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Airwork delists following Chinese buyout

Airwork delists following Chinese buyout

New Zealand operator Airwork was last week de-listed from the NZX stock market.  The company, well known for its BK117 upgrades, has been subject of a gradual take-over by Zhejiang Rifa Holding from China.  The new owner has gradually built up their percentage holding over a year, and has now reach a point where they… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Nov-17

BK117 Modification Granted FAA Certification

BK117 Modification Granted FAA Certification

Airwork (NZ) Limited have obtained FAA Supplementary Type Certificate (FAA STC) for the Insco Solid‐State BK117‐B2 140% Dual Torque Gauge. The Insco Torque Gauge is a form, fit and function replacement for the OEM Analogue Torque Gauge and has proven to be significantly more reliable than its analogue predecessor, reducing downtime and maintenance costs for… Read more »

Source: Airwork NZ, 15-Jun-17

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BK117 Dual Torque Gauge Granted FAA Approval

BK117 Dual Torque Gauge Granted FAA Approval

Airwork (NZ) Limited have obtained FAA Supplementary Type Certificate (FAA STC) for the Insco Solid‐State BK117‐B2 140% Dual Torque Gauge. The Insco Torque Gauge is a form, fit and function replacement for the OEM Analogue Torque Gauge and has proven to be significantly more reliable than its analogue predecessor, reducing downtime and maintenance costs for… Read more »

Source: Airwork NZ, 06-Jun-17

BK117 Role Equipment Granted FAA Certification

BK117 Role Equipment Granted FAA Certification

Airwork (NZ) Limited have obtained FAA Supplementary Type Certificate (FAA STC) for the  9 Passenger High Density Seating. Providing lightweight seating in the cabin whilst maximising the number of passengers that can be carried. The nine place high density seats give the flexibility that multi‐role aircraft operators demand.  They are lightweight, can be configured as 3,… Read more »

Source: Airwork NZ, 25-May-17

BK117 Role Equipment granted FAA Certification

BK117 Role Equipment granted FAA Certification

Airwork (NZ) Limited have obtained FAA Supplementary Type Certificate (FAA STC) for the MBB BK117‐B2 BK117 Cargo Hook and Mirror Kit. The BK117 Cargo Hook has a carrying capacity of up to 1200kg.  It utilizes the Onboard Systems Cargo Hook with the option of either hydraulic or manual release and can be mounted to either an… Read more »

Source: Airwork (NZ), 19-May-17

ADAC upgrades two BK117s to -850D2 standard

ADAC upgrades two BK117s to -850D2 standard

ADAC Luftrettung the largest emergency medical helicopter operator in Germany, has upgraded two of their BK117-B2 aircraft with the enhanced LTS101-850B-2 engines, making the aircraft Cat A / Class 1 compliant at Maximum All Up Weight (MAUW). After completion of the STC and installation of the -850 engines the model is marketed as the BK117-850D2…. Read more »

Source: Airwork NZ, 09-Aug-16

FAA approves Airwork NZ as Part 145 repair station

FAA approves Airwork NZ as Part 145 repair station

The United States Federal Aviation Administration today approved Airwork (NZ) Ltd as an FAA Part 145 Repair Station. Airwork currently holds maintenance approvals from EASA, Transport Canada, and the civil aviation authorities in New Zealand and South Africa. This FAA approval is the next major step in ensuring that Airwork has the ability to support… Read more »

Source: Airwork (NZ), 14-Mar-16

Airwork (NZ) orders 100th LTS101-850B-2 engine

Airwork (NZ) orders 100th LTS101-850B-2 engine

Airwork recently ordered its 100th LTS101-850B-2 engine from Honeywell which is a fantastic achievement for the joint venture project that started between Honeywell and Airwork in 2009. The 850B-2 engines are installed into the BK117-B2 providing an impressive upgrade to the aircraft performance and capability. Airwork brands the upgraded aircraft as the BK117-850D2. The Airwork… Read more »

Source: Airwork NZ, 14-Mar-16

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Heli SGI import first BK117-850D2 into Indonesia

Heli SGI import first BK117-850D2 into Indonesia

PT Sayap Garuda Indah (Heli SGI) are pleased to announce that the first BK117-850D2 to be imported into Indonesia will arrive at Benoa Heliport, Bali in the coming quarter. The BK117-850D2 has recently gained STC certification with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for Indonesia. This approval has been a collaborative effort between Airwork… Read more »

