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Our Helicopter Fleet


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Our Helicopter Fleet

Heliworks Queenstown operates a modern fleet of helicopters. Below is an overview of our fleet.

Twin Engine Fleet

We are one of the only operators in Queenstown with twin-engine helicopters on fleet. We have three options available, two 6 seater Squirrels and a 9 seater BK helicopter.

EUROCOPTER AS355 NP (6 seater twin-engine ‘Squirrel’)

EUROCOPTER AS355 F1 (6 seater twin-engine ‘Squirrel’)

Kawasaki BK117 (9 seater twin-engine)

Coupled with the security of two engines the BK117 and AS355 range of helicopters can be single or dual crewed which makes them the leading machines for jobs such as human sling operations, low-level operations, urban interface firefighting and electrical / power line work.

Produced by Airbus Helicopters, the AS355NP has high-performance and reliability credentials that make it an extremely diverse machine. This helicopter was added to our fleet in April 2021, and is the only one in the South Island.

With two Turbomeca Arrius 1A1 engines, each with a rated power of 415kW, it still provides exceptional (OEI) single engine performance. The NP has maximum flight speeds of 278km/h and load capacity of 999kg internally and up to 1100kg on the cargo sling.

The larger MBB produced BK117-B2 twin engine helicopter provides seating for up to nine passengers (4 seat VIP configuration also available) and a lifting capacity of up to 1200kg.

Both the AS355 range and the BK117 have front seat passenger transmit capability, cargo pod and locker availability, forward facing passenger seats and low vibration in the cockpit.


Airbus H130 (6 seater)

Our Airbus H130, is the latest edition to our growing fleet. This is where extraordinary moments take flight.

Step aboard our H130 and experience the pinnacle of executive helicopter transport. Immerse yourself in a world of elegance and comfort as you settle into the meticulously crafted seating configuration—two up front with the pilot and four across the back with ample space for every passenger —ensuring a luxurious journey for all onboard.

Prepare to be captivated as the H130’s large wrap-around windows unveil stunning panoramic views from every angle, transforming your flight into an awe-inspiring spectacle. Whether you’re soaring above Milford Sound, landing in The Earnslaw Burn or skipping past waterfalls, the H130 offers a front-row seat to our local wonders.

Indulge in an atmosphere of refined sophistication, where every detail has been meticulously designed to elevate your experience. From the whisper-quiet operation to the seamless fusion of comfort and performance, the H130 sets the standard for unparalleled excellence in travel.

Our team can take you on a seamless journey in our H130, tailored to your unique needs. Whether it’s a private transfer, sightseeing, or creating unforgettable memories, the H130 is your passport to extraordinary adventures. With its unrivalled blend of style, precision, and reliability, the H130 ensures your every flight is marked by elegance, efficiency, and sheer exhilaration.

Elevate your expectations and let our H130 transport you to new heights of luxury and discovery. It’s time to embrace the extraordinary with the epitome of helicopter excellence.

AS350 B3 & B2 Fleet

AS350 B3 / B2s are renowned for their versatility. They have the ability to provide luxury passenger services with spacious unparalleled viewing, whilst also being commercial work-horses with capabilities unmatched by any other single engine aircraft in their category.

ZK – ITM ‘The Raptor’
EUROCOPTER AS350 B3 (6 seater ‘Squirrel’)

EUROCOPTER AS350 B3 (6 seater ‘Squirrel’)

EUROCOPTER AS350 B3 (6 seater ‘Squirrel’)

EUROCOPTER AS350 B2 (6 seater ‘Squirrel’)

EUROCOPTER AS350 B2 (6 seater ‘Squirrel’)

Queenstown 0800 464 354