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Northland Emergency Services Trust plans base move due to expansion

Northland Emergency Services Trust plans base move due to expansion

8-Apr-2021

New Zealand EMS operator Northland Emergency Services Trust (“NEST”) is planning to move to a new base due to expansion.  The organisation has provided this statement from CEO Craig Gibbons to HeliHub.com The Northland Emergency Services Trust Board of Trustees have long been aware of the limitations that the Kensington base has on operations. For... Read more

Airbus ACH145 delivered to Advanced Flight

Airbus ACH145 delivered to Advanced Flight

7-Apr-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

New Zealand VIP and charter operator Advanced Flight, launch customer for the new Airbus ACH145 with five rotor-blades, has taken delivery of its helicopter. The aircraft is the latest version of the best-selling H145 light twin-engine helicopter and provides a 150kg increase in useful load while delivering new levels of comfort and operational simplicity. Its... Read more

AW139 Wet Floor Achieves CAANZ STC

AW139 Wet Floor Achieves CAANZ STC

11-Feb-2021Source: Airwork

Airwork (NZ) Limited have obtained Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand (CAANZ) Supplementary Type Certificate for a Light Weight, cost effective AW139 Wet Floor for EMS/SAR and Offshore configured Leonardo AW139 Helicopters. The Airwork standard fit Wet Floor for the Leonardo AW139 helicopter was designed in conjunction with the launch customer, CHC Australia, and is... Read more

New Zealand’s first female navy pilot

New Zealand’s first female navy pilot

28-Jan-2021Source: Star News

  Jo Brook has flown all the way from Dunedin into the history books. The 27-year-old has just graduated as New Zealand’s first female navy helicopter pilot, an achievement she hopes will inspire other young women to consider a career in the Defence Force. See Full Story.  ... Read more

Eye In The Sky – Flight Data Recorder – achieves NZ certification

Eye In The Sky – Flight Data Recorder – achieves NZ certification

22-Jan-2021Source: Eye In The Sky

The Eye In The Sky has become the first to achieve an AML STC (Approved Model List – Supplemental Type Certificate) in New Zealand. This is a single STC that can be used across multiple helicopter types; initially the helicopters listed are EC130, AS350 and R44 with further aircraft types being added early 2021 Utilising... Read more

Kaikoura Helicopters awarded Qualmark Gold

Kaikoura Helicopters awarded Qualmark Gold

11-Jan-2021Source: GCH Aviation

GCH Aviation are pleased to advise that Kaikoura Helicopters have been awarded the Qualmark GOLD award for Sustainable Tourism Business! “A Gold Award recognises the best sustainable tourism businesses in New Zealand, with the delivery of exceptional customer experiences an integral part of everything they do. A Gold Sustainable Tourism Award identifies those businesses leading... Read more

Timaru Hospital helipad completed

Timaru Hospital helipad completed

5-Jan-2021Source: stuff

Timaru Hospital’s new $165,000 helipad is complete and ready for use after six years, to the relief of rescue pilots. See Full Story.... Read more

16-Dec-20 ZK-IAY Robinson R44 Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

16-Dec-20 ZK-IAY Robinson R44 Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

16-Dec-2020

43 year old pilot injured in accident while involved in ag spraying work, after hitting wires and crashing on a steep hillside.  Helicopter came to a halt further down the slope, but apparently still on its skids.  Airlifted to Gisborne Hospital Registration has been assumed on the basis of this being the only R44 on the... Read more

15-Dec-20 ZK-??? Robinson R44 Te Anga, New Zealand

15-Dec-20 ZK-??? Robinson R44 Te Anga, New Zealand

15-Dec-2020

The helicopter’s main rotor blade struck electricity supply wires and then landed in a clearing. The pilot was uninjured. Power was disrupted to around 18 homes.  Low level agricultural spray operations.... Read more

