Director of Maintenance, Michael Yip, inspecting the engine bay of AS350D Squirrel Helicopter

Own Maintenance Facility

Becker Helicopters operates its own CASA Certified Maintenance and Repair Organisation (MRO) for scheduled and deep cycle maintenance and overhaul. Maintenance and repairs co-ordinated with flight training schedule to minimise disruption Preventative maintenance to maximise helicopter availability rate Full refurbishment program, paint booth, avionics and component overhaul facility Standardised avionics and cockpit configurations Excellent trainee…

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Maritime Disaster Support

A coal carrier ship ran aground on Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef, some 50 nautical miles north of Gladstone. Becker Helicopters was called to assist with the Command and Control of this maritime disaster. We based ourselves at Gladstone for approximately two weeks and provided aerial support to the clean-up crews stationed on islands, ferrying supplies…

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Offshore Channel Marker

Our client required an urgent repair of a shipping channel marker, in one of Queensland’s busiest coal shipping lanes, that had been storm damaged. Becker Helicopters mobilised a crew to fly 12 nautical miles offshore from Hay Point, Mackay, to the shipping channel marker to repair its light fixture. Normally the job would be done…

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Lifting Building Materials

Lifting Building Materials Our client needed building materials lifted to the roof of Catalina Resort, 51 Sixth Avenue, Maroochydore for an apartment renovation. Becker Helicopters dispatched an experienced crew to conduct this aerial work job. Leading up to the lift date, intensive planning included site inspections, development of a lift plan, tenant notifications, body corporate…

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Queensland Floods 2010

Central QLD Floods In late 2010 Central Queensland was inundated with floodwater.  Becker Helicopters was tasked to the SES base of operations at Biloela and was utilised in the emergency response to evacuate Theodore. We flew in emergency personnel to the township including police, town planners, power company staff, and government officials. We provided helicopter…

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Brisbane Floods, 2011

Flood Rescues In January 2011 the greater Brisbane and Toowoomba regions experienced widespread flooding.  Becker Helicopters was called at 4am on 12 January 2011 to rescue 3 people and a dog from a rooftop in Lowood, who had been stranded there for two days. On the return to base from this mission, our pilots noticed…

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