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Fortescue Helicopters

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Our Story:

Fortescue Helicopters is a proudly locally owned and operated providing helicopter aerial services to the Pilbara and greater WA region. Based in Newman, we operate from Sandfire in the Northern Pilbara all the way to the Nullarbor in the south of the state of Western Australia, with remote contracts in SA, NT and QLD. 

Established in 2014, we are owned in a partnership and operated by chief pilot Weldon Percy. Weldon has spent over 10 years flying helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft and has a lifetime of experience in the cattle industry.

What We Do: 

Our dedicated team of experienced pilots are industry-leading professionals in the range of aerial services we provide. Our day-to-day operations include but aren't limited to the following:

  • Aerial Mustering and Cattle Management Solutions 
  • Scenic Flights and Tourism
  • General Air Charter, Survey and Aerial Lifting
  • Photography
  • Feral Animal Control

We have proudly grown over the last six years from having 3 R22s in 2014 to now operating 9 R22s, 3 R44s, and 1 R66 TURBINE Robinson Helicopter.

Moreover, we proudly use Heliflite Australia to maintain our fleet of helicopters. Heliflite is Australasia's #1 Robinson Helicopter dealer and service provider and provides highly skilled and qualified engineers to maintain our fleet to the highest standard.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us, and we’re available 24 hours a day!

Why choose Fortescue Helicopters?

Fortescue Helicopters is the Pilbara’s only locally owned and operated Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) approved company that can conduct mustering, aerial work and charter. We have provided services to numerous large and small corporate and private customers, like:

  • Rio Tinto
  • Department of Primary Industry and Regional Development WA
  • BHP Billiton Ltd
  • Fortescue Mining Group (FMG)
  • Glencore
  • Hancock Prospecting
  • Jumbuck Pastoral

Fortescue Helicopters strives to provide the most cost-effective solutions for our clients whilst maintaining an uncompromising level of safety and integrity. 

We undergo regular auditing by our corporate clients, such as BHP, RTIO, and other government organisations. This ensures we always maintain the highest standards of safe operating procedures and policies for all our services.

In addition to our CASA approval, we are a passenger-carrying charter-approved operator under the Flight Safety Foundation standards.


Category Agricultural Aviation Services
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For top-notch agricultural aviation services, you can trust Fortescue Helicopters, a locally owned and operated company that provides aerial services to the pastoral and mining industries. We offer aerial mustering, cattle management, aerial surveying, and more. Moreover, we are the only locally owned and operated Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) approved company that can conduct mustering, aerial work and charter in the Pilbara region.

Benefit Checklist
Available 24 Hours A Day
Localities Newman
ABN 31 130 657 322
ACN 130 657 322
Established 2014
No. of Employees 22
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Aerial Mustering
Charter / Scenic Tours
Mining Support
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5th March 2024
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