Oceania Aviation

Oceania Aviation increases composites capabilities through acquisition

Oceania Aviation increases composites capabilities through acquisition

4-Oct-2021Source: Oceania Aviation

Oceania Aviation has finalised a strategic agreement with both Aero Composites Limited and Aero Design Limited which are based in Hamilton, New Zealand. Under the agreement, Oceania Aviation has purchased the manufacturing equipment of Aero Composites, which will facilitate Oceania’s Part 148 division to set up a new composites production facility in their Ardmore, Auckland... Read more

First S-300CBi produced by Schweizer RSG sold to New Zealand

First S-300CBi produced by Schweizer RSG sold to New Zealand

26-Aug-2021Source: Oceania Aviation

Oceania Aviation has secured the sale of what will be the first S-300CBi off Schweizer’s new factory line.  This is the first S-300CBi production model since the purchase of the Schweizer assets by Schweizer RSG in 2018, and a significant milestone for the Schweizer aircraft and its proven helicopter line. Oceania Aviation, an approved distributor... Read more

Oceania Aviation Launches New Website

Oceania Aviation Launches New Website

21-Jun-2021Source: Oceania Aviation

Major MRO provider Oceania Aviation has just unveiled its redesigned website (oceania-aviation.com), alongside a significant refresh to its brand logo, colours and design elements. These changes mark the start of a new chapter for the MRO business, which has been providing aftermarket support as well as aircraft and parts sales to the global aviation industry... Read more

Oceania Aviation becomes authorised dealer for MD Helicopters

Oceania Aviation becomes authorised dealer for MD Helicopters

5-May-2021Source: Oceania Aviation

In a move that serves to cement their strong relationship with MD Helicopters International, Oceania Aviation is excited to announce their appointment as an authorised representative for MD Helicopters aircraft, equipment and accessories. Oceania Aviation is already the only authorised Service Centre for MD Helicopters in Australasia, and the new dealership agreement will allow Oceania... Read more

Oceania Aviation receives STC approval for Bell 429 Bike Rack

Oceania Aviation receives STC approval for Bell 429 Bike Rack

28-Jan-2021Source: Oceania Aviation

Oceania Aviation’s manufacturing division, Airborne Systems, has just received NZCAA Supplementary Type Certificate (STC) approval for the installation of a new Bell 429 Bike Rack modification. The STC approval has been added to an existing certificate for the Bell 429 Cargo Pod, which the team has been manufacturing since 2017 (alongside the very popular AS350... 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

Oceania Aviation Prepare Right Hand H125/AS350 Cargo Pod

Oceania Aviation Prepare Right Hand H125/AS350 Cargo Pod

14-May-2019Source: Oceania Aviation

Oceania Aviation are proud to announce that their manufacturing division, Airborne Systems, have been approved as an Airbus Supplier and are in the final stages of achieving a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) amendment for their Cargo Pod, allowing its use on the right-hand side of H125/AS350 series helicopters. Airborne Systems have been supplying H125/AS350 operators... Read more

Oceania Aviation appointed distributor for H125 maximum view kit

Oceania Aviation appointed distributor for H125 maximum view kit

20-Jun-2018Source: Oceania Aviation

Oceania Aviation’s Sales, Marketing and Communications team met with the CEO and CMO of Swiss Rotor Solutions at Rotortech to discuss the distribution and installation opportunities for their Maximum Pilot View Kit. We are now pleased to announce our new partnership with Swiss Rotor Solutions as their authorised distributor for their H125/AS350 Maximum Pilot View Kit... 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

Oceania Aviation receives award from MD Helicopters

Oceania Aviation receives award from MD Helicopters

19-Mar-2018Source: Oceania Aviation

As a highlight of the 2018 HAI HELI-EXPO, Oceania Aviation was honored to be recognised for its outstanding commitment and service to the MD500 single engine fleet in their region at the MD Helicopters Service Centre Meeting at the MD Helicopters Service Centre Meeting. Presented by MD Helicopters’ Randy Schaffer, Eric Kessler, Chris Wolfe and... 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

