
VH-HMR Robinson R22 Beta 1022
VH-JXT Robinson R22 Beta II 2610
VH-LFN Robinson R22 Beta 1503
VH-LTY Robinson R22 Beta 2000
VH-NLL Robinson R22 Beta 2558
VH-NLT Robinson R22 Beta 2542
VH-NPK Robinson R22 Beta II 2706
VH-NRJ Robinson R22 Alpha 0397
VH-RBO Robinson R22 Beta 0810
VH-TXR Robinson R22 Beta II 4321
VH-VDO Robinson R22 0083


Flight Club logoFlight Club

Flight Club Pty Ltd is a membership-based organisation based at Jandakot Airport that provides aircraft hire and ownership shares. The aircraft are kept at The Aeroplane Company’s facilities.\

Fleet list correct as at 23 August 2013.

VH-IGI Grumman AA-5B Tiger AA5B-0991


Formula Aviation Formula_Aviation_logo

Formula Aviation is the trading name for Air Phoenix International and Formula Aircraft Ltd, and is based at Jandakot.

It provides aircraft hire and leasing services.

Fleet list updated 9 September 2013.

VH-JWP Beech 58 Baron TH-1245 Air Phoenix International
VH-SQC Beech 58 Baron TH-1213 Air Phoenix International. Leased to Thunderbird Aviation Academy, Jandakot (Jetfield Nominees Pty Ltd)
VH-SQF Beech 58 Baron TH-1560 Air Phoenix International
VH-MYG Piper PA-31-310 Navajo B 31-7300976 Air Phoenix International
VH-AVF Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain 31-7852118 Leased to Altitude Aviation (Altitude Flight Operations Pty Ltd)
VH-XMM Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain 31-8052020 Air Phoenix International. Leased to Slingair Pty Ltd
VH-CWO Beech B200C King Air BL-72 Leased to Star Aviation
VH-LKH Beech 200 King Air BB-612 Leased to Star Aviation
VH-LKR Beech B200 King Air BB-1087 Leased to Altitude Aviation (Altitude Flight Operations Pty Ltd)
VH-LKX Beech B200 King Air BB-732
VH-LQR Beech B200 King Air BB-1054 Leased to Altitude Aviation (Altitude Flight Operations Pty Ltd)
VH-NTE Beech 200 King Air BB-529 Leased to Goldfields Air Services (Texrio Pty Ltd)
VH-NTG Beech 200C King Air BL-9 Leased to Goldfields Air Services (Texrio Pty Ltd)
VH-NTS Beech 200C King Air BL-30 Leased to Goldfields Air Services (Texrio Pty Ltd)
VH-SGT Beech 200 King Air BB-73
VH-XDB Beech 200 King Air BB-533 Leased to Star Aviation.
VH-ZXM Beech B200 King Air BB-1470 Leased to Aus-West Airlines (2010) Pty Ltd. Medical Air titles


Frontier HelicoptersFrontier Helicopters logo

Frontier Helicopters operates Australia-wide, with bases located at Derby Airport, Newman Airport, and Fitzroy Crossing. The company provides helicopter services including helicopter charter, scenic flights, aerial surveys, helicopter tours, helicopter transfer, aerial filming and photography, fire management, sling load operations, and aerial shooting (feral animal control).

Fleet list updated 22 August 2013.

VH-HXS Robinson R44 Raven I 761 Leased from Artemisia Pty Ltd
VH-KHK Bell 206B JetRanger III 4349 Leased from Kimberley Helicopters Pty Ltd
VH-FBQ Eurocopter AS350B2 Squirrel 2081 Leased from Kimberley Helicopters Pty Ltd


Fugro logoFugro

Fugro is a Dutch multinational company headquartered in Leidschendam, the Netherlands. The company provides include survey, geotechnical, and geoscience services to oil, gas, mining and construction industries. The name “Fugro” is an acronym derived from “FUnderingstechnieken en GROndmechanica” which means “Consultancy for Foundation Techniques and Soil Mechanics”. In Australia, the Fugro group includes three aviation companies – Fugro Airborne Survey, Fugro Spatial Solutions, and Fugro LADS.

Fugro LADS (Laser Airborne Depth Sounding) measures water depth in shallow coastal areas to assist with the development of nautical maps, oil and gas exploration and coastal environmental management – including assessing areas vulnerable to climate change and rising sea levels. Fugro purchased Tenix LADS from Tenix Pty Ltd in mid 2009. They have two aircraft: VH-LCL De Havilland Canada DHC-8-202Q Dash 8 (cn 492) based in Cairns, QLD under contract to the Royal Australian Navy; and VH-EWP Fokker F27-500 Friendship (cn 10534) – operated overseas on survey work. These aircraft do not usually operate in WA and are not listed here. The Dash 8 is operated and maintained by Surveillance Australia (see separate entry).

