About Us


Skytek is a privately owned company specialising in aviation maintenance and repair. Skytek is focused on delivering quality service and products to its customers.

The team at Skytek are able to deliver industry leading product knowledge and are dedicated to best serve our ever expanding customer base. Providing support, heavy maintenance and/or aircraft modifications for fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft, along with component overhaul from our maintenance facility in Cairns or at customer bases throughout the Asia – Pacific Region.

The Skytek team has over 20 years of experience in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Malaysia and Myanmar. With specialist knowledge across Rotary and Fixed Wing aircraft including the following types:

  • De Havilland DHC-6 300 Series
  • Viking DHC-6 400 Series
  • ATR 42 Series
  • King Air
  • Bell Helicopters – 206, 407, 212, 412
  • AS350
  • S76 Series


Nick - Engineering Manager

Nick Van Nieuwenhuysen - Engineering Manager
After spending 10 years the in the military as a structural fitter with the RAAF, Nick joined Hevilift in PNG covering the sheet metal requirements of the operation from 2001.

In 2005 Nick took on the role as Deputy Chief Engineer as Hevilift changed hands and was taken over by the Booij Bros. Nick progressed further within the organisation over the next few years and took on the role as Chief Engineer, overseeing the rotary and fixed wing maintenance requirements for the operation, throughout PNG from Mt Hagen.

In 2010 Nick was offered a transfer within the Hevilift Group to the MRO facility based in Cairns, now run separately from the Hevilift Group and known as Skytek where he is the current Engineering Manager.

With over 25 years experience across rotary and fixed wing operations covering both heavy and line maintenance, along with 10 years of senior management experience.