NZ helicopter operator charged over volcano tourist health and safety

NZ helicopter operator charged over volcano tourist health and safety

2-Dec-2020Source: WorkSafe

New Zealand helicopter operator Volcanic Air has confirmed that they are one of the 13 parties that has been charged by WorkSafe – the country’s Health & Safety watchdog – but at the stage that article was written, they had not been advised of the details.  [Ed] Worksafe’s press release:- WorkSafe New Zealand today filed charges... Read more

New Zealand  – Timaru Hospital helipad close to reality

New Zealand – Timaru Hospital helipad close to reality

3-Nov-2020Source: timaru herald

A six-year quest for a purpose-built helipad to service Timaru Hospital is near completion. Emergency helicopters will soon no longer have to land in the nearby Botanic Gardens with the concrete laid for the new helipad and painting expected to be complete by early next week. Lights still need to be installed for safe night... Read more

CAE hands over CAE 700MR NH90 simulator to Royal New Zealand Air Force

CAE hands over CAE 700MR NH90 simulator to Royal New Zealand Air Force

20-Oct-2020Source: CAE

CAE announced that earlier this month it officially handed over a CAE 700MR Series NH90 flight training device to the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) and Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF). “This advanced NH90 simulator means Royal New Zealand NH90 aircrews can train safely and cost-effectively in New Zealand,” said Matthew Sibree, Managing Director,... Read more

Two new customers for Airbus ACH130 Aston Martin Edition

Two new customers for Airbus ACH130 Aston Martin Edition

8-Oct-2020Source: Airbus

Airbus are reporting new customers in North America and Asia Pacific over the coming months for the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition. Launched in January, this model is a stylish special version of the ACH130 featuring a range of interior and exterior designs created by Aston Martin to delight helicopter owners who appreciate the thrill of piloting... Read more

Oceania Aviation closes three maintenance facilities

Oceania Aviation closes three maintenance facilities

20-Aug-2020Source: Oceania Aviation

It is with great sadness that Nick Mair, CEO of Salus Aviation confirmed the final closure of Oceania Aviation’s three South Island maintenance sites on Friday, 19th June. The three sites operated in Nelson, Dunedin and Queenstown and primarily serviced the South Island aviation community’s maintenance needs. Whilst Oceania Aviation and the wider Salus group... Read more

NZ EMS operator launches club for those they rescue

NZ EMS operator launches club for those they rescue

16-Jul-2020Source: Northland Emergency Services

A New Zealand based rescue helicopter pilot has established an exclusive club for those who have been rescued by helicopter which will help raise money for rescue chopper services around the country. Sue Dinkelacker, a Northland Rescue Helicopter pilot and award-winning sculptor, says the Haast Club is a way for those who have been helped... Read more

Kaikoura Helicopters partners with marine welfare organisation

Kaikoura Helicopters partners with marine welfare organisation

14-Jul-2020Source: Kaikoura Helicopters

Kaikoura Helicopters, a division of GCH Aviation, one of New Zealand’s largest private aviation companies, has partnered with marine mammal welfare organisation Project Jonah, and together they are on a mission to protect New Zealand’s marine wildlife. “New Zealand boasts a record of being visited by almost half the known species of whales and dolphins... Read more

Spidertracks named as finalist for the 2020 New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards

Spidertracks named as finalist for the 2020 New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards

15-Apr-2020Source: Spidertracks

Spidertracks has been named as a 2020 finalist for the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards “Company of the Year” award. The announcement was made to a record number of virtual watchers Tuesday 31st March 2020. Sean Tindale, our CTO reflects on the nomination; “It’s a great time to be at Spidertracks helping customers save lives through... Read more

Rescue helicopter ‘Juliet’ retires from Northland fleet

Rescue helicopter ‘Juliet’ retires from Northland fleet

3-Apr-2020Source: Northland Rescue Helicopter

A helicopter from the same era as the Apollo space craft did its most valuable work in Northland Before the Northland Rescue Helicopter chopper known as Helimed1 flew thousands of kilometres saving lives in New Zealand, she visited 41 countries on a 73,000 km circumnavigation of the world. The 40-year-old helicopter – an iconic Sikorsky... Read more