Fugro Airborne Survey formed in early 2000 through global mergers of several airborne geophysical survey companies, including WA-based companies World Geoscience Corporation, Aerodata, Geoterrex and Kevron Geophysics.

On 3 September 2013, Fugro transferred its airborne activities to CGG, a global geoscience company, and all aircraft owned by Fugro Airborne Survey are now registered as owned by CGG Aviation (Australia) Pty Ltd. This does not affect the other Fugro operations, such as Fugro Spatial Solutions.

The company conducts airborne geophysical surveys for mining, oil and gas, engineering and environmental management customers, using highly-modified aircraft to detect minerals and oil/gas below the surface of the Earth. The systems on the aircraft are used to measure the following:

Fleet list updated 27 August 2013.

VH-FGC Diamond DA-42 Twin Star 42.354 Nose-mounted magnetometer boom
VH-FGO Diamond DA-42 Twin Star 42.199 Nose-mounted magnetometer boom
VH-FNV Diamond DA-42 Twin Star 42.182 Nose-mounted magnetometer boom
VH-FGQ Cessna 208 Caravan I 20800251 Tail-mounted magnetometer boom
VH-FAY Cessna 208B Grand Caravan 208B0884 Tail-mounted magnetometer boom
VH-WGT Shorts SC-7 Series 3-100 Skyvan SH1960 Electromagnetic loop, nose and tail booms, tail magnetometer, towed receiver
VH-TEM CASA C-212-200 (C-212-CC) 138 TEMPEST” Electromagnetic loop, nose and tail booms, tail magnetometer, towed receiver

Fugro Spatial Solutions Pty Ltd is the country’s biggest provider of spatial survices such as aerial photography and airborne laser surveys (LiDAR – Light Detection And Ranging), but they also conduct other activities including cloud seeding and aircraft hire.

Fleet list updated 27 August 2013.

VH-KPG Cessna TU206G Turbo Stationair 6 II U20605696 Photo survey
VH-KPB Beech B60 Duke P-466 Photo survey. Fitted with winglets.
VH-AZU Cessna 404 Titan II 404-0803
VH-TRC Cessna 404 Titan 404-0129 Leased from Aerotune Pty Ltd
VH-WGS Cessna 404 Titan II 404-0686
VH-LEM Cessna 441 Conquest II 441-0081
VH-YFD Cessna 441 Conquest II 441-0157


Geraldton Air Charter logoGeraldton Air Charter

Geraldton Air Charter is based at Geraldton Airport and started operations in March 1997. In 2002, Abrolhos Air Services was absorbed into the company and on 17 May 2009, Batavia Coast Air Charter was also acquired. Geraldton Air Charter operates air charter, aerial work, aerial photography, scenic flights and air tours.

Fleet list updated 27 August 2013.

VH-MSD Cessna R172K Hawk XP R1722182
VH-LCB Beech A36 Bonanza E-2014
VH-SQI Beech Bonanza A36 E-218
VH-WSB Gippsland Aeronautics GA8 Airvan GA8-07-125
VH-WSM Gippsland Aeronautics GA8 Airvan GA8-05-095
VH-PSI Cessna 310R II 310R2112
VH-WZW Cessna 310R 310R0719
VH-CJQ Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain 31-8152151


Gliding Club of WA logoGliding Club of Western Australia

Gliding Club of Western Australia is based at Cunderdin Aerodrome and provides glider joyflights, glider flight training, and glider hire.

Fleet list updated 27 August 2013.

VH-JMC Schleicher Ka-6BR Rhonsegler (glider) 473
VH-GIC Pilatus B4-PC11 (glider) 091
VH-GGG LET L-13 Blanik (glider) 025606
VH-GEE PZL-Bielsko SZD-48 Jantar Standard 2 (glider) W-870
VH-IZS PZL-Bielsko SZD-48 Jantar Standard 2 (glider) W-871
VH-GRB PZL PW-6U (glider) 78.04.02
VH-HNN ICA-Brasov IS-28B2 (glider) 201
VH-FSJ Piper PA-25-180S Pawnee 25-560 Glider tug aircraft


Golden Eagle Airlines logoGolden Eagle Airlines

Golden Eagle Airlines was formed in 1990 and is based in Port Hedland, with offices in Broome and Derby. The airline operates scheduled flights four times per week between Broome / Fitzroy Crossing / Halls Creek, and between Broome / Port Hedland. It also provides scenic flights and aircraft charter.

Fleet list updated 27 August 2013.

VH-AEX Cessna U206G Stationair 6 II U20606587
VH-PJY Cessna U206G Stationair 6 II U20605120
VH-UPK Cessna U206G Stationair 6 II U20605477
VH-FML Piper PA-31-310 Navajo 31-8112015
VH-KTS Piper PA-31-310 Navajo C 31-7912014
VH-NMK Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain 31-8152163
VH-NPA Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain 31-8452016


Goldfields Air Services logoGoldfields Air Services (GAS)

Goldfields Air Services (Texrio Pty Ltd) was formed in 1982 and is based at Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport. The company provides charter flights, aerial survey and photography, and flight training. Most of its flights operate to remote outback locations.

