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Every member of the HNZ team is essential to the safe, efficient and professional helicopter services that we provide.

HNZ employs highly skilled and specialised aircraft maintenance engineers throughout our helicopter operations. Our Nelson engineering base is the only one outside of Eurocopter accredited to completely refurbish, upgrade and repower the AS350, BA models to the B2 version. In addition, we are the only private company in the Southern hemisphere to be approved to carry out deep maintenance work on Turbomeca engines.

  • HNZ holds the Australasian service agency for AgustaWestland, evidence of the high esteem in which our engineering operations are held, worldwide.
  • A comprehensive inventory of spare parts are retained at both the Nelson and New Plymouth Bases to support the HNZ fleet.
  • Contact HNZ Technical Director.

HNZ employs a Head of Flight Operations who is responsible for all flying policy, including operating and safety procedures. The minimum pilot requirements prior to employment are as follows:
Charter: Min. 1,000 hours rotary wing time. Basic gas turbine rating; Offshore: 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.

HNZ maintain an extensive and robust flying training system to ensure the highest standards are maintained throughout our operations.
We achieve these standards using a comprehensive range of training methods including flight training, flying simulators, and ground training. Training is delivered by HNZ Flight Instructors and external training providers, and is overseen by a Check and Training Captain.

  • Full type rating includes basic flying techniques, multi-engine training, instrument flying training, night flying training at an airfield, and to an offshore oil platform.
  • Ongoing currency training includes instrument currency training, night flying, flight crew competency check, and annual instrument rating renewal.
  • Contact HNZ Check & Training Captain.

HNZ has established an integrated quality and safety management system in conformity with ISO 9000: 2000 and primary international guidance and standards for aviation Safety Management Systems. Quality objectives are set and management reviews periodically assess the quality and safety system for effectiveness, suitability and the recorded adequacy to achieve our stated objectives.
  • HNZ is committed to the pursuit of excellence.
  • Systems are designed to focus individual and corporate effort on maintaining the historically high standards demonstrated by the Company.
  • Contact HNZ Safety & Quality Director.

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