Cairns Commercial Helicopter Services

Cairns Commercial Helicopter Services | GBR

GBR Helicopters has extensive experience in providing Cairns commercial helicopter services…

GBR Helicopters operates a fleet of ten helicopters comprising six turbine helicopters (four Bell 206B Jetrangers, one Bell 206L Longranger, one Eurocopter AS350 Squirrel), and four Robinson R44 piston engine helicopters.  Having one of the largest fleets in North Queensland enables the company to rapidly deploy aircraft to service remote contracts as required.

All aircraft are equipped with satellite tracking systems, VHF and UHF radios and ELTs (Emergency Location Transmitters).  All turbine helicopters are equipped for sling work.  GPS mapping technology is available on request.

Cairns Commercial Helicopter Services | GBRGBR Helicopters’ pilots have extensive experience in low level pipeline inspections, power line inspections, vegetation surveys, flood relief work, fire-spotting, search and rescue, long-line sling work and aerial incendiary operations.

The company’s maintenance facility comprises a team of licensed aircraft engineers, able to travel to remote locations where engineering support for commercial operations is required.

GBR Helicopters is able to deploy resources quickly and effectively to locations throughout the region.  Our extensive knowledge enables us to provide ‘on demand’ services safely, efficiently and reliably.

Our general charter and air work capabilities include:

  • Transport of crew and/or materials
  • Remote area supply
  • Sling operations
  • Mining exploration
  • Incendiary operations
  • Power line inspections
  • Optical fibre surveys
  • Search and rescue
  • Feral animal eradication
  • Fire fighting
  • Marine pilot transfers

GBR Helicopters boasts a broad range of commercial clients, including:

  • TELSTRA – Field servicing remote locations, optical fibre surveys
  • Koolgarra Mines – Personnel transfers between remote locations
  • Solomons Mines – Personnel transfers between remote locations
  • Department of Primary Industries – Aerial surveillance and enforcement of remote fisheries locations.
  • Department of Environment and Resource Management – Aerial incendiary, weed surveys
  • Environmental Protection Agency – Aerial spotting
  • CSIRO – Personnel transfer in remote locations
  • ERGON – Vegetation management, power line inspections
  • AMSA – Search and rescue operations, construction and maintenance of lighthouses and navigation markers in offshore North Queensland
  • Queensland Fire and Rescue Service – Fire spotting, flood relief
  • Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service – Construction, incendiary burning, remote operations
  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority – Aerial surveying, surveillance
  • Powerlink – Power line inspections
  • Torres Pilots – 24-hour Marine Pilot Transfers


Remote mine site – personnel movement – Koolgarra Mines Long lining – Mossman Gorge Marine Pilot transfer – Rio Tinto bulk carrier

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