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GCH NELSON HELICOPTERS

GCH Aviation is a diverse New Zealand owned and operated aviation company that specialises in providing industry leading commercial helicopter services across New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.  Our Head Office is located at our purpose-built aviation facility at Christchurch International Airport.  GCH Aviation bases are located in Christchurch, Nelson, Kaikoura, Greymouth, Wellington, Fiji and Vanuatu.

Over many years we have carefully recruited pilots with experienced backgrounds and impeccable safety records, giving our clients the assurance that their projects will be completed with ease, precision and with the utmost safety.

Through continued reinvestment in our fleet of helicopters and support equipment, our pilots are proud to operate a modern fleet of powerful helicopters. Our helicopters are equipped with safety critical enhancements such as electronically controlled engine systems, dual hydraulic flight controls, hydraulically actuated cargo hooks and load weighing systems.

The safety of our customers, staff, community and environment are paramount in our interactions with our clients. This is a statement reinforced by the New Zealand Helicopter Association awarding GCH Aviation a Diamond Safety Recognition Award for over 30 years’ continuous service without accident to self, passengers or crew.

If you are a return customer, we thank you for your continued support of GCH Aviation. If you are new to our business, welcome – You are in safe hands!

Our popular

helicopter tour packages of Nelson

Top of The South Helicopter Tour

Abel Tasman Helicopter Tour

Lord of the Rings Helicopter Tours

Heli Picnic Experience

Marlborough Sounds Heli Lunch

Nelson City Scenic Flight

Wedding & Proposal Helicopter Flights

Heli-Lunch at The Marlborough Lodge

Luxury Lodge Helicopter transfers

Nelson- Tasman – Marlborough

Hiking Helicopter Flights

Helicopter Access to the Great Outdoors

Biking Helicopter Flights

Hunting Helicopter Flights

Marlborough & Nelson Heli Fishing

Commercial

YOU CAN TRUST IN GCH AVIATION NELSON

GCH Nelson helicopters is synonymous with aviation in New Zealand and has been providing Helicopter services to a diverse range of clients for the last 30+ years and is now a division of GCH Aviation.

GCH Aviation is a long established aviation company which specialises in providing industry-leading commercial helicopter services headquartered at our world-class purpose-built facility at Christchurch International Airport.

Over many years we have carefully acquired a team of pilots with a diverse experience, back- ground and impeccable safety record, giving our clients the assurance that specific tasks will be completed with ease, precision and the utmost safety.

Through continued reinvestment in our fleet of helicopters and support equipment, our talented pilots are proud to operate a modern fleet of powerful helicopters. Our helicopters are equipped with safety critical enhancements such as electronically controlled engine systems, dual hydraulic flight controls, hydraulically actuated cargo hooks and load weighing systems.  The safety of our customers, staff, community and environment are paramount in our proposal to our clients. This is a statement reinforced by the New Zealand Helicopter Association awarding GCH Aviation a Diamond Safety Recognition Award for over 30 years’ continuous service without injury to self, passengers or crew.

If you are a return customer, we thank you for your continued support of GCH Aviation Nelson Helicopters. If you are new to our business, welcome – You are in safe hands!

GCH Aviation Nelson provide more than just a service. We partner with our clients to provide efficient solutions.

GCH Aviation Nelson provides our clients a depth of experience that comes with over 30 years in the commercial helicopter business. GCH Aviation Nelson deliver more than the helicopter and pilot, we bring experience and advice on how to complete each mission safely and efficiently. Our team works with the client to ensure that the mission is completed on time, on budget and with the peace of mind that you are working with some of the most experienced helicopter pilots in New Zealand.

WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU

Lifting

With a helicopter we can lift heavy items and construction materials up to 1,300 kg into difficult access locations.

Lines Inspection

Our helicopters provide access for lines-people to inspect power and overhead lines, and can hoist equipment for repairs and maintenance.

Fire Fighting

We are highly experienced in providing helicopter support services to fire fighting operations including remote locations and mountainous terrain

Wire Stringing

We have a wealth of experience in wire stringing operations in all types of terrain. With a purpose-built wire stringer accommodating any size drum.

Photography & Filming

Our highly skilled pilots are experienced in all forms of aerial filming and photography work.

Remote Access

We help with accessing remote locations safely and efficiently for equipment maintenance, supply drops, inspections and search and rescue operations

DIAMOND SAFETY RECOGNITION AWARD

The safety of our staff, customers, and the environment are paramount to GCH Aviation. To actively manage the hazards and risks associated with operating throughout New Zealand and the South Pacific, personnel use systems developed over the 30+ years of operational experience that GCH Aviation has in the New Zealand helicopter industry.

In June 2017 GCH Aviation were awarded a Diamond Safety Recognition Award by the New Zealand Aviation Industry Association for 30 years continuous service without accident to self, passengers, or crew.

CONTACT DETAILS

For commercial operations / tourism enquiries please contact the base.

Phone: 03 547 4360 (then select option 2) or

Email: gchnelson@gchaviation.com

 

Base Manager: Ryan O’Rourke

Mobile: 027 511 0655

Email: ryan@gchaviation.com

Physical address: 5 McLaren Drive, Nelson Airport

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