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New operator launches in Fiji with a Bell 212

New operator launches in Fiji with a Bell 212

Elite Aviation is the first local commercial aviation service in Fiji. They provide EMS and disaster management services with their Bell 212. They hope to expand in the coming years, with larger helicopters. The idea for the company came from couple Alaena and Mathew Hill, who were affected by the floods in Fiji in 2011-2012…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Apr-18

New Zealand Defence Force pleased with NH90 in first overseas deployment

New Zealand Defence Force pleased with NH90 in first overseas deployment

The New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF) NH90 helicopters have confirmed their ability to support a humanitarian aid operation on their first overseas mission in Fiji. NH90 Detachment Commander Squadron Leader (SQNLDR) Ben Pryor said the medium utility helicopters have been providing a critical link between the main population centres and outlying islands devastated by Tropical… Read more »

Source: NZDF, 06-Apr-16

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Airbus Helicopters Foundation supports Fiji after cyclone

Airbus Helicopters Foundation supports Fiji after cyclone

Airbus Helicopters Foundation provided support to humanitarian relief efforts following the tropical cyclone Winston that hit the Fiji Islands on 21 February 2016, killing at least 43 people and affecting 350 000 others. The disaster has left large areas of the Fiji archipelago without power, water supplies and communication and heavy rains have brought flash‎… Read more »

Source: AIrbus, 09-Mar-16

Boost for Sigatoka District Hospital helipad plan in Fiji

Boost for Sigatoka District Hospital helipad plan in Fiji

PLANS to establish a helipad at the Sigatoka District Hospital received a major boost when resorts along the Coral Coast and industry stakeholders raised more than $70,000 last Saturday during a charity golf event and raffle held at the Natadola Bay Golf Course. See Full Story

Source: Fiji Times, 03-Dec-15

08-Jun-15 DQ-IHI Airbus AS350B2 Beqa Island, Fiji

08-Jun-15 DQ-IHI Airbus AS350B2 Beqa Island, Fiji

Helicopter crashed into shrubs after reportedly some debris struck the main rotor.  Helicopter was reported hired by Vodafone Fiji and had taken the company’s maintenance staff to a tower there.  3 POB

08-Jun-15

Helipad being added at Navua Hospital in Fiji

Helipad being added at Navua Hospital in Fiji

Work on a helipad and installation of medical equipment is now underway at the new Navua Hospital.  see more details

Source: Fiji Village, 11-Feb-14

Helicopters Fiji merges into Pacific Island Air

Helicopters Fiji merges into Pacific Island Air

John Currie and Sons, owners of New Zealand’s Garden City Helicopters, has taken over Pacific Island Air and Seaplanes in Fiji. As part of this, their subsidiary Helicopters Fiji has been merged into Pacific Island Air and is now being marketed as the helicopter division of the enlarged operator. They operate one Eurocopter AS355 Twin… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-May-13