Fleet list updated 27 August 2013.

VH-TUX Cessna 172M Skyhawk 17263713
VH-MIC Piper PA-28-151 Cherokee Warrior 28-7615414
VH-OOT Cessna 310R II 310R1635
VH-TUZ Beech B60 Duke P-578
VH-UFD Beech A60 Duke P-237
VH-LNX Cessna 402C II 402C0295
VH-NTE Beech 200 King Air BB-529 Leased from Formula Aircraft Pty Ltd.
VH-NTG Beech 200C King Air BL-9 Leased from Formula Aircraft Pty Ltd.
VH-NTS Beech 200C King Air BL-30 Leased from Formula Aircraft Pty Ltd.


Great Southern Aviation

Great Southern Aviation is based at Albany Airport, and is Albany’s longest established flying school, providing CASA-approved flight training.

It is affiliated with Rainbow Coast Flying School (see separate entry), which provides RAAus flight training.

Fleet list updated 22 August 2013.

VH-PMC Cessna 172N Skyhawk 17269392
VH-PRZ Cessna 172N Skyhawk 17273250



Hardy Aviation

Hardy Aviation is based at Darwin, Northern Territory with a fleet of 30 aircraft, offering specialised air charter and Regular Passenger Transport services, mainly in the Northern Territory, but also to the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

NOTE: This is a partial fleet list, as only the Cessna 441 Conquests seem to visit Western Australia on a regular basis. Correct as at 19 December 2016.

VH-AZW Cessna 441 Conquest 441-0026
VH-JVB Cessna 441 Conquest 441-0231
VH-JVE Cessna 441 Conquest 441-0068
VH-JVN Cessna 441 Conquest 441-0247
VH-JVY Cessna 441 Conquest 441-0074

Helicopter Logistics

Helicopter Logistics is based at Jandakot Airport, operating throughout Australia. The company provides helicopter services to the airborne geophysics industry,  passenger charter, and aerial work operations including mineral exploration support, aerial filming, emergency services (bushfire, floods), construction and government support.

Fleet list updated 22 August 2013.

VH-UXO Lavia (Piper) PA-25-260 Pawnee LA-260-08022
VH-JRI Bell 206B JetRanger III 4234
VH-TVJ Bell 206B JetRanger II 761
VH-JTQ Eurocopter AS350BA Squirrel 1829


Helicopters (Australia) – see HNZ Australia


Helispecs Australia / Heliflights

Helispecs was established in 2008, and has bases at Bunbury and Margaret River, with a satellite base at Albany, but can operate all over Western Australia.

Services provided by Helispecs include aerial application (crop spraying), forestry, aerial lifting, search and rescue, fire fighting, mining support, aerial survey, aerial filming/photography, and charter flights.

Scenic charter flights are operated under the brand of Heliflights.

Fleet list updated as at 27 August 2013.

VH-FLR Robinson R44 Raven II Operated by Heliflights on scenic charter flights in the Margaret River and Bunbury regions.


Heliwest logoHeliwest

Heliwest (Heliwest Leasing Pty Ltd/Helibits Pty Ltd/Rotorwest Pty Ltd) has its head office and main maintenance facility at Jandakot, and has bases at Albany (Whaleworld), Kalgoorlie, Karratha, Newman and Port Hedland. It also operates from helipads at Perth City (near Trinity Ave, East Perth), and Burswood Park. A joint venture with Helifix in Papua New Guinea has Bell 212 helicopters providing helicopter services. Heliwest also opened operating bases at Toowoomba and Mt Isa in Queensland, and is bidding for another contract in the Northern Territory.

The company conducts a wide range of activities including fFixed wing & helicopter charter & scenic flights; powerline/pipeline/property inspection; geological survey & mining support; surf life saving patrols (previously providing the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter VH-BIN); fire surveillance and mapping; news, film and photography work (including providing Channel Ten’s new helicopter VH-RPK); sling loads; medical evacuation (Medevac); offshore support operations; helicopter flight training; engineering services; Robinson helicopter sales.

Heliwest recently won their first Australian offshore support contract (previously operated by Bristow Helicopters) to provide crew transfers for Roc Oil’s Cliff Head project off the WA coast near Dongara. One MBB BO105LS helicopter and a Bell 212 ( acquired under an alliance with Abu Dhabi Aviation) will be used on the contract. Heliwest also won a helicopter support contract with Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Operations), a contract with the APA Group to perform aerial gas pipeline surveys (media release HERE), and a contract to the WA Department of Health to control mosquitoes in the South West of WA (media release HERE).

