Corporate Air was launched in 1972 by local Canberra interests.
At the time of commencement of services, the Company operated a flying school and a small air charter business. The flying school was successful, as was the air charter business. Many of the people who learnt to fly with us are now airline pilots with major airlines around the world. Success in the air charter business allowed measured growth and opportunities in the industry led to the purchase of the first Company turboprop aircraft in 1989. Careful management and steady expansion saw the purchase of Metroliner 23 turboprops with the associated multi-crew operations in 2000. Market development and client demand for larger aircraft saw the introduction of the Saab 340B+WT aircraft in 2012. The Company now operates 13 aircraft including several Saab 340B+WTs.
Corporate Air has not experienced the explosive growth that some aviation companies experience. The organisation has very deliberately taken a conservative, safe and strategic approach to business. As a result, it is one of the few organisations that has operated in the regional aviation market for more than 45 years. The Company has an unblemished safety record and, in line with CASA Regulations, holds an ‘Airline’ Air Operator’s Certificate (Domestic and International).
Corporate Air is one of the largest 24/7 aviation service providers in eastern and southern Australia with bases in Brisbane, Sydney, Goulburn, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide and the Cooper Basin. The Company is widely respected by customers and aviation industry regulators for its safe, reliable and cost effective delivery of products and services. Corporate Air has in place a ‘best practice’ strategy, providing professional services and a wide range of aircraft types that are best suited to client requirements.
Specifically we provide a variety of air charter services tailored to meet the requirements of corporate, government, convention and sporting organisations. Amongst these services are corporate and business charter flights, fly-in fly-out (FIFO) services, overnight freight, airborne remote sensing services, search and rescue, and outback tour services.
Corporate Air also provides aircraft ground handling services for airline, corporate, freight and itinerant aircraft, handling over 4,500 aircraft annually. The Company operates its own state-of-the-art CASA approved aircraft heavy maintenance facility at Goulburn, NSW. This facility maintains all of the Corporate Air fleet to the highest standards as well as providing aircraft maintenance services to a number of external clients.
The Company possesses highly developed management systems together with well trained personnel fully supporting the principles of resilience and quality service delivery. Its people and systems make Corporate Air an organisation that can take a client requirement and build a solution that is safe, efficient and absolutely meets the client’s requirements from commencement of operations. It recognises the importance of providing a product that integrates high levels of safety and compliance with client requirements.
The Company employs over 70 staff and is dedicated to providing safe, reliable operations with outstanding service for our customers. All managers have extensive regional aviation experience and the stability of Corporate Air makes it an employer of choice. Corporate Air is a private company that is independently audited. Corporate Air is frequently rated by aviation safety auditors as the leader in its market segment.
Safety is the key consideration for Corporate Air, including continually improving our industry leading safety management practices. The long-term objective of the Company is to continue to grow in a sustainable manner and to deliver beneficial outcomes for clients, staff, shareholders and suppliers. We intend to remain self-supporting and to provide an acceptable return on the capital invested. Corporate Air has the capability to bring new services online without significantly altering its Company structure or changing its operating systems. We welcome your visit to inspect any of our aircraft and facilities or to discuss your aviation needs.