Heliwest was guided by our corporate philosophy in the initial establishment of a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) capability – to continue to offer clients the best tool for the job. As a progressive company this included the emerging technologies currently available to market or in development. This approach allows Heliwest to maximise value for money and effectiveness of an aviation solution. To support business activities during variations of economic climate, whether the solution be Manned (Helicopters or Aeroplanes), Unmanned (RPAS) or a combination/blending of technologies.
Recognising that the aircraft is only one small part of the capability, Heliwest decided at the foundation stage of capability development that rather than attempt to become masters in spatial processing, data analysis, videography and alike; a teamed approach with some of the most innovative spatial and data processing companies in the region would allow Heliwest to provide a high quality total solution to the end user, that can be tailored to meet any requirements.
CASA Certified Operator
Heliwest was the first manned aviation services provider to be awarded an Unmanned Operators Certificate (UOC) in Australia. Since its humble beginning Heliwest has maintained and grown with CASA in the area of Remote piloted systems and now is a leader in the field. Holding a Remote Operator Certificate (ReOC) and fully compliant with Part 101 Civil Aviation Safety Regulations. Heliwest continues to provide RPA operations and support including RPA Training, Aerial Photography, Aerial Spotting, Aerial Survey and Flight/Compliance checks for multiple Companies/Individuals and agencies. As part of our ReOC approvals the company has on a full-time basis a Chief Remote Pilot, Maintenance Controller and Chief Instructor. These personnel maintain the company’s approvals and oversee operations of Heliwest’s Remotely Piloted Aircraft and Crews. All Heliwest crews are experienced and licenced aviation professionals, in addition to being licenced remote pilots all crew members have experience in multiple areas from manned flight instructors, aircrew, pilots, first responders, trainers and Observers (Survey). This wealth of experience is infused into every operation to ensure the most professional and beneficial outcome to our clients.