Thursday, 11 February 2016

Two helicopters at Ardmore today 11-2-16

Bell 206l-4 Longranger  ZK-HYR msn 52145 was seen this afternoon rotor less and on a transport pallet being loaded into a container in the Oceania Aviation Ltd compound at Ardmore. This helicopter is registered to this company. One assumes it is being exported.
Airbus EC-130 ZK-IWS (not yet on register) was flying out of the Airwork facility this afternoon. No msn visible on helicopter. Prior to flying a number of crew from one of the current Police helicopters were having a good look at this smart looking machine. Pure speculation on my part but could this be destined for police use ?.


  1. I would expect the Police to remain with twin engined helicopters

    1. They use a few lease 500s so why not a bigger single

  2. No not the police heli. They still leasing the AS355