09-Dec-19 ZK-HPB Airbus AS350B2 White Island, New Zealand

09-Dec-19 ZK-HPB Airbus AS350B2 White Island, New Zealand

9-Dec-2019

Aircraft badly damaged by ash while parked on volcanic island during eruption.  Main blades snapped under the weight of ash – photo... Read more

Lockheed Martin makes Australia/NZ helicopter appointment

Lockheed Martin makes Australia/NZ helicopter appointment

2-Dec-2019Source: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin has appointed Mr. Steve Froelich as the vicepresident of Rotary and Mission Systems operations for Australia and New Zealand, andProgramme Executive for AIR6500. He will be responsible for business performance andorganisational transformation, and will join the local leadership team to build a foundation forfuture growth in the region. A critical component of the... Read more

Airbus opens rotor blade shop in New Zealand

Airbus opens rotor blade shop in New Zealand

8-Nov-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus further enhances its blade capabilities in the Pacific region with the opening of a new blade shop at its Blenheim facility in New Zealand. The new facility will reside under the same roof as its existing 3,500 square metre maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility for military and civil engines, propellers and components. The... Read more

Airwork buys Ideagen safety management software

Airwork buys Ideagen safety management software

6-Nov-2019Source: Ideagen

The Airwork Group, New Zealand’s largest general aviation organisation, is working with software firm, Ideagen, in a project that will enhance safety management – particularly safety reporting. Ideagen’s Coruson is being rolled out to help modernise overall safety and risk management processes to replace a number of Airwork’s current systems. Coruson will be used by... Read more

US Allied Forces Kick-off EOD Exercise HYDRACRAB

US Allied Forces Kick-off EOD Exercise HYDRACRAB

23-Aug-2019Source: US Allied Forces

Expeditionary forces from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States conducted the opening ceremony for Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) training exercise HYDRACRAB, Aug. 19. HYDRACRAB is quadrilateral exercise conducted by more than 100 Sailors from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and U.S. Naval forces. The purpose of this exercise is to prepare the participating EOD... Read more

Airbus delivers H145 to New Zealand EMS

Airbus delivers H145 to New Zealand EMS

23-Aug-2019Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus has delivered two H145 helicopters to the New Zealand Helicopter Emergency Medical Services at a ceremony at the GCH Aviation Group headquarters. Airbus Australia Pacific Managing Director Andrew Mathewson said these were the first two H145 helicopters in emergency medical services (EMS) configuration in the New Zealand market. “I’m proud that Airbus’ helicopters are... Read more

Heli-Parts Nevada acquired by Salus Aviation

Heli-Parts Nevada acquired by Salus Aviation

17-Jul-2019Source: Salus Aviation

Heli-Parts Nevada (HPN) has been acquired by New Zealand based Salus Aviation as they continue to expand their portfolio of companies within their group. HPN is an excellent complement to Salus’ existing Oceania Aviation business; and Oceania and HPN have a long history of successfully working together. HPN is the single largest provider of overhauled... Read more

17-Feb-19 ZK-HEX Airbus AS350 Nelson, New Zealand

17-Feb-19 ZK-HEX Airbus AS350 Nelson, New Zealand

17-Feb-2019

The press release from investigators TAIC said “Something caused the pilot to conduct an emergency landing. [After jettisoning the water bucket,] The helicopter landed heavily and the sole pilot received moderate injuries. The nature of damage to the helicopter is yet to be established.” Pilot named in this report as Bill Reid of Reid Helicopters... Read more

NZ Police contract with new operator and will switch to Bell 429

NZ Police contract with new operator and will switch to Bell 429

8-Jan-2019Source: New Zealand Police

Police can confirm that a new contractor has been chosen to supply helicopter services for our Air Support Unit in Auckland City. The change of supplier follows a tender process that commenced in early 2018 and will see our Air Support Unit relocating from its present location in Mechanics Bay to Auckland Heliport in Onehunga.... Read more

