It was Australia’s second oldest continually operating air transport company, the oldest being Qantas.
On 1 June 2017 the company ceased operations after one of their aircraft on a training flight crashed in Renmark, South Australia. All 3 on board, including the company’s Chief Pilot and a CASA Inspector, were killed. Following this incident the company continued non-flying operations until July 2018 when it was placed into voluntary administration.
Charter operators –
New rules for operators conducting air transport in smaller aeroplanes commenced on 2 December 2021.Part 135 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) covers the air transport rules for smaller aeroplanes.
There are several business models which offer air charter services from the traditional charter operator to brokers and jet card programs: