North Australian Helicopters - Well Known As NAH

NAH has been operating throughout Australia’s north for over twenty years, being Territory owned and operated by Milton Jones since commencement of operations in 1993.

North Australian Helicopters commenced with one Robinson R22 in 1993 then by 2000 had accumulated four Robinson R44’s and twelve Robinson R22’s with the purchase of the Australian Agricultural Company`s helicopter division and Mount Isa base in late 2000, acquiring a further seven Robinson R22’s.

In July 2009 North Australian Helicopters purchased the Darwin based company Albatross Helicopters further increasing the fleet by twelve helicopters. The fleet today is a total of forty two helicopters; operating across North Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia.

Our large fleet consists of twenty two (22) Robinson R22’s, thirteen (13) Robinson R44’s, one (1) Robinson R66, four (4) Bell 206 Jet Rangers and two (2) Bell 206 Long Rangers which of the four (4) larger types are all fitted with external load capabilities allowing us to cover all lines of work throughout most industries in the North.

North Australian Helicopters work closely with government departments, mining industry and corporate/civil bodies and has secured substantial contracts right across Northern Australia’s towns, rural, remote and isolated areas.

North Australian Helicopters is contracted to the NT government for charter and airwork operations across all departments including a separate contract to Bushfires NT which covers controlled aerial burning and wildfire suppression, underslung loads and aerial mapping.

CASA Certified & Approved

Our flight operations and maintenance divisions are fully CASA certified and approved. Our fully integrated Safety Management System maintained by our designated Safety Officer ensures a high standard of safety is maintained throughout all operations.

Safety, professionalism and client satisfaction is our priority at North Australian Helicopters with the majority of our pilots highly experienced and with local knowledge of the operational areas we cover.

Charter & Tourism

Our Helicopters are also available for Tourism and Private Charter. Our bases are in:

  • Darwin
  • Katherine
  • Mt Isa
  • Jabiru


NAH Major Clients Include

  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Parks and wildlife commission of the NT
  • Northern Land Council
  • Australian Agricultural Company
  • Bushfires NT
  • Warddeken Land Management
  • Jemena

Other Areas We Specialise In

  • Mustering
  • Aerial spraying
  • Survey, mapping and data recording
  • Feral animal tracking and eradication
  • Flora and fauna surveys
  • Underslung loads
  • Geological and seismic surveys

Our Personnel

North Australian Helicopters (NAH) currently employs:

  • 30 Pilots
  • 8 Engineers + Chief engineer
  • 6 Administration Staff
  • Safety officer
  • Parts store keeper

Environmental & Cultural Ethics

Through our work in Kakadu National Park we have developed a clear understanding of environmental ethics, procedures and awareness of Aboriginal culture and the nature of joint management with Aboriginal people in Kakadu National Park.