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NZ Police Air Unit Goes 24×7 Following Helicopter Funding Increase

NZ Police Air Unit Goes 24×7 Following Helicopter Funding Increase

New Zealand Prime Minister, Bill English has allocated $503 million towards the Auckland Police. Part of the money will be used for their helicopter named “Eagle.” Eagle is currently available at pre-scheduled times, currently at 1800 budgeted flying hours a year. The new increase in funds will see that number go up to 3300, as… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Mar-17

Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust’s HEMS project to continue

Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust’s HEMS project to continue

The Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust today confirmed that the future of the HEMS project (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) was secure. Trust CEO Greg Barrow said the Board had recently signed off on a three year proposal to support the HEMS project and funding had been allocated accordingly in future budgets. “Although our annual ratepayer funding… Read more »

Source: Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust, 09-Jul-13

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ARHT helicopter to carry ultrasound equipment

ARHT helicopter to carry ultrasound equipment

The Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter (ARHT) is the first rescue helicopter service in New Zealand to carry portable ultrasound equipment, giving it the potential to save more lives. (see full story)

Source: Voxy, 13-Nov-12

Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust orders two AW169s

Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust orders two AW169s

This is the official AW announcement – HeliHub.com broke this story 24 hours earlier AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust has signed a contract for two AW169 helicopters. The aircraft will be used to perform a wide range of emergency medical service and search and rescue missions… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 19-Oct-11

Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust signs for AW169

Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust signs for AW169

The Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust has signed a contract to acquire a state-of-the-art AW169 helicopter for delivery in 2015.  ARHT chief executive Bob Parkinson welcomed the acquisition, saying the high performance helicopter will mean superior outcomes for rescues and a better level of care for all patients who come onboard. (Full story)

Source: Voxy, 18-Oct-11

New Zealand – Geon to sponsor Westpac Rescue Helicopter

New Zealand – Geon to sponsor Westpac Rescue Helicopter

Leading print and communications company Geon has recently been announced as the latest sponsor of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.  Run by the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter operates throughout the greater Auckland region, including the Hauraki Gulf and Great Barrier Island, and in Thames/Coromandel over the summer season. The new sponsorship follows… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Feb-11

Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust adds second helicopter

Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust adds second helicopter

The new machine, a new generation BK 117, was unveiled in front of media and sponsors this morning when it and the current helicopter landed on Auckland’s Queens Wharf

Source: NZ Herald, 12-Aug-10

NZ rescue helicopter duo reach milestone

NZ rescue helicopter duo reach milestone

The high-flying duo many people have to thank for saving their lives have reached a special milestone. Bruce Kerr and Ernie Bryant have just completed their 2,000th mission on Auckland’s Westpac Rescue Helicopter

Source: TVNZ, 29-Jun-10

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Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust is under pressure financially

Source: TV New Zealand, 09-Feb-09

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