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ABOUT MI HELICOPTERS

MIH Fleet

MI HELICOPTERS

MI Helicopters was established by Kevin and Sandy Clark in 1993 and have their Head Office locally based in Roma, Queensland. MI Helicopters operates single and twin engine turbine helicopters providing a range of viable alternatives to ground based travel. Whether it be a simple staff transfer to a remote location which would normally require off-road travel, or a low level survey flight over unchartered terrain, MI Helicopters can provide the speed and flexibility you need to get the job done safely and efficiently.

With the helicopter’s ability to ferry your staff and clients direct to any location, the unproductive time spent driving to the location is minimised. With the driving time reduced, your staff are able to accomplish set tasks within a quicker timeframe allowing increased productivity and reduced exposure to the well-known risks associated with the off-road driving in remote areas.

A number of companies and government departments have MI Helicopters as their preferred helicopter operator and look to us for advice when helicopter usage is required. The majority of our operations cover the Surat Basin, the Bowen Basin and the Galilee Basin in Queensland, however we also extend into the Northern Territory, South Australia, New South Wales and further afield when the role requires it.

We are also able to service Queensland’s Sunshine Coast region with aircraft based at the Caloundra Airport, these are available for general charter and airwork.

Our capabilities include…

  • Remote exploration support
  • Oil & gas field logistics
  • Rig camp demobilisation
  • External load (Sling) operations
  • Aerial photography & filming
  • Pipeline patrols
  • Powerline patrols
  • Fire hazard reduction
  • Spare parts ‘hot shotting’
  • Feral animal control

PILOTS & GROUND CREW

Led by our Chief Pilot & Company Director, Kevin Clark, our team of experienced pilots have a combined total of over 35,000 hours flying experience. Their experience covers a wide range of aviation services from emergency services to corporate aviation.

Our team of pilots are selected for their varied aviation backgrounds and extensive experience, the ability to work autonomously in remote areas is also a prerequisite. Pilots undertake six monthly internal check and training flights and also complete external advanced flight training. All MI pilots receive Crew Resource Management training and, as part of our front line team, form an integral part of our Quality & Safety Management System.

MI Helicopters is an industry leader in Safety Management. We have a dedicated, Lead Auditor trained, Quality & Safety Manager on staff to oversee our SMS and monitor our Quality Management System. MI Helicopters conducts a number of internal audits per year along with several external audits on third party service providers. Our Safety Manager can be contacted on 1800 600 345 or by using our contact page.

Our trained ground support crews are an equally important part of our team as they provide the support needed to keep our aircraft operating safely and efficiently.

REGULAR SAFETY AUDITS

Regular internal and external safety audits form an integral part of our Quality and Safety management systems. Audits are conducted by both Australian and international auditing agencies throughout the year alongside MI Helicopters own internal audits.

REMOTE AREA SPECIALISTS

MI Helicopters are the remote area helicopter specialists. With our own fleet of refuelling vehicles, aircraft engineers and trained ground staff, we can conduct helicopter operations practically anywhere!

Our refuelling staff hold applicable Dangerous Goods licences and are trained in all procedures associated with the transportation and use of Dangerous Goods.

Vehicles operating in areas that have noxious weed problems comply with the local area wash down procedures.

LIVE GPS FLIGHT FOLLOWING

Prior to all flight departures our pilots log departure time, destination, route and approximate arrival time with MI Helicopters main base or its associated support vehicle. Aircraft are actively monitored by ground staff with a maximum one hour interval between being positively identified using the Spidertracks tracking system. Spidertracks pinpoints the aircraft’s GPS position every five minutes, if the aircraft is engaged in low level operations the position update interval is reduced to one minute.

 Spidertracks device

IAGSA

MI Helicopters is a member of The International Airborne Geophysics Safety Association (IAGSA). IAGSA promotes the safe operation of helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft on airborne geophysical surveys. Member companies conduct low-level survey flights and are committed to safe aircraft operations. IAGSA develops recommended practices, serves as a center for exchange of safety information and as a repository for specialised statistics.

 

ISNetworld

MI Helicopters is a member of ISNetworld. ISNetworld brings together Hiring Clients and contractors, creating safer work environments and lasting partnerships.

Roma base (Head Office)

Our Head Office is located at...
Hangar Drive, Roma Airport.
Roma, Queensland, Australia.
P : 1800 600 345

Got a question?

Why not give us a call on 1800 600 345 or drop us an email and discuss your query with our friendly staff.