Our Circle of Flight

Airworthiness Department

Airworthiness Department

Our airworthiness department exists to monitor the maintenance schedule of each and every aircraft in our fleet. Defining the condition of our aircraft and supplying the basis for judgment of the suitability for flight for that aircraft, the aircraft conforms to a type design approved under a type certificate or a supplemental type certificate and to applicable Airworthiness Directives.

The Airworthiness department ensures the Aircraft are maintained and operated to approved standards and limitations, by competent and approved individuals, who are acting as members of an approved organisation (Hinterland Aviation) and whose work is both certified as correct and accepted on behalf of the State. (CASA)

Avionics

Avionics

The most recent addition to the engineering department – the avionics division and its highly qualified personnel has completed the circle of “total in house maintenance”. Using the most up to date test equipment and tooling with full avionics licence coverage, the team are able to maintain the entire fleet to the highest standard on base or out in the field.

This also enables Hinterland Aviation to carry out modifications and upgrades to the avionics systems without delay, keeping our aircraft up to date with today’s technology hence increasing the reliability, capability and efficiency of the fleet.

Engineering

Engineering

Supported by a large engineering division employing sixteen qualified technicians with our own engine maintenance facility and avionics workshops we have considerable capability in aircraft maintenance. Five of our engineers have turbine licenses and are able to tend to maintenance off site and we also invest in factory training of the Cessna fleet to ensure the highest maintenance standard.

This allows us to maximise the safety, reliability and efficiency of our own aircraft. Our entire fleet is maintained to a class A maintenance standard. We are audited by CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority) and B.V (Bureau Veritas) annually. Our engineers are certified and comply with CASA’s Part 42 and Part 145 Approved Maintenance Organisation (AMO). In 2013 Hinterland Aviation received accreditation from HART Aviation on behalf of Rio Tinto.

Stores

Stores

Hinterland Aviation’s stores department has an inventory to the value of $1M, reducing the effects of delays and minimising risk. Our highly efficient store manager has excellent parts knowledge accompanied by a large database and excellent rapport with suppliers allowing Hinterland Aviation the advantage of fast turnaround on high quality parts.

Flight Crew

Flight Crew

All pilots employed by Hinterland Aviation need to have a minimum of 1200 hours of flying experience. For the first two months of employment with Hinterland Aviation, new pilots are supervised on all flights; performance is monitored and assessed before they are endorsed to fly solo.

Our pilots are required to pass two base and two line checks per annum.

We have a dedicated Check and Training department with outstanding pilot training facilities and programs. We can say with pride that our pilots are trained to the highest industry standard.

Quality & Safety

Quality & Safety

Hinterland Aviation has its own department dedicated solely to the responsibility of ensuring that we continue to meet and exceed the requirements of our AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems accreditation, through well documented procedures, forms and audit processes.

Our established and approved Safety Management Systems continue to provide staff inductions, safety awareness & training, Human Factors training, incident/accident reporting including subsequent investigations and actions, as well as the application of risk management strategies to areas of our operations.

Check and Training Department

Check and Training Department

Hinterland Aviation operates an in-house Check and Training department of the same standard found at major airlines. All pilots are put through a rigorous training regime to ensure that when they start operating passenger carrying flights they are at the highest level of proficiency. After their initial training, all of our pilots are subject to an ongoing checking programme generally involving at least four individual check flights each year to ensure that safety is maintained to the highest standards. As well as the checking programme, pilots conduct regular training including training in our DCX MAX synthetic flight trainer (the first of its kind in Australia). All training and checking is conducted by experienced staff approved by CASA.

Operations
Department

Operations Department

Hinterland Aviation’s Operations department acts as a central processing point, much like a computer integrating information supplied from each department to create a sustainable and efficient strategy to keep daily operations on schedule with passenger safety and client satisfaction our number one priority. Our team comprises of check in staff, dispatchers and operation administrators, all striving to create an environment for our customers to ensure their experience with Hinterland Aviation not only meets but exceeds customer expectations in all areas.

Aircraft Detailing

Aircraft Detailing

Cleaning an aircraft and keeping it clean is extremely important to Hinterland Aviation. In addition to creating a striking appearance, having an aircraft detailing department provides for a safer, more cost efficient operation. Our detailing department uses biodegradable cleaning products and captures excess runoff with bunding and a water vacuum, cleaning is conducted in accordance with local and state regulations of Environmental Management Plan.

Our aircraft are cleaned regularly and internally after every flight so presentation is always excellent for each flight.

Engine Maintenance
Test Facility

Engine Maintenance Test Facility

Hinterland Aviation’s commitment to maximise safety, efficiency and reliability of our fleet has ensured the inclusion of our state of the art engine maintenance department. This allows Hinterland Aviation complete in-house capabilities to control all aspects of our piston engine monitoring, test and repair without having to rely on outside organisations. In two decades we have never suffered an in-flight failure or shutdown.

Our highly skilled and fully licensed engineer offers comprehensive expertise, operational and heavy maintenance experience in piston engines. With CASA Part 42 and Part 145 approval our engine maintenance department conducts minor repairs, modifications and overhaul. Our team provides the highest level of quality workmanship, in compliance with the most stringent international regulatory requirements.

Management and Administration

Management and Administration

The management team is comprised of highly qualified and experienced industry experts. Collectively, both professional teams work tireless to ensure timely and productive outcomes and running of the day-to-day company operations. This team of professionals are responsible for financial management, policy advice, administration and management systems development, communication and advocacy, networking and relationship building, monitoring, reporting and accountability, along with ensuring compliance with external regulations and internal procedures.

About Hinterland Aviation

Our emphasis is on providing you with the highest level of safety and delivering exceptional service. We are a dedicated team who pride ourselves in getting to know clients' individual requirements, and our reputation results in the majority of our business perpetuated through personal recommendation and long term clients.

Safety

Take comfort in knowing that you are flying with a safe air operator. Hinterland Aviation does not compromise on pilot training or maintenance, we operate to the highest airline standard.

Pilot Training

In order to meet CASA standards our pilots are required to pass the following tests each year. These are conducted by our designated Check and Training Department; all trainers are approved by CASA:

  • Two base & two line checks per annum in the Cessna Caravan – the pilot is tested on standard operational procedures
  • 4 simulator sessions per annum supervised by external instructor
  • Annual EFATO (Engine Failure After Take Off) and emergency glide training, the pilot is required to glide to landing using instruments only
  • Annual life raft and survival training

Engineering

Supported by a large engineering division employing sixteen qualified technicians with our own engine maintenance facility and avionics department we have considerable capability in aircraft maintenance. Five of our engineers have turbine licenses and are able to tend to maintenance off site.

This allows us to maximise the safety, reliability and efficiency of our own aircraft. All of our fleet maintenance is to a class A maintenance standard. We are audited by CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority) and B.V (Bureau Veritas) annually.

Not relying on outside contractors allows the company to be in control of its destiny whilst being a large employer of local skilled professionals.

CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority) B.V (Bureau Veritas) Certified ISO 9001:2000

Company Accreditations

Hinterland Aviation holds Air Operator’s Certificate N225472-35. We also hold insurance in accordance with Government regulations in respect of our aircraft.

Air Operators Certificate
Certificate of Insurance
Certificate of Approval
Part 42 Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation
Part 145 Maintenance Organisation