West Wing Aviation

West Wing Aviation, founded in 2000 by Peter Collings, is a regional airline based in Townsville, Queensland, Australia. The company commenced its operations on 2 May 2000 and has been dedicated to providing small commute flights within Queensland. West Wing Aviation has had a significant impact on the aviation landscape in the area, especially when another Queensland-based airline, Skytrans Airlines, ceased operations in 2015. West Wing Aviation stepped in to fill the gap, and later even acquired Skytrans, rebranding it and continuing its services. Owned by Collings Aircraft Holdings, the airline has its primary hub at Cairns Airport.


West Wing Aviation focuses on servicing the Torres Strait and Cape York regions, although these flights are now operated by their sister company, Skytrans Airlines. They have been vital in preventing the isolation of remote towns, particularly during periods when other local airlines were not in operation.


With a specialized fleet designed for regional and short-haul flights, West Wing Aviation operates various aircraft types. These include 2 Beechcraft Super King Air B200s, 4 Beechcraft Barons, 1 Cessna 182 Skylane, 2 Cessna 402s, and 2 Cessna 404 Titans. These aircraft are well-suited for the types of rural and regional routes the airline services.