Fleet list updated 27 August 2013.

VH-HTS Robinson R-22 Beta II 4208
VH-KZO Robinson R-22 Beta II 4288
VH-NZO Robinson R-22 Beta II 4362
VH-YZO Robinson R-22 Beta II 4289
VH-OOB Robinson R-44 I 1816
VH-TVL Robinson R-44 II 11257
VH-TVS Robinson R-44 II 11833
VH-ZGY Robinson R-44 II 12491
VH-BIN Bell 206B JetRanger II 2019 (Formerly used by Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter. “Peter Bermingham OAM”)
VH-RPI Bell 206B JetRanger III 3350
VH-RPK Bell 206B JetRanger III 2626 Leased to Channel Ten Perth as news helicopter
VH-VJG Bell 206B JetRanger II 2169
VH-VJH Bell 206B JetRanger II 1047
VH-BHO Bell 206L-3 LongRanger III 51354
VH-BHT Bell 206L-1 LongRanger II 45223
VH-CYJ Bell 206L-3 LongRanger III 51245
VH-LHP Bell 206L-3 LongRanger III 51002
VH-ZHP Bell 206L-1 LongRanger II 45308
VH-ZWV Bell 206L-3 LongRanger III 51040
VH-BII Aerospatiale AS350B2 Squirrel 2267
VH-JVC Aerospatiale AS350B2 Squirrel 1516
VH-LRW Aerospatiale AS350B2 Squirrel 1819
VH-NRW Aerospatiale AS350B2 Squirrel 3232
VH-VRW Aerospatiale AS350B2 Squirrel 2115 Heliwest Leasing Pty Ltd
VH-XRA MBB Bo-105LS-A3 2015 “BHP Billiton Medivac” titles
VH-XRF MBB Bo-105LS-A3 2032
VH-XRG MBB Bo-105LS-A3 2037 Operated since 1 Dec 2011 for WA’s Fire & Emergency Services Authority (FESA) as an aerial command and control helicopter for firefighting.
Fitted with Wescam MX-15i high definition FLIR turret, laser mapper and microwave transmitter.
Uses callsign “FIREBIRD 625”
VH-XRI MBB Bo-105LS-A3 2041 Operated on power pole inspection duties for Western Power
VH-XRQ MBB Bo-105LS-A3 2016
VH-XRU MBB Bo-105LS-A3 2043 “Super Lifter” colours & tall landing skids
VH-XRX MBB Bo-105LS-A3 2033
VH-XSQ Bell 427 56010 Heliwest Leasing Pty Ltd
VH-FTV Bell 212 31183
VH-CFE Bell 412EP 36204
VH-XFM De Havilland Canada DHC-6-200 Twin Otter 164 Operated for Fortescue Metals Group – see media release HERE


HNZ Australia (formerly Helicopters (Australia))

HNZ Australia, formerly Helicopters (Australia), was formed in the early 1980s as Westcoast Helicopters, based on Bungana Avenue at Perth Airport. The New Zealand company Helicopters (NZ) took over Westcoast Helicopters, renaming it Helicopters (Australia) and later HNZ Australia. HNZ has its main headquarters in New Zealand, with other subsidiary helicopter companies in Laos and Cambodia.

HNZ Australia previously contracted a number of its Squirrel helicopters to DFES for firefighting during the fire season, plus one or two Sikorsky S-61 helicopters leased from overseas. However, it lost the contract to McDermott Aviation during 2013.

There is a base with hangar facilities at Karratha Airport, where the company has contracts with Woodside Petroleum (for offshore rig support) and Rio Tinto Mining.

Fleet list updated 27 August 2013.

VH-WCD / 669 Aerospatiale AS350B3 Squirrel 3266 Fitted with Simplex Model 310-002 Fire Attack belly tank (1,100 L) / pump, and contracted to FESA for firefighting during fire season – uses callsign “HELITAC 669”
VH-WCQ / 670 Aerospatiale AS350B3 Squirrel 3195 Fitted with Simplex Model 310-002 Fire Attack belly tank (1,100 L) / pump, and contracted to FESA for firefighting during fire season – uses callsign “HELITAC 670”
VH-WCX / 671 Aerospatiale AS350B3 Squirrel 3491 Fitted with Simplex Model 310-002 Fire Attack belly tank (1,100 L) / pump, and contracted to FESA for firefighting during fire season – uses callsign “HELITAC 671”
VH-WDH Aerospatiale AS350B2 Squirrel 2286
VH-WDI / 610 Aerospatiale AS350B2 Squirrel 2073 Fitted with infra-red turret & contracted to FESA for fire controlling during fire season – uses callsign “FIREBIRD 611”
VH-WDQ Aerospatiale AS350B2 Squirrel 2132
VH-WKJ Eurocopter EC135P2+ 0125
VH-WKK Eurocopter EC135P2+ 0165
VH-NZQ AgustaWestland AW109SP Grand New 22301 Based at Karratha.
VH-NZU AgustaWestland AW109SP Grand New 22281 Based at Karratha.
VH-NZW AgustaWestland AW109SP Grand New 22302 Based at Karratha.
VH-WKA Eurocopter EC145 (BK117C-2) 9158 Based at Karratha.
VH-WKC Eurocopter EC145 (BK117C-2) 9209 Based at Karratha.


Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures logo

Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures is based in Broome and Derby, and operates scenic tours in the Kimberley.

Fleet list updated 27 August 2013.

VH-MOX Cessna 208 Caravan I 20800227 Amphibious floatplane
Operated by Broome Aviation, leased from West Coast Seaplanes Pty Ltd


Jandakot Flight Centre logoJandakot Flight Centre (JFC)

Jandakot Flight Centre was formed in 2000 and is based at Jandakot.

Subsidiaries include Kookaburra Air (which conducts air tours and scenic flights), Alliance Air (which provides air charter and freight charter) and Skyworx Aviation (providing air tours).

Fleet list updated 14 April 2014.

VH-NMS Eagle X-TS 150 015  Appears to be withdrawn from use, minus propeller at Jandakot as at March 2014.
VH-BJS Cessna 150G 15065195
VH-JYW Cessna 172P Skyhawk II 17275344
VH-VMH Cessna 172R Skyhawk 17280078
VH-DZK Cessna 172RG Cutlass RG 172RG0335
VH-NAN Mooney M20J (201) 24-1294
VH-SLX Piper PA-30 Twin Comanche B 30-1486
VH-MIQ Cessna 210N Centurion II 21064179
VH-HLS Beech Baron 58 TH-615
VH-HCK Cessna 340 3400021
VH-LKC Cessna 402C 402C0625 Leased from Stamford Park Investments Pty Ltd.
VH-ROS Cessna 402C 402C0038 Leased from Stamford Park Investments Pty Ltd.
VH-XAQ Pilatus PC-12/45 225
VH-XCB Beech B200 King Air BB-1472


Jayrow Helicopters logoJayrow Helicopters

Jayrow Helicopters Pty Ltd was formed in 1965 and provides helicopter services including offshore support for the oil and gas industry, marine pilot transfers, EMS – Emergency Medical Services and SAR (Search and Rescue), mining and telecommunication support. The company has WA bases at Karratha and Port Hedland, which mainly provide crew transfers to offshore installations, pilot transfers for the shipping industry, geological survey operations, medivac and SAR operations. In the late 1990s, the Karratha base started Jayrow’s offshore helicopter support operations with BK117 helicopters under contract to Apache. The Karratha fleet has grown to include a number of S-76s, JetRangers and Squirrels. Headquartered in Mentone, Victoria, other bases are at West Sale (Vic), Darwin (NT) and Rockhampton (Qld). Note: Not all of the below helicopters are WA-based.

Fleet list updated 27 August 2013.

VH-AFV Bell 206B JetRanger III 3104
VH-BJG Bell 206B JetRanger III 2345
VH-BLJ Bell 206B JetRanger III 3244
VH-BLP Bell 206B JetRanger III 3092
VH-CLV Bell 206B JetRanger III 4356
VH-DPS Bell 206B JetRanger II 1780
VH-FHW Bell 206B JetRanger III 2838
VH-FHX Bell 206B JetRanger III 2822
VH-FHZ Bell 206B JetRanger III 2825
VH-JRO Bell 206B JetRanger III 2960
VH-KSD Bell 206B JetRanger III 3658
VH-BGB Eurocopter EC120B 1347
VH-JYV Eurocopter EC120B 1112
VH-BLL Bell 206L-1 LongRanger II 45174
VH-JRJ Aerospatiale AS350BA Squirrel 2292
VH-JRD Sikorsky S-76A 760147 RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service. Based at Rockhampton, Qld.


Jetstar logoJetstar Airways

Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd is a low-cost airline subsidiary of the Qantas Group, based in Melbourne.

Qantas acquired Impulse Airlines in 2001 and operated it under the QantasLink brand. With the demise of Ansett and growth of low-cost Virgin Blue Airlines, Qantas decided to create its own low-cost carrier, and re-launched Impulse Airlines under the Jetstar brand. Domestic passenger services started on 25 May 2004 using former Impulse Airlines (QantasLink) Boeing 717s on East coast routes. The first international flights started on 1 December 2005. The first service to Perth was on 28 March 2006 by VH-VQJ.

Jetstar standardised its domestic fleet on the Airbus A320 during 2006, and the 717s were withdrawn from service during early 2006. During 2006-7, the airline introduced ex-Qantas Airbus A330-200 aircraft and started long haul international operations from Eastern states airports. From 2008, the airline introduced the Airbus A321. There are other Jetstar affiliate airlines in New Zealand (Jetstar Airways Ltd), Singapore (Jetstar Asia), Vietnam (Jetstar Pacific).

