About HLS

HLS is a part of the Skyline Aviation group of companies and our team has worked on private domestic jobs as well as multi million dollar jobs including Sydney’s Desalination plant, The Cotter Dam Project in Canberra and power station refurbishments both local and interstate.

Over the years the members at HLS have been involved in lifting a variety of loads, including:
Pools, spas, pianos, furniture, statues, glass sheets, housing materials, air conditioners, signage, drilling rigs excavators, landscape supplies, site containers, power poles, water tanks and many more.


Founded in 2009 Helicopter Lifting Services Directors have managed some of the highest profile and challenging helicopter lifting operations seen by the Australian construction industry.

Director, Lee Mitchell attained his helicopter license in 2000 and has retained a perfect safety record for lifting operations with over 18 years experience.

Lee’s outside the box thinking and expertise with aerial rigging solutions have allowed HLS and its staff to overcome heavy lift planning situations that would usually stop other crews from progressing with a difficult task.

Director, Mat Edwards has extensive experience in heavy lift planning and execution. With a military background and over 11 years experience in helicopter heavy lift operations Mat’s discipline and attention to detail has allowed his career in the civil sector to soar, planning and executing some of the most difficult built up area helicopter construction operations seen in Australia to date.

HLS has an extensive team of experienced full time and contract pilots and riggers (loadmasters), all with the appropriate licensing and WH&S Training and certificates, on call 24hrs a day for any job.


HLS have achieved and maintain the following certifications to ensure continual improvement and business excellence.

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems
ISO 45001:2018 Occupational Health and Safety
AS/NZS 4801:2001 Australia & New Zealand Occupational health and safety
ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems