Eagle opens new facility in Coffs Harbour

New rotary aviation company, Eagle Australasia has opened its doors at Coffs Harbour Airport. Eagle Australasia combines the talents of Australian company, Aero Assist, with the experience of one of the international leaders in the helicopter industry, Eagle Copters Ltd.

A privately owned company led by Managing Director Grant Boyter, and Chief Engineer Rohan Schallmeiner, Eagle Australasia offers helicopter leasing and sales.

To celebrate the launch of its Australasian sister company, Eagle Canada's President Mike O’Reilly and Vice-president of sales and marketing, Spyke Whiting will visit this week to inspect the new headquarters at Coffs Harbour.

The new base has the capability to fit out aircraft to meet the operational needs of the lessee or the purchaser, and their relative ongoing maintenance support requirements.

Boyter said working with Eagle internationally to launch Eagle Australasia was a natural fit. “We have a great depth of experience working throughout Australia and overseas and now we have the backing of one of the best-known international brands”.

Boyter added, "Eagle is already offering helicopters for sale and lease and is also involved in sourcing aircraft for emergency services, mining and fire fighting industries. The new headquarters provide the facilities to complete all servicing, rebuild and fit out requirements, including painting."

Boyter and Schallmeiner, both maintenance engineers, each have more than 30 years’ experience within the helicopter industry. They have worked around the globe, including Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Europe and the Middle East, in all facets of helicopter maintenance and have built up an extensive network within the aviation industry.

The Canadian-arm of the company, Eagle Copters Ltd, also privately owned, has been offering leasing, sales, completions, maintenance, repair and overhaul, support and product development since 1975. Its headquarters is located at an extensive facility (over 7000m2) at Canada’s Calgary International Airport.

O’Reilly said Eagle Copters Ltd were proud and excited to launch the new venture. “We appreciate the efforts of our new partners whom we’ve known and trusted for many years. Our goal is to provide our innovative solutions in sales, leasing, and MRO to the regional industry for existing and future customers."

Eagle Australasia are pleased to be based in Coffs Harbour as Boyter explains, “it’s a great central location from which to service the entire east coast of Australia as well as the rest of Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Coffs Harbour City Council has been responsive and welcoming."