This week marks the fifth anniversary of ownership of Great Barrier Reef Helicopters by directors Ian Johnson and Chris Cooper – a dynamic partnership whose combined business acumen and vision has reaped many rewards including significant growth and presence across the entire perimeter of the far north.
Ian Johnson said he was looking forward to celebrating this week’s milestone that had seen a number of investments and developments take place geared towards securing the helicopter company’s foothold in the region and maintaining the company as leaders in their field.
“In five years we have grown the fleet of helicopters from 5 to 22, established a flight training school in Mareeba, set up a base on Horn
Island and built a new state-of-the art Heliport in Cairns – amongst a whole raft of other developments,” he said
Mr Johnson said he believes the combination of hard work and investment in the past five years has culminated in a world-class operation based on moral and fiscal responsibility and the recruitment of a stable work force.
“While five years is sometimes considered a relatively short amount of time, for us it has been extremely formative and productive. In this time we have focused on building a solid financial foundation of premium infrastructure while positioning our brand as leaders in the provision of helicopter services across the far north.
“We have ambitious plans for our further expansion into the future. And with the on-going support of our exceptional partners and development teams, we are well placed to maximize opportunities while maintaining and respecting the unique reputation that has been built up over the past two decades. We will continue to do what we do best: deliver far and away, the most outstanding customer experiences across the region” he said.