Nautilus Aviation joins Greenbird

Greenbird strengthens aircraft operator expertise with Nautilus Aviation

Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) industry collaboration platform, Greenbird, is pleased to announce the addition of Nautilus Aviation to the platform as a founding ecosystem partner.

Nautilus Aviation operates a modern, versatile fleet of helicopters from bases in Townsville, Cairns, Port Douglas, Horn Island and Darwin. Renowned for their eye-catching red Airbus H125 and H130 aircraft, Nautilus also operates Bell, Kawasaki and Robinson aircraft suiting a range of leisure (tourism), commercial and emergency service applications.

Nautilus Aviation recently announced a partnership with Eve Urban Air Mobility, focused on accelerating the development of Australia’s Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem. Furthering the ecosystem, Nautilus Aviation has ordered 10 Eve eVTOL aircraft, with operational tourism flights expected by 2026.

Building an ecosystem wide, industry led collaboration, Greenbird aims to facilitate an attractive landscape for investment in Queensland’s AAM ecosystem and assist with the creation of certainty around government regulation, policy, and investment attraction settings.

Nautilus Aviation joins the platform alongside recently announced industry experts – Aviation Projects and Aviator Group.

Nautilus Aviation CEO, Aaron Finn said, “The development of critical infrastructure requirements, licensing, regulatory approvals and safety guidelines is a key driver in the partnership between Nautilus Aviation and Greenbird. The planning and development phase is critical to a timely introduction of eVTOL transport to the Australian market.”

Managing Director of Greenbird, Sara Hales said, “Interest across the aviation sector in integrating AAM operations into existing aviation businesses is growing daily, with orders being placed for Australia’s future AAM fleet.”

“AAM aircraft have a wide range of capabilities, suited towards a variety of use cases. Nautilus Aviation’s broad suite of aviation operations positions them to contribute valuable insight to the development of a fit for purpose Australian AAM ecosystem” she said.

Led by trusted airport and aviation industry advisors, AVISTRA, Greenbird is dedicated to facilitating the entry of the AAM industry into Australia.

Bringing together international expertise and knowledge, and local supply chain partners, Greenbird will assist industry and government to work together to drive investment attraction, industry operationalisation and local capability.

Director of Greenbird, Keith Tonkin said, “Organisations like Nautilus will represent the leading edge of AAM adoption within Australia. We welcome their deep experience and valuable contribution to the Greenbird collaboration platform.”

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Founded by Chris Morris, the founder of ASX Top-50 global company Computershare, Morris Group is a network of businesses striving to create a positive impact and enable access to the best in people, places, and quality of experience. Technology and innovation propelled our journey in the beginning and continue to drive everything we do.

The Morris Group includes Nautilus Aviation - Northern Australia’s largest helicopter operator with over 25 years of flying experience and a network of bases spanning Cairns, Port Douglas, Townsville, Darwin, and Torres Strait (Horn Island).

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Greenbird is a team of world-leading aviation organisations and incredible Australian businesses, working together to support the establishment of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) in Australia. Led by experienced and trusted aviation industry advisors, AVISTRA, Greenbird will facilitate collaboration between industry partners, research institutions and government to further the commercialisation of emerging sustainable aviation technologies in Australia.

This best practice approach will result in the development of a safe, integrated and scalable ecosystem that will advance sustainable aviation, drive economic outcomes, and increase community accessibility and engagement.

Sara Hales – Managing Director, AVISTRA | | 0434 570 152

Keith Tonkin - Director, AVISTRA | | 0417 631 681