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Jim Wilson, chopper pilot 'legend' lifts off into retirement after 38 years with HNZ Group

Nelson Mail - © Fairfax NZ News  -  4 May 2014

Helicopter industry doyen Jim Wilson has farewelled a job that gave him a lifetime of sunrise and sunsets and extraordinary visual beauty.

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HNZ expands in Australian North West

Aviation Business  -  6 Apr 2014

HNZ Australia has made a strategic expansion in the resource-rich North-West. By recognising a gap in current operations the HNZ base at Karratha has created a new, 'niche' market.

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HNZ launches its first AW109 GrandNew in Australia

Australian Aviation News  -  15 Jan 2013

Perth-based HNZ has taken delivery of the first of three brand new AW109SP's. The aircraft is being readied for marine pilot transfer operations at Karratha in the north-west of Western Australia as part of a contract with Rio Tinto.

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Master's award recognises pilot's leadership

Fairfax News NZ  -  18 Nov 2012

An award that recognises Nelson pilot Jim Wilson as a doyen of the international helicopter industry is the icing on the cake of a 45-year career in aviation.

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HNZ Topflight School confirms takeoff

Fairfax News NZ  -  16 Nov 2012

HNZ Topflight, an advanced pilot training school, is to be set up at global helicopter firm HNZ's Nelson headquarters and is expected to run 10 three-week courses per year, pilot instructor Dave Sowman said.

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HNZ to open $1 million dollar pilot training school

Fairfax NZ news  -  14 Nov 2012

HNZ is investing $1 million in setting up HNZ Topflight, an internationally recognised advanced pilot training school in Nelson.

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Canadian Helicopters announces new Philippines Offshore Oil and Gas support contract

5 Aug 2012

Helicopters (NZ) Limited (“HNZ”) has entered into an offshore oil and gas helicopter support contract with Shell Global Solutions International B.V. (“Shell”) to commence September 2013.

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Canadian Helicopters announces renewed and extended Australian helicopter support contract

Press release from Canadian Helicopters Group Inc.  -  12 Jul 2012

Helicopters Australia Pty Limited (“HNZ”), a wholly-owned subsidary of Canadian Helicopters Group Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement with Rio Tinto for...

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Canadian Helicopters Group wins prestigious Canadian award

1 Mar 2012

HNZ’s parent company – Canadian Helicopters Group – has won the Mid-Market Award at the 2011 Best Canadian Dealmakers Merger & Acquisition Big Wins Gala.

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Honour sprung on helicopter pilot

The Press by Naomi Arnold  -  7 Jul 2010

McPhail Turrets: Helicopter pilot Rob McPhail, above, has been honoured for his work in Antarctica, with the wind-eroded rock formations at the entrance to Wright Valley, right, named after him.

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Honour sprung on helicopter pilot

The Press  -  7 Jul 2010

HNZ helicopter pilot Rob McPhail has been honoured for his work in Antarctica, with the wind-eroded rock formations at the entrance to Wright Valley named after him.

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Offshore operations in New Plymouth - Peter Clark checks out HNZ's rigs.

Aviation News  -  1 Apr 2010

The New Plymouth operations are part of HNZ's long association with Taranaki, starting back in 1968 supporting the drilling ship Discoverer II in North Taranaki. Today, HNZ operates out of three large hangars with a staff of 30, including 12 pilots, eight engineers and support personnel, at its base at New Plymouth airport.

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