Rotorua Residents Create New Trust

Rotorua Residents Create New Trust

12-Dec-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Residents of Rotorua have joined together in forming a new trust to try and re-establish their rescue helicopter service. The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was shut down in October. Over 500 residents met at the hangar, arguing that the service remain. The proposed trust has filed legal documents for charitable trust status and will then be... Read more

Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust appoints new Chief Executive

Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust appoints new Chief Executive

10-Dec-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Mark Newman, the former boss of Mainfreight Europe has been made the new chief executive of Auckland Rescue Helicopter trust. Murray Bolton, chairman to Trust has said that Newman will be leading them through big changes and into “a new era.” This comes after a call for investigation into bullying and harassment in the organisation,... Read more

Airbus to deliver New Zealand’s first HEMS-configured H145s

Airbus to deliver New Zealand’s first HEMS-configured H145s

13-Nov-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

The Helicopter Emergency Medical Services New Zealand Limited has selected Airbus’ H145, in response to New Zealand’s Health Ministry’s call to enhance its helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) industry. Due to be delivered in the second half of 2019, the two helicopters will become the first HEMS-configured H145s to enter New Zealand, and will bolster... Read more

New Zealand certifies current Enstrom models

New Zealand certifies current Enstrom models

5-Nov-2018Source: Enstrom

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation was granted New Zealand Type Acceptance for its Enstrom F-28/280/480 Series helicopters by the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand in September. “The Enstrom helicopters, with their rugged features and great safety record are a perfect fit for New Zealand,” said Dennis Martin, Director of Marketing and Sales. “The three bladed, fully... Read more

Airbus to participate at New Zealand Defence Industry Association Forum

Airbus to participate at New Zealand Defence Industry Association Forum

30-Oct-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus will this week join other international aerospace and government agencies exhibiting at the New Zealand Defence Industry Association (NZDIA) Forum. Now in its 21st year, the event is taking place 30 October – 1 November at the Palmerston North Central Energy Trust Arena. Airbus is located at Stands 14 – 15 with an exhibit... Read more

Te Anau Retains Helicopter Base

Te Anau Retains Helicopter Base

19-Oct-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The on-call helicopter air ambulance service in Te Anau will remain open thanks to a new operating model. The base in Queenstown will be receiving a new cover, as well as a new and larger helicopter. The South Island will be provided services by Helicopter Emergency Medical Services New Zealand Limited (HEMS) and a joint... Read more

New Zealand orders NH90 flight training device from CAE

New Zealand orders NH90 flight training device from CAE

10-Aug-2018Source: CAE

CAE announced it has been awarded a contract from the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) to provide the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) with a CAE 700MR Series NH90 flight training device (FTD). The contract also includes the provision of long-term maintenance and support services upon delivery of the simulator to RNZAF Base Ohakea... Read more

Northland Rescue Helicopter team receives safety award

Northland Rescue Helicopter team receives safety award

7-Jun-2018Source: HeliHub,com

The Northland Rescue Helicopter team were the proud recipients of an acknowledgment award for 20 years of safe operation. The award was received by Chief pilot Peter Turnbull at the Rotortech Conference that was held last week. The team fly three Sikorsky helicopters, with numbers from January to April reaching 306, reports NZ Herald.... Read more

Helicopter Line reviews flight safety

Helicopter Line reviews flight safety

16-Apr-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Helicopter Lines has had to undergo a review of their safety processes, after four crashes in the span of three years. The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has requested that the company undergo this procedure with the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority to ensure that their safety assurance and risk management were in order, reports ODT.... Read more

Oceania Aviation acquires two AS332Ls

Oceania Aviation acquires two AS332Ls

9-Apr-2018Source: HeliHub.com

New Zealand based Oceania Aviation have recently imported a pair of AS332L Super Pumas, with a short YouTube video showing them being craned off a couple of trucks and put into their Ardmore Airport hangar. The helicopters have been acquired from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, where they had been used as VVIP aircraft from... Read more