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

Oceania Aviation takes new cargo pod to HAC 2017

Oceania Aviation takes new cargo pod to HAC 2017

1-Nov-2017Source: Oceania Aviation

Both our founding director, Jonathan Bowen and myself, Stephen Boyce, will be attending this years HAC conference as an exhibitor. Joining us at our booth will be a brand new Transport Canada approved Cargo Pod for attendees to view and inspect. This year we are attending HAC with our popular Airborne Systems H125 series Cargo Pod. The... Read more

Oceania Aviation appoints US Aircraft Sales Agent

Oceania Aviation appoints US Aircraft Sales Agent

1-Nov-2017Source: Oceania Aviation

We have known for a while now that selling aircraft occurs in an international market and therefore our aircraft sales team are pleased to introduce the latest addition to the company, Steve Reyna who is based in the state of Texas in the US. Steve is a former Naval Aviator who has flown 20 different types... Read more

Oceania Aviation completes first AS355 Max-Vis EVS install

Oceania Aviation completes first AS355 Max-Vis EVS install

20-Oct-2017Source: Oceania Aviation

Our avionics team are yet again the first to install the Max-Viz 1400 Enhanced Vision System (EVS) to an aircraft type. Last year we announced the very first install of the Max-Viz 1400 system to a rotary aircraft (AS 350B3), this time we are pleased to announce the completion of the first install on its twin-engined... Read more

Oceania Aviation complete Pakistan Army Schweizer upgrade program

Oceania Aviation complete Pakistan Army Schweizer upgrade program

20-Oct-2017Source: Oceania Aviation

Within New Zealand, the Oceania Aviation brand is fairly well known in aviation circles but over recent years we have seen growing interest from overseas. This has seen many of our team spend lengthy periods of time completing various offshore projects. The first project with Trade Dynamics in Pakistan that began in 2015 has now... Read more

Oceania Aviation acquires Helicare Maintenance

Oceania Aviation acquires Helicare Maintenance

21-Aug-2017Source: Oceania Aviation

Oceania Aviation Limited are pleased to announce the completion of the mutually-beneficial acquisition of Helicare Maintenance Limited. Headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania Aviation is a leading general aviation business and offer a diverse suite of solutions for fixed and rotor wing aircraft at their ten facilities scattered across New Zealand, now including Nelson. Founded... Read more

FAA approves Oceania Aviation H125 cargo pod

FAA approves Oceania Aviation H125 cargo pod

8-Aug-2017Source: Oceania Aviation

Oceania Aviation Limited (OAL) head-quartered in Auckland, New Zealand announces that its Part 145 Manufacturing division, Airborne Systems, has obtained the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for their Airbus H125, nee Eurocopter AS350 and AS355, series Cargo Pod. While dozens of Oceania Aviation’s Cargo Pods have been actively operating in New Zealand and... Read more

Oceania Aviation attending IBCAS 2016

Oceania Aviation attending IBCAS 2016

14-Sep-2016Source: OceaniaAviation

Oceania Aviation are pleased to announce they will be attending the Indonesia Business and Charter Aviation Summit 2016. Oceania Aviation will be represented by company Director, Jonathan Bowen; Aircraft Sales and Marketing Manager, Stephen Boyce and Oceania’s Sales Agent for Indonesia, Timotius Soenardi. First held in 2015, the IBCAS Conference is hosted by the Indonesia... 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

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

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

First New Zealand R44 for two years on order via Oceania Aviation

First New Zealand R44 for two years on order via Oceania Aviation

23-Mar-2016Source: Oceania Aviation

Oceania Aviation, the Robinson helicopter distributor for New Zealand’s South Island, has accepted an order for a brand new Robinson R44 from leading Tourist Operator, Southern Lakes Helicopters. The soon-to-be-imported aircraft will be the first new R44 to arrive in New Zealand for over 2 years. With over 160 R44 models registered in New Zealand,... Read more

Oceania Aviation to train Pakistan 300C engineers

Oceania Aviation to train Pakistan 300C engineers

17-Mar-2016Source: Oceania Aviation

Oceania Aviation are pleased to announce the recent signing of an agreement with Pakistan authorities for the training and development of government-nominated engineers in the overhaul and servicing of leading dynamic components, rotor blades, piston engines and calendar parts for the Sikorsky S300C. The agreements will see Engineers from Pakistan accommodated in New Zealand for... Read more