Note: Fleet list below excludes Jetstar’s A330s (VH-EBA-EBF & EBJ/K) as these do not currently visit WA.

Updated as at 14 April 2014.

VH-JQG Airbus A320-232 2169 Leased from Nimue Leasing Limited
VH-JQL Airbus A320-232 2185 Leased from Nimue Leasing Limited
VH-JQX Airbus A320-232 2197 Leased from Nimue Leasing Limited
VH-VFD Airbus A320-232 4922 Leased from Qantas. First visit 2 February 2012
VH-VFF Airbus A320-232 5039 Leased from Qantas. First visit 30 March 2012
VH-VFH Airbus A320-232 5211 Leased from Qantas. First visit 16 September 2012
VH-VFI Airbus A320-232 5270 Leased from BOC Aviation
VH-VFJ Airbus A320-232 5311 Leased from BOC Aviation
VH-VFK Airbus A320-232 5334 Leased from BOC Aviation
VH-VFL Airbus A320-232 5334 Leased from AWAS
VH-VFN Airbus A320-232 (sharklets) 5566 Leased from BOC Aviation
“Celebrating 100 aircraft” special colours
VH-VFO Airbus A320-232 (sharklets) 5631 Leased from BOC Aviation
VH-VFP Airbus A320-232 (sharklets) 5775 Leased from Qantas
VH-VFQ Airbus A320-232 (sharklets) 5780 Leased from Qantas
VH-VFT Airbus A320-232 (sharklets) 5532 Leased from BOC Aviation
VH-VFU Airbus A320-232 (sharklets) 5814 Leased from Qantas
VH-VFV Airbus A320-232 (sharklets) 5858 Leased from Qantas
VH-VFX Airbus A320-232 (sharklets) 5871 Leased from Qantas
VH-VGA Airbus A320-232 4899 Leased from Qantas. First visit 25 december 2011
VH-VGD Airbus A320-232 4527 Leased from Qantas
VH-VGF Airbus A320-232 4497 Leased from BOC Aviation
VH-VGH Airbus A320-232 4495 Leased from BOC Aviation
VH-VGI Airbus A320-232 4466 Leased from Qantas
VH-VGJ Airbus A320-232 4460 Leased from Qantas
VH-VGN Airbus A320-232 4434 Leased from BOC Aviation
VH-VGO Airbus A320-232 4356 Leased from Qantas
VH-VGP Airbus A320-232 4343 Leased from Qantas
VH-VGQ Airbus A320-232 4303 Leased from CIT Aerospace
VH-VGR Airbus A320-232 4257 Leased from CIT Aerospace
VH-VGT Airbus A320-232 4178 Leased from CIT Aerospace
VH-VGU Airbus A320-232 4245 Leased from BOC Aviation
VH-VGV Airbus A320-232 4229 Leased from BOC Aviation
VH-VGY Airbus A320-232 4177 Leased from BOC Aviation
VH-VGZ Airbus A320-232 3917 Leased from RBS
VH-VQA Airbus A320-232 3783 Leased from Macquarie AirFinance
VH-VQB Airbus A320-232 3743 Leased from ILFC
VH-VQC Airbus A320-232 3668 Leased from ILFC
VH-VQD Airbus A320-232 3547 Leased from ILFC
VH-VQE Airbus A320-232 3495 Leased from Macquarie AirFinance
VH-VQF Airbus A320-232 3474 Leased from ILFC
VH-VQG Airbus A320-232 2787 Leased from RIL VQG
VH-VQH Airbus A320-232 2766 Leased from Qantas
VH-VQJ Airbus A320-232 2703 Leased from Qantas
VH-VQK Airbus A320-232 2651 Leased from Macquarie AirFinance
VH-VQL Airbus A320-232 2642 Leased from Macquarie AirFinance
VH-VQM Airbus A320-232 2608 Leased from Sapphire Leasing Pty Ltd
VH-VQP Airbus A320-232 2573 Leased from RIL VQP
VH-VQQ Airbus A320-232 2537 Leased from RIL VQQ
VH-VQR Airbus A320-232 2526 Leased from RIL VQR
VH-VQS Airbus A320-232 2515 Leased from Qantas
VH-VQU Airbus A320-232 2455 Leased from RIL VQU
VH-VQW Airbus A320-232 2329 Leased from RIL VQW
VH-VQX Airbus A320-232 2322 Leased from RIL Aviation Pty Ltd
VH-VQY Airbus A320-232 2299 Leased from RIL VQY
VH-VQZ Airbus A320-232 2292 Leased from RIL Aviation Pty Ltd
VH-XHI Airbus A320-232 (sharklets) 5853 Leased from Qantas
VH-XHK Airbus A320-232 (sharklets) 5894 Leased from Qantas
VH-XSJ Airbus A320-232 5482 Ex 9V-JST. Leased from Wilmington Trust Co.
VH-VWT Airbus A321-231 3717 Leased from Qantas
VH-VWU Airbus A321-231 3948 Leased from CIT Aerospace
VH-VWW Airbus A321-231 3916 Leased from CIT Aerospace
VH-VWX Airbus A321-231 3899 Leased from CIT Aerospace
VH-VWY Airbus A321-231 1408 Leased from MSN 1408 Ltd
VH-VWZ Airbus A321-231 1195 Leased from Pembroke Capital