NZ Hospital aims to crowdfund NZ$1 million for helipad

NZ Hospital aims to crowdfund NZ$1 million for helipad

5-Mar-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Christchurch Hospital has started a campaign to raise $1 million in order to build a helipad on top of their west tower. It takes patients 13 minutes to get to the hospital in a ground ambulance from the helipad in Hagley Park. The Rātā Foundation has proposed to put forward $500,000 if the Māia Health Foundation... Read more

Auckland Police ramp up helicopter usage

Auckland Police ramp up helicopter usage

9-Jan-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Auckland Police’s crime fighting Eagle helicopter has geared up and is now flying 65 hours per week. The increased hours since October has enabled them to attend to 1127 incidents in 2017, whereas in 2016 they were only able to attend 607, reports Stuff.... Read more

Northland Rescue Helicopter pilot dies in fixed wing accident

Northland Rescue Helicopter pilot dies in fixed wing accident

3-Jan-2018Source: HeliHub.com

Dean Voelkerling, Northland Rescue Helicopter pilot and operations manager at Northland Emergency Services Trust, as well as a yet unknown passenger were killed in a light plane accident. Farm workers in Northland reported seeing debris fall from the plane before it crashed, reports New Zealand Herald.... Read more

Northland Rescue Helicopter and Fire and Emergency New Zealand Team Up

Northland Rescue Helicopter and Fire and Emergency New Zealand Team Up

13-Dec-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Northland Rescue Helicopter and Fire and Emergency New Zealand have joined together in order to save time and lives. The plan is to have St John flight medics and two firefighters flown to the scene, where they can begin helping people who are trapped and need to be cut free. Having experienced firemen on scene... Read more

NZ CAA approves Oceania Bell 429 Cargo Pod

NZ CAA approves Oceania Bell 429 Cargo Pod

30-Nov-2017

Oceania Aviation has achieved approval of a Cargo Pod System for the Bell 429, and they are looking to further expand their role equipment range. Head-quartered in Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania Aviation’s Part 145 Manufacturing division, Airborne Systems, has worked with a private owner to gain New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority (NZCAA) approval for its Bell... Read more

Heletranz & Te Atawhai Collaborate for Wellness

Heletranz & Te Atawhai Collaborate for Wellness

9-Nov-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Tourism and chartering company, Helentranz, has partnered up with Te Atawhai, a luxury wellness retreat. Together they aim to bring self care into travellers lives, as well as to promote a healthy lifestyle, reports Scoop.  ... Read more

Salus Aviation and Oceania Aviation Join

Salus Aviation and Oceania Aviation Join

5-Nov-2017Source: Oceania Aviation

New Zealand-based Salus Aviation Group, has merged with Oceania Aviation, an aviation engineering business with operations at nine locations in New Zealand to become one of the largest general aviation operators and engineering businesses in Australasia. Oceania will further strengthen Salus Aviation’s portfolio of aviation-related businesses. The Salus Group maintains, repairs, overhauls, operates and leases... Read more

New Zealand – Life Flight Trust appoints new charity Chair

New Zealand – Life Flight Trust appoints new charity Chair

5-Nov-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Life Flight Trust is happy to announce their new Charity Chair, Annette King. King has been a former Deputy Leader, MP for Rongotai and Minister of Health. Her predecessor, Catherine Taylor, is happy with her appointment, reports Scoop.... Read more

Te Anau Helicopter Services adds new H125

Te Anau Helicopter Services adds new H125

10-Oct-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Owners of Te Anau Helicopter Services, Gaven and Jennie Burgess added a new H125 B3e helicopter to their fleet. The new acquisition will allow them to carry more weight internally and externally, and may even be the only helicopter of its type in New Zealand, reports Stuff.... Read more

Patria to represent IMS firefighting and long-line kit in Europe

Patria to represent IMS firefighting and long-line kit in Europe

5-Oct-2017Source: Patria Helicopters

Patria Helicopters AB has signed an exclusive Representative Agreement with IMS New Zealand Ltd to supply their products in Europe. IMS is a specialist in design and production of large range of firefighting and long line of other mission equipment and systems for the helicopter market. “We have an extensive customer base throughout Europe in... Read more

