About Us

Alice Springs Helicopters

Alice Springs Helicopters, the leading provider of commercial helicopter services in Central Australia, is based at Alice Springs Airport.  Commercial operations were established in 1992 with the company now operating five helicopters and a maintenance facility.  

Based at Alice Springs Airport, we also operate scenic flights out of town besides the Crown Plaza Lasseters and a satellite base located at Glen Helen Resort (West MacDonnell Ranges, NT) is complementing our daily operations.

We offer a broad range of helicopter services from scenic flights and heli-safaris to filming and photography, mineral exploration support and search and rescue.  Our focus is on maintaining the highest standard of aviation service and safety and a visible reputation for excellent customer care.

Our team has an extensive background in rotary wing aircraft and we specialise in remote area services covering many of the inaccessible areas of Central Australia.  We employ qualified, locally based pilots with a passion for professionalism and flying in the unrestricted Australian Outback skies.

James Griffiths and Warwick Curr purchased Alice Springs Helicopters in early 2011, bringing new aircraft and expertise to an already thriving business.  Since moving in they have expanded the operation to Robinson R44’s and R22’s along with adding pastoral operations and a maintenance approval.  By uniting flying and maintenance Alice Springs Helicopters offers a full package giving your business the aviation edge.

James Griffiths - Director and Chief Pilot
James is a born and bred local who calls Central Australia his ‘back yard’.  He grew up around helicopters taking to the sky when he was very young and his passion shows in his dedication to his flying and his role as Chief Pilot.

Warwick Curr - Managing Director
Warwick is a qualified and licensed engineer in all models of aircraft the business operates.  His 25 years of experience in the industry means that the job is done correctly the first time and you can rely on the service he provides.  He has managed the maintenance of companies with up to 45 aircraft along with the training of numerous engineers.


Professional Tourism Accreditation: This logo identifies a business accredited with the Australian Tourism Accreditation Association.The tourism accreditation 'tick' demonstrates that the core business practices, statutory obligations and standards meet the agreed industry requirements.  This includes processes to support continuous improvement in the business.

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Advanced EcoTourism: This logo identifies Australia's leading and most innovative ecotourism products, providing our guests an opportunity to learn about the environment contributing to the conservation of the environment and helping local communities. Alice Springs Helicopters is committed to providing sustainable eco-tourism products for all to enjoy and is proud to be the first helicopter company in Australia with Advanced EcoCertified Tours.