Joyce Air (Magnate Pty Ltd)

Joyce Air is based at Albany Airport and provides aerial agricultural services. (No website is available).

Fleet list accurate as at 4 January 2014.

VH-JVR Cessna U206G Stationair II U20604795
VH-TUN Cessna A188B AGwagon 18801797
VH-XCS Piper PA-36-375 Brave 36-7902021
VH-WBV Ayres S2R Turbo Thrush 2529R


Kalgoorlie-Boulder Aero Club Kalgoorlie Boulder Aero Club_Logo

The Kalgoorlie-Boulder Aero Club is based at Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport and provides flight training, aircraft charter and aircraft hire.

Fleet list updated 28 August 2013.

VH-AOZ Cessna 172P Skyhawk II 17274930


Karratha Flying Serrvices logoKarratha Flying Services (KFS)

Karratha Flying Services is based at Karratha, providing aircraft charter, Fly In / Fly Out (FIFO) services to the resources industry, freight, aerial photography, scenic flights and flight training. Major clients include Rio Tinto, Chevron, BHP Billiton, Apache and the WA Government.

KFS was formed in 1986 by Richard (Dick) Pym, when he acquired the aircraft and assets of Horizon Aviation (formerly Barpet Aviation). With rapid growth of the resources industry in the area, the company grew quickly. In July 2008, Pym sold the business to three new owners from Cathay Pacific Airways.

Fleet list updated 28 August 2013.

VH-ESQ Cessna 172M Skyhawk II 17262956
VH-KFQ Piper PA-31-310 Navajo B 31-7401250
VH-KFF Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain 31-7952125
VH-ZKF De Havilland Canada DHC-6-100 Twin Otter 43
VH-KFE Beech B200 King Air BB-1172
VH-KFH Beech B200 King Air BB-1641
VH-KFX Beech B200 King Air BB-1862
VH-KFN Beech 1900C-1 UC-173 Leased to Ad Astral Aviation, Perth


KAS Helicopters (also known as Kimberley Air Supply)

KAS Helicopters logoKimberley Air Supply, also known as KAS Helicopters, was formed at Derby Airport, WA in 2007. The company was established by pilots Dave Preedy and Adrian Crook  to offer a specialist helicopter services in the Kimberley region of WA.

Helicopters services include: scenic, charter and VIP flights, aerial filming and photography, sling load operations, mining support, oil and gas support and marine support.

Fleet list updated 22 August 2013.

VH-ADC Robinson R44 Raven I 1977
VH-ZBU Robinson R44 Raven I 1808
VH-ZVU Robinson R44 II 13018
VH-JGO Bell 206L-1 LongRanger II 45480
VH-RHF Bell 206L-3 LongRanger III 51115

Kelmac AviationKelmac Aviation logo

Kelmac Aviation is based at Geraldton Airport, and operates flight training for both Recreation Aviation (RAAus) and General Aviation (CASA).  The company is the Western Australian dealer for Tecnam Aircraft and is a Level 2 RA-Aus maintenance facility.

Fleet list updated 23 August 2013.

VH-LXA Cessna 172R Skyhawk 17280906


Kent Street Senior High School

Aviation was first introduced into the school curriculum at Kent Street Senior High School in 1979. In August 1982, the school purchased its first aircraft – a Cessna 152, VH-WIF. This was the first aircraft bought and operated by a high school in Australia, and was used for student flying and familiarization flights. Flight was introduced to the school curriculum in 1988. The school bought its second aircraft – Cessna 152 VH-LBI in March 1989.

In July 1990, Kent Street Senior High School students began construction of a Hughes Lightwing aircraft. This project was the first of its kind in Australia, and took nearly 4000 student hours to build. It was r unveiled in July 1992 and first flew in September of that year, registered VH-REB. The Lightwing was later sold to help off-set the purchase price of the school’s second student built aircraft – a Vans RV-6A aircraft. During 1994, a large aircraft hangar at Jandakot was donated to the school by Albany business woman, Ms Joan Terry, widow of the late Paul Terry.

In May 1999, the Aviation Department purchased a Cessna 172P Skyhawk, VH-HQL. Enabling extended air experience and navigation assessment flights, and providing senior aviation students the opportunity to undertake formal navigational training.

On 4 September 2003, Kent Street Senior High School celebrated the first flight of its second student-built aircraft, Vans RV-6A VH-SHS (the registration stood for Senior High School). Taking some 8,500 student hours and 11,000 rivets to construct, this project provided 150 students with valuable experience in aircraft construction.

During 2004 and 2005, aviation students from Kent Street Senior High School worked collaboratively with third year engineering students from the University of Western Australia to construct another Vans
RV-6A.  The inaugural flight of this aircraft occurred during September of 2006. Since late 2006, students have been constructing the school’s fourth student-built aircraft – a Vans RV-10.

Fleet list updated 28 August 2013.

VH-LBI Cessna 152 15280659 Owned by Department of Education and Training (WA)
VH-ECU Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP 172S10831 Owned by Department of Education and Training (WA)


Kimberley Air Supply – also known as KAS Helicopters (see separate entry). Air Tours

Based in Kununurra, Kimberley Air Tours offers floatplane air tours and sightseeing flights in the eastern Kimberley region.

Fleet list updated 28 August 2013.

VH-SJW Cessna 210M Centurion II 21062219 Leased from Waddouring Farms Pty Ltd
VH-TFT Cessna 210M Centurion II 21063448 Leased from Waddouring Farms Pty Ltd
VH-MBQ Cessna 208 Caravan I 20800278 Amphibious floatplane


Kimberley AviationKimberley Aviation logo

Kimberley Aviation is based in Broome, and started operations in 2009. The company provides scenic and charter flights in the Kimberley region.

Fleet list updated 28 August 2013.

VH-AEA Gippsland Aeronautics GA-8 Airvan GA8-08-136 Leopold Air

King Leopold Air is headquartered at Broome, with other bases at Derby and Cape Leveque. It started operations in 1992 based on a pastoral station near the King Leopold Ranges.

The company provides scenic flights and aircraft charter – including photography, air tours, freight flights, mining and pearl farm support, flights to Aboriginal communities, etc.

Fleet list updated 28 August 2013.

VH-TVO Piper PA-28-161 Warrior II 28-7716108
VH-WRK Cessna 172RG Cutlass RG 172RG0699
VH-AEH Cessna U206F Stationair U20601709
VH-TUD Cessna U206F Stationair U20602445
VH-UBP Cessna U206G Stationair U20603716
VH-UBR Cessna U206G Stationair U20603608
VH-UBS Cessna U206F Stationair U20602148
VH-UBT Cessna 207 Super Skywagon 2070016
VH-BBN Cessna 210L Centurion II 21060311
VH-BIL Cessna 210L Centurion II 21060429
VH-FGX Cessna 210N Centurion II 21063981
VH-FYR Cessna 210L Centurion II 21060314
VH-HXH Cessna 210N Centurion II 21063847
VH-TCR Cessna 210L Centurion II 21061007
VH-TDV Cessna 210L Centurion II 21061553
VH-TYG Cessna 210M Centurion II 21061893
VH-UPN Cessna 210N Centurion II 21064125


© 2014 David Eyre

10 thoughts on “Airline Lists – Australia A-K

  • June 26, 2013 at 11:16 am


    Are you able to provide the Aviation List A-Z in PDF for word document format?

    Many thanks,

    • June 27, 2013 at 4:07 pm

      Hi Nicole,
      The list is copyrighted to me, and also requires updating.

      I am unable to update it until August/September.

      May I ask what you need a copy for?


  • October 9, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    would you addvertise on web site ..including aircraft maintenance all australia. region,.

    • October 12, 2013 at 3:37 pm

      Hi Edi,
      Thank you for your enquiry.
      The focus of the AviationWA website is Western Australia, and we do not advertise on our website.
      David Eyre

  • October 9, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    are you able to provide a-z aircraft maintenance company ar australia

    • October 12, 2013 at 3:39 pm

      Hi Edi,
      Sorry, but a directory of maintenance organisations would take a significant amount of time to compile and keep updated, and would be of limited interest to most of our website users.
      We are unable to assist on this occasion.
      David Eyre

  • December 19, 2016 at 9:04 am

    Hardy Aviation in NT Darwin is missing from the list. It got more than 30 aircraft in its fleet.

    • December 19, 2016 at 5:32 pm

      Hi Pramod,
      Thanks for contacting us. It seems that only the Cessna 441 Conquests in Hardy Aviation’s fleet visit Western Australia, mainly to Kununurra and Truscott.
      We will list the Conquests in the directory.

  • January 10, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Hi David,
    Vh-fwh and Vh-fwi are now owned and operated by Virgin Australia regional airlines. They have been for some time now and are both painted in the virgin colours.

    • January 11, 2018 at 10:12 pm

      Thanks Simon – have not had time to update the fleet lists on the website, but have updated the main operators, including Virgin Australia and Virgin Australia Regional.


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