Our History & Capabilities

McDermott Aviation Pty Ltd was established in 1982, and still operates out of its original premises in Cooroy, on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland.

We are Australia’s largest privately owned Heli-Aviation Company and operate a unique variety of helicopters and Fixed Wing Aircraft, including the greatest lifting capacity permanently based helicopters in Australia, and currently employs over 100 staff.

At McDermott Aviation, safety is our Number 1 priority, so all of our aircraft are tracked via “real time” satellite tracking and is monitored from our office, and all management staff remotely.  

Prior to ALL operations, risk assessments are carried out to ensure safety of our crew, our client, and our cargo. Any ‘High Risk’ activities are covered by a site specific Job Safety and Environmental Analysis (JSEA) and Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS). We offer free onsite quotes and site-specific risk assessments for all heli-lift operations.  

McDermott Aviation has it’s own CASA approved Maintenance and Engineering facilities, and has world-class engineering support for their fleet of 35 aircraft worldwide, and to support our remote base operations, we provide fuel tankers and support vehicles.  

McDermott Aviation holds CASA Air Operator Certificate for Domestic and International operations, is OH&S Compliant, and ISO9001 Quality Assured. We are routinely audited by some of the largest companies and organizations’ in the world, proving we can ensure all client standards are met or exceeded.


Mission Statement

Our aim is to always satisfy the needs of our clients, while complying with CASA and other regulatory requirements.  We will achieve this through a high standard of reliability, technical expertise and attention to detail.