New Helipad for Milford Sound

New Helipad for Milford Sound

2-Oct-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Milford Sound is receiving a new helipad thanks to funding requests by Environmental Southland. Due to the many medical evacuations that occur at Milford Sound, the need for a hardened helipad area was growing. The new helipad will be build next to the visitor terminal. The accumulated funds came to $17,000 reports Stuff.... Read more

HNZ Group Reports FY2017 Q2 Results

HNZ Group Reports FY2017 Q2 Results

18-Aug-2017Source: HNZ

Revenue was $56.4 million in the second quarter of 2017, a decrease of $0.9 million compared to $57.3 million a year ago. This variation is mostly explained by a decrease in onshore revenue and ancillary revenue, partially offset by an increase in offshore revenue. The Corporation flew 10,725 hours compared to 11,557 hours in the second quarter of 2016, a decrease... Read more

NZ – Northland seeking to upgrade to two Sikorsky S76C from S76A models

NZ – Northland seeking to upgrade to two Sikorsky S76C from S76A models

25-Jul-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Northland Emergency Services Trust (NEST) is looking to loaning $10 million from the Northland Regional Council in order to replace their two rescue helicopters. The loan from the council will have better interest rates than any bank, ultimately saving them $200,000 a year, reports NZ Herald. They would have to pay the loan back... Read more

The Helicopter Flight Training Center goes international

The Helicopter Flight Training Center goes international

16-Jun-2017Source: Metro Aviation

The Helicopter Flight Training Center, a Metro Aviation company, has expanded its international reach to New Zealand.  The Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand recognized and approved the new EC145 Level D simulator training provided to HeliOtago, the country’s largest helicopter operator based at Taieri Airfield in Mosgiel, Otago.  Authorities from the FAA, Argentina and... Read more

Council against Funding Rescue Helicopter Service

Council against Funding Rescue Helicopter Service

8-Jun-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Horizon’s Regional Council recently voted against funding a rescue helicopter service. Councillor David Cotton has said paying Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter will open up a Pandora ’s Box, as other services will also request funding. The public showed great support for the cause. But as the vote was six against to five for, the council... Read more

NZ CAA approves Metro Aviation EC145 simulator

NZ CAA approves Metro Aviation EC145 simulator

7-Jun-2017Source: Metro Aviation

The Helicopter Flight Training Center, a Metro Aviation company, has expanded its international reach to New Zealand.  The Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand recognized and approved the new EC145 Level D simulator training provided to HeliOtago, the country’s largest helicopter operator based at Taieri Airfield in Mosgiel, Otago.  Authorities from the FAA, Argentina and... Read more

BK117 Dual Torque Gauge Granted FAA Approval

BK117 Dual Torque Gauge Granted FAA Approval

6-Jun-2017Source: Airwork NZ

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

New Zealand eases NH90 flying limitations

New Zealand eases NH90 flying limitations

23-May-2017Source: New Zealand Defense Force

The Royal New Zealand Air Force has eased limitations on its fleet of twin engined NH90 helicopters that have prevented them flying over water, at night, and over mountainous terrain since 20 April. The limitations were imposed on the fleet after an NH90 suffered a single engine failure on 16 April while returning to RNZAF... Read more

02-May-17 ZK-IED Airbus BK117A3 Porirua Harbour, New Zealand

02-May-17 ZK-IED Airbus BK117A3 Porirua Harbour, New Zealand

2-May-2017

Sole occupant pilot Rick Lucas experienced tail rotor failure and helicopter started to spin so he elected to ditch it in the shallow waters of Porirua Harbour, N of Wellington... Read more

Big Changes for New Zealand Rescue Helicopter Services

Big Changes for New Zealand Rescue Helicopter Services

20-Apr-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The New Zealand Government is currently underway with planning a large change for the country’s rescue helicopter services. Auckland’s Rescue Helicopter Trust’s chief executive, Greg Barrows, has commented that suggestions of rationalization and amalgamation have been brought up. As well as planning, they are taking into account their many fundraising programmes. The government pays for... Read more