Source: Heli SGI, 09-Jul-15

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Airwork and The Helicopter Line in court after cancelled tourism contract

Airwork and The Helicopter Line in court after cancelled tourism contract

A tourism giant operating in Queenstown faces a $9 million claim for damages after cancelling its helicopter contract with its supplier. See Full Story

Source: Scene, 22-Jun-15

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Indonesia approves STC for Airwork BK117-850D2 upgrade

Indonesia approves STC for Airwork BK117-850D2 upgrade

Airwork is pleased to announce that the BK117-850D2 has gained STC certification with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for Indonesia. This approval has been a collaborative effort between Airwork and local Indonesian operator PT Sayap Garuda Indah, Heli SGI. This is the 5th STC approval to be issued for the BK117-850D2 and joins… Read more »

Source: Airwork NZ, 16-Jun-15

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Airwork announces sale of BK117-850D2 to South Africa

Airwork announces sale of BK117-850D2 to South Africa

Airwork NZ Ltd announced at EFA Prague, the sale of a BK117-850D2 to South African operator Mr. Ivan Pienaar of Aeronautic Solutions. Mr Stephen Green of Airwork NZ said “We couldn’t be happier to see this aircraft go to a good home in South Africa, this will be Mr Pienaar’s second BK117-850D2”. Airwork acquired the… Read more »

Source: EFA, 15-Jun-15

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BK117 Transport Canada – Certifications Received by Airwork

BK117 Transport Canada – Certifications Received by Airwork

Airwork proudly announces it has recently received Transport Canada Supplemental Type Certificates (STC’s) for the BK117 Particle Separator, Lightweight High Density Seating and 1200 kg Cargo Hook. These STC’s complement Airwork’s existing Transport Canada BK117-850D2 STC, which exchanges the Honeywell -750 engine’s for higher powered -850 engine’s. The BK117-850D2 STC is also approved by EASA,… Read more »

Source: Airwork, 03-Sep-14

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ADAC sells complete BK117B2 fleet of 14 aircraft

ADAC sells complete BK117B2 fleet of 14 aircraft

Global niche helicopter operator and maintenance specialist Airwork NZ is expanding into Europe through a contract with Germany’s largest motoring organisation, The General German Automobile Club (ADAC). Based in Munich, ADAC is one of Europe’s largest operators of helicopters for emergency air rescue services which are among the range of mobility services provided to its… Read more »

Source: Airwork, 10-Jan-14

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New Zealand – Airwork confirms IPO seeking $40M

New Zealand – Airwork confirms IPO seeking $40M

Specialist aviation solutions provider Airwork Holdings Limited (Airwork) has registered a prospectus to raise up to $40 million and to seek a listing on the NZX Main Board. The Offer will comprise a maximum 15,384,616 new shares at $2.60 per share to New Zealand resident clients of brokers and to Institutional Investors. There will be… Read more »

Source: Airwork, 21-Nov-13

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New Zealand – Airwork tipped for stock market listing

New Zealand – Airwork tipped for stock market listing

Auckland aviation business Airwork is being tipped to announce plans to list on the share market on Wednesday 20th November.  See full story From its website, Airwork describes itself thus:- Airwork began its operations out of Wellington in 1936 and over the past 76 years the company has adapted to meet this constantly evolving aviation… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Nov-13

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South African Air Force buys 6 Particle Separators

South African Air Force buys 6 Particle Separators

In May 2012 the South African Air Force took delivery and installed the first of six Airwork BK117 Particle Separators (Sand Filters), seen above in grey.  The Airwork particle separator replaced an existing Eurocopter design and early indications are that the SAAF is extremely happy with its performance. With the new filters fitted a decrease… Read more »

Source: Airwork, 26-Jun-12

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EASA approves 850hp engine BK117 upgrade

EASA approves 850hp engine BK117 upgrade

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the BK117-850D2 engine upgrade. This STC allows for the replacement of the standard BK117-B2 750hp engines with upgraded 850hp engines.  This increase in power significantly improves One Engine Inoperative (OEI) performance, allowing the BK117-850D2 to achieve true Category A standard.  The… Read more »

Source: Airwork NZ, 22-Mar-12

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Profile of an engineer working for Airwork New Zealand

Profile of an engineer working for Airwork New Zealand

Sebastian Burke is a helicopter maintenance engineer for Airwork New Zealand, based at Glentanner, near Aoraki-Mt Cook.

Source: Timaru Herald, 10-Nov-10

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