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Helicopters NZ


General Info /// Helicopters NZ
CEO or MD Mr. Brian McDonald, CEO
Address Helicopters NZ Head Office
HNZ Building
Trent Drive
Nelson Airport
Nelson 7011
Telephone +64 3 547 5255
Helicopters NZ Website
Fleet Types 3 AW139 - Agusta Westland AW139 Helicopters,
4 BH412 - Bell 412 SP/EP Helicopters,
1 BH212 - Bell 212 Helicopter,
3 EC145 - Eurocopter Helicopters,
2 EC135 - Eurocopter Helicopters,
1 EC130 - Eurocopter Helicopter,
4 AS350B3 - Eurocopter Squirrel Helicopters,
14 AS350B2/D2 - Eurocopter Squirrel Helicopters,
6 AS350BA - Eurocopter Squirrel Helicopters,
2 AS350B/D - Eurocopter Squirrel Helicopters,
Pilot Bases / Domiciles NZNS - Nelson Airport / Nelson, NZ
YPKA - Karratha Airport / Karratha WA AUS (AW139, EC145)

VLVT - Wattay International Airport / Vientiane, Laos (AS350-B2)
VDPP - Phnom Penh, Cambodia (AS350-B2) -- 'Helicopters (Cambodia) Pte Ltd'
Notes Founded in 1955, Helicopter NZ is New Zealand's largest Helicopter Operator. Years of experience with Gas and Oil Industry Charters, Antarctica Expeditions, Fire Fighting, Construction, Aerial Filming, 3D Laser Mapping, Offshore Support, Medevacs, and Tourist Charter Flights.
Last Update 2016/05/21: Bases, Info, Personnel, Fleet Updated.
Pilot Recruitment Info /// Helicopters NZ
Employer Notes **Company accepts completed Application Forms that are downloadable from their Careers Page. Please see Pilot Hiring Webpage below for more information.

**Will need to complete a MS Word Application Form to Apply. Ensure you meet their minimum requirements.

From Website:

The minimum pilot requirements prior to employment are as follows:


-Minimum 1,000 hours rotary wing time.
-Basic gas turbine rating;


-Min. 3,000 hours rotary wing time,
-Min. 1,500 hours pilot-in-command,
-Class I Instrument Rating with minimum 100 hours I/F.
-Minimum 250 hours offshore experience.
-Minimum 100 hours aircraft make and model.
Restrictions For New Zealand base / operations:

* Must hold NZ CAA Pilot Licence, Medical.
* Must be legally entitled to live and work in New Zealand.

For International Operations:

* ICAO Pilot Licence/Medical
Pilot Hiring
Pilot Hiring Webpage
Online Application
--> Link to Red Application Link on right side of page.
Mr. James Wilson, Group Chief Pilot
Mr. Dave Sowman, Chief Pilot – VFR Operations
Mr. Russell Pirihi, Chief Pilot – IFR Operations
Ms. Nina Dillon-Phillips, Human Resources Manager