Peter Garden Awarded for International Work

Peter Garden Awarded for International Work

4-Jan-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Peter Garden has been made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit due to his conservation and aviation services he has performed. He ran his own company, Peter Garden Helicopters Ltd, for 25 years in Otago and Southland doing agriculture work. This line of work introduced him to working for the Wildlife Services... Read more

New Helipads for Northland Rescue Helicopter

New Helipads for Northland Rescue Helicopter

18-Nov-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Northland Rescue Helicopter has received, through community funding, all-weather landing pads for Whangarei Heads, Ruawai and Kerikeri. Other communities are following suit, reports NZ Herald, and are planning on building the same helipads. Northland Rescue Helicopter has already been called out 705 times, making this the busiest year so far.... Read more

30-Oct-16 ZK-IZR Guimbal Cabri G2 Tarras, New Zealand

30-Oct-16 ZK-IZR Guimbal Cabri G2 Tarras, New Zealand

30-Oct-2016

The helicopter hit a pole and crashed at 4.30am whilst engaged in frost control operations due to the pilot being unable to see due to the canopy fogging up. The pilot was injured.... Read more

New Zealand puts Robinson helicopters on safety Watchlist

New Zealand puts Robinson helicopters on safety Watchlist

28-Oct-2016Source: TAIC

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission in New Zealand yesterday added two new significant items to its Watchlist of most pressing concerns. One involves Robinson helicopter and the other safety issues for pedestrians and vehicles using railway level crossings. The detail provided on Robinson helicopters is as follows:- There are around 300 Robinson helicopters registered in... Read more

Ngai Tahu Tourism Purchases Queenstown Helicopter Business

Ngai Tahu Tourism Purchases Queenstown Helicopter Business

28-Oct-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Ngai Tahu Tourism recently bought Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters. Ngai Tahu plans to use the well-known business to offer top class scenic tours, make connections within the industry and enhancing the experience customers receive, reports Stuff. The new acquisition allows Ngai Tahu to work from Queenstown to Glenorchy and even Franz Josef.... Read more

Profile – New Zealand SAR Legend John Funnell

Profile – New Zealand SAR Legend John Funnell

20-Oct-2016Source: HeliHub.com

John Funnell, 65, is one of the most well-known SAR pilot’s in New Zealand. Although today he spends his time managing a hotel, a cattle farm and even a bit of bee keeping, back in the day he saved thousands of lives with 19 000 hours of flight time under his belt. Some of his... Read more

Alpine Adventures Receives Air Operating Certificate

Alpine Adventures Receives Air Operating Certificate

30-Sep-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Alpine Adventures, a South Westland helicopter company that has been grounded since May, has been given permission to fly again by Civil Aviation. Alpine Adventures will be operating under the new name Fox-Franz Heliservices and a new board. Their initial grounding was only to last 10 days, but James Scott, the director and individual shareholder,... Read more

NZ Seasprite makes first operational mission with an offshore patrol vessel

NZ Seasprite makes first operational mission with an offshore patrol vessel

22-Sep-2016Source: NZDF

One of the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s (RNZAF) newly acquired fleet of Seasprite helicopters will help transport 23 government staff and about seven tonnes of vital equipment and supplies to the remote Kermadec Islands on its first operational mission with an offshore patrol vessel (OPV). An SH-2G (I) Seasprite, one of eight that are... Read more

Conditions for Kurow Medical Centre Helipad

Conditions for Kurow Medical Centre Helipad

21-Sep-2016Source: HeliHub.com

The Kurow Medical Centre might be able to use the Kurow Recreation Reserve as an emergency helipad, pending the vote on approving a lease, but under four conditions. They have to meet Civil Aviation Authority requirements, adhere to proposed lease provisions, attain resource consent and that the helipad will be subject to public notification. The... Read more

