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IS JET OR TURBOPROP THE BEST AIR CHARTER SOLUTION? JET USE RISES, AERLINK RESPONSIBLE CHOICE.

Updated: Feb 19


Aerlink operates Australia's most efficient air charter service for FIFO charter, travel charter, freight and cargo charter.
Aerlink ATR 72: Regarded as the World's Best Regional Aircraft.

AS JET CHARTER RATES SOAR, AERLINK OFFERS A RESPONSIBLE AIR CHARTER ALTERNATIVE. AERLINK TAKES OVER HEVILIFT ROUTES.


The Australian air charter market has a new entrant. The decision to establish Aerlink means an intentional step away from leaning on the reputation of Hevilift, founded on over 25 years of providing specialized heavy lift air capacity in some of the world’s most challenging environments. Hevilift continues its position of dominance in South-East Asia, but Aerlink sees the accomplished Australian team pivot to a dedicated ad hoc and contract charter focus.


AERLINK – CONNECT TO PURPOSE

Air Charter | FIFO Charter | Freight & Cargo | Tailored Air Charter Services | Travel


Headquartered in Brisbane, Aerlink has well-resourced operations, crewing, in-house maintenance, and ground handling services. It is already poised for growth beyond its bases in Perth (PER), Brisbane (BNE), and Townsville (TSV). The airline is the only Australian operator of the Avions de Transport Regional (ATR) aircraft type, recognised as the world’s leading regional aircraft; a cost-effective and environmentally friendly plane fast finding favour with airlines worldwide. Aerlink operates 68-passenger ATR72-500s, 48-passenger ATR42-500, and two ATR42-300 freighters.


Aerlink is a responsible aviation choice for clients who are proactive in taking measures aimed at efficiency and decarbonization, whilst also conscious of the comfort and safety of their passengers. ATR 72s offer class-leading seated cabin space equal to that of an Airbus A320-200 and internal noise levels comparable to a regional jet. When travelling distances up to 500 nautical miles (926km), Aerlink's ATRs cannot be beaten by any other aircraft of similar size in terms of lowest fuel burn and related emissions. The ATR42 freighter is renowned for efficiency, offering access to short and narrow runways and the lowest per km freight costs.


Aerlink's long-term blue-chip client list includes industry leaders like Rio Tinto, Thiess, Covalent, Byrnecut Group, Ora Banda Gold and Chinova. The airline also regularly operates charter flights for the Australian Defence Force and Travel West, among other entities. Collaborating with Commercial Enterprise Queensland (CEQ) facilitates essential supplies to indigenous communities like Doomadgee and Kowanyama, especially during the six-month-long wet season.


Over 300 nautical miles (555.6 kilometres), the ATR72 consumes 30% less fuel than rival turboprops and 45% less than regional jets (ATR, 2023). Shorter travel distances amplify Aerlink's fuel and related emissions savings per journey.


While the fleet's location can change subject to client demand, there are presently ATR 72's based in Perth, Brisbane and Townsville. ATR42 Freighters are based in Brisbane and Cairns. Aerlink regularly fly into airports such as Broome (BME), Kalgoorlie (KGI), Mackay (MKY), Moranbah (MOV), Cairns (CNS), Doomadgee (DMD), and Pormpuraaw (EDR).



For media enquiries, please contact:

Jade Lipton

J.Lipton@aerlink.au

0438 698 286


Website: www.aerlink.au


Aerlink holds the BARS (Basic Aviation Risk Standard) Gold certification and is CASA (Civil Aviation Service Authority) approved as an Air Services Operator (Part 121), Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (Part 42), and Maintenance Provider (Part 145). It performs these functions internally and for third parties. They have ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) Annexure 19, proof of adhering to the most robust safety and risk mitigation world standards.


Unlike the Dash 8, which features commonly in Australian fleets, the ATR is still in production. This ensures the highest levels of OEM (Originating Equipment Manufacturer) technical support, parts supply, and up-to-the-minute training. Aerlink’s ATR 72s and 42s share 90% common parts, which results in less downtime when combined with our in-house accredited maintenance division. The ATR is manufactured in Toulouse, France, in a partnership between Airbus and Leonardo.





References:


ATR (2023). Accelerating Sustainable Connections [Website].



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