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Helicopters (NZ)

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Parent company  HNZ Group
Founder  Allan Hubbard
Headquarters  Nelson
Founded  1955
Revenue  26.8 million CAD
Helicopters (NZ) httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediaenddfHNZ
Operating bases  Perth, Western Australia Karratha, Western Australia New Plymouth, New Zealand
Subsidiaries  Helicopters (Australia) Helicopters (Cambodia) Glacier Helicopters
Parent organizations  Canadian Helicopters, HNZ Group, Canadian Helicopters Limited

HNZ is a New Zealand-based helicopter operator serving the Oil & Gas, EMS & Government markets. Operating a mix of light and medium turbine-engined helicopters, it performs helicopter transport and air work for a number of private and government clients across Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia & Antarctica.



Founded in 1955 in Timaru, New Zealand, Helicopters New Zealand commenced operations with a Bell 47, conducting agricultural operations on the New Zealand South Island. The company grew and started proving helicopter airwork services for the NZ Government and Oil and Gas clients in the 1960s.

In 1992, Helicopters New Zealand bought West Coast Helicopters renaming it Helicopters (Australia) Pty Ltd and obtained a foothold in the Australian Helicopter market.

In 2011, HNZ was purchased by Canadian Helicopters. In 2012, Canadian Helicopters Group Inc., the parent company for Canadian Helicopters and HNZ, changed its name to HNZ Group Inc.


HNZ operates on behalf of the following organisations:

  • Shell-Todd Oil (Oil & Gas)
  • Rio Tinto (Pilot Transfers)
  • FESA WA (Firebombing)
  • Origin Energy (Oil & Gas)
  • Esso (Oil & Gas)
  • Fleet

    As of April 2012, the NHZ fleet consisted of over 45 aircraft:

  • 15 x Eurocopter AS350 Series
  • 2 x Eurocopter EC135 Series
  • 1 x Eurocopter EC130 Series
  • 3 x Eurocopter EC145 Series
  • 3 x AgustaWestland AW139 Series
  • 4 x Bell 412 Series
  • 3 x AW109SP
  • References

    Helicopters (NZ) Wikipedia

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