Oceania Aviation Complete Upgrade Mod for BO105 Hoist

Oceania Aviation Complete Upgrade Mod for BO105 Hoist

9-Sep-2016Source: Oceania Aviation

Oceania Aviation’s Part 148 Manufacturing team, Airborne Systems have recently completed an Approved Modification to the OEM Hoist arm allowing the replacement of the obsolete Wadell Hoist with a NEW Breeze Eastern HS20200 600lb system on the BO105 Series model. The BO105 Hoist Arm Conversion was recently certified by an Australian operator and includes a... Read more

Navy and Coastguards from 11 countries meet for HOSTAC conference

Navy and Coastguards from 11 countries meet for HOSTAC conference

8-Sep-2016Source: US Navy

Navy and Coast Guard representatives from 11 countries came together for dialogue and information sharing during a Helicopter Operations from Ships other Than Aircraft Carriers (HOSTAC) conference in Singapore, Aug 29-Sept 2. Conference participants represented Great Britain, Canada, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and the United States. HOSTAC is an... Read more

Oceania Aviation earns EASA Part 145 certification

Oceania Aviation earns EASA Part 145 certification

24-Aug-2016Source: Oceania Aviation

Oceania Aviation is pleased to announce that it has been approved for Part 145 EASA certification following intensive audits conducted in 2015 and 2016. The Part 145 EASA Certification covers a range of Oceania Aviation’s services including: •    Blade and Composite Repair •    Component Service and Overhaul •    Turbine Service and Overhaul •    Eddy Current... Read more

HNZ reports on new offshore AW139 contract in New Zealand

HNZ reports on new offshore AW139 contract in New Zealand

2-Jun-2016Source: HNZ

HNZ Group has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, HNZ New Zealand Limited, has entered into an offshore oil and gas helicopter support contract with a consortium of customers which includes Shell Todd Oil Services Limited, AWE Taranaki Limited, OMV New Zealand Limited and Origin Energy Resources (Kupe) Limited, New Plymouth. The contract commenced on April... Read more

Oceania Aviation is attending AHIA Rotortech

Oceania Aviation is attending AHIA Rotortech

26-May-2016Source: Oceania Aviation

Oceania Aviation, New Zealand’s largest Aircraft Sales and Support Service Company will be attending AHIA Rotortech on Australia’s Sunshine Coast from May 27th- May 29th. The Rotortech event, which is to be hosted at the Twin Waters resort, will feature upwards of 50 exhibitors and Oceania Aviation is proud to be a Bronze Sponsor of... Read more

Heli Support NZ praises PA100 PUREair System for AS350

Heli Support NZ praises PA100 PUREair System for AS350

26-May-2016Source: Dart

DART Aerospace and its New Zealand AMC partner Heli Support NZ highlight the performance of the newly installed PA100 PUREair Engine Protection System for The Helicopter Line after its first periodic inspection. Heli Support NZ owns and leases the aircraft for scenic flights and heli-ski missions to The Helicopter Line, who have multiple bases established... Read more

Dart expands Approved Maintenance Center into Australia and NZ

Dart expands Approved Maintenance Center into Australia and NZ

3-May-2016Source: Dart Aerospace

DART Aerospace expands customers’ reach by establishing its new Approved Maintenance Center (AMC) network in Australasia to offer very competitive aftermarket solutions. After six years of working with an exclusive distributor in that region, DART will now service the market directly. Helicopter operators and private owners in this region now have the option to deal... Read more

15-Apr-16 ZK-IMS Guimbal Cabri G2 Tikitere, New Zealand

15-Apr-16 ZK-IMS Guimbal Cabri G2 Tikitere, New Zealand

15-Apr-2016

Pilot made an emergency landing in a paddock for unknown reason.  Inspection cover in firewall had not been closed during pre-flight checks and helicopter was consumed by fire.  Sole occupant pilot got out OK without injury... Read more

New Zealand Defence Force pleased with NH90 in first overseas deployment

New Zealand Defence Force pleased with NH90 in first overseas deployment

6-Apr-2016Source: NZDF

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

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