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The HNZ fleet

With a modern fleet of over 45 helicopters, HNZ is equipped to deliver excellence across a diverse range of operations.


 HNZ operates 3 AW109SP's. The SP is the latest generation AW109 platform. This aircraft offers completely new digital glass-cockpit and a composite material fuselage. This aircraft offers high performance capabilities, a large cabin and low environment footprint for a wide range of roles whilst retaining the attractive economics typical of the light twin category.

  • Twin P&W PW207C engines at 735 SHP per and Cat A performance
  • Chelton Synthetic Vision cockpit with 4-axis digital duplex autopilot
  • 155 Knots cruise speed
  • Single pilot IFR capability and TAWS equipped
  • More on the AW109SP

The EC145 is the undisputed platform of choice in the air medical services sector, whilst also demonstrating serious off-shore capabilities.The EC145 has a fast cruise speed of 133 knots and a large cabin with space for nine passengers.

  • Twin Turbomeca Arriel 1E2 engines
  • Rugged Arriel powerplants guarantee reliable flight performance in temperatures ranging from -45 to +50 degrees Celsius.
  • Advanced MEGHAS glass cockpit.
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The AW139 is an ideal medium twin-turbine helicopter for the offshore transportation role, with its large cabin and baggage compartments allowing it to transport 12 or 15 passengers. The superior power of the installed engines, two P&W PT6C-67C ensures the AW139 has the best performance of its class in all conditions.
HNZ currently flies three AW139, with two on order and an option on a further two.
  • Provides the best power reserve of any helicopter in the medium twin-engine class.
  • State-of-the-art 5-bladed main rotor.
  • Fully complies with the latest performance and safety requirements.
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From searing desert to polar ice caps, the Bell 412 is the world’s most rugged and reliable medium twin-engine helicopter, capable of operating in conditions that would cripple most other aircraft.
HNZ currently have 2 of these reliable machines in action.
  • Pratt & Whitney PT6T-3D Twin Pac engine.
  • The lowest seat mile cost in its class.
  • An expansive cabin for flexibility in cargo and personnel.
  • More on the Bell 412

The high-performance AS350 B3 helicopter is designed to carry out demanding missions in the most extreme weather and geographical conditions. Its exceptional lifting power, high endurance, extended range and fast cruise speed make it an ideal aircraft for HNZ operations.

HNZ utilises a number of these versatile aircraft in its Australian fire-fighting operations.

  • External load capability of 1,400 kg.
  • The Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC) for mproved reliability, lower fuel consumption and reduced maintenance.
  • A pilot-friendly ergonomic cockpit.
  • Exceptional endurance and speed.
  • More on the AS350 B3

The single-engine AS350 B2 "squirrel" has an outstanding industry track record. Its flexibility has made it a very sought-after helicopter capable of performing a diverse range of operations, including passenger transport, fire fighting, and law enforcement.

HNZ has operated squirrels in support of Antarctic operations for numerous governmental agencies since the mid-eighties.

  • Advanced, corrosion-free Starflex rotor.
  • High-impact thermoplastic double fuselage.
  • New control panel console technology including a Vehicle and Engine Multifunction Display (VEMD).
  • More on the AS350 B2

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