Oceania Aviation launches Finance and Leasing division

Oceania Aviation launches Finance and Leasing division

1-Sep-2015Source: Oceania Aviation

Oceania Aviation headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand has announced an innovative Aircraft Financing instrument to support Helicopter Operators anywhere on the planet. For years Oceania co-owner and Director Josh Camp noted that helicopter operators and financiers always approached funding from totally different perspectives. “As the leading provider of helicopter sales and support in Australasian region,... Read more

Oceania Aviation: 40 Aircraft Sales in 2014

Oceania Aviation: 40 Aircraft Sales in 2014

5-Feb-2015Source: Oceania

Oceania Aviation has recorded significant growth in its Aircraft Sales over the past year, selling 40 aircraft in 2014 or an aircraft every 9.125 days. In the past year Oceania Aviation’s sales team have sold and shipped aircraft to Canada, Russia, the Philippines, South Africa, amongst other locations that prove, despite its geographic location (New... Read more

Oceania Aviation Tour of Australia a Success

Oceania Aviation Tour of Australia a Success

20-Nov-2014Source: Oceania

Oceania Aviation’s Components Team’s tour of Australia to conduct 269A3150 Damper load/stroke tests for Schweizer 300 operators per Alert Service Bulletin B-304 or C1-041 was a resounding success. Peter Hatley, Oceania Aviation’s Components’ Divisional Manager said the team were warmly welcomed by Australian operators and were able to perform the required tests on 50 dampers... Read more

Oceania Aviation Components team prepare for tour of Australia

Oceania Aviation Components team prepare for tour of Australia

10-Nov-2014Source: Oceania Aviation

Members of Oceania Aviation’s Components team will be in Australia next week conducting 269A3150 Damper load/stroke tests for 300 operators per Alert Service Bulletin B-304 or C1-041. The Oceania Aviation Components team have built a specialised rig to perform the tests – their second following an identical rig that was exported to China – and... Read more

Robinson R66 Safety Seminar Kicks Off in Auckland

Robinson R66 Safety Seminar Kicks Off in Auckland

4-Nov-2014Source: Oceania Aviation

The Robinson R66 Safety Seminar kicked off at Ardmore, New Zealand today. The seminar, which has been organised by NZCAA in partnership with Robinson Helicopters and Skysales Aviation, has been designed to explore and discuss the R66 and R44 helicopter models, their features and how best pilots can operate the aircraft to avert incident. Today’s... Read more

Oceania Aviation Hosting Robinson Seminar in Queenstown

Oceania Aviation Hosting Robinson Seminar in Queenstown

10-Oct-2014Source: Oceania Aviation

SKYSALES an Oceania Aviation Company in association with NZCAA and Robinson Helicopters are hosting a one day product seminar to explore and discuss the R66 and R44 helicopter models. The safety briefing will be hosted by SKYSALES and will be attended by Robinson’s Chief Pilot, Mr Tim Tucker from Long Beach, California. Tim is well... Read more

Airborne Systems receives NZCAA STC Certification for AS350 Bike Rack

Airborne Systems receives NZCAA STC Certification for AS350 Bike Rack

29-Jul-2014Source: Airborne

Oceania Aviation’s Part 148 manufacturing division, Airborne Systems, is pleased to announce that it has received NZCAA STC Certification for its AS350 Bike Rack System. The AS355 STC addition is planned for late August 2014. The NZCAA STC will ensure Airborne System’s Bike Rack is available for distribution throughout New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific Islands... Read more

Jordanian Police sell three Bo105s

Jordanian Police sell three Bo105s

29-Apr-2013Source: HeliHub.com

The Jordanian Police have recently sold a batch of three Eurocopter Bo105s to Oceania Aviation in New Zealand after retiring them from active use four years ago – we assume they have been in storage in the interim period. Each has now been put on the local ZK- register, with Oceania working initially on ZK-HVA... Read more

Oceania appoint fulltime Sales and Customer Services Manager

Oceania appoint fulltime Sales and Customer Services Manager

29-Jul-2011Source: Oceania Aviation

Gordon Luke CEO of OCEANIA AVIATION LIMITED (OAL) Australasia’s premier full service MRO under NZCAA Part 145; is pleased to announce the full time appointment of Stephen Boyce to the role of Helicopter Sales Manager. “Stephen is now based out of Auckland after an active career across the globe. Based in Canada for 11 years... Read more

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