Since 1979

"Skytraders' history is founded on the ongoing search
for prescriptive solutions to specialist aviation problems".
Norman Mackay, CEO

Cold Climate Aviation Experts

World first aviation achievements, including the design, development and
certification of the world's only ski technology for a FAR 25 aircraft.

Antarctic Airlink

Safety first approach in connecting Australia and New Zealand to ice runways located in Eastern Antarctica,
the most remote and hostile aviation environment on the planet.

Private Charter

State of the art, long range corporate jets with seating configurations
customized to meet the requirements of individual charterers.

World Leaders in Aviation Design and Technology

Innovative solutions to complex aviation problems.

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About

Founded in 1979, Skytraders is a wholly Australian, privately owned airline
with more than 35 years experience in the global aviation industry

ARCTIC LINK

ANTARCTIC AIRLINK

Skytraders has developed safety systems which redefine World’s Best Practice in the provision of air transport services from Australia and New Zealand to ice runways in Eastern Antarctica.

GOVERNMENT

GOVERNMENT

We have extensive experience in the delivery of outcomes targeted to meet the critical requirements of government.

PRIVATE CHARTER

PRIVATE CHARTER

A fleet of Airbus 319’s that offer long range intercontinental travel in the comfort of well-appointed state of the art corporate jets.

LOGISTICS

LOGISTICS

Skytraders offers custom configurations for all logistical requirements and load planning.

The Aircraft - 180 EDTO

Skytraders operate a fleet of state of the art aircraft maintained to the highest standards, as evidenced by
its CASA certification for 180 minute EDTO (Extended Diversion Time Operations)

Specialists

Unique capabilities and experience allow us to provide mission specific
aircraft platforms and solutions for the most challenging of requirements.

in-house

Our engineering team includes highly qualified aerospace, aeronautical and mechanical engineers that have comprehensive experience in providing in-house custom solutions for all types of aircraft modifications.

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History

Skytraders creates custom solutions for specialist aviation problems. Our proud history
is built on delivering the best possible outcomes to match the client’s unique requirements

Footage Courtesy Wade Fairley/Australian Antarctic Division

WORLD LEADERS IN COLD CLIMATE AVIATION

Skytrader's position as the global leader in cold climate aviation technology began with its development of  a retractable ski system for the CASA C212. This innovative design allows takeoffs from wheeled runways and landings on snow or ice and vice-versa. The company owns the world's only STC (Supplementary Type Certification) for a modern technology FAR25 aircraft to perform such operations.

It is one of a number of Skytraders world firsts that have positioned Australia at the forefront of cold climate aviation technology.