Mining exploration & support 

Leaders in mining exploration

For more than a decade, BAC Helicopters has specialised in aerial support of the mining exploration Industry. Proven operational success in some of the most remote areas in East and Central Africa has established BAC Helicopter’s reputation as an industry leader in this field.

Trust BAC Helicopters to provide everything your company needs – from the initial survey of the area to core sampling, transport of survey engineers, and lifting and positioning of mining equipment in remote areas.

Mining exploration

Indispensable tool in mining exploration

With drilling, mining, surveying and mapping taking place in some of the most inaccessible regions of Africa, the versatility and unique capabilities of a helicopter has resulted in it being an indispensable tool in this industry.

Equipment, supplies and personnel can be transported quickly and cost effectively to the location, regardless of the terrain.


External load slinging

A major function performed by helicopters in mineral exploration, is external load slinging of equipment and supplies; a highly specialised task requiring comprehensive risk assessment, skill and coordination between all crew members involved in each operation.


Cost, timing and reliability

We understand that cost, timing and reliability is of the utmost importance to our clients. That’s why BAC Helicopter’s highly experienced and knowledgeable team ensures that exploration logistics and support operations are always conducted safely and efficiently.

Some of the key functions performed by the helicopter in supporting a mining exploration operation:


  • Crew Transport Logistics
  • Positioning/Re-positioning of Equipment
  • Core Sample Logistics
  • Supplies Replenishment Logistics
  • Medical Evacuation
  • Security Support
mining exploration



Office 3, Virginia Airport
220 Fairways
Durban North, KZN

Tel:  +27 (0) 31 569 1531

Cell: +27 (0) 82 688 3295



Imbonini Helistop (Imbonini Park)
4 Barbet Road
Shakas Head, KZN

Tel: +27 (0) 32 061 0617