Hinterland Aviation

About Us

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.

Hinterland Aviation
Safety Policy Statement

As General Manager I pledge that Hinterland Aviation will be inexorable in our commitment to an active but proactive Safety Management System that will stand paramount with everything we do, whilst all necessary resources for its implementation will be provided.

Proactively we will strive to thwart and identify all hazards and risks, thus achieving Hinterland Aviation’s goal to mitigate and reduce any potential adverse effects to aviation
safety, injury and damage to people, environment, and property to as low as reasonably practicable.

I am ultimately accountable, however; all managers are responsible for executing the Safety Management System whilst each and every one you of all shares responsibility for ensuring we are constantly striving to uphold our commitment to safety, ultimately being the best we can be, not just for the organisation but for the colleagues standing next to you or our valued passengers boarding an aircraft.

Key to our success is the cultivation of Just Culture, our people will be willing and encouraged to self-report their own errors, hazards, and any other safety related information through a no blame policy for honest errors but will be held accountable for
wilful violations and gross negligence.


Andrew Clair
General Manager

Flight Crew

In order to meet Civil Aviation Safety Authority standards, our pilots are required to complete yearly tests. These are conducted by our designated Check and Training Department. All trainers are approved by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.


Supported by our engineering division with our own engine maintenance facility we have a considerable capacity for aircraft maintenance.

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.

Our engineers are certified and licensed to comply with the CASR Part 42, 145 Approved Maintenance Organisation (AMO).

Company Accreditations

Hinterland Aviation holds an Air Operator’s Certificate N225472, Part 42 Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation Certificate 1-RHQ31, Part 145 Maintenance Organisation Certificate 1-RHQ79, CAR30 Certificate of Approval 1-QU3MF-01 

We also hold insurance in accordance with Government regulations in respect of our aircraft

Who we are

With over 30 years of experience, Hinterland Aviation is a regional airline committed to operational and safety excellence. We operate 15 aircraft all maintained to class A airline standard.

In addition to our regular services to Coen, Cooktown, Cairns, Kowanyama, Palm Island, Pormpuraaw, Townsville and increasing routes in Torres Strait,   we also provide flexible charters anytime, anywhere. Conducting over 5,000 flights per year and averaging 50,000 passengers, Hinterland Aviation operates at the highest safety standard in aviation! Our diverse clientele includes the likes of Ergon Energy, Queensland Health, Mike Ball Dive and Spirit of Freedom; we also conduct FIFO flights to central Queensland and Far North Queensland

Meet The Team


Peter Christoudias
John Christoudias

Management Team

Andrew Clair – General Manager
Janelle Bentley – Finance and Administration Manager
Tristan Cabello – Manager of Flying Operations 
Liam Busby – Operations Manager
Lexi Rockley – Head of Training & Checking
Dan Heath – Quality Manager
Melanie Mills – Airworthinness Manager 
Nathan Hunt – Engineering Manager
Brendan Munro – Safety Manager 
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