Thursday 13 December 2012

Aerospatiale AS355 F1 ZK-HPE

Longtime South Island resident Aerospatiale AS355 ZK-HPE has migrated north and was spotted at Christchurch 08 December before heading to Nelson, Wanganui and Ardmore the next day and on 11 December records show a change of ownership from The Helicopter Line to Auckland's Helilink.

ZK-HPE was imported to NZ in May 1996 for Airwork (owners of Helilink), and in the summer of 1997 ownership was transferred to Tourism Holdings.  Five years later the registered owner was changed to the Helicopter Line and it was most recently noted by the author in April this year operating from Fox Glacier.

It was cancelled from the NZCAA register 15 January 2013 as "exported"

Fox Glacier April 2012

Christchurch December 2012

Ardmore December 2012

1 comment:

  1. Yay! Sometimes I’m wondering if you are paparazzi. How have you spotted the Aerospatiale AS355 ZK-HPE? Just by accident or you really searched for it?