We operate two Eurocopter AS 350 BA Helicopters and a BK117
The AS350 BA is a turbine powered single engine helicopter considered internationally as one of the safest and most reliable light single engine helicopters. The BK117 is a turbine powered twin engine helicopter renowned for its agility and stability.
This helicopter is based at Hawkes Bay Hospital and operated by the Hawkes Bay Rescue Helicopter Service. With its high speed and diverse twin engine capabilities it is ideal for rapid response to critically ill and injured patients. The larger cabin and segregated work space, night vision equipment, winching and critical care capability make the BK117 well suited for the multi-mission role demanded of it in the challenging New Zealand environment.
The AS350BA Squirrel (ZK-HFZ) is beautifully appointed with new leather interior for charter. The helicopter seats five passengers and is used for scenic tours, lodge transfers, heli fishing and a variety of adventure activities. HFZ is also fully certified for air ambulance operation and made available as an aeromedical back up rescue helicopter for services throughout New Zealand.
The AS350BA Squirrel (ZK-HYP) is based at the Gisborne Airport and is operated by the Eastland Community Rescue Trust. Services provided include primary response for accidents and critically ill patients, search and rescue (including off-shore missions) and inter-hospital transfers. The ECT Rescue Helicopter also supports police operations, the Fire Service and Civil Defence and is